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Cats thrive on a grain-free diet high in quality protein with moderate fat levels and low levels of carbohydrates. That's why this Purrfect Bistro Healthy Senior Recipe is the best choice that provides balanced nutrition to support the overall health of your senior cat.

Key Benefits

  • Complete and balanced dry cat food that is specially formulated to provide exact nutrition for senior cats
  • Features high protein deboned chicken, chicken meal and turkey meal as the first ingredients
  • Fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, probiotics and antioxidants, as well as essential fatty acids to support skin and coat health
  • Grain-free recipe is good for cats with sensitivities. Ideal for indoor and outdoor senior cats 7 years and older
  • Merrick pet food is cooked in their private kitchens for more than 25 years. This ensures the best quality assurance since they have direct control over the cooking process. Everything is handcrafted in small batches and is closely monitored to ensure that each meal delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label.

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  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, High-Protein

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Potato, Peas, Natural Pork Flavor, Potato Protein, Powdered Cellulose, Natural Chicken Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Cranberries, Phosphoric Acid, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Liver, Salt, Organic Alfalfa, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,431 kcal/kg, 353 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.5% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.5% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acid 2.5% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.4% min
Glucosamine 600 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 600 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulans 90,000,000 CFU/lb

Feeding Instructions

Goal Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
4 - 7 lbs 1/4 -1/2
7 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 2/3
10 - 15 lbs 2/3 - 3/4

We believe in feeding dry and canned food in combination, whenever possible, to help increase the level of water in your cat's diet. Please have clean, fresh water available at all times.

We understand that every cat is different and that optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, activity level and environment. Kittens need up to 2 times and pregnant / nursing cat 3 times the adult requirement.

Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in new food over a 7-10 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Purrfect Bistro Recipe each day.

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The Purrfect Choice

Merrick Purrfect Bistro is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral feline diet packed with the protein cats crave. All recipes are cooked in the USA in Merrick's own organically certified kitchens, and contain absolutely no ingredients from China.

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Fresh Ingredients Are In

The finest, freshest ingredients included in these flavorful blends are harvested from local ranchers and farmers for quality and sustainability assurance. And all recipes include no meat by-products or artificial preservatives.

Finding the Right Balance

Each recipe provides best-in-class natural nutrition from a wholesome balance of protein, fruits, vegetables and more to ensure the overall health of your feline friend. And unlike some other healthy pet foods, Merrick Purrfect Bistro features an incredible taste cats can't get enough of.

  • 74% Protein and Fat Ingredients
  • 26% Carbs, Fiber, Vitamins and Minerals

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Merrick uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from trusted farmers and ranchers, and their recipes never include additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

Sweet Potatoes


Excellent source of complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and starch that converts easily into sugar for quick energy.

Organic Alfalfa


Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.



Contains twice the protein of most vegetables, and is a good source of vitamins A, C and some B-complex vitamins.

Flaxseed oil


Delivers the right amount of healthy fats from omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to provide energy and maintain healthy skin.

About Merrick

Merrick believes whole foods not only taste better, but are better for your pet, and handmade recipes are much better than scientific formulas. That's why Merrick's been making pet food in their own kitchen for more than 25 years. Produced in small batches, each recipe is closely monitored to ensure it delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label. Merrick makes food to be fuel, not filler, and their wide variety of protein-rich dry and canned foods and treats means your pet will enjoy every second of his meal.

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  • Meows will not eat this

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    I am so sorry to say that not one cat out of 5 like this food. After reading about the quality and nutrition, I decided to get it but they will not eat it. No matter how good it is in quality if the cats will not eat it then I cannot use it. I introduced it slowly to all the cats, but they left it or pushed it out of the way. I feed several homeless cats and even they walk away. So sorry and wish it would have an option for my cats.

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  • Good food for my senior cats

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    My four senior cats are finicky but they really like this food. And I know I am feeding them healthy food with no by-products, etc. Very happy I found this food.

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  • Purrfect Sized Bits.

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    My 10 year old loves the small bits, she can handle chewing your senior recipe. My 5 year old seems to like it too, he is eating from her bowl now.

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  • My cat loves this food.

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    I wanted something healthier for my aging cat; he loves this food. I will keep it on my auto ship list.

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  • Excellent food for your senior cat!

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    My cat had been having problems with vomiting and diarrhea until I read the reviews on Merrick food for older cats. She has had no problems since she began eating this brand and I followed the directions for her weight. She is now a very content and happy cat. For peace of mind, spend the extra money on this cat food!

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  • Bistro Dry Catfood

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    I bought this to meet some dry cat food needs to please a very senior cat and a one year old. They both like this a lot. Small pieces for easy digest ability. Very pleased.

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  • Seems good

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    Switched our aging cat to this food mostly for the joint support. We also moved her food to somewhere in which she does not need to jump up to get it. She at first did not eat much of it, but now ins content with it. I haven't noticed much effect on the joints. Ingredient list is high quality which is the main selling point, otherwise it has not had any effect on the cat that I could see - which is surprising considering the cat's last food was Iams...

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  • Healthy Formula that Cats Love

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    I have 2 senior cats but you would never know it. Both are still quite active, very alert, in great health and at an ideal weight. I credit Merrick Grain-Free Senior Recipe for most of this. This food was recommended by our vet several years ago. The only downside, is that the Senior Recipe is very hard to find in stores, and when you can find it, it's usually in a tiny bag. I started using Chewy.com because they have a great supply of it in the larger bag plus their home delivery makes it so easy.

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  • Merrick cat and dog food is pure quality!

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    My 8 cats and 4 dogs love this food and are healthy because of it!

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  • Cats love it.

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    We have 2 cats. We recently changed to Merrick after we could not buy Hills Ideal Balance. Everyone was out of stock. We are happy we made the change. Our cats LOVE the food. Try it.

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