Rated 2 out of 5 by RETIREDVET My puppy didn't like it!!
I had previously purchased a national brand of puppy food, thought I needed something with more nutrition. My 10 week old Chi wawa mixed breed stuck his nose in the air to this product, went straight for the national brand from local grocery store, disappointed!
October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nads My miniature American Eskimo loves it & getting nutrition he needs!
I love all the ingredients listed as included in this recipe and believe my almost 1-yr old American Eskimo is getting all the nutrition he needs. The only difference from his previous brand recipe is that he seems to have a harder time breaking these down to bite size but once he gets trough he chows down the bowl. Will continue to purchase this brand and puppy recipe!
September 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Babz Product
Very pleased with this product.
Two young labs that are very active so it's important to have well balanced food for them.
They seem to enjoy this food
August 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cynth91 Quality but maybe not right for my pup
Bought this because I wanted something that didn't have wheat, soy, or corn. I have a 6 month old malamute/collie mix that was fed Beaverdam by the breeder. It's too hard to find and too expensive for me so wanted something quality but cheaper and more easily acquired.
-I like the ingredients
-like that the kibble doesn't have a strong odor
-price is good for quality and quantity
However, maybe I switched his food too quickly because I didn't have much beaverdam left, but my pup's stools are really soft and sometimes full blown diarrhea. It's been 4 weeks since I switched him so I was hoping it would harden up but still mudlike. I can even hear his stomach/intestines making sounds sometimes. I'm going to finish the bag and slowly switch him to Diamond Naturals lamb large breed puppy formula. The breeder says malamutes have sensitive stomachs and my vet favors lamb diets so I'm going to try that.
December 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomStormcrowe Blondie Loves this!
We just started Blondie, our American Stafordshire/American Pit Bull cross, and she loves this food. She was on a well known national brand puppy chow before and while it's not a terrible food, this is certainly more wholesome and Blondie loves the flavor. We don't have to mix in any canned with it, and her throughput is better as a result.....not as gooey and easier to clean of there's a puppy accident.
Her energy levels since she started this food are also off the hook! Instead of puppy bouncing off the walls, chasing the cat and playing, it's puppy bounces off the ceiling chasing the cat and playing. Our cat also seems to like the puppy food and Blondie will actually share it with her Feline Momma Cat.
All in all, we're going to continue her with this food assuming no issues crop up later like food allergy, although I suspect that will be very unlikely given the ingredients.
May 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Grammy1 Not happy with product.
My dog ate it ok, but her stools became loose, larger than should be and I could see grainy particles in it. So she was not digesting in a way I would expect from a quality food.
June 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by DSWPoodles Standard Poodle Pups Love This
I am in rescue, mainly Standard Poodles. Some rescues arrive having been fed other foods so I slowly transition Whole Earth Farms ( by Merrick) into their food & some arrive with no knowledge of what they have been fed. All the new arrivals love it. I also feed it to any pup from Yorkies, toy & miniature poodles, Chinese Crested, & an Airedale. Out of 11 puppies, I only had one who had slightly runny stools which lasted one day. I think it was the stress of riding in a plane. I highly recommend this food. Merrick is made in the USA and sold at high quality dog suppliers. I know of several breeders, show dogs, standard poodles who retrieve, & of course, those of us who have standards for companions. ( my adults eat this brand in the adult formula also). For the cost, you can't beat the quality.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neenie Finally, no more loose stools!
After starting our boxer puppy on Eagle Pack and not being able to resolve his loose stools, we tried Whole Earth puppy formula. We are 3 weeks in and with this change and the addition of plain Greek yogurt to his diet, he no longer has loose stools. He seems to love the food. He has it dry in the morning with his yogurt and mixed with warm water and vegetables at night. His coat still has a lovely shine to it and his growth continues at a better than average rate. I couldn't be more pleased with this food and knowing it's a Merrick product is a blessing.
April 28, 2016