Merrick Grain-Free Real Pork + Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food
Wonderful fix for skin allergies!
I have Staffordshire Bull Terriers and one began showing signs of skin allergies as an adolescent pup as well as some localized demodex mange (non-contagious; itching, dry coat, slight fur loss on the face, more itching, etc) so I put the dogs on a grain-free food. Not much change in him. I then tried a different one, but I have found a chicken allergy is quite common in this breed also, so I began Merrick Grain Free Pork/Sweet Potato - and the change was amazing. Within a week he was far less itchy, within a month he was better. Now after 4 months he is perfect. Allergies are gone, and demodex feeds on yeast - from grain food too, so it's gone! I now ONLY feed my dogs this food, and I have removed all grain and chicken/chicken fat dog food and treats completely. This is a very well made, wholesome dog food with LOTS of protein (very important in bully breeds.) What a difference - I love it!
June 25, 2013
Great grain-free product for allergy dogs
My min. schnauzer had terrible itching and skin issues when I adopted her... we quickly changed to a grain free food but it wasn't helping. Fish oil, specialty baths... not helping. A friend happened to mention that some dogs are allergic to chicken... I had never heard of such a thing. Not to mention finding a high quality, grain-free, chicken-free product was not easy. SOOOO happy I discovered this pork formula. The itching has completely stopped. And it's a great brand to boot. Would highly recommend.
February 18, 2014
Looks like we found the one!
My 8 year old mutt has had the worst skin issues since she's allergic to fleas. Her long hair always felt dirty and oily a day after her bath, and she's always had this strange smell to her.
I bought Merrick duck for my puppy, but ended up switching her to a different food. When our mutt, Sadie ran out of hers, I gave her some of her left over food, and she loved it! Less than a week later, she has lost a good bit of weight, but regained muscle. She smells better, looks better and finally has tons of energy. She has had hip issues for a while, but now she looks better!
Now, I don't say this about a lot of foods, because it typically takes a while to see a difference, but with this food, it was less than 2 weeks. I'll be purchasing large bags for her in the future!
November 29, 2012
Know you're feeding your pup the best
The ingredients make you feel confident that your dog is getting the best. We just switched from nutro natural choice, which our 9 month old shepherd mix completely stopped eating. When we got merrick, she went wild over it. No problems since. Her coat is shining and so soft now too
January 15, 2014
My Dogs Love This!
I stumbled upon this dog food this summer. Both of my girls, a black lab and a rottie/shepherd mix, are shelter dogs. The rottie/shepherd was abandoned in the neighborhood when her "family" moved. She had to fend for herself. Consequently, she can only eat high quality, grain free food. Any other kind of food makes her sick. I bought this because I thought the girls would like the pork. They do! My foster dog, a pittie mix, loves it too. I highly recommend Merrick grain free.
November 29, 2013
One Dog Says "Yum!", One Dog Says "Yuck!"
My goldendoodle was eating a limited ingredients dog food. She wasn't getting enough protein and was having skin issues so I decided to try Merrick's grain free line based on my research and reading plenty of positive reviews. I first ordered the duck and she refused to eat it. She's never refused food in her entire 8 years. Maybe she doesn't like duck? My standard poodle had no objections to it. So I ordered the Texas Beef. I opened the bag and it was rancid! I spoke with a great customer service rep at Chewy's regarding my situation and I decided to give the pork a try (my dogs love pork). She sniffed it and refused to eat this as well. There's something in that brand of food that repels her. I gave up on Merrick and found a different brand that she likes. Even though my poodle ate the Merrick, I can't recommend this company's product, especially after that bag of rancid Texas Beef.
August 19, 2014
Was hoping to include it within the routine; however, my Dobermans had an allergic reaction and its a reason for the low score. :( Good Luck if it works for you.
June 29, 2014
the ziplock doesn't lock "almost" at all and both my dogs didn't like the flavor so this is the first and last time i will buy a Merrick product
June 20, 2014