Rated 5 out of 5 by NoShame It works for us!
I have been feeding my dog Merrick since she was 7 months old. Now at 5 yrs she is still doing wonderfully on this food.
This past year was a testament to the product. We spent 7 months hiking over 2,000 miles! Many of the dogs we met on trail were struggling to maintain their weight. With the proper combination of food I was able to keep my dog at the proper weight.
January 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura314 Happy dog with silky fur
We've had our 2-year-old Goldendoodle on many different brands of food, and Merrick's Classic chicken is by far his and our favorite. There are two downsides - 1) I wish the nuggets were larger so he'd actually chew them instead of inhaling them, and 2) the recommended portions must be way off, because he gained a lot of weight. I had to switch him to a weight-loss formula by Natural Balance for a few months, but we're in the process of switching him back to Merrick's (on smaller portions) now that he lost the weight. I initially put him on Merrick's because he was having skin issues on Eukanuba. On Merrick's, the skin issues went away and I know this sounds ridiculous but his fur became simply luxurious! So silky and beautiful, and never matted. His digestive system also was very regular on Merrick's. On the weight loss food by another brand his fur is matting and he's had gland and ear infection issues for the first time in his life, and his digestive system is not regular. So, we're buying Merrick's again and can't wait to transition him back fully! I highly recommend this dog food.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ecflagcorp Excellent dog food!
My soon to be 5 year old shih tzu is extremely picky. I've had Science Diet and I've tried Iams. He LOVES this stuff, especially when I mix just a little bit of Merrick wet dog food. I can barely get his food bowl down before he's trying to eat it. And, I swear it's made his eyes brighter and his hair softer...he just looks like he generally feels much better.
October 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EllaInTheCity Great Mixings!
I have a pup that loves grain and I'm so glad Merrick still makes this classic recipe. My dog Ella loves eating this chicken kibble mixed with other kinds from the Merrick line (including dry and wet!) and I love that mixing them together doesn't upset her stomach. This was the first Merrick kibble we tried and we keep going back to it. We stuff this kibble into her kong when we leave with some peanut butter as a treat and she gobbles it up! I love that the price is right and it's easy to find, while Ella loves the flavor.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gwen My Happy & Healthy Pomeranians
My babies look their Merrick Classic Small Breed Recipe for Adult/small breeds -- I have two beautiful Pomeranian's (1 year 9 months old) and they do not shed their hair -- my thoughts are its because of the Merrick brand dog food. According to my Pomeranian book these dogs are notorious for shedding -- I don't have that problem.
Thank you Merrick for your "made in America" dog food.
Gwen, Pretty Woman & Prince of Peace
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woody D Good Stuff
I have a 12 year old Aussie Cow Dog. Although she is still active, she does not burn as many calories as she once did. I had her on a low-cal brand I bought from Costco which helped her with weight control but had chicken meal as a primary ingredient. I went to my local Petco Unleashed looking for and alternative. The clerk showed me many great alternatives....enough to totally confuse me! Then she got down to the "crust of the biscuit"......she fed her dog Merrick pointing out the made in USA/no Chinese ingredients on the label. She added the fact Merrick puts more Omega 3 in their food than other providers. When a saw a significantly higher K/cal amount I was worried, but the clerk told me she felt Addie would better process the better ingredients, sort of like the difference of eating a good piece of beef instead of a hot dog. My dog loves the stuff.....of course she eats cat poo given the chance...YUK! She has not gained any weight and you can see a definite difference in her poop....nice hard pellets. A vet once told me you know you are feeding her good food if it comes out hard and dry. This means she is using what she is eating not passing through worthless filler ingredients.
Some people balk at the higher cost of food like this, but if your dog is family they deserve a fine product like Merrick.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheri Great food
Our dogs have been eating strictly Merrick foods for years and are as healthy as can be. They have beautiful coats as well. I trust the food label and know that the recipe is not changing from time to time, which can cause stomach upset. The ingredients lists on all of their foods make me feel like I'm feeding the best food I can. My friend compared labels and asked for recommendations from friends the other day, when she saw the Merrick labels she said it looked healthy enough for her to feed her family!!
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandi and Bruce My dogs love merrick
My dogs love merrick my dog with a sensitive stomach does great on it and both dogs get a little wet food mixed in with the dry kibble. We absolutely love the product.
Bruce and Brandi say thanks!!
I recommend this product on a daily basis at work!
February 6, 2015