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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe + Grains with Salmon, Whitefish & Trout Freeze-Dried Dry Dog Food

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe + Grains with Salmon, Whitefish & Trout Freeze-Dried Dry Dog Food

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    Everyone comes running!

    By Loveaemily on Mar 16, 2021

    I use this food to fill treat dispensing balls for my dogs or as a topper. This food has a strong fish odor and when I open the bag both dogs and the cat come running. I appreciate that this comes in a grain inclusive recipe. I purchased the 10 lb bag and there are lots of raw chunks in the bag.

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    Dog likes it but my nose doesn’t

    By TuckerMom on Dec 19, 2020

    I received a small bag free for my dog to sample. I noticed right away that my dog was very interested in this new food from the moment I opened the bag. He went nuts and every time I gave it to him he went nuts! So that’s a good sign off the bat. The problem came the hours following meal time. He had I received a small bag free for my dog to sample. I noticed right away that my dog was very interested in this new food from the moment I opened the bag. He went nuts and every time I gave it to him he went nuts! So that’s a good sign off the bat. The problem came the hours following meal time. He had the worse smelling gas after eating this food. That alone is reason for me not to buy this again for him. It seems like a good product and my dog still loved it but my nose did not. It could very well just be my dog though. The only other complaint I had was with resealing the bag or lack there of. Once you cut it open there’s no reseal so you pretty much have to put it into another container to keep fresh. For the price you’d think a resale option on the bag would be added. … more

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    Everyone comes running!

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    I use this food to fill treat dispensing balls for my dogs or as a topper. This food has a strong fish odor and when I open the bag both dogs and the cat come running. I appreciate that this comes in a grain inclusive recipe. I purchased the 10 lb bag and there are lots of raw chunks in the bag.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very picky staffy loves it!!

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    My allergic to many many things staffy, loves this food! It also doesn't make her stomach upset at all. Her fur is looking wonderful and she actually eats it. I think we've tried about 25 different foods. She's very picky.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Dogs don’t care for it

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    The freeze dried bits were not enough to coax my dogs into liking this food

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Picky Samoyed

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    I have a super picky Samoyed that seems to enjoy this. She really likes the raw in it. She will pick all of those out of the bowl first before she eats the kibble but most importantly I noticed she is not itching as much. I had seen Merrick's food before but most of what I thought she would eat was grain free and our vet does not support a fully grain free diet for her so when I saw this....raw infused with healthier grains I talked to the vet and she agreed to make the switch from another brand she was on. She is still picky but seems a little less picky with this.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ingredients. Happy dog.

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    I received a 5lb bag of this food to test. While I wouldn’t call our lab a picky eater, it is easy to tell when he likes or prefers something, and he gets very excited over this food. I also love that there are freeze dried pieces of real salmon (as does he - he often picks those out first). In terms of ingredients we are very satisfied as we try to feed him clean, well sourced ingredients and food with limited additives and fillers. His digestion has been good since incorporating this food into his diet and his coat is extremely shiny.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Dog likes it but my nose doesn’t

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    I received a small bag free for my dog to sample. I noticed right away that my dog was very interested in this new food from the moment I opened the bag. He went nuts and every time I gave it to him he went nuts! So that’s a good sign off the bat. The problem came the hours following meal time. He had the worse smelling gas after eating this food. That alone is reason for me not to buy this again for him. It seems like a good product and my dog still loved it but my nose did not. It could very well just be my dog though. The only other complaint I had was with resealing the bag or lack there of. Once you cut it open there’s no reseal so you pretty much have to put it into another container to I received a small bag free for my dog to sample. I noticed right away that my dog was very interested in this new food from the moment I opened the bag. He went nuts and every time I gave it to him he went nuts! So that’s a good sign off the bat. The problem came the hours following meal time. He had the worse smelling gas after eating this food. That alone is reason for me not to buy this again for him. It seems like a good product and my dog still loved it but my nose did not. It could very well just be my dog though. The only other complaint I had was with resealing the bag or lack there of. Once you cut it open there’s no reseal so you pretty much have to put it into another container to keep fresh. For the price you’d think a resale option on the bag would be added. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Dog Food

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    I received a small bag of this dog food to review. My dogs absolutely adored this food. It incorporates dried raw food into it as well that makes this food stand out in the market. The only downside I have to this food was the strong smell. It has such a strong fish smell that every time I opened my air tight container it was overwhelming. That would be the only downside to this food.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great option for your furry friend

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    I recieved a 5lb bag of this dog food for free to test out with my furry friend. I will say, I really do like this product. I love that its a combo dry food with freeze dried pieces. I feel comfortable feeding this to my American bulldog because of the high quality ingredients. I will say, my dog was skeptical at first (it could be the strong smell it has, I think cause of the freeze dried pieces). However, all I had to do was slowly mix it with his other one for a few days before completely switching. Once I did that, he really enjoyed it and would eat all of the food. I definitely noticed a positive effect it had on my dogs mood. While trying this brand out, my dog seemed more energetic and I recieved a 5lb bag of this dog food for free to test out with my furry friend. I will say, I really do like this product. I love that its a combo dry food with freeze dried pieces. I feel comfortable feeding this to my American bulldog because of the high quality ingredients. I will say, my dog was skeptical at first (it could be the strong smell it has, I think cause of the freeze dried pieces). However, all I had to do was slowly mix it with his other one for a few days before completely switching. Once I did that, he really enjoyed it and would eat all of the food. I definitely noticed a positive effect it had on my dogs mood. While trying this brand out, my dog seemed more energetic and playful, which really made me happy. He's 10yrs old so he doesnt play often, so it was great to see this food giving him more energy to play. I'd definitely say it's worth trying with your dog. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Hungry Dogs Review

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    I received this as a sample to test. My dog did not enjoy the smell of it, but he did eat it after a bit. I am wondering if this is because he is used to beef not salmon. For dog food it is pretty prices compared to completive brands.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Free bag to test

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    We received a free bag of food to test. The food wasn’t overly pungent and my dogs absolutely loved the freeze dried bits. The only downfall is that it caused one of my GSD to have horrible smelling gas.

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