Rated 5 out of 5 by Joanna48 No more daily vomiting of food
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.
October 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catwoman Excellent product!
This formula has an excellent content of protein and fat and quality ingredients. Our cats love it. We feed it as part of a high end mix of dry food formulas we access through Chewy
September 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
by Catmom Clint
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.
August 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Olive123 Good quality food on a budget
This food is a good value- good quality for a lower price. It's not the highest quality dry food you can get, but you're not paying the high prices like you would for the highest quality food. It's part of my dry food mix and my kitties like it.
July 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lily91 Cats love Merrick Before Grain
I was looking for a high quality, grain free dry cat food for my two ~1 year old cats. I was interested in something that was inexpensive and after looking long and hard I kept coming back to Merrick Before Grain. Prior to trying this, I had been feeding my cats Blue Buffalo Wilderness, which is also fantastic, but slightly more expensive. Also, I wanted to see if there was another acceptable food that might help with their stool odor. Anyway, decided to give this a try. When I first gave it to my cats, I had various mixture ratios of Merrick to Blue, and eventually they were eating 100% Merrick. They LOVE it. I've got them eating wet food as well, but they really look forward to the dry. It's got great ingredients, and is grain free - just what I wanted! Unfortunately, and reason for 4 stars, is that their stools actually got worse smelling.. so I'll more than likely be going back to Blue.. but other than that I highly recommend it. It's definitely up there with Blue and Wellness in terms of quality of ingredients, but more accommodating if you're on a budget :)
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chewbacca Great produce
This is a great produce at a good price. It was delivered in a timely fashion.
July 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by CCfromSocal New formula-- no thanks.
Used this food for several rescue cats with good results. New formula has "pork flavor" and egg product. No thank you. Getting harder and harder to find quality dry food without fish, pork, eggs. Thanks to chewy though I have some options. Hate feeding cats dry at all but adopters oft expect the cats to eat both wet and dry foods. So if I have to feed some limited dry along with primarily wet food it had to be as healthy as possible. Not sure if the change is bc once family owned Merrick sold out to the conglomerates. Alas.
June 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Meow70 Bowls are left full
Bought this on my last autoship hoping for a healthier alternative at a decent price. Ingredients looked great. To make things harder, I have to watch for fish ingredients due to one getting UTI from fish products. Unfortunately their bowls are more full than they are empty. I mixed it for a week with my previous brand (Science diet Ideal balance) and all the ideal balance kibble was eaten and they left the merrick kibbles. :/ I guess that tells me what I need to know. We still have a bag to go. Maybe I'll donate it to he rescue I foster for.
May 30, 2016