Is Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food Good?
Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food is a pet food line rated in ( 1 to 1.5 stars ) — accounts for 7% of all the pet food we review.
They seem to have a certain level of carbs, and contain ingredients we highly concern. We do not recommend this pet food.
What We like
What We Concern
- Relatively Low Level of Protein
- More than 37% Carbs
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Majority of Ingredients lead to our Concern
- Seems No Organic Minerals
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Purina ALPO Prime Cuts.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||21%|
|Fat||15% or more||10%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||55%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||6.3%|
36 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Ground Yellow CornCarbs
Beef MealAnimal Protein
Bone MealAnimal Protein
Soybean MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Animal Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherolsFat
Animal DigestAnimal Protein
Corn Gluten MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Egg And Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B-12 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite ComplexSupplement
Red 40Food Additive
Yellow 5Food Additive
Blue 2Food Additive
TipsWe find 4 Concerned and 9 Notice ingredients from Purina ALPO Prime Cuts. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Sodium Selenite
- Garlic Oil
- Bone Meal
- Soybean Meal
- Animal Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols
- Animal Digest
- Corn Gluten Meal
- Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
- Red 40
- Yellow 5
- Blue 2
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
2 / 7 (29%)in top 7 ingredients
21%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Low !
It looks like it contains a limited amount of meat. Your furbabies would prefer something with more meat!
Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 2 recipes, the group has an average of 21% protein, 10% fat and 54% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -10 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is -5 (%) less than ideal
- Carbs is 26 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food has an carbs level higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Nutrition ratio, mainly the level of carbs raises our attention
- Ingredients might be worth to take a second look
- Low level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 1.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Purina Alpo Dry Dog Food ?There are several things make us concerned, so we do not recommend it. If there is a very strong reason for you to choose it, try to mix with other pet food with higher meat to enrich the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.