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post #1 of 27
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What are anyones take on Merrick brand? Sure looks yummy from the picks. I am going to be giving the dogs a can of their wet tonight to see how they like it. Alot of fellow Basset owners like it.

They also have a cat line. any opinions?

http://www.merrickpetcare.com/
post #2 of 27
We've been feeding 5 of our 6 cats Merrick's canned cat food for about 4 months....they love it and seem to be doing very well on it - soft shiny fur, no digestive issues. They eat a 100% canned food diet and so far seem to like this the best; however, I am inclined to believe it's a good idea to rotate brands on occasion for variety and possibly allergy prevention. We only use the poultry flavors...Grammy's Pot Pie, TurDuckEn, and Thanksgiving Day dinner.
post #3 of 27
The ingredients look good...and what I like about it is that you can actually see what you're feeding your babies to a large degree...it doesn't have that scary weird pate texture. My cats won't eat it, but they are incredibly picky.
post #4 of 27
Pixie loves the Merrick food, but she only gets it rarely as a gourmet treat. I know there are a lot of people who believe wet only is best, but to be honest I can't afford that. Merrick is one of the pricier foods that I've seen and not all that readily available in my area.
post #5 of 27
My cats like it. It's a little too pricey for my budget but I do get it for them as a treat once in a while.
post #6 of 27
One cat likes it ... The dog told me they changed some of the dog by not eating it anymore...lol... I found a few miles makes it more affordable... one store has 3 oz cans for 1.29 if I got the ther way and five more miles I get 6oz or 5.5 for 97cents..
post #7 of 27
I have fed Dori Merrick for about a year or so now. She loves it.
post #8 of 27
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Glad to see good reports on it. I may have to try it with my dogs too. I had sticker shock today when I bought a case for the dogs, LOL but they softened the blow by giving me a free bag of dry..not that I will use it. I am happy with my dry food LOL but free is free.
post #9 of 27
I've given it to Abby a few times and she enjoys it . Her favorite is the New England Boiled Dinner.
post #10 of 27
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Dutchy is sure giving me some dirty looks right now. since i came home with a case of the dog stuff but none for her. lol
post #11 of 27
The texture is not pate, it's chunky.. you can actually see the individual ingredients. Aphro's faves are Turduckden, Cowboy Cookout, and Grammy's Pot Pie.
post #12 of 27
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We got Turduckden for the pups. I am thinking once we finnish our our nutro card, I will be getting some for the cats as well. seems to be a pretty good review, and well if they dog version is any indicator.lol...it was GONE fast lol
post #13 of 27
I feed it to my dog Sam and both cats Ellie and Smokey.

Sam's favorite is Grammy's Pot Pie, and Wilderness Blend (then again Sam eats anything LOL, but when I give him one of these, I keep finding him relicking the bowl later on.

Ellie loves New England Boil, and Smokeys loves Surf & Turf, and Grammy's Pot Pie.
post #14 of 27
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Thanks everybody for the reviews seems like a good choice. And since i have more cashola in the pet food department again, since i get free dry food heh. I think we can afford it even if it does give me sticker shock LOL
post #15 of 27
I am very happy I found it (they sell it at Sam's doggy daycare for $1.89 great deal compared to the website). Before using that I was buying "Prairie Brand Venison" it also comes in rabbit, duck, chicken and turkey (venison was $3.50 can, and the others range from $2.50 - $3.25). I was not sure how this food was, but after finding out you know I am happy, so is my wallet. LOL
post #16 of 27
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Amen to that LOL.. My sticker shock was eased a little bit today they gave me a free 5lb bag of the food with my purchase of the case of cans. Of course I dont feed their dry food so now i dont know what to do with it lol
post #17 of 27
It's always nice to get something free, but a lot better when you can use it.

Hopefully you find some use for it.
post #18 of 27
I have used Merrick (all dog versions) quite a bit. My husband gets free samples by the case of 40-80 lbs. The dogs absolutely hate it. I thought it was such a neat idea how it turns to gravy, but it doesn't account for smell and taste I suppose.

I haven't tried the cat version or a canned version, but I wouldn't have much higher expectations personally.
post #19 of 27
Haven't even heard of it!
post #20 of 27
I have never used the dry version. I use Innova (dry) and I add 1/3 can of the Merrick to it. I don't like the concept of dry and adding water to make a gravy, that does not sound good at all (to me).
post #21 of 27
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me either but i noticed it on the bag, which was free..for the dogs. Who knows I think i may just run it to the humane society
post #22 of 27
We have had problems with a number of dogs that eat Merrick at the clinic--lots of soft stool, gassy, pups not at their proper weight--we recomended Wellness to the clients who wanted a 'natural' food, and the dogs seemed to do much better on that.
post #23 of 27
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Is it merrick wet or dry? that you find problems with. this is not alot of their diet. its 1/4 a can a day. the rest they get bil Jac food. and just thrive on it. YAY for them lol. wellness was not a hit here on any level.
post #24 of 27
I can only speak re the cat food - I think it's a very nice option
post #25 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by mellanie
We have had problems with a number of dogs that eat Merrick at the clinic--lots of soft stool, gassy, pups not at their proper weight--we recomended Wellness to the clients who wanted a 'natural' food, and the dogs seemed to do much better on that.
We had the same experience at the store I work at, and ended up sending all the dry dog food back.

We do still sell the canned cat and dog foods, though.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
I can only speak re the cat food - I think it's a very nice option

OOOO it gets a thumbs up from you! thats a plus

Well dutchy has been sniffing around the dog stuff. so i think tommrow i will pick up a can of the cat food to see if she likes it. and go from there
post #27 of 27
I bought some for Clinton and it didn't go over well here. I loved the ingredients and he loved the flavor but it gave him loose stool and really bad gas. I hope it goes over better with your kitties!
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