ALPO Variety Snaps Little Bites Dog Treats

Company info

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.86

Price per oz

$0.08

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Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 40%
Quality of Ingredients: 47%
Recall History: 88%
Price: 98%
Customer Experience: 93%
Size Variety: 54%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 18.18%

Fat: 4.55%

Fiber: 3.98%

Carbs: 73.30%

Primary proteins

  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Lamb Meal

Ingredients We Like

  • None

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Garlic Powder
  • 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

Wheat Flour, Beef Tallow Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Wheat Gluten, Lecithin, Chicken By-Product Meal, Animal Digest (Source of Liver Flavor), Lamb Meal, Oat Fiber, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Garlic Powder, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
16.00% 4.00% 64.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
18.18% 4.55% 73.30%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
17.74% 10.77% 71.50%

Ingredient Review

Our review of ALPO Variety Snaps Little Bites Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Beef Tallow. Beef tallow is rendered saturated fat from cattle. In pet food, beef tallow serves as a source of animal fat that also contributes flavor and aroma.

The third ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

The fourth ingredient is Wheat Gluten. Wheat gluten is a good source of digestible protein. In pet food, wheat gluten is used as a binding agent and texturizer as well as a protein source.

The fifth ingredient is Lecithin. Lecithin is fatty substance that is produced by plants and animals alike. In pet food, lecithin is used as a preservative as well as an emulsifier and smoothing agent. Lecithin may also support healthy brain and liver function.

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 Variety Snaps Little Bites Dog Treats.

There are 8 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of harmful ingredients

  • Garlic Powder

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Chicken By-Product Meal

List of controversial ingredients

  • Beef Tallow
  • Oat Fiber
  • Wheat Flour
  • Wheat Gluten

List of potential allergens

  • Wheat Flour
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Chicken By-Product Meal

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared ALPO Variety Snaps Little Bites Dog Treats to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 18.18% 37.08%
Crude Fat 4.55% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 3.98% 5.47%

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

  • 18.9% less crude protein
  • 10.58% less fat content
  • 1.49% 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 Variety Snaps Little Bites Dog Treats is priced below the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ALPO Variety Snaps Little Bites 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, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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