- Multiple protein sources
- Made in the USA
- Natural pet food
Dog didn’t like it and it caused vomiting
So, to conclude: Merrick Whole Earth Farms Dry Food is really affordable and offers quality ingredients – although it is not grain-free, the merits of grain-free are still being contested by dog nutritionists and its expensiveness (in my opinion) is the same expense that individuals would pay at the onset of the Atkins fad – which are being given to the consumer at a good, affordable price. It is really unbecoming of the dog food market in general that consumers are forced to pay unholy prices to feed their dogs something that isn’t made out of processed chicken by-products so Merrick gets an extra star from me just because there are so few foods out there that challenge its affordability balanced with quality. Unfortunately, no matter how good the price is, if your dog won’t eat it, its a waste.
3x Paws Up!
Anyway, these 3 dogs are now on the Merrick Whole Earth foods and loving it! Prior to this food I have tried everything, including prescription food which was dog dependent so it got REALLY exspensive fast. Merrick food is very reasonably priced and the ingridients were well chosen (designed well for overall health).
The husky: Very VERY picky eater. She refuses almost anything you put in front of her, many times she would skip 3 or 4 meals just because it did not appeal to her. She does not eat this food with gusto (as her favorite meal is salmon and cornbread stolen from a plate) but she does eat this food with little hesitation and she seems to be doing well (unfortunately we need to put her on senior diet as shes pudging up a bit)
The SharLab: Shes a new adition so her dietary habbits are that of a puppy, eat everything and anything. However recent vet visits have found her in tip-top health.
The Rot/Pit/Shepard/Lab: This poor dog… lets just say anything that could have gone wrong to him did before he was adopted. He has extreme allergic reactions (hair loss, skin rashes, skin breaks and drying), digestive issues (gas, vomits mostly), behavioral issues linked to inncident before being adopted :[ (anger management, compulsive doggy disorder, extreme doggy depression when his humans arent around) and then some… anyway from this laundry list of defects it seems that his diet controlled many of the “flare ups” that he had. Lets say I’ve tried him on at least 10 foods, merrick has been the best so far. Since this food his gas has reduced, he no longer is having allergic puff ups or hair loss, he is maintaining a healthy weight, he no longer vomits everywhere, urinary infections have ceased to exist, his energy level has normalized he no longer runs around like he is on caffeine nor does he mope around. He seems to be doing really well with this food.
Food is the owners choice, this one works for all three dogs and has helped my problem dog immensley! If you are going to try it buy the smaller bag first and see how your pooch responds to it (remember to transition slowly to any new food!) I like this food and will stick with it!
Switched from Chicken Soup 4 Dog lovers soul
A year into this food…all good.
Excellent dog food!
On to the other important point, do dogs like the taste? My dog, a lab/pit/mutt is quite a picky eater. Many times I have purchased dog food that she hated and had to give it away. However, she loves this food! My brother’s lab mix also loves this food. No gas, no “smelly” poops, no problems!
Any more pluses? Made in the USA, natural ingredients and a great brand of dog food (only one recall in 09/10 for their beef filet square treats)!
Merrick Whole Earth Farms dog food purchased from Amazon
I ordered Merrick Whole Earth Farms based on comments from other reviewers which were essentially all positive. There are no questionable ingredients according to dogfoodadvisor.com. My dogs seem to like it. They are 7 Standard Poodles and a Bluetick Hound/Dalmatian mix, age 2-14. I have 22 acres fenced and a room with a doggie door, so they play outside most of the day while I am at work. They eat about 2 cups each twice a day.
I will buy Merrick Whole Earth Farms dog food again and I highly recommend it to other dog owners.
dog food trouble
Great food, organic, dogs love it!!!
Can’t say I’d recommend
The ingredients in the food are quality and it is reasonably priced, but unfortunately it just didn’t sit right with my pup.
Great dog food!
Premium/ Good Price
They eat 4 cups of Merrick Whole Earth Farms Adult Dry
Dog Food per day..
It’s hard to speak for the dogs but based on the fact that
they eat it all at feeding time, it’s probably good tasting
to them. I have not once had them turn their noses up.
My observation is that the ingredients are wholesome,Its a mix
of some pretty delicious meats, veggies..No corn, no grain..
The dog food is a dark brown all solid color.. consistent small bites.
Some talk about the dog’s poop being better in some way..it didn’t
change anything about that, nor did their weight increase..but I
measure and feed based on how active they are on that day..
If I could change just one thing about this food, it would be to
not use a tomato paste (filler in my opinion) and to make the
pieces bigger for my dogs chewing pleasure..
Will buy again, quick shipment as promised, even earlier..
Great dog food at a great price…delivered to your door!
Excellent dog food
One month in
I switched my 11 month old rottie puppy over to this from Merrick Before Grain #3 Buffalo Dry Dog Food, 25.3-Pound Bag because it’s cheaper and she’d shown no signs of a grain allergy overall. She loves it, and I’ve seen no sign of digestive problems thus far. She’s got a fairly easy stomach, so I didn’t phase her over too carefully, but she had no noticeable issues with the change (probably helped by the change within the same brand, of course.) She eats a little less than when she was on the Buffalo–3-4.5 cups a day instead of 4-5 cups. It’s possible that I have a little more to clean up, you know, afterwards, but not a noticeable amount (I’m a city dweller, so this is an important factor in dog food.)
My cat is still on the Merrick Before Grain #1 Chicken Dry Cat Food, 11.1 Pound Bag, but while cats are obligate carnivores, I have no problem with grains in a dog diet, as long as they’re in moderation and the dog isn’t sensitive to them. Of course, the cat preferred the puppy’s food when she was getting Buffalo, but he is willing to compromise his ideals for the occasional nibble of this stuff too.