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Dog Food Review: Alpo Dog Food

Updated on December 18, 2013

The health of your pet dog is as important as your health and if you want to enjoy a good time with your pet, you need to make sure that he is healthy because only when a dog is healthy is he happy as well. Just as we are aware that good food is the key to our good health, the same rule applies for your pet as well. Alpo is one of the most famous brands of dog food available in the market. It is manufactured by a company called Ralston Purina, a subsidiary company of Nestle. If you want the best food for your pet dog, you must opt for Alpo dog food. Here is why we ask you to choose Alpo dog food over the other brands.

Alpo Dog Food
Alpo Dog Food

Alpo dog food contains among its many ingredients, corn meal which is in the ground form, animal fats, soybean meals, bone and beef meal, by products of chicken and pork. All the mentioned ingredients are extremely important for the overall development and well being of your dog. Before we proceed to explain how these ingredients help your dog enjoy great health and vitality, it is important that the pet owner does not compromise on the quality of the dog food that he chooses for his beloved pet. By compromising on the price of the dog food, the quality is also of an inferior nature. In the long run, you might have saved a few dollars, but you would end up spending ten times the same amount to treat your sick dog because when a dog's food is not good and nutritious, he could succumb to illness. It is essential to understand that dogs are basically carnivores (meat eating animals) and hence must be supplied with a balanced diet consisting of different types of meat besides some cereals such as soybean and a few bones to gnaw on. Gnawing on bones makes the dog’s teeth stronger besides making the muscles in the jaw also healthy. Let us now move on to explain the top ingredients of Alpo dog food which promises your pet dog a healthy and a happy life.

Corn which is one of the ingredients in almost all of Alpo dog foods is a source of great energy. Rich in carbohydrates and fibre, it gives plenty of energy to the dog but, at the same time, unlike fat, it does not get deposited in the dog’s body. Since corn is rich in roughage, the majority of this component remains undigested and hence is excreted along with the faeces. This keeps your dog active with high energy food but at the same time you can remain unperturbed about likely obesity problems for your dog.


Soybean meal is rich in protein content and is needed for the development of a good skin for your dog. Another common ingredient used in Alpo dog food is animal by products. Animal by products give the necessary nutrients to the dog, making their muscles stronger. Dogs being carnivores essentially can easily digest these products. Hence it must be understood that though animal by products are sometimes unfit for human consumption, the digestive system of dogs is designed in a way to digest them.

So rush to your nearest supermarket and grab a bag of Alpo dog food for your pet dog.


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      quaywards 6 years ago

      Glad to be of help, catman3000.

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      Mark 6 years ago from England, UK

      Some good tips here on dog food. Will come in handy if I get a dog in the future.