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Old 07-26-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Default Can of Alpo for dog with tummy issues?

My husband insists on feeding Storm one can of Alpo on his kibble, but, I'm not so sure Alpo is all that great. What do you experts think??
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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I agree w/ you - would use Nutro for Dogs W/ Sensitive Stomachs (light turquoise bag) or any one of a # of alternative foods specifically geared for his problem. The can of Alpo may be just too rich for him (although I dont know of his specific problem).
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Storm has diearrah issues
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Add a spoonfull of pumpkin to his kibble.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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Alpo is not very good food. All by products (hooves, trachea, and - for poultry- feathers, beaks....). YUCK.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Alpo is not very good food. All by products (hooves, trachea, and - for poultry- feathers, beaks....). YUCK.
By chance any links to this? He won't believe me for whatever reason and thinks I am making this all up?
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Alpo (pet food) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My husband insists on feeding Storm one can of Alpo on his kibble, but, I'm not so sure Alpo is all that great. What do you experts think??
Dogs don't need wet food.......it has tons of additives that are harmful.... Purina kibble for sensitive systems is pretty good and if one insists on a can of wet food then Royal Canan makes a bland wet food of duck, rabbit and venison and Hills makes a wet food for sensitive systems too both available at PetSmart.....but you need a vet to prescribe it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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My husband insists on feeding Storm one can of Alpo on his kibble, but, I'm not so sure Alpo is all that great. What do you experts think??
Alpo is a terrible choice. Unless the goal is to kill the dog, then it is the perfect choice.


The first 10 ingredients for Alpo Prime Cuts are:
  • Ground yellow corn;
  • beef and bone meal;
  • soybean meal;
  • beef tallow (preserved with BHA);
  • animal digest;
  • salt;
  • choline chloride;
  • zinc sulfate;
  • vitamin E supplement; and
  • ferrous sulfate.
The first 10 ingredients for Alpo Beef Entree are:
  • Water;
  • Chicken;
  • Meat by-products;
  • Beef;
  • Modified food starch;
  • Salt;
  • Natural Flavour;
  • Guar gum;
  • Sodium tripolyphosphate; and
  • Caramel.
The first 10 ingredients for Alpo Prime Cuts Lamb & Rice are:
  • Water;
  • Poultry;
  • Lamb;
  • Meat by-products;
  • Wheat gluten;
  • Modified corn starch;
  • Wheat Flour;
  • Whole rice;
  • Salt; and
  • Potassium chloride.
Dogs do not have the long small intestinal tract that humans and other omnivore animals have that allow us to digest grains, nuts, and other cereals. Corn is completely useless to a dog, they cannot digest it. Dogs only have the shorter large intestinal tract that allows them to digest meats and other foods that can be digested quickly.

Dog food should avoid all grains of any kind. Rice is OK as a filler, but there is not much nutrients a dog can get out of rice. Potatoes are a better source of carbohydrates for dogs.


Look for the following brands, they are all top-quality:
  • Back to Basics
  • Canidae
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
  • Eagle Pack Holistic
  • Eagle Pack Natural
  • Flint River Ranch
  • Foundations
  • Innova
  • Natural Balance
  • Solid Gold
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Timberwolf Organics
  • Wysong Synorgon
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:30 AM
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Here's a link to the Dog Food Project that has so much info on what's really in dog food:

The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?

hope you convince DH to make a change
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