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Merrick Classic Real Chicken, Brown Rice and Green Pea Dog Food, 30-Pound
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
Shiba Inu (35lb) and Malamute (80lbs) owner here. I had been shopping for a new dog food since my old Taste of the Wild brand got hit with a recall. Ideally I try to keep my dogs' food in as close to the dollar:pound ratio, but it's getting harder and harder to find a good premium dog food in that range. At the time of this review, this Merrick product was creeping up on the two-dollar per pound mark, but I decided to give it a try anyway mostly because of a random sampler I was given while at a pet store. I took home the sampler baggie and my dogs went nuts for it. The dogs were currently eating a mix of left-over Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, Pacific Stream Canine Formula with Smoked Salmon, 30-Pound Bag and its replacement Hi-Tek Naturals Grain Free Lamb Meal and Sweet Potato Formula Dry Dog Food, 30 Pounds. The dogs still loved the Hi-Tek, but if you placed a bowl side-by-side with the new Merrick, the Merrick would be gone first.

For those who have tried Merrick in the past and found that their dogs were ambivalent to their flavors, I would highly suggest grabbing a small bag of their new formulation and trying again. My dogs didn't really care for their old gimmicky flavors (turducken, pot pie, etc), but they really loved this new "Classic" variety. As of this review, my dogs have been eating the product for about two weeks. They're both healthy and their ...droppings... are still as solid as with any other premium dog food. DogFoodAdvisor also gave this new formula a five-star rating.

Since I can't seem to find the full ingredient list on the Amazon product page, here is the list from Merrick's site:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Barley, Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Salmon Meal (source of Omega 3 fatty acids), Oats, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrots, Apples, Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa, Minerals (Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Rosemary Extract.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2013
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
After a bit of research I decided to feed my dog Merrick's Classic kibble. From what I can tell, it's the highest rated dog food within my price range. My dog seems to enjoy it, she's tried all the "flavors". I can't find it in any local stores, so ordering over Amazon is very convenient. Price seems good compared to other online stores, especially if you have the free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
It is rated highly and the dogs seem to like it. I am supposed to use nine more words. Done!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2014
Size Name: 30-Pound
My dog enjoys this food and the ingredients seem to be great. However, this gives my dog the worst gas Ever!!! He passes gas for hours after eating it. I'm going to switch to grain-free. Hopefully this helps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2013
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
I only buy Merrick for my dogs. Safe, made in the US, the dogs like it. I do not give my dogs any thing to eat from China.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
I will only feed Merrick dog foods to my collie and Japanese chin. they love both the dry and canned varieties an even though it's pricey, it contains great ingredients.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2012
Size Name: 30-Pound
I have two boxers a male and a female that love this food, I switched from purina pro plan to merreck. they were constantly shedding there poop was always soft/watery and irregular now they poop normal look good and shed 90% less. Highly recommend
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2014
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
I see nothing wrong with this food, but the product is simply not consistent. I've ordered it 3 times now, and each time the bag was exactly the same, but the food inside the bag was different. The first two had dark granules, each a different shape from the other, which is fine I guess. The third bag had lighter colored pellets.

None of the the three bags of food seemed to have anything wrong with them by themselves, but my dog had diarrhea for a few days during the switch between bags. Since I don't know what's going to be in the bag next time, I'm forced to switch to a another more reliable product.

Sorry Merrick, I wanted to like your product, I really did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2014
Size Name: 30-PoundVerified Purchase
My dogs love Merrick dry food. They love the wet too(LOL) but it gives my little one diareah for some reason. However, the dry food is better anyway for their teeth and they love it. I've bought this from amazon a few times already and it's always come well packed and no rips. Will keep on buying as it is a great price on amazon and cheaper than the local stores.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
Size Name: 30-Pound
I have given my Welsh Corgi all of the well-regarded brands: Wellness, Organix, Blue Buffalo, etc but the one she loves the most and never gets tired of is the Classic Merrick Chicken flavor. I have made a huge effort not to feed her sub-quality foods that source most of their ingredients from China so to find one she really enjoys without having to worry about rushing her to the vet is a boon. Yes, it is more expensive, but the lack of fillers mean she eats less than the big-name brands - in fact, it seems improbable but true that my 27-lb dog only eats 1/2-3/4 cup per day. Occasionally I will give her a treat by adding a few spoonful of Merricks' canned food, but she does well on just the dry, too.
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