My kitty has digestive issues (like Ira Glass' pooch) and needs to be on a limited protein-ingredient diet. She can no longer tolerate rabbit; beef, turkey, and chicken are touchy. She has been stable on a duck diet for the last 9 mo., however she grew very tired of the pure-duck canned choices 5 months in. I ordered this to see whether her system would be ok despite the food containing chicken as a major ingredient (chicken as "filler" has been problematic in other canned foods). Not only does she LOVE LOVE LOVE this food, it does not irritate her gastrointestinal tract like other "mixed protein" canned foods tend to.
My Maine Coon has a tendency toward digestive problems and once switched to grain free problems have gone away. Merrick makes a nutrionally sound cat food. Research shows that cats are truly carnivors and benefit from no grain foods.
We started using Merrik when our cat was sick. We continue to use for both our cat and dog because their overall health has improved. The product was introduced to us by a helpful associate at a Petco store.
The price was good. The shipping free. Our cat found the food...very,very tasty. The product comes in several flavors: chicken, turkey, duck, and terducken. She likes them all but prefers the duck. The texture of the pate suits her, and the lack of grain in good for our elderly cat, according to the vet.
On-line ordering was easy. Confirmation quick. And delivery was ahead of schedule.
I tried many brands, Merricks is the only one she likes
PostedMay 8, 2014
from St. Paul, MN
I brought home about a dozen different brands of cat food while trying to switch my cat to something with a better ingredient list than what I'd been feeding her. The ONLY two foods that she liked were the Merrick's Chicken Patte and Turkey Patte (sorry duck patte, she hates you). I'm happy that they're grain free, but I'm not so happy that two of the ingredients are salt and carrageenan. I was trying to find a food that doesn't have carrageenan, but they are few and far between, are very expensive, and my cat hated every single one of them. Hopefully someday Merricks will remove this from their food, but for now this seems to be the best choice for my cat. She likes it and has no trouble digesting it.
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.