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

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Description

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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Customer Reviews

Merrick Before Grain Chicken Formula Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both cats love the food I am very impressed with the period of time from time of order to time of receiving the product.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All 7 Love This Food 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.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Senior cat loves it! I have a particularly picky senior cat (16). He has a weight problem, in that he is too thin. He is not a big eater, never has been, but now that he is older, this is a problem for him. It is hard to keep weight on him. I am always on the lookout for high calorie food that he will like. Before Grain is a hit! He loved the first bowl I put out for him, and I thought, well he won't like the second. He has continued to eat this food for two weeks now, and still seems to enjoy it. I am pleased with his weight maintenance and even slight gain! I like the thought of Before Grain too...I want to feed a wholesome, good quality food, and BG is just that. They know where their food comes from and treat the ingredients carefully to preserve their nutrients.
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOIDED THIS PRODUCT 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.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 :)
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cats like it 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
Date published: 2016-12-01
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