Merrick Grain-Free Dry Puppy Food Real Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe

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  • Grain free, real beef and sweet potato puppy food recipe that is 55% proteins and healthy fats.
  • Real deboned beef is always the first ingredient – plus there’s produce, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • The recipe gets 70% of its protein from animal sources – offering the perfect combination of protein and healthy fats to help your furbaby stay fit and energized.
  • Includes DHA, omega fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin that support your pal’s hips, joints, skin and coat, and encourage healthy brain development.
  • The small sized kibble is perfect for small puppy mouths and there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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About Merrick Grain-Free Dog Food

Superior Nutrition and Taste

Merrick’s recipes start with real, deboned meat, fish or poultry as the first ingredient, followed by whole foods like sweet potatoes and blueberries for complete and balanced grain-free nutrition. Each one features up to 84% of protein from animal sources, for great taste and superior nutrition. Choose from a variety of options for every age, breed and need!

Try the Merrick Difference

Merrick’s Grain Free dry recipes are made with high-quality protein to help build muscle mass and support healthy energy levels. They contain no grain, corn, soy or gluten and have a taste your dog will love.

Full Of Protein

The #1 ingredient in every Merrick Grain Free recipe is always deboned meat, fish or poultry.

Omega-6 And Omega-3

High levels of these beneficial fatty acids help support skin and coat health.

Glucosamine And Chondroitin

Leading levels of glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain healthy hips and joints.

Natural Goodness

Made with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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

20 Customer Questions

The chicken version of this food includes all life stages “including growth of large breed” dogs over 70 lbs as adults. Does the beef version also meet this stnadard?
Answer by ChewyJun 06, 2018
This was formulated for small and medium breed puppies. A large breed puppy may require larger kibble to accommodate their jaw structure. This formula only provides pint sized puppy bites.

Does the Puppy Beef with Sweet Potato have any dyes in it?
Answer by ChewySep 30, 2018
This formula contains no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

My dog is possibly allergic to chicken. Does this contain any chicken at all?
Answer by ChewyJul 07, 2021
This formula does not contain chicken. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos when viewed on a desk top. Click the "Nutritional Info" tab, next to the "Q&A" tab, towards the top bar above the product image when viewed on the app.

My dog is already 1 year & 6 months old & is presently 37 lbs. Is she considered still a puppy?
Answer by ChewyJun 13, 2019
A puppy is generally considered an adult when they stop growing taller. Typically for small breeds this is between 9-12 months, medium breeds around 12 months and large breeds closer to 15 months.

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278 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By LL on May 23, 2023

Really Disappointed puppy smells on this food!!!

Thought I received a great gift when a friend gave us a 22lb bag of the Merrick puppy Texas beef (see pic)for our 5 mos old golden mix. Since adding Merrick puppy to her diet of Purina pro plan puppy chicken n rice, my puppy smells horrible! Her bowl movts are normal but her butt smells horrible as if gland (you know which ones) smell mixed with Merrick food. YUCK!! Will be writing Merrick to see if recalled as they normally have a high quality food but won't use this one anymore! If you try a small bag first!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By HammyPLX on May 10, 2023

Let it flow like a mudslide

If you want to “hear” when your dog goes to the bathroom, then this is the food for you! All three of my dogs have been blasting mud for several days. Pro-Pectalin has little to no effect on the situation. I’ve always held this brand in very high regard too. NEVER AGAIN!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By doglady on Apr 30, 2023

Puppy not excited

Puppy isn't excited over the food unless I put gravy or meat with it. My other dogs always liked the brand. I do think having a singular dog makes them picky.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By smurphy on Jan 18, 2023

Merrick Dog food.

My puppy wasn’t crazy about this food. I tried to give it to my older dog as a mixer, he wasn’t gobbling it down either. I think it’s quality, but I won’t buy it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sondra on Jan 22, 2023

Good Eating and Delivery

My new puppy ate this food on up with no digestive issues. Chewy always delivers promptly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Apple on Sep 9, 2022

Dobie Lives This!

Our Doberman mix puppy loves this beef and sweet potato kibble. We had another kibble on hand when we got her and she didn't touch it. Her foster mom had been feeding her the Merrick's and I'm thrilled that she lives to eat it. I don't mind the price given the quality ingredients and because she enjoys it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By CaseyandPersephone1 on Jul 22, 2022

Great food, but multiple problems.

Usually, this food is great! I've had my puppy on this food since I got her at 8 weeks old. It always did well, her coat has been shiny and she's been healthy. Lately, I've bought the past 5 or 6 bags of food from pet stores and here and it has been BURNT. There's usually a sweet aroma from it, like puppy food, and it smells like burnt cardboard. Merrick needs to get this under control. This isn't a cheap brand of food, either. I shouldn't have to worry whether it's going to be burnt or not when I open the bag. I'm tired of playing the guessing game, and will be getting a different food from now on. Usually I love Merrick, but this has been a constant disappointment. Hopefully I can send this food back and get a refund.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueZ on Sep 30, 2022

Great Food, Great Company

Discovered this food after being unable to obtain a special weaning formula from another company. Found I could wean my puppies without digestive problems. And I did not have to jump through hoops to get it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By good on Dec 14, 2022

pup loves it

My puppy loves this food and it seems it gives her a nice coat too

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Xxlockedinxx on Jul 6, 2022

Great food

I accidentally got the puppy one but my dog is 5 years old. What I do to feed my dog is mix in dry food with food I make at home. When I first mixed it in my dog was a little skeptical since it looked different but he quickly ate it after tasting it. He loved it! I love that the ingredients are all natural cause that's what I worry the most about for my dog. Also no negative reactions to the food which is a great plus!