Alpo now owner by Nestle was one of the big dogs in the market when they started. They spent huge amount of money of their marketing and it paid off well for them . When you spoke about Alpo it was as it you had said dog food. Those hey days for Alpo has long since passed. That is not as negative as it might sound as (Ol Roy) now stands as the most popular dog food brand in the USA. Looking at the food you only need to look at the side label to see that its top ingredient is grain. Ground corn is usally a filler and not a primary ingredient for dog food.
Clearly it is not meat when you read the label. When they label Beef and Bone meal it is normally the left overs of whatever was being slaughtered. Its nothing more than Beef by products which is cheap and not as expensive as using actual beef. By products can be anything left over.
Remember that the first ingredient is normally the one which takes up the most weight in the food. We already know that Yellow Corn is the main ingredient. We also note that Beef by product is next followed by yet more grain – Soybean Meal. From there is is just additives added onto primarily a grain diet. Added in is Brewers Rice with very limited nutritional value and is in actual fact a rather cheap filler. I cannot logically see how anyone could speak well of this food. It is a miserable failure.
Nothing at all unless you are feeding a cow, but hey it is cheap and you don’t need to wonder why. The protein sources are poor, loads of grains and nothing more. The brewers rice and salt is also far to high.
Crude Protein (Min) 21.0% Crude Fat (Min) 8.5% Crude Fiber (Max) 5.5% Moisture (Max) 12.0% Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.0% Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.0% Phosphorus (P) (Min) 0.8% Iron (Fe) (Min) 80.0 mg/kg
Ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, egg and chicken flavor, animal digest, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Red 40, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, Yellow 5, manganese sulfate, Blue 2, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, 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. G-5020