Merrick Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Beef Stew Canned Dog Food
Another great product from Merrick
I've been using Merrick's Classic canned food as a topper for my mini Aussie puppy's kibble for about a month now, and it's been great. Spock's pretty apathetic about eating dry food alone - I think he gets bored with the taste easily and then decides that playing is more fun than eating. Anyway, he would get through maybe half a meal before wandering away from his bowl to play. Adding a quarter of the bigger can of Merrick to each meal seems to make all the difference - he now scarfs his food down and licks the bowl clean. His *ahem* outputs are also smaller and less frequent than they are when he eats kibble alone. I have no idea why that should be the case (his dry food is already grain-free), but I'll gladly take the results.
I'm always expecting a slight drop in quality when I go for a lower-cost option, so I just bought a couple of cans from a local store to sample before buying a case from Chewy. Come to find out - this stuff is every bit as good as Merrick's Classic canned food. The Hearty Beef Stew has the same chunks of meat and veggies as Merrick's other canned foods. When I opened up the can, it smelled like a roast coming out of the oven. Spock seems to think it's every bit as good as Merrick's Classic line-he gobbles it down like he's starving. Lower cost for me and same great taste for the pup - can't do much better than that. Thanks Merrick for adding a great less-expensive option to the line.
February 12, 2014
Grain-free, healthy & nutritious product made in the USA.
I am extremely careful what I feed my dogs and cats. If there is anything that could be harmful to them in what I am feeding them, I do not buy it. Whole-Earth products have what I am looking for in a dog and cat food and my animals love it.
July 7, 2014
This product is great
My dogs love this food and it is easy on the pocket. I like that it is grain free and doesn't look like compressed mush. I have an elderly fur baby who loves this and it makes it easier to feed her the dry kibble and do diet rotation.
April 9, 2014
My dogs love it!
I have 6 labs & they absolutely LOVE Whole Earth Farms dog food, especially the Grain-Free Hearty Beef Stew! They literally DEVOUR it...the only other thing I've ever seen them eat faster is steak! lol I love the wholesome ingredients that are good for them & the fact that when I open up a can, it doesn't stink up the place. I hope these products around for a long while...THANK YOU for making something that is healthy for my pups & reasonably priced too!
June 18, 2014
Rottweiler tested and approved!
I have always been a fan of Merrick dog foods because of their high quality and wide variety of flavors. However, as my pack gradually expanded to 4 rottweilers and a 35 pound rottie wanna-be, it simply got too pricy to feed them the canned Merricks very often. I was so excited to see them expand the line and begin offering a less expensive grain free canned food, but was a little concerned that the Whole Earth line might not be up to their usual standards. I did some research and learned that the Whole Earth line is every bit as good quality wise as the other Merricks products. Quality food at a more affordable price - whats not to like? I bought several cases to try with my dogs and when I opened the cans, the food looked pretty much like all of the other Merricks canned foods I've bought over the years. Nice chunks of beef in a nice gravy with veggies you can actually identify. My guys went over the moon and back when they tried this food! I had 4 rotties and my little 35 pound rottie-wanna-be inhaling their food and then licking the chrome off of their bowls in an effort to get every last drop. I am so glad to be able to add Merricks back into my food rotation for my pack, and I know my dogs feel the same way!
April 23, 2014
My Scottie loves this food!
After ten days of grain free canned Merrick, we have seen significant improvement in my Scottie's skin issues that we have battled for more than two years. And she loves the beef stew--with a little grain free kibble on the side. It is a little soupy, but from the "dinner dance" by the queen of the house, I would say it is delicious!
June 27, 2014
My dogs prefer the 'ground' variety
I use canned food primarily for giving supplements/meds etc. That is very difficult with this particular canned food as it truly has the consistency of a stew/soup. None of my dogs are crazy wild over it, but they will eat it. I suspect that is because they prefer the stew I cook for them daily. That said, it seems to be a decent canned food and one I would use again if I needed a food with this consistency.
July 11, 2014
While this product has great ingredients and a 5-star review from Dog Food Advisor, it is your typical "shaped like a can" canned dog food. This was a bit of a turn-off and in the future, I'll choose to purchase another brand.
November 12, 2014