Grain-free, natural cat foodWholesome deboned chicken is the #1 ingredientIncludes blueberries and acai berries packed with antioxidantsContains high-quality salmon oil to support skin and coat healthMade in the US — meets nutritional levels established by AAFCOContains no fillers, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservativesResealable bag for optimum freshnessMade in the USA
Average Customer Rating:
(74 Reviews) 70
Rating Breakdown74 reviews
69 out of 72(96%)reviewers recommend this product.
Been trying to ween my cat off the food she had been used to at the shelter (a well-known premium cat food brand that's got corn and wheat, but my cat was hooked on it). I had tried other brands that were well-rated, high protein, low or no grain. She wouldn't eat it for more than a few days. Merrick's Purrfect Bistro Grain Free Chicken is the only "healthy" food she would eat like it's junk food. I was also impressed by the small size of the kibble. They're about the size of a pencil eraser. I've bought other brands and was shocked how big some of the kibbles were, more suitable for dogs in some cases. Merrick seems to understand that most cats swallow the majority of their kibble whole, so they make the kibble smaller so it's easier for kitty to digest.
It's funny that some posters have noted their cat prefers the salmon, mine prefers chicken! But then again, I've known for some time that my cat is crazy about chicken. So I'd recommend choosing a flavor you think they'll enjoy best.
Jazzi, my beautiful, crazy cat, used to eat Purina Indoor formula. Then my vet told me she needed to lose a little weight, she is a petite kitty. So I went to Petco and chose the Merrick Grain-Free chicken flavor. She loves it and she is now sleek, soft, and muscular. I do not want to be too gross, but I've noticed a change in her waste also. Much smaller ~ I think this means that her body is utilizing all of the nutrients in the food. I would and have recommended this to all my cat loving friends. My only complaint is that Merrick tends to be geared more toward dog owners. I hardly EVER receive coupons from Merrick ~ every penny counts right now and it would be SUCH a help if they brought back their monthly coupons. Do you hear me Merrick? LOL
My cats love the salmon flavor in this product, so I thought I would try the chicken and see what they did with it. My conclusion: 1 out of every 4 cats likes it. Not giving a cat a choice would be another option which I have not tried yet.
I started giving my cats Merrick dry food last year in order to keep their weight under control. They don't love it as much as food with grains but they do eat it. Petco has a competitive price for it and there are often sales.
I changed my cat's food recently from a store-bought brand to Merrick Purrfect Bistro Healthy Chicken Adult formula and I must confess that I have seen a huge difference in his appearance and behavior.
His coat is shiny and soft, his eyes are bright and clear. He is naturally a very lazy cat and this has given him more energy than the storebrand did. He is more prone to playing and outbursts of energy, which is steadily helping his waistline.
He took to the food right away and it only took about 5 days to get him switched over. I didn't feed him the night before it got here so he was nice and hungry when I fed him that morning - a tip for those with fussier/picky cats. :) I also fed him the Merrick bits of food before the other brand so he couldn't pick through it for his old/preferred food. The other cats (who aren't mine) in the household also love it, even one of the fussy cats.
So overall, a great product! I will be buying again, I plan on keeping my Milo on it for a long time to come. :)
I feed my cat both hard and canned soft food by Merrick. My cat was eating the salmon flavored and the kibbles were a lot different then the chicken flavored. The salmon flavored kibbles was just turning into powder since I opened the bag. I'm not sure if anyone else had the same problem but the chicken kibbles were a lot smaller and my cat seems to defiantly like it more than the salmon. I will be repurchasing this product for my cat. He eats it right up and whines for more. I believe in Merrick products and I would highly recommend to friends and family.
My vet recommend putting one of my cats with some immune system and allergy issues on a grain free diet…and then we adopted a kitten that had some stomach issues on food with grain. We tried other companies food and settled on this one because I like the ingredients..first ingredient is chicken..I found it hard to accept that other grain free foods first ingredient is not a meat source like chicken, fish etc. And the price is reasonable. My cats love it and I know that they are getting a good product.
I am still transitioning my cats to this food, so my opinion may be better at a later date. So far, 1 of my cats absolutely loved this food from the start. The other 2 are picking out the pieces of their old food from their bowls and leaving most of this in their bowls uneaten. It is too soon for me to comment on any changes in health status/appearances as I have only been feeding this for about a week and a half.
All 10 of our cats LOVE Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free foods, both the dry (Healthy Chicken and Healthy Senior) and all the canned varieties. In fact, they go nuts for it. You'd think it was catnip!
All 10 cats (ages 16 years to just under one year old) have beautiful, glossy fur and are much healthier since we ditched the "big name" stuff, which is loaded with fillers and grains, especially corn, which is a no-no for cats. Just compare ingredients; you'll see. In fact, one of our cats has diabetes, which now is under control without medication thanks to these foods.
Why 10 cats? It all started with two daughters ... :)
My Siamese is allergic to fish. She breaks out above her eyes and scratches like crazy. Merrick fish free is great for her. No itching and hair loss. Most cat food has fish in it, so this is a great food for her. She is sleek and shiney. If your cat has skin problems, this is a great food for her.
Most cat owners don't realize that there furry family member is an obligate carnivore. Cats MUST have protein, preferably raw meat. Obligate carnivore shouldn't be fed grains and fillers. Merrick is one of the few kibble cat foods not containing grains. This is very, very good. Get your cat off grains and fillers. If you can't find a fresh rodent every day to feed him/her then this is the next best thing!
I have 3 cats, 1 has always thrown up, 2 are overweight and all 3 would occasionally get diarrhea. I started to do some research and thought it could be a grain allergy and the cat food they were on was made almost entirely of corn. So I switched to Merrick grain free. My cats loved it right away! There were no stomach issues usually associated with switching foods. The one cat stopped vomiting, 2 cats have started to lose weight and all 3 don't have diarrhea anymore! Results were immediate, I wish I had switched years ago.
I have a 7 month old minx cat and she has had a lot of bowl problems. I have tried several brands that had said sensitive stomach and they helped but the problem with runny feces still happened every couple days. After some web searching i found that grains could be the culprit and decided to try something grain free. The price is much cheaper than the sensetive stomach and the food and it sounds much healthier. Its been about a week now and not one accident. No runny feces. No gas. My cat also seems more active. I was afraid that she wouldnt eat it when mixing it slowly into her old food but she gobbles it up like candy. Hopefully this will fix her for good so she can be happy. Overall i rate this product very good however i only gave it four stars on account i have to order online since its not available at any stores near by.
I've been feeding my kitty grain free food from Canidae for about 2 years now. She had a tough time getting used to it and even after a year she preferred Royal Canin. That is until she tried Merrick grain free chicken. She LOVES this food. She smelled it for a couple seconds (first introduction) and then proceeded to practically inhale the food. I put it in her bowl that had some Canidae grain free in it and she literally ate around the Canidae. Highly recommend!