Oct. 21, 2016
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*Purina Alpo Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Unfortunately, Alpo dog food is of such a poor quality that we felt that we could not give it any stars. Alpo is owned by Purina Pet Foods which is owned by Nestle and it is manufactured in Nestle owned U.S. facilities. The ingredients in Alpo’s canned and dry food are not fit for dog consumption. There is nothing healthy for the dogs in the food.
Most of the main ingredients in the food includes a filler such as ground corn, meat by-products (which are the most undesirable parts of the cow), chicken by-products (the most undesirable parts of the chicken), brewers rice, and the list goes on and on. There is not anything good to say about this food. Purina should really be ashamed of themselves that they sell this when they have to know that it should not be fed to dogs—nor any living being.
Customer reviews of Alpo brand dog food are mostly negative. Many dog owners share the view that Alpo is a low-quality, inexpensive dog food formula that does not provide good nutrition for dogs. The inclusion of chemical preservatives was a factor that many dog owners found undesirable. Also, corn being the first ingredient in many Alpo formulas caused many dog owners to avoid feeding it to their dogs.
Many dogs that have been fed Alpo seem to develop gastrointestinal symptoms, dry skin, itching, low energy levels and bad breath. There are a few people who say that their dog thrives on Alpo. The consensus seems to be that the dog may be doing well, but it is not because of Alpo. The dog would probably be doing even better eating another food—actually almost any other food.
The company who makes Alpo dog food is currently owned by the Nestle Purina Petcare Company. The actual Alpo brand of dog food was first developed in Allentown, PA in 1936 by a man named Robert F. Hunsicker.
As of right now, Alpo dog food has been involved in several pet food recalls. Several of Alpo’s dog food formulas are currently listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list, mostly consisting of their “Prime Cuts” canned dog food. Since the recall only affects certain batches of canned food with specific expiration dates, you can find more detailed information on the FDA’s pet food recall website.
Alpo Dry Recipes:
Alpo Canned Recipes:
Where can I buy Alpo?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Alpo Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Alpo formula pages to purchase Alpo dog food.
How much Alpo should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Alpo dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
Have you fed your dog any of the Alpo dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of Alpo dog food!
Alpo Dog Food Ingredient List
Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, animal digest, salt, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, potassium chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6), choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, natural flavor, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite. E-5020.