Merrick Before Grain Chicken Formula Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 11.1-lb bag

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Encourage your cat to go against the grain with Merrick Before Grain Chicken Formula. It's the perfect diet food for cats with diabetes, obesity, and grain-sensitivity issues. Fresh meats, fresh fruits, and potatoes make for a delicious dining experience that is easy on the digestive system, and blueberries and acai berries give him a healthy coat and skin. The grain-free chicken formula also contains Yucca Schidigera extract, which reduces odor in stool.

Key Benefits

  • All-natural, whole food source provides a balanced diet
  • 96% meat content is great for the carnivorous cat
  • Rosemary extract reduces allergies
  • Vitamins A and E help support healthy eyes
  • Chicory root reduces the risk of worms

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  • Item Number
    47970
  • Brand
    Before Grain
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. New Formulation: Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat(Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols a Source of Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Natural Chicken ; Pork Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Yeast Culture, Blueberry Dried, Organic Alfalfa, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
  2. Old Formulation: Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols – a Source of Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Yeast Culture, Natural Flavor, Blueberry Dried, Organic Alfalfa, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,780 kcal/kg, 1,719 kcal/lb, 409 kcal/cup

Feeding Instructions

How much food your cat eats each day is dependent upon size, level of activity, stage or reproduction, and environment. When feeding in measured amounts, feed according to the weight of your cat. When feeding with out 96% meat cans, reduce dry amount fed by 1/4 cup for every 3 oz of wet food. Add 1/4 cup of dry cat food for each additional 2 lbs. Adjust feeding level to your cat's individual needs. Kittens and nursing females may consume two or three times the recommended amount per day. Keep fresh water available at all times. Store in a cool dry place.

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  • Cats love it

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    Both of my cats love this food. The pieces are small, which makes it good for Betsey, who isn't a big eater and only needs a little at a time, and Nardo, who eats everything under the sun. I am so happy with the ingredients and the price on this food!

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  • What do semi-wild cats and kittens eat?

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    They all seem to like this food very well. Was using a brand no longer available through Chewy, but the cats seem to like this one more.

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  • Mediocre--

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    My three cats don't really like it yet are tolerating it...probably because it has more healthy ingredients.

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  • Both cats love the food

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    I am very impressed with the period of time from time of order to time of receiving the product.

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  • All 7 Love This Food

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    Wanted to try something different that was relatively affordable with great ingredients. This dry food has it all and all 7 - ages 1 1/2 to 10 - really really like this food.

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  • They love it!

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    I have 5 cats and they all love this food! After trying several different brands, this was hands down their favorite. They eat so much that I cannot keep their bowl filled. I will definitely be purchasing this again.

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  • No more daily vomiting of food

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    We had used another brand of dry food for several years with no problems. Then both cats began to have digestive issues. We began to try different brands, including grain-free varieties, but both kitties still were vomiting food almost daily. We then tried the Merrick Before Grain Chicken Formula, based on online reviews. After just a few days, they both were much better and they love the Merrick food! We highly recommend it.

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  • Cats like it

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    My cats enjoy the food and it comes in smaller pieces which since I have a gulper I appreciate. I only have one thing against it and that is the color. It is a dark brown - obviously with added color. Wish they hadn't it's one more thing to clean up when they throw up! A lighter color would be much easier to get out

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  • AVOIDED THIS PRODUCT

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    SORRY; BUT OUR CATS WEREN'T INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT. I TRIED MIXING IT IN WITH OUR PREVIOUS DRY CAT FOOD. ALL 7 WERE SMART ENOUGH TO NOT EAT MUCH OF IT. THE MUCH SMALLER MORSELS WEREN'T EVEN GOOD ENOUGH FOR OUR KITTENS. I GUESS THEY ARE JUST SPOILED ON BLUE BUFFALO.

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  • Clint

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    I was hoping my 2 yr old orange tabby would like it but he's clearly NOT a fan. I'm mixing it in with what he does love which is Purina Beyond Grain Free and just will end up sticking with what he likes. Hey we tried.

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