MERRICK Classic Healthy Grains Real Beef + Brown Rice Recipe with Ancient Grains Adult Dry Dog Food, 25-lb bag -

Merrick Classic Healthy Grains Real Beef + Brown Rice Recipe with Ancient Grains Adult Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Dry food with healthy grains and beef for dogs.
  • Features real deboned beef as the very first ingredient.
  • Developed with high levels of omega fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Includes essential vitamins, minerals, brown rice and ancient grains such as quinoa to aid in digestion.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.

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About Merrick Classic Healthy Grains Dog Food

Balanced Nutrition with Grains

For balanced nutrition and big-time taste, Merrick Healthy Grains really satisfies. Easily digestible Merrick Healthy Grains recipes balance protein, fruits, vegetables and a healthy blend of whole grains, including ancient grains, to support optimal digestion. They also supply high levels of fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, glucosamine, and chondroitin.

Try the Merrick Difference

Merrick’s Healthy Grains recipes are made with real whole foods for superior nutrition and taste.

Quality Protein

The #1 ingredient in every Merrick Healthy Grains recipe is always high-quality protein like real deboned meat, fish or poultry.

Healthy Grains

A fiber-rich blend of brown rice, oatmeal and quinoa in every recipe supports optimal digestion, with no peas, lentils or potatoes, ever!

Formulated For All Dogs

Merrick offers options for every life stage and breed size, so all dogs can enjoy the benefits of healthy grains.

See The Difference

There are guaranteed levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for skin and coat health and glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.

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 30 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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Questions & Answers

38 Customer Questions

Is this dog food high in fat?

This states potato free recipe but lists potato in ingredients? Which is correct ?
Answer by ChewyJul 21, 2018
This food contains no white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are not the same as white potatoes. They come from a different family, are high in fiber/low in fat, and are a healthier, lower carb alternate to white potatoes. Sweet potatoes also contains large amounts of vitamins A,C,E, B5&6, potassium and manganese (manganese – trace mineral needed for growth, development and metabolism).

Are any of the ingredients sourced from China?
Answer by ChewyApr 13, 2020
Merrick sources the world's best ingredients from the best producers. Most of their ingredients come from the USA, however, in certain circumstances some ingredients may come from another country (like lamb from New Zealand) to ensure the highest quality possible. Merrick currently works with one trusted partner in China to source Vitamin B, which is an essential nutrient for dogs and cats. Vitamin supplements account for less than 1% (~.02%) of the total raw ingredients (by weight) in their recipes [and Vitamin B, specifically, is less than .01%] but ensure that every single serving of their food gives your pet the complete nutrition they need. Since 2012, they've worked with the same trusted partner to source Vitamin B. They remain the best option for both the supply Merrick needs and the quality they want for this ingredient. They recently opened operations in China, and remain confident in their ability to produce high-quality Vitamin B for their recipes to ensure they are delivering the nutrition that pets need.

Does this product have taurine in the ingredients?
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2019
This recipe contains a taurine content of 0.1% minimum. At this time, the manufacturer does not test for guaranteed levels of taurine in their dog food recipes.

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Rated 4.3156 out of 5 stars
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301 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on Apr 21, 2023

cleared up my dogs skin and gas

My dog was a rescue from a Tennessee shelter so we had no history or breed information on him, their best guess was lab mix. After we brought him home we started him on typical puppy chow, he would stink us out of the house, it was horrible. He stools were soft, he’d eat them fresh and then months later the skin issues started. Trips to the vet for suggestions and topicals made it worse so next up was to change his food. We tried this Merrick first since it’s poultry free and his skin cleared up within a couple weeks. He stopped eating his poop, which also firmed up. He still has occasional gas but I attribute it to being a lab mix.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pat on May 29, 2023

Easier than going to the feed store

I am very happy with my order. My local feed store is always running out of the 12 lb. bag of dog food and wants me to buy the 25 lb. bag. I am over 80 and cannot lift the 25 lb. bag. The dog food was perfectly packaged and arrived so fast. Saves me from going to the feed store.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Matt on May 24, 2023

Didn't work for my dogs

My little guy won't touch the stuff until he's starving and it gave my big one diarrhea well past the new food adjustment period. Not going to force it down their throats, guess I'll toss it and buy something else. Unfortunate.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on May 14, 2023

My two didn’t care for it

I’m sure this is good food but my two is not enthuses with it. I have to doctor it up with can food or toppers etc and still leaves in the bowels until they eventually will eat. On to find the one they will enjoy.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on Apr 20, 2023

Tried Merrick

So glad I went with 24 lb and not the 33. Our lab will not touch it! She'll get real darn hungry after a while because she has 24lb to go through before I order something else!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By nope on Apr 11, 2023

nope for my dogs

My dogs will not eat this at all. I even mix with soft cause I don’t want to waste it. It’s expensive in my opinion. One dog will eat around it spit out on the side!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By kate on Apr 5, 2023

merrick dog food

hi quality.. LESS FILLERS than some others. NO BEANS NO PEAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! those 2 items only CREATE A LOT OF GAS!!! He seems to like it...and he is VERY PICKY.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GunGun on Dec 28, 2022

Golden Doodle likes it!

My dog was smelling the box before I opened it, it's been love at first smell. He's been stoked to eat this (mixed in with his previous food) for the last two days. Unlike all previous dog food bags, I'm actually afraid to leave this one out because he might tear into the bag lol. He's never been that happy about kibble unless I add things to it like meat or broth, or if it's another dog's food. Hopefully it lasts, I think he tends to get bored of the same food. The last food I had been buying was Blackwood adult dog large breed Whitefish Meal & Oatmeal Recipe, he burned out on it to where he ate sparingly.. In time he has developed dry skin. I'm hoping that after 4.5/5 cups a day of this new food, he'll be getting all of the omega he needs and his dry skin issues will start to be reduced, we live in a very dry air climate.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MerrickOrChewy on Dec 9, 2022

Bag ripped open when delivered

Opened box and bag ripped open, food all over in box. Called Chewy and new bag sent. Opened up this box and guess what? Bag ripped open. Called Chewy and and ANOTHER bag sent. Guess what? When this bag received, it was torn open as well! Partial blame on Merrick for their bag sealing design; major blame on Chewy warehouse workers for mishandling bags as they are packed for shipping (appears they workers rip the bags as they throw the bags about while in the warehouse and into the boxes). Also, have not received a box yet from Chewy where the box was in good shape and properly packed.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lokijack on Dec 7, 2022

My Dogs Refuse to Eat This

I purchased this with high hopes but was extremely dissapointed. Both of my dogs refuse to eat this food. Tjey are not picky eaters at all but will leave this food in the dish all day and whine with hunger. At meal time they get excited to eat and as soon as I put this in the bowl they sniff and walk way. I bought it on sale so maybe it was overposed to heat or past it's expiration (sadly I emptied it into an airtight container and threw the bag out.) I can get them to eat it if I pour broth over it but even then they leave anything not touched by the broth and since I don't know wy they are refusing it don't want to entice them to eat spoiled food. We often switch brands and I have never seen a reaction like this before. All in all a huge waste of money as I have to buy new food and waste an entire bag of $$$ food :(