The other Merrick canned foods were very welcome to my cats, but I needed to switch one of them to something she had not eaten before. I chose duck. I was not able to find Merrick Duck Pate in the stores, so I ordered it online. Neither cats really liked it. I don't get it, but I don't think cats really strive to be understood.
I've had cats for over 25yrs with two of my companions living over 15yrs. Over the past 8yrs I have switched to grain-free and natural diets and litter. The Merrick brand has the best amount of moisture and ingredients that my cats love than any other brand (and I've tried them all). My two girls prefer the pate's and my big boy prefers more natural look bistro blends. Their weight and health is great and they love the food. That's all that matters.
My cats love the food and their coats and overall health has improved, but, buying them through the mail has resulted in an unreasonable number if dented cans. Many times in the middle of the case- how does that happen. Better to pay more in a store.
I like Wellness turkey; however, my cat is not thrilled with it. So we compromise and she eats half turkey mixed with half of something else. She has been very pleased with the Merrick Duck mixed in with her turkey. The ingredients seem good. The consistency of the cans are similar. It is a nice pate with juice that smells good. I did get some dented/bent up cans in the order - will exchange those at the store. It is a new product and I look forward to reading other reviews on this item.