Purina Alpo Prime Cuts with Turkey & Bacon In Gravy

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  • Rated 2.5 stars
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  • Purina Alpo Prime Cuts with Turkey & Bacon In Gravy
  • Published on: February 18, 2015
  • Last modified: April 20, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe contains generic source “Meat By-Products”, which is questionable and considered a lower grade meat source. Also, not favorable is the added food coloring in attempts to make this more appealing to the humans. The recipe theme is bacon and turkey, thus it tries to hit it home with such tasty flavoring advertisement, but there isn’t much bacon flavor if any at all. The only thing has going for it is it offers two good meat sources near the top of the ingredient list, namely chicken and turkey. Overall, this recipe is average.


  • Contains unnecessary food coloring
  • Contains generic “By-Product” ingredient / source
  • Editor’s Taste Rating


    First off, I am disappointed because I do not taste / detect any traces of bacon. It maybe in the ingredient list and one of the key flavors in this recipe, but I cannot find the flavor despite trying out a significant amount.  As for the rest of the taste it is mediocre. There is nothing that jumps out, until you finish where there is a unpleasant mild  aftertaste that lingers.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis


    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    10% (min) 3% (min) 1.5% (max) 80% (max) 3.7% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    50% (min) 15% (min) 7.5% (max) 20% (max) 19% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories NA

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Water
    2. chicken
    3. turkey
    4. meat by-products
    5. wheat gluten


    Chicken and Turkey are a good ingredients after water, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it  factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Meat by-products are non- rendered parts from parts that are not considered fit for human consumption. Typical parts may include spleen, lungs, brains, blood, underdeveloped eggs, intestine, etc.. Some people consider this ingredient to be inferior quality to other meat sources and prefer to avoid it. Please note the animal type is not specified, it just says “Meat”, which leaves an open door to where they may have procure the generic “Meat” from. This may allow for higher odds of a bad source such as a sick, euthanized, or road kill, which are just a few examples among many other possibilities.

    Wheat Gluten is the main protein of wheat, and as you may guess, it mainly offers protein. Although it is not common, just like the small percentage of humans, some dogs are intolerable to gluten, which causes problems in the intestine system.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Corn starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. It is rich in carbohydrates.

    Soy flour is a good source of protein. It is also good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.  The down side is there are other carbs including sugars.

    Food coloring is purely added for aesthetics. Despite being FDA approved, there is always risk they may do harm over time without much or any value in return. Food coloring is unnecessary and should be avoided. Example of food coloring in the ingredients are blue1, “food coloring”, yellow 5, red 40, etc..

    All Ingredients

    Water sufficient for processing, chicken, turkey, meat by-products, wheat gluten, soy flour, corn starch-modified, bacon (preserved with sodium nitrite), salt, potassium chloride, added color, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin A supplement, potassium iodide, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, sodium selenite.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture, parent, or parent’s subsidiaries from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    8/30/2013 Purina One Beyond Salmonella

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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