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About ALPO



Here’s a fact: Dogs don’t like the taste of cardboard. Dogs have, and always will, love meat — tender, mouthwatering meat. Unfortunately, this simple truth tends to get lost in the shuffle as brands today try to incorporate the latest human “diets” into their dog food products. But ALPO isn’t fooled by these overcomplicated, flash-in-the-pan trends.

After all, we know what dogs need and love. And we know that those things haven’t changed — at least not in the eight decades we’ve been around. Nope, dogs don’t yearn for things like quinoa or gluten-free flaxseed, or anything remotely complicated for that matter. Dogs want the taste of meat.

Back in 1936, our founding fathers in Allentown, Pennsylvania understood this exact principle. That’s why their focus was on developing simple and nutritious dog food that delivered on the big meaty taste they love. 83 years later, we’re still devoted to that same goal. And we don't plan on straying any time soon. 




We know our meaty, dog-driven taste tends to be the headliner when it comes to our food. But did you know that every can, pouch, and bowl of ALPO is backed by more than 80 years of nutritional expertise? When you’ve been around as long as we have, you tend to know a thing or two (or sixty-five) about what our four-legged friends need to help live long, happy, and healthy lives. That’s why you can count on ALPO to always deliver food that is:

  • 100% complete and balanced for adult dogs
  • made from high-quality protein sources
  • formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals
  • proudly produced only in U.S. facilities
  • a huge hit with your dog’s taste buds

And when it comes to our signature wet meals, you and your dog can also look forward to:

  • wet dog food recipes with more protein than Pedigree® adult dog food
  • extra hearty meals made with real beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey



Frequently Asked Questions

How do you ensure the quality of ALPO dog food? 

We maintain a strict code of standards for buying, storing and processing ingredients used in our pet foods. These standards are among the strictest in the pet food industry so you can feed our food with confidence.  Visit here for more information.

How do I know how to feed my dog?  How do I know if my dog is overweight?

Feeding your pet is one of the most important ways you can care for him. Once you have chosen the right food for your pet, you can develop a plan for portioning and scheduling. Click here for more information on portion planning and check your product package for specific feeding amounts.

Why can’t I find the calorie information on my can/bag of ALPO dog food?

Some of our pet food packages do contain caloric information. If the product package you feed does not contain this information, we’ll be more than happy to help. Contact us for information.

What should I consider when selecting a dog food?

Select a dog food that is 100% complete and balanced for your pet’s life stage.  All of our dog foods come with feeding instructions to help you properly feed your pet depending on his size. ALPO is complete and balanced for each life stage and will contribute to your pet’s overall health, along with regular exercise and attention to any of your pet’s special needs. Please visit our ALPO dog food products page to review and select one of our dog food products. 

Do I need to introduce new food gradually to my dog?

You should consider gradually transitioning to new pet foods to help avoid dietary upset. We recommend consumers introduce a new pet food over a period of 7-10 days to help avoid dietary upset. Each day, increase the amount of the new food while decreasing the amount of the current food.

After opening, how long can wet food be left out?

We don’t recommend leaving wet food out for more than two hours after opening. Any remaining food should be refrigerated in a covered container and should be kept for no longer than three days.

Can I microwave canned pet food?

We do not recommend microwaving pet food that has been refrigerated. The food may heat unevenly, creating hot spots that could injure your dog’s mouth. In lieu of microwaving, we recommend allowing about 1 hour for the product to reach room temperature before serving.

What is complete & balanced nutrition in dog food?

Dog food makes up the entirety of a dog’s diet, so it needs to deliver all of the nutrients in appropriate amounts your dog needs at each life stage. That’s why dog foods so often use the phrase “complete and balanced.” For more information on nutrition, please click here. 

Where do I find dog food coupons?

While we offer coupons from time to time on our ALPO website, click here to register and be among the first to know about any coupons or special promotions. Our coupons may also be featured online, in magazines, in newspapers, like the Sunday paper, in/on our packaging and occasionally in stores. 

Where is ALPO dog food manufactured?

We proudly produce our food in US factories.

Money Back Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with your Purina® ALPO® product, we will refund your purchase price. Within 60 days of purchase, send the “Best If Used By” date, original UPC from the product’s package, along with your original purchase receipt with the price circled, a brief explanation of why you were dissatisfied with the product, and your name and street address (P.O. Box not accepted) to: Satisfaction Guarantee, P.O. Box 1326, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. Offer good only in USA, APOs and FPOs. 

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