Alpo Dog Food
When the word steak comes to mind, we humans think of Lawry’s. When dogs hear “steak”, they think of Alpo. A Purina dog food brand, Alpo is all about steak. This brand mostly offers canned dog food, but there are still two types of Alpo dry dog food.
Who manufactures Alpo dog food?
Nestle owns Purina, which manufactures Alpo dog food. The great pet food recall of 2007 revealed that Alpo dog food production was outsourced to Menu Foods, a contracted manufacturer that did limited business with Purina. Today, Purina is unclear on where or by whom Alpo dog food is manufactured.
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Alpo Dog Food Recalls 2017
Latest Recalls List (From newest to oldest):
- 2007 was a bad year for Alpo dog food. In this year alone, Alpo had to issue 18 different recalls on various types of canned dog food because an unnamed Chinese company shipped wheat gluten containing a toxic agent called melamine to Menu Foods, which then put that wheat gluten into Alpo dog food (as well as other Purina, Hill’s, and Del Monte pet food brands).
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Steak is good, but by-products aren’t good. Alpo dog food contains both. The top 5 ingredients are ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beaf tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherois, and corn gluten meal. As unhealthy as that sounds, Purina still makes sure Alpo dog food meets all of the AAFCO nutrient profiles. Still, some dog owners can’t look past the fact that Alpo dog food is loaded with meat by-products, animal fat, dyes, filler grains, and preservatives that are extremely unhealthy for dogs.
Want to know something gross? When you see meat and bone meal in a food product, that means the food product contains dried animal tissues, including bone, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach, and rumen contents. Guess what? Meat and bone meal is one of the top five ingredients in some Alpo dog food formulas.
Alpo dog food might be good for an occasional treat, but it shouldn’t be part of a dog’s daily diet. It’s a below-average dog food product that doesn’t contain much protein but is laden with carbohydrates and unhealthy grain fillers. Basically, Alpo is the McDonald’s of dog food.
How would you rate Alpo:
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Our Alpo Gravy Cravers Review:
Alpo’s Gravy Cravers product line looks simple and
delicious. It’s basically steak slathered in gravy. You can’t go wrong with that, right?
Not quite. Despite the fact that the Prime Slices Gravy Cravers Homestyle Roast Beef Flavor in Gravy simply contains roast beef and gravy, it’s still loaded with scary-sounding hard-to-pronounce ingredients. A few examples include ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, and pyridoxine hydrochloride. If that’s not bad enough, beef is the 6th ingredient in the ingredients list, after soy flour and before meat by-products. The number one ingredient? “Water sufficient for processing”. The next three ingredients? Poultry, liver, and wheat gluten.
The moisture level in this recipe is 82%, while only 8% of this formula consists of crude protein, and only 3% consists of crude fat. As for fiber? Only 1.5%.
Basically, Alpo’s Prime Slices Gravy Cravers Homestyle Roast Beef Flavor in Gravy is a watered-down dog food product loaded with preservatives, meat by-products, and meat that is not beef. However, they kind of gave that away in the name: Roast Beef Flavor.
Where can you buy Alpo dog food?
Alpo dog food is available at nationwide department stores like Walmart, Safeway, and Target. It’s also available at PetSmart, Petco, and other big-box pet stores. Use Alpo’s product finder to see which stores around you carry Alpo dog food.
I had been feeding my dogs Come & Get It (Alpo) for quite a while and then my German Shephard got sick. Lost a lot of weight. Blood work shows her kidneys & liver were not working correctly. Perhpas this dog food should be tested for possible recall again.
I called them!! My dog was so sick. She kept away from her food. I new she was sick from alpo dog food. My dog zoee was so sick and she my daughter. I called them they called back and said there is no problem with there food in the hole country. I told her she is one piece of well you no. I told her if my wood have died I wood have not been happy. I am a union painter ad I say no one should buy there food no one
So you are sure it was the food that made your dog sick? You are qualified to make that determination? It appears you are not qualified to post on a public website let alone diagnose your dog and determine what made her sick! Learn to speak English, you look like a fool!
I fed my 3 dogs Alpo Canned dog food last week. 2 hours after they ate, they began to throw up. They were sick for 4 days. They are beginning to feel better, but I just left the store and Alpo cans are still on the shelf. I contacted them and have not gotten an answer.
Just suddenly lost my 14 yr. old Lab; the other 11 yr. old lab is very sick; vomiting for a week; diagnosed with liver damage. I’m wondering if the Alpo Variety Snaps could be the cause. No boxes on the store shelf but the store says they did not pull them and didn’t receive a recall.
