Is Alpo Dog Food Possibly One Of The Best Dog Food Brands Ever?
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Is Alpo Dog Food Possibly One Of The Best Dog Food Brands Ever?

A well known and loved brand – Alpo, which is short for Allen Products, was founded way back in 1936 in Pennsylvania, and is now owned by Nestle. With such a long history, customers where rightly concerned when the brand was affected by the large scale product recalls in 2007.

When it was found that some Nestle products containing wheat gluten – which is used as a protein source – were contaminated with a harmful substance known as melamine, used in plastics production,

Alpo voluntarily recalled their Prime Cuts in Gravy range. Only this canned range was part of the recall, which resulted in an almost industry-wide recall of pet food products, and in fact resulted in many consumers exploring homemade dog food or raw dog food as alternative options.

Purina can be commended on the swift and efficient manner in which the recall was conducted and the pet owner’s notified to avoid any harm occurring to their dogs. Pet owners were provided with the relevant information and processes to check if their purchased products were part of the affected range or where safe to use. Quick action meant that customers can once again feel confident that Alpo products are still the best quality available for their dogs.

Types and Ranges of Alpo Dog Food:

Alpo’s range is divided into dry, canned and treat categories to provide for the differing palates of pooches worldwide! Their dry dog food range provides a healthy basis all-in-one food for dogs, and is specially formulated to meet international nutritional levels. Alpo’s dog food benefits from Purina’s more than 400 scientists and nutritionists that conduct quality results-based research.

Alpo’s ‘Come and Get It’ dry dog food range is well loved by dogs for being packed with meaty flavour. This food combines the grill-time flavors of beef, pork, chicken, and veggies to tantalize your dog’s taste buds, plus all the essential vitamins and minerals your dog needs.

The Alpo Prime Cuts range is a delicious beef flavoured staple, allowing you to make nutritious delicious!

For more fussy or shall we say refined tastes – a range of wet canned foods are available either as a main food or as a supplement to their balanced dry dog food range.

As the name suggests, Purina Alpo Gravy Cravers will satisfy the palate of the most discerning pooches, and is also 100% nutritionally balanced as well, so if you have a smaller dog they can be fed on this alone (the lucky creature) or this can be used as a nice topping for their dry dog food in the case of larger dog breeds. Of course, if you’re not averse to opening plenty of cans, you can feed your big dog these too.

For even more variety, these cans are also available in variety packs which are also cost-effective and convenient.

All Alpo wet foods are suitable for all life stages, so can be fed to older puppies as well. They contain high-quality protein, essential oils, vitamins and minerals which help support your dog’s health, build and maintain strong bones and teeth and make for a healthy, shiny coat.

Speaking of healthy teeth – dental chews are a great way to provide your dog with good oral hygiene and give them a treat at the same time:

These chews come in packs of 45 which contain no artificial colors or flavours and help to reduce tartar build-up. and dogs love them – much, much easier than trying to brush a wriggling dog’s teeth, believe me on that.

In addition there are a range of snacks and treats which come in very helpful as rewards during dog obedience training, or just as an occasional treat for being their doggy selves.

Purina Beggin’ Bites come in 6-ounce pouches in mouth-watering bacon and cheese flavours. Designed for small dogs as a treat, not the base of their diet, no matter how much they beg for it! And if you need any more reason, it can be summed up as ‘because bacon!’

Convinced? Here’s how to transition your dog to his new Alpo food:

Allow a transition time of 7 days when switching to any new brand. It might not necessarily be easy going from the delicious homemade dog food your buddy is used to getting, to this “fast food.” Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more of the new food until you’re feeding the new food exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid unnecessary upset tummies, because it gives the intestinal flora a chance to adapt.

Introduce new food to your dog in small amounts, still primarily feeding him his old food. On day 1, measure the amount of new food that you're adding in and make sure to remove an equal amount of your dog's current food. (For example if you are adding in a 1/4 a cup of the new food, remove 1/4 a cup of the current food.) On day 3, replace half of his food with the new food, and on day 5 replace three quarters, until you’re feeding the new food entirely by the end of the week. You can now rest assured that you’re feeding great quality value for money Alpo Dog Food and that your dog is getting the right nutritional balance.


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