ALPO T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats

Company info

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$5.12

Price per oz

$0.33

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Overall Score

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68%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 37%
Quality of Ingredients: 48%
Recall History: 88%
Price: 88%
Customer Experience: 93%
Size Variety: 44%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 16.67%

Fat: 4.17%

Fiber: 4.86%

Carbs: 74.31%

Primary proteins

  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Beef
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Soybean Meal

Ingredients We Like

  • Beef
  • BHVitamin A

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Bacon Fat
  • Hydrogenated Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Artificial Smoke Flavors
  • 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

Ground Wheat, Water, Wheat Flour, Corn Gluten Meal, Sugar, Ground Yellow Corn, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Corn Syrup, Beef, Chicken By-Product Meal, Liver, Soybean Meal, Bacon Fat (Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Salt, Corn Starch-Modified, Phosphoric Acid, Dried Wheat, Animal Digest, Gelatin, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Added Color, Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), Natural Flavor, Natural and Artificial Smoke Flavors, Red 40 Lake, Natural Porterhouse Steak Flavor.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
12.00% 3.00% 53.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
16.67% 4.17% 74.31%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
16.49% 10.01% 73.50%

Ingredient Review

Our review of ALPO T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Ground Wheat. Ground wheat is a coarser form of ground wheatberries than wheat flour, usually made with the whole grain. In pet food, ground wheat can add texture while serving as an inexpensive source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

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 Wheat Flour. Wheat flour is finely ground wheat, sometimes enriched with vitamins. In pet food, wheat flour serves as a binding and bulking agent. It is also a source of fiber and carbohydrates.

The fourth ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

The fifth ingredient is Sugar. Sugar is a generic name for several soluble carbohydrates with a sweet flavor. In pet food, sugar might be added to enhance or improve texture, or to enhance flavor.

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 T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats.

There are 21 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of harmful ingredients

  • Bacon Fat
  • Hydrogenated Corn Syrup
  • Sugar

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Artificial Smoke Flavors
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Liver
  • Natural Porterhouse Steak Flavor

List of controversial ingredients

  • Corn Starch Modified
  • Dried Wheat
  • Ground Wheat
  • Ground Yellow Corn
  • Soybean Meal
  • Wheat Flour

List of potential allergens

  • Wheat Flour
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Beef
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Liver

List of healthy ingredients

  • Beef
  • BHVitamin A

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared ALPO T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 16.67% 37.08%
Crude Fat 4.17% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 4.86% 5.47%

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

  • 20.41% less crude protein
  • 10.96% less fat content
  • 0.61% 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 T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats is priced below the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ALPO T-Bonz Porterhouse Flavor Dog Treats, we found that most of the protein is derived from corn gluten meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 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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