Merrick Before Grain #2 Salmon 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
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Upon coming back from the vet I opened a can of BC salmon and dished it out. I noticed my spoon hit a hard chunk. I looked closer. It was a bone. I dug around in the food with my spoon some more. In less than 1/4 of a can of BC salmon food I found about 20 shards of bone. Not soft bone, hard bone. They ranged in size from 1/4 of an inch to 1 inch. Some were even about 1/4 inch thick. All were very sharp. I know a lot of foods use bone Powder for calcium but, these are huge shards. Imagine you're the size of a house cat swallowing a one inch long shard of bone. Ya... I instantly called my vet. She told me to stop feeding them that food. The bones can get lodged in their throats and even puncture their intestines and stomach. We're now both very sure as to what has caused my cats illness. I have kept the bone shards and have taken photos to send to Merrick. I have e-mailed Merrick but, I'm fairly sure I will never hear from them. I will also be e-mailing the FDA so no one elses cat ends up the same way mine did or worse. Also, I've tried to upload one of the photos here, who knows if it will be allowed.
So please, be very careful with this food. You think you're feeding them healthy food and doing what's best for your pets when companies that don't care end up sending them to the vets.
I'm thinking that some owners who buy this food for their cat may notice they don't gobble it down like their old food but I'd venture to say that lesser quality, grain or starch-filled food may be more tantalizing to a cat but that's not always a sign of healthy food. If I had a big bag of potato chips I might gobble up the whole bag, but if I had a bag of baby carrots I might not eat it all at once. Obviously the carrots are healthier. So if you try this food and your cat doesn't seem to eat it like the old stuff, persist for a few weeks and notice the great change in their coat. All this said, my cat prefers the Merrick chicken and or quail variety the best and maybe the salmon flavor the least. But he will eat it all and doesn't act deprived or unhappy.
I order both the dry food and have tried a few varieties of the canned food. They eat all of them, although I'd say they like the Tuna flavor the best.
The price on Amazon is about the same or a little less than at the store, and it's so convenient to have the heavy bags and boxes of food brought right up to my door.
So far, fewer hairballs, shiny coats, happy cats!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm no nutrition expert, but it does seem like these Merrick products are a bit more healthy for my cat than your typical Friskies brand, and while it's too expensive for me to... Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by O'mally
My cats love it and its the only brand they both can eat with their food sensitivities and the little ones pickiness.Published on September 15, 2013 by Karen L. C. Nielsen
This is one of only 3 things my food allergy cat can eat. Very high quality and limited ingredients. No fillers.Published on August 29, 2013 by Christina Christina
Apparently, Merrick's has opted to discontinue this line of cat foot (according to our local pet store). Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by mkegaffer
I have a fat cat, and he'll eat just about anything, but he doesn't like this food at all. First thing I've ever given him that he won't eat. Dog seems to like it though, so...Published on July 25, 2013 by S. Scheide
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
My cats love the food, but the packaging was so horrible that I will not order from here again. Most of the cans arrived dented.Published on July 10, 2013 by missgourmet
An otherwise great cat food, turned into gray, stinky, watery mush specifically when ordered from Amazon. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Aki
I tried this from a local pet food store, and my cats loved it. It's good stuff, and cheaper than some other brands (although being a pate means it's not quite as good for their... Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Derek Young