Oct. 1, 2016
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*Merrick Wilderness Blend Dry Dog Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
In our opinion, Merrick Dog Food is a high quality food that provides dogs with above average levels of protein. The company uses a wide range of meats in their formulas including buffalo, venison, salmon meal, and lamb meal. While meal may sound like a watered down version of protein, it actually provides over 300% more protein than whole meats. The beef fat and flaxseed are great sources of fatty acids for dogs.
Furthermore, the addition of fruits and vegetables like carrots, peas, and potatoes provide plenty of vitamins and minerals in addition to the supplements included in the blend. We also like the fact that there are no preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors in this dog food, nor are there cheap fillers like, soy, corn, or wheat. Although the food is slightly expensive, we believe that this is a healthy and nutritious option for dogs.
Dog owners seem to have plenty of good things to say about Merrick Dog Food. Many like the fact that the food has a lot of meat and appropriate levels of carbohydrates and vitamin supplements. Dogs seem to like the smell and taste, which is probably due to the addition of beef fat. Beef fat is a high quality source of fat for dogs.
Dog owners also like the fact that Merrick Dog Food does not contain ingredients like corn, wheat, or soy, as these can often cause allergies for dogs. Instead, the inclusion of oatmeal and barley means that dogs are getting high levels of fiber and B-vitamins.
This food also includes probiotics to aid in digestion and to boost the immune system. The only negative thing that people have to say about this food is that some dogs suffer gastrointestinal problems after eating it. This may be a result of adjusting to a new food brand. Overall, this food is highly recommended.
Merrick is a “family owned” company, with their trademark phrase being “Merrick – Comfort for the Soul!”. According to Merrick, the reason for their trademark phrase is because they offer “simple, nutritious and healthy products”. In our analysis, this seems to be true. Read on to find out the details.
The company who makes Merrick dog food is called Merrick Pet Foods, Inc. Though Merrick had previously been manufacturing natural dog treats, they didn’t begin offering dog food formulas for sale until 2003, when their first line of dog food was released. All of Merrick’s dog food formulas and ingredients are manufactured within the United States, which is different than many other pet food companies.
As of right now, Merrick dog food formulas are not being recalled. However, in July of 2010, Merrick recalled their Beef Filet Square Dog Treats. More detailed information about the specific UPC’s and expiration dates of the affected treats can be found on the FDA’s pet food recall site. Always check the FDA’s recall list regularly to make sure that your dog’s food has not been involved in a recent pet food recall.
All of Merrick’s dog food formulas are free from artificial flavors, artificial colors and chemical preservatives. Most all formulas have a meat or a meat meal as their first ingredient. Some formulas are more carbohydrate-heavy than others, so it’s best to test a formula to see if it’s suitable for your dog. Aside from their general line of dry and canned foods, Merrick also makes “Before Grain” dry and canned dog food, which is more than 90% meat. Merrick also has “Whole Earth Farms” dry and canned dog food formulas, which are marketed as being “truly holistic food at a value price”.
There seem to be no notable ingredients in Merrick’s dog food formulas that are commonly known to cause allergies. However, if your dog is allergic to a specific ingredient (such as chicken or eggs), it’s always recommended that you read the ingredients label of your dog’s food formula.
Where can I buy Merrick?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Merrick Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Merrick formula pages to purchase Merrick dog food.
How much Merrick should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Merrick dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
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Merrick Dog Food Ingredient List
Buffalo, Salmon Meal, Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Oat Meal, Pearled Barley,Beef Fat(Preserved with mixed tocopherols), Ground Whole Barley, Venison,Natural Flavor, Rice Bran, Yeast culture, Dried Egg Product, Hydrolyzed Yeast,Salmon Oil (a natural source of DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid)*, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Potato, Dried Carrot, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Apple, Dried Peas, Dicalcium Phosphate, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride, Dried Blueberry , Dried Cranberry, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inulin (from Chicory Root),Egg Shell Meal , Ground Fennel , Dried Parsley , Dried Marigold, Rosemary Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei,Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex,Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3,Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Proteinate, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Colbalt Carbonate