Today is 02/05/2015 on, 02/01/2015 my little Fur-baby Sheeva, A Chihuahua died – today her son Jasper passed away as well. We had JUST bought this new bag of Dog Food – We have always fed them Come and Get It – this bag of it however Im having issues with. Both of my dogs got sick and died. Out of no where they were healthy and running and playing – then it just stopped – went to being tired, and then to vomiting and lastly diarrhea – then finally death. I lost 2 of my children (my dogs) in less then a WEEKS time – I did not think it was the food at first – I thought it was just a cold, but it is MUCH WORSE, my other animals – a puppy Im dog sitting for, is now sick. Duchess (the dogs name) is on 2 1/2 mths old. All our animals are Chihuahuas – We are taking her to the vet today! Im sick of losing my animals – I know it was the dog food! I would like to have it tested for poison in it whatever is killing my animals! If it comes back positive – Im seeking legal help! This is WRONG! Animals are dying, they need to step up and do something about this! Im actually sick to my stomach with this! I will not bury another animal due to their neglect!
The previous reviews are right on the money.
I’ve fed my dog canned Alpo for a long time thinking little farther than the look of meat on the label. He stopped eating it many weeks ago. Then I noticed the shelves of local big stores
here in Cleveland were empty of Alpo and signs in one store (Marc’s) said the manufacturer was experiencing manufacturing problems. So for weeks I bought other brands. Then my wife sees an ad for Alpo canned dog food selling at a Family Dollar.
I ran out and bought 6 cans and fed it to my dog last night. Within an hour he was vomiting everywhere. The dog is smarter than me for sure. I then went looking for a website and found this one, thank you. I was going to return the cans for refund but I won’t. Anyone who wishes to pursue Alpo legally can have the remaining cans. I find it suspicious that major stores have none while a cheapy store has plenty. Are they getting
rid of bad product?
Hi my dog 10 yr old also eats Alpo n I noticed her getting sick n wanted to know if u could possibly let me know what the lot numbers r on ur cans please, I need to know, my baby is my everything n dont wanna lose her to this food ,this is all she eats! Thank u very much!
Had 1 tin of ALPO Prime Cuts in my stock as i could not get the pedigree i always use.
The next day my absolutely Perfectly healthy 10 year old German Shepard was dead…Could it be the brand should be checked AGAIN…# are 42281159 L448i711 Please BE CAREFUL
This is unforgivable AND UNFORGETABLE..
We bought 2 52lbs of come & get it dog food to feed our 6 dogs on Feb. 3rd on Feb the 10th my Yorkie started having seizures and then died on the 11th then on the 16th had another dog die and now today Feb 24 we have lost another dog!! All which were very healthy before eating this food!!! The other 3 refuse to touch the food anymore one of which is use to eating 3 large bowls of food a day. Please check your product before more dogs are killed!!!!
My dog has been getting sick after eating alpo wet and dry dog food. This dog food is not good for your dog. They really should recall it. My dog is only a year old and has been eating alpo for the last 2 months and has lost some weight and been throwing up and has had diarrhea almost every time he eats it. I didn’t put it together until a week or so ago and switched his food and now he hasn’t been sick or anything.
Thiamine mononitrate is Vitamin B1, Ferrous Sulfate is Iron, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is a form of Vitamin B6.
My dog is only 4 years old and was diagnosed with anemia and liver issues. All these stories sound similar to mine. I also have been feeding my dog alpo soft food that I purchase at Kmart. I noticed when I changed her food to science diet she started to improve. I told my vet I thought the food caused her illness, but he never even asked what brand of food she was eating. I decided to research this myself and have found a lot of complaints about this dog food and slot of simularities to my dogs illness. I’ve been treating her with steroids, antibiotics, milk thistle, iron, and Sam e vitamins. Seems to be working finally. Alpo should be banned.
We have to labs we have been feeding a mixture of dry food and Alpo wet canned food for years. In the last month, we have had repeated bouts of diarrhea in both dogs. We back off their food to hamburger and rice until the diarrhea stops, add back the dry food, and eventually the Alpo. Within a day of adding back the wet canned Alpo food they get the diarrhea again. This just started recently. Something has changed in the factory processing. I am taking the unopened cans back to Kmart for a refund and buying some other brand – Purina or Friskies or anything but Alpo.
I think Purina owns Alpo. My dog is getting sick as well and found this site when I checked out possible bad food.
