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Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken Paté Style Cat Food, 5.5 Ounce Can (24 Count Case)

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  • Meat is #1 Ingredient
  • Made in the USA
  • Grain Free pet food

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004P8JNG0
  • Item model number: 20473
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,383 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Before Grain Chicken #1 - 5.5-ounce(24 count case): Grain-free 96% Chicken entree. Meat is #1 Ingredient. Made in the USA. Grain Free.

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Customer Reviews

My elderly cat(18yrs.old) loves this food..
Paula Menard
I wish there were proper customer service channels to address their practices other than having to write on a review, because Merrick and Before Grain are great.
R. Tran
My 2 cats love this food and lick their bowls clean every time.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By LifeIsShort on March 21, 2012
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We have two old orange male cats. They both developed urinary tract issues over the past year. The Hills Prescription diet they were placed on cost a fortune and of course, neither one of them would eat it.
Researching brand after brand, we found that Merrick has a low ash content, is not crammed with fillers and both cats love it. Taking them off a life-time of dry food (little did we know how bad it was for their health) was not easy at first, but with Merrick, they both love the turkey and the chicken. The obese one has lost weight and looks great. He went from 24lbs and is now down to 18.4lbs. The skinny one has maintained his weight. Both no longer are experiencing repeat urinary track infections.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sailor Mars on April 13, 2012
Switched to this food when my kitty was newly diagnosed as a Diabetic earlier this year; as I wanted a high-protein, no-carb diet for him without all the fillers & junk in most foods...especially since he already suffers from Inflammatory Bowel Disease & reacts poorly to most foods. To my & the Vet's great surprise, at his first follow-up appointment, his blood sugar had normalized to the point that they took him off his insulin! AND, within a couple of weeks on this diet exclusively, the frequent bouts of bloody diarrhea he'd been suffering stopped as well. I'm keeping all my fingers & toes crossed, but so far, this food has been amazing. I only wish I'd found it sooner!
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By FreeThinker on March 21, 2012
I've been doing some research on best cat food, and apparently cats as obligate carnivores fair much better on eating exclusively meat. And, since they don't usually have a strong drive to drink, even though they need plenty of water, they also fair much better on eating exclusively canned food.

So, going through a variety of food, I've noticed that even the so called "grain-free" food, contains BS ingredients like "cranberry" or "carrots". So, really, whom do they try to appeal, the cat or their gullible owner who thinks that if eating veggies is good for people, they must be also good for cats. Plus, even "grain-free" diet contain broth and liver. The cats may like it better than just plain meat, but it's not best for them. The best meat for cats is pure, bland meat.

So while may be inferior to raw diet (though much more convenient), Merick Before Grain, is the best canned food I could find for my cats. Since it (1) has no grains (2) has no BS marketing ingredients (i.e. fruits & veggies) (3) Contains just meat, not meat by-product, liver or broth.

So, do my cats love it? Nope. Did they it initially ate it? Nope. But with some patience, and some creativity (like mixing with other food) they start eating it. Reluctantly. Do they love it now? Nope. Do they eat it. Yes: slowly and reluctantly. So here's another benefit of this food (4) Cats (at least mine) don't choke themselves until vomit eating it. They eat it slowly over a period of stretched time. Like overnight. And that's good for them: to eat slowly over a stretched period of time (since that's how they eat in nature).

Most people are running back and forth, worrying if their cats hasn't finished their canned food within an hour.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dawgiemama on April 19, 2012
My cats have totally enjoyed all of the Before Grain flavors, but the #1 is their number 1 - I think next favorite for them is #5, then so on. They like it and I like the ingredients list - although I do wish there were no carageenan, it's thumbs up (or paws)
There is no excess water, this is meat for the cats - no fluff - I add a bit of water and they like that. This food always results in a clean dish and happy cats.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Harper on August 8, 2012
I recently switched to this brand from Weruva. I have a fourteen year old cat who gets constipated sometimes. Since I switched to Before Grain this problem has largely cleared up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Tran on June 17, 2013
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This isn't a complaint about the product, it's about AMAZON and their packaging and QC practices. (Before Grain is great for my FLUTD cat! )

I have reported broken cases of cat food at least 6 times in the past 2 years, and each time I've reported a broken case, the customer service team always does the right thing by refunding/replacing the item. I'm very understanding of these little mishaps. However, now I have to speak out. In my last shipment, I opened up a perfectly looking box with decent amount of air bubbles inside, only to find that I received a case of cat food with an internal label: "PLZ DMG OUT. THANKS." As I pulled the case out of the box, maggots growing inside the busted cans flowed out and onto my kitchen floor! That's what got delivered to me!

All this can be avoided if they trained their employees to limit 2-3 to a box, and to inspect the product. I've suggested this each time I spoke to Amazon, but each time the person only addresses the immediate issue of the order and not my complaint about their practices. I wish there were proper customer service channels to address their practices other than having to write on a review, because Merrick and Before Grain are great.

Amazon must process thousands of cat food cases weekly, and so I can't understand how this is allowed to happen. I can't be the only one, and errors like this have to be hurting their bottom line. You're lucky my local area does not carry this brand, Amazon. Otherwise I wouldn't be putting up with this BS.
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