ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats

Company info

Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Age range

Adult

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Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 23%
Quality of Ingredients: 43%
Recall History: 88%
Price: 50%
Customer Experience: 95%
Size Variety: 44%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 9.33%

Fat: 2.67%

Fiber: 2.67%

Carbs: 85.33%

Primary proteins

  • Chicken By-Product Meal

Ingredients We Like

  • None

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Carrageenan
  • Chicken By-Product Meal

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to ALPO since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 ALPO has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Rice, Water, Glycerin, Gelatin, Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Phosphoric Acid, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), BHA (a Preservative), Bht (a Preservative), Calcium Carbonate, Citric Acid.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
7.00% 2.00% 64.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
9.33% 2.67% 85.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
9.23% 6.40% 84.37%

Ingredient Review

Our review of ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Rice. Rice is a gluten-free cereal grain. In pet food, rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates.

The second ingredient is Water. Water is added to pet food as a blending agent, or as a thinning agent. It is typically found in wet or moist foods rather than in dry kibble.

The third ingredient is Glycerin. Glycerin is a binder and sweeting agent. Also known as glycerol or glycerine, the glycerin in pet food is sometimes used to add a chewy texture or to bind other ingredients together.

The fourth ingredient is Gelatin. Gelatin is made with collagen that comes from animal body parts. In pet food, gelatin serves as an inexpensive protein source and binder. Some wet foods incorporate gelatin as a thickening agent.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats.

There are 10 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of harmful ingredients

  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Carrageenan

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Chicken By-Product Meal

List of controversial ingredients

  • Brewers Dried Yeast
  • Rice

List of potential allergens

  • Chicken By-Product Meal

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 9.33% 37.08%
Crude Fat 2.67% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 2.67% 5.47%

Compared to the other 6131 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 27.75% less crude protein
  • 12.46% less fat content
  • 2.8% less fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats is priced within the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ALPO Small/ Medium Dental Chews Dog Treats, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken by-product meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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