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.

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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Health FeatureDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsSkin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support, Digestive Health...Immune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Skin & Coat HealthImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Skin & Coat HealthN/A
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, High-Protein...High-Protein, Sensitive Digestion, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainLimited Ingredient Diet, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain...
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Food FlavorBeef, MeatSalmon, Seafood & FishChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultrySalmon, Seafood & Fish

Questions & Answers

37 Customer Questions

Are there any hidden chicken products in this food? My dog has a chicken allergy.
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2018
This recipe includes no chicken products.

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).

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.

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Goldy12345 on Apr 28, 2022

Finally a match for my Golden’s issues

I needed a chicken free food that had grains and did not include peas and potatoes/things that are correlated with heart issues for my Golden Retriever who has itchy skin and anal gland issues. This food has worked great and he loves it, although he is not too picky of an eater. He weighs 75 lbs and I feed him 4 cups a day. Another issue was finding a food that matched his dietary needs that stayed in stock! So far so good with this, and I love that an extra large 33 lb bag is available. I still buy 2 at a time just in case. We’re so relieved to have a great food match finally for our sweet but sensitive guy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dessystew on May 7, 2022

broke within a week.

It was easy to assemble and it worked okay initially albeit a little wobbly. Then after a week it completely broke off somehow. Where the post screws into the base broke off, leaving behind the place where the screw attaches. It looks like it was stapled on? I’m not sure. It’s very unstable and wouldn’t recommend. Should have heeded the other reviews.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By dltb on Apr 5, 2022

Pet refused to eat this

Our dog refused to eat this batch of dog food. Our dog has a hearty appetite and had no problem eating previous batches of this brand of food. Our pet exhibited no signs of abnormal behavior except refusing to eat. Once we replaced the food with a different choice he was more than ready to eat again. We have switched brands entirely as a result, and if I could, I would give this a zero star - not a one star because I feel strongly that something was not right with this batch of food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By wagginpitbull on Jan 31, 2022

Good Pea-free Food

My dogs love food and I have never encountered a dog food they didn’t like, so I cannot say how good this food tastes. My dogs loved it, but they love all food. My gaseous boy did well with Merrick Healthy Grains Beef and Brown Rice recipe - no excessive gas! I was pleasantly surprised to find that my allergic dog did not have a negative reaction to the variety of protein sources in this food. She continues to have itchiness, but nothing more than what is usual for her. I appreciate that they offer a 33 pound bag - I think it’s more cost effective than other similar quality foods that come in smaller sized bags. This food will definitely be added to my dogs’ meal rotation!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By nancy on Mar 16, 2022

Absolutely no chicken!

My akita is severely allergic to chicken. Trying to find a dog food without chicken is time consuming. Merrick dog food is one of too few made without chicken whether it be chicken meal,fat or by-products. Fortunately, all my pups love it and my akita's allergy is in check.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maryan on Apr 25, 2022

My Kids Love Merrick

Four of my Westie's are allergic to any type of poultry...Merrick Real Beef + Brown Rice solved that problem and it's not grain free. They love it!!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ro4mo on Feb 3, 2022

Dog doesn't like it

I was so happy to find a dog food that Includes GRAINS after feeding my dog grain free since getting her and her recent vet doesn't recommend staying on grain free. I've added a teaspoon of the Merrick lil plates and she'll eat some with the lil plates but basically picks out the lil plates food and leaves the dry. Unfortunately I ordered 12lb bag and have about 11.5 left that she's not interested in.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Merrick on Feb 10, 2022

My Dog Loves This Food!

Yes, my dog loves his food, but that's not saying much because Indy loves any food. I chose this food because my vet recommended it. Its primary ingredient is meat, and it doesn't have any fillers. My boy has been on it for almost two years, and I've never had any stomach or other issues. I highly recommend it, and so does Indy!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By VickiK on Jan 19, 2022

Simple and the dogs will eat it

Merrick dry foods often smell like chemicals and I think it happens when the product gets old and stale. This dry food is simple, small pieces, and my senior dogs (all five of them) will eat this one dry food. I'm opposed to grain free for senior dogs who need some carbs and fiber in their diet. Food that is too rich in protein is hard on senior dogs' pancreas and kidneys.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gooonies on Mar 8, 2022

Healthy & long lasting

I have two adult small breed dogs who got to enjoy this food item. They were eager to eat it, and I noticed it kept them full longer. I think maybe the quinoa in it helps with this!