Rated 5 out of 5 by Heynonynony Stick with the classics
This Merrick's Before Grain Tuna was the very first grain-free can of wet food I ever fed to my cat. I remember it exactly, because she has a sensitive stomach and had been vomiting constantly from her previous food...but she sprinted from across the room and began gobbling the Before Grain down as though I'd brought her an edible, tuna-flavored Holy Grail. I've since shopped around with other grain-free brands, since Before Grain is more expensive than the cheap, store junk brands, and it is still the only pate style food I've ever gotten her to eat without complaint.
While it is still more expensive than the grocery-store brands, it's still half the price of some of the higher-end grain-free stuff, and should probably be your first go-to problem-solver if your cat has a sensitive stomach, and been vomiting a lot. Once your cat's stomach settles, you can try shopping for cheaper grain-free brands, keeping B.G. on back up.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fussycat Wonderful for your cat
My cats have grown up on bad cat foods like FancyFeast and while doing so my calico has developed stomach issues to the grains in the foods. She is highly allergic and will throw them back up almost immediately. She has lost so much weight and I have been trying so hard to find a replacement that is both healthy, grain free and of course is something both my cats will eat. I have tried everything and when I picked this up in the store she loved it. She usually likes seafood flavors, and gobbled this up and looked for more. I was so happy she loved it that I gave the other flavors a try and she loves them too. Of all of the grain free varieties she will only eat 3 brands, and this is one of them. She is doing so well on it that she is finally gaining weight back, for a while I was really worried about her. Thank you Merrick and Chewy for such a great product at a good price. I will be back here for refills!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gina Merrick pates are yummy!
My cats love the Merrick pates! They are fond of the chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, beef and duck pates; there are no leftovers!
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay798 Awesome product
My kitties who will NOT eat chicken flavor canned food LOVE this tuna pate. It is devoured very quickly. I am so happy to discover such a high quality food that they enjoy.
March 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MogMom Two cats love it and eat it enthusiastically
Our cats eat 60/40 wet/dry food. This is their favorite wet food flavor. (We alternate this with the Merrick Bistro duck pate and Nulo freestyle dry chicken food as their grazing food.)
They definitely like the Merrick Bistro duck, but seem to really love the tuna. Alternating those two flavors is our choice because I want to be careful with the fish, mercury, etc., but also because alternating the two flavors seems to keep the cats more engaged and curious at meal time than when we fed just one flavor every day.
They are at a healthy weight, smooth fur, great litter box habits and seem very content on this balance.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Springfield Fresh, good value, great product, made in the U.S.!
Apparently both Merrick lines my kitty has tried are delicious.
This, the tuna pate, has a smell of people-food tuna from a can when opened, not that gross cat food smell cheaper foods have.
It's a general pinkish, pate-like slab, but remains the same soft consistency even after being refrigerated for a day.
That the fish is sourced, processed and canned all in the U.S., is reassuring. They've never had a recall and customer service is great. Grain-free, no by-products, no ingredients or manufacturing in China. For a premium food, it's a good price and apparently delicious. It's snarfed happily.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gyzzimo2012 Finally! another Pate that my cats love
My cats are very fussy. I can't tell you how many cases I have purchased in order to get the perfect two Pate grain free cat foods for my cats. I think it's great to alternate their eating habits. They are so excited when I open each can. The aroma alone makes them prance up on their back feet. They can't wait to enjoy these two pates.
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by castlegirl Leroy loves it!
Leroy is a very picky eater. It took me awhile to find a canned food that he will eat, plus is good for him. Whenever I go near the fridge now, he starts meowing, wanting his meal.
September 15, 2015