Merrick Classic Grain-Free Smothered Comfort Recipe Canned Dog Food
DO NOT be scared of the bones! THESE are very safe!
GREAT PRODUCT! I just had to post a review because of people who don't pay attention to EXACTLY what their pets are eating (I also noticed others with my same rant- THANK YOU!). The bones that are included in some Merrick canned foods (off hand, I know of this and Wingaling) are pressurized and super-heated, and unlike chicken bones from your plate, these DO NOT splinter, nor do they cause a choking hazard of any kind! You can test this for your own satisfaction by picking one up and seeing that with just the use of your forefinger and thumb-- the bones actually DISSOLVE into wet mush! No splinters, no large chunks, just bone and marrow mush! As soft as the cooked meat itself, if not softer! What more could a pup want than a chicken bone that mom and dad will actually allow him to eat because of its safety?! If having the physical proof between your fingers isn't enough for you, then simply READ THE SIDE OF THE CAN THOROUGHLY, as you should ALWAYS do anyway for ANYTHING you feed to ALL the precious members of your family. Aside from this rant, I must tell anyone to try this product (as well as any other of Merrick's food items)! It is very hard to find a truly healthy, wholesome food (dry or wet) for dogs that is also actually very tasty to them! Merrick's line of foods comes as close to the tastes of the "people food" they love without the extra fat, and having ingredients and preparation methods that are very healthy, safe, and complete nutritionally for the dogs we love. This is even more so true for those of us with very picky eaters (like mine!). If your dog loves Wingaling by Merrick, he/she will love Smothered Comfort as well (and vice versa)! Please, before you post a bad review of a product, be sure you are educated on the subject (or just read all you can about the product to make sure you're not mistaken). Also, please do not give bad ratings to a great product just because your picky poochie doesn't prefer it over others. That affects others' opinions negatively whose dog may have otherwise loved the product. I apologize, but it is a pet-peeve (pun intended) of mine for people to give anything but a completely fair review on any subject. Especially since it may cause others to miss out on something wonderful! Thanks! :)
October 25, 2013
This product does come with bones, but it is supposed to!!! The bones are cooked, along with the chicken thigh in a pressurized mechanism making the bones very soft and edible for your pet. If you see a bone, apply a little pressure and you will see it just crumbles. This is also clearly explained on the side of the can (and those reviews that complain about the bones worry me as the pet owners aren't even reading the side of the can).
Otherwise, my dog loves all the Merrick brand canned foods, but this one is her absolute favorite! I've fed her Merrick brand canned foods for about a year now (I use them to wet her dry food a bit) and have had no problems. Great stool, great digestive health.
April 21, 2013
My picky eater's favorite
My pup is a very picky eater and she loves Merrick canned food...and Smothered Comfort is her favorite. She is 10 this year and is doing great on Merrick food. She's been eating Merrick now for 6 years.
August 3, 2013
Good canned food and wholesome.
My pugs love this over their dry BLUE dog food. I only use one third can over regular feeding. Makes dry food more tasty for them.
June 6, 2013
Excellent is right!
I could not believe the large pieces of chicken in this dog food. I mixed 1/2 the can with some Acana Lamb & apple and my dog devoured it!! He's one happy puppy!
March 15, 2012
Dogs do not like this type of food.
I have been ordering Merrick canned dog food, switching the flavors around in order to see whether any of my 3 dogs like them. I have finally realized that there are only 2 types they will eat. Even then, they have to really be hungry. I like these because of the Grain-free plus they look really good. Now I am going to try other brands such as Fromm, Blue Wolf, etc. Hopefully I will find something they will eat in a manner of enthusiasim. I want the one they do like to be 4 or 5 star, only.
November 18, 2013
This and turducken gave our 11 yr old standard poodle diarrhea. He tolerates other flavors fine. I think the broth may be too rich for his system. His favorite is Brauts & Tots.
November 2, 2013
Over half the contents in the can is water based and in one can I opened there was a chicken bone inside. My dogs aren't particularly fond of this food either.
July 15, 2014