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Merrick Classic Puppy Real Chicken, Brown Rice and Green Pea Dry Dog Food, 15-Pound

4.5 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews
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  • #1 Ingredient is Deboned Chicken
  • 60% Meat Proteins / 20% Fresh Produce / 20% Whole Grains
  • No ingredients from China
  • Rich in Omega 6, Omega 3 Glucosamine + Chondroitin
  • Balanced Nutrition
  • No.1 Ingredient is Deboned Chicken
  • 60-percent Meat Proteins/20-percent Fresh Produce/20-percent Whole Grains
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Product Description

All Merrick recipes start with a de-boned meat or poultry as the 1st ingredient. No ingredients from China. No corn, wheat, or soy. Whole Health Made Right.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 24.8 x 4.2 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B00ARUDQZE
  • Item model number: 35248
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,208 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
I recently rescued a 7 week old off the side of the road, and I immediately bought a bag of Purina Puppy Chow. This pup pooped about 8 times a day! Then I did my research and discovered that the cheap, corn-based foods just ran right out of them (they also eat 3 times more). I chose this food based on the ingredients listed and other customer opinions. After using it for 2 weeks, her poop decreased greatly and she is satisfied with less food. Great food for my new baby!
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
I did a lot of research to pick the best food for our new puppy, and Merrick came up a winner. I was looking for a dog food that did not include corn in the ingredients and had protein listed as the first few ingredients. When our puppy spent a week at my dads while I was traveling she ate their dog food, and I could tell her skin started itching right away. We'll stick with Merrick.
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
Trial and error -- that's our experience. My wife and I got a female soft coated wheaten terrier puppy from a breeder. The breeder had been using grain free Precise Naturals. Our puppy doesn't eat more than necessary, but, even so, it seemed to us that she did't care for her food. Using the internet, I researched alternative food as best as I could. My focus was on food that was made in America and contained no ingredients from China. I even sent emails to manufacturers to ask about those two issues. Blue Buffalo seemed to be a top quality food -- it was prevalent in stores, on the internet, and more expensive than other foods. However, the email reply I received turned me off -- instead of replying "yes" or "no", it sent me a lengthy "lawyer's letter" containing a lot of ifs, ands, and buts. My internet search also revealed that, in lawsuits against it, its defense is that it didn't make the food (a manufacturer it hired made the food). So, I decided against Blue Buffalo. Then I found Merrick, and liked that it is clear about being made in America and having no ingredients from China (not even additives).

We began with Merrick Classic. Our puppy liked it. However, we noticed that she developed an itchy butt and erratic bowels movements (all formed, but the timing was off). Then we switched to Merrick Grain Free. Our puppy liked it. However, we noticed that she became lethargic (unusual for a soft coated wheaten terrier puppy, not yet spayed), and she became disinterested in her food. Then we decided to mix Merrick Classic with Merick Grain Free (50/50). Time will tell how this mixture works out, but for now it seems just right. Our puppy once again is playful and spirited, and her bowel movements seem appropriate.
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
Puppy loves it and he is growing on it. I like that it is USA Made and grain free. The kibble is very small, about the size of eraser head on pencil, and we use canned Merrick to moisten it, and don't add water. For a third cup of kibble, I add about a teaspoon of wet Merrick canned and mix it well.
My dog is about 15 lb Morkie. Will soon be changing him to the Adult Merrick. Couldn't recommend this more highly. He goes out to potty about an hour after meals....stools are firm, easy cleanup.
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
Good quality food produced by company that guarantees no Chinese manufactured ingredients. If you lost a pet due to the unscrupulous behavior of American company ChemNutra executives Sally Qing Miller and Stephen S. Miller along with managers of the Chinese processing companies, then a USA company that is fully accountable by law for any ingredients that are later demonstrated to cause health problems or death in canines and felines is a very good thing. Another Merrick line, Organix utilizes certified organic ingredients.
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Size: 5-Pound Verified Purchase
I did a lot of research to pick the best food for our new puppy, and Merrick came up a winner. I was looking for a dog food that did not include corn in the ingredients and had protein listed as the first few ingredients. When our puppy spent a week at my dads while I was traveling she ate their dog food, and I could tell her skin started itching right away. We'll stick with Merrick.
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By CR on November 17, 2015
Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
I am so mad the shelter where we got our dog gave us a bag of this dog food because it is so awesome that now we can't imagine feeding him anything else. We have had other dogs and didn't buy them the "fancy dog food", but honestly it seems like this product really makes a positive difference in so many ways that we are committing to continuing to use Merrick. Our dog's coat is so soft and lovely and his teeth are really clean and white and he doesn't have those horrible typical stinky dog farts. He eats sticks, leave and twigs all the time and still his poops are solid and easy to pick up. I think the Merrick food is really good for him.

Seriously try this. It's worth it for the elimination of stinky dog farts and runny poops alone.

The shelter gave us a bag of Merrick cat food also for our 4 yr. old feral cat that lives in the backyard and she has never looked better. Her coat is especially thick and shiny this year since we started feeding her it.
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Size: 15-Pound Verified Purchase
Pup was happy with it. It went pretty fast, although I think I'm going to be switching to Orijen or Earthbound. There's a little boutique store that sells dog food and I asked the guy what his thoughts were. No joke, this guy was like a compendium of all things dog food. I asked him to rate the food he had in stock. Out of 6 brands, Merrick rated 4th place, behind the two above and some other one. He seemed very well informed and told me of certain events that have happened to Merrick, specifically relating to their recall. After doing some more research, there's actually a website dedicated to all of the issues that they're having.

While my pup was very happy with this and the canned food, I ultimately decided to switch. It made me nervous to be giving my little boy food from a company that doesn't implement proper quality assurance procedures in their product.
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