Originally Posted by jonh453
What flavors of merricks do you feed? I've used grannys pot pie, my cats eat it but dont seem to love it also I find alot of hard and black chunks in it.
I won't feed Merrick to my cats anymore. In addition to the problem jonh453 mentioned, there was far worse wrong with it. This past April I found a bone, not a little fragment, but an actual 3/4" long bone, extremely sharp on both ends. If I hadn't chopped through the food, I don't want to imagine what that would have done to my cat if he'd tried to swallow it. I posted a thread about it, "Merrick canned food warning". It turned out other members had problems with finding foreign objects in Merrick as well.
When I called the company, the rep didn't seem particularly surprised or even concerned. The best they could do was offer me a coupon for a free can!
While weaning my cats off Merrick, I found bits of blue plastic in several cans of other flavors. I was thankful(!) that at least the plastic was colored so it was easier to pick out of the food... that wasn't the case with yet *another* can of Merrick which contained TWO 2" long pieces of 1/4"wide CLEAR plastic.