PURINA AND ALPO are the same company. I have been finding what looks like plastic pieces in can dog food. They say it is “indigenous material” and used for protein, but it gets just as hard as plastic!! Also today found a piece of VERY SHARP bone that could have possibly killed my small Daschsunds
I fed my dog a “treat” of canned Alpo last night. I do this only on occasion as she mainly eats Pedigree Large Breed formula. This morning she was lethargic, yelps in pain when she tries to get up, and wouldn’t eat or drink (and this dog would drink a 5 gallon bucketful if you let her normally). Took her to the vet. She is running fever also. They put her on antibiotics and a vitamin/mineral supplement, after giving her two shots while there. She is still acting very strangely, although she is eating a small amount and drinking some now. There was NO change to normal routine other than the canned dog food. This is our baby! I will never feed her Alpo again, as I believe this was responsible, if she manages to pull through…….
I am very concerned about my dog. Four times in the last month, he has suddenly yelped in pain and ran while urinating and pooping on the floor. It is like he can’t control himself. We reviewed everything we have done and the one thing we are doing different is giving him Purina Alpo Variety Snaps. I bought them in the local food store. After reading the reviews above, I think I need to stop giving all Alpo and maybe all Purina products to him.
i am wondering if there is any new recalls on Purina alpo prime cuts (Savory beef flavor) I had to run to the store and grabbed this bag by mistake Came home at 4:35pm with it fed my dog and went and grabbed my daughters from after school sports as I walked in the door my 6 year old fully heathy 90lbs pitbull was having a sizure it lasted about 15 mins. It then took him a few more minuets before he went and walked to the back door so we let him out we ate dinner steak and rice and then we fed him the dog food again with some steak because he was not interested in it by its self I still had not thought about it till he ate it and 1 hour and 30 minuets later he had another sizure not as bad as the first one but I then got all the food out of the house and gave him rice only which he has ate just fine, now I have my receipt and the bag of food all gathered together. This is my baby I have had him since he was 8 weeks old up to date on shots, I’m worried to death I will be waking up to my dog dead. Please someone tell me something I should do or not Thank you
We recently started feeding our dogs Alpo. Both the mountain cur and Chihuahua-mix have been sick. Thought maybe there was a recall I had missed. Stumbled on this site and I am just amazed that this dog food that is killing dogs is still on the shelves. I would not advise anyone to feed their pets Alpo.
I feed my Australian shepherd mixed with a golden retriever. Purina products and food. Last month she was eating Purina lite and healthy. This month it’s Alpo come and get it. She loves it she’s happy. My vet said Purina is a very good product of food to use and I trust him.
I bought Purina Alpo Dog Food for my dog and not long after starting him on it he began to lose weight. He was eating it and having bowel movements but was losing weight. I stopped the food and went back to what he’d been eating and he began to gain weight again. He’s still not gaining enough weight back and this has me worried that the Purina dog food might have harmed him in some irreparable way. I thought Purina was a good brand of dog food but evidently not and I fear I may now lose my dog because of it. That makes me very angry with Purina.
Poor excuse for dog food with heavy dyes and made by dogs sick and they backed away from this feed after a couple of days and turned their nose up at it when they are usually pigs and clean their bowls in minutes! WORSE than that all of the dogs vomited on my carpet and shook like they were chilked after puking all the foid up! Something is really wrong with this dog food and the dog’s know it so I am throwing out the rest of a 50lb bag! BAD Bad bad stuff
How can a dog food contain manure and hair and bone and still meet standard and regulations that’s gross.
Went to my local store today and every can of Alpo dog food was gone. The shelves were empty. When I asked a manager about this she told me it was a manufacturer shortage. The shelves were full 2 days ago so I came home and researched. According to the consumers affair website Alpo has been making dogs sick and KILLING THEM FOR THE LAST 5 MONTHS. BUT NO RECALL. I lost a dog the same way as few years back. Although the product was tainted the Manufacturer did not recall the product until THOUSANDS OF DOGS HAD DIED. SHAME ON YOU PURINA STOP KILLING OUR PETS. WHAT IF THIS WAS YOUR CHILD. MY DOG IN MINE!
Just took our dog to the Veterinarian, she became sick (vomiting and bloody diarrhea ) after eating Purina Alpo Beef Lover’s Prime cuts canned food. Has there been a recall on the 12 count Alpo Beef Lover’s Pack? We normally feed our dog the Ol’Roy variety packs. The store was out of Ol’Roy, so I bought the 12 count Alpo Beef Lover’s Pack. We only fed her one can of the Alpo.