Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken PatÃ© 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What more is there to say? Made both of my cats vomit. Won't buy this again. Merrick is a good brand, but neither cat likes either of the "BG" varieties I have tried.Published on September 4, 2013 by S. Scheide
I've been using this as the main canned food for my little Siamese since I adopted her last October. It was the one food she would reliably eat, and that seemed to agree with her. Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by Barbara F.
It was great. All 5 cats loved it and I didn't have to worry about it with my diabetic cat. I ordered it until Amazon ran out then ordered the turkey. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by William Flynn
you sent the wrong flavor but the dogs love it. You sent cowboy cookout instead of chicken pate.So its all good.Published on July 23, 2013 by theresa britton
All 3 of my cats love most of the varieties of Merrick Before Grain (chicken, turkey, salmon, quail). Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Karen LR
I did a bit of research on cat food for my asthmatic cat, Squeakers. A site my vet referred me to, catinfo.org, provided wonderful information. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Lindsey Mueller
None of our cats would eat this. We finally had to give it to our dogs. They will eat anything.Published on July 6, 2013 by CatLady
This cat food is fantastic and our cats love it! It has really kept our cats energetic and they eat it right up when we put it down. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Phil D.
I want to switch to a totally canned, carbohydrate-free diet for my two cats, but it's hard to find a good quality canned food that's affordable. Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by honeysucklemoon