MERRICK Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Healthy Weight Recipe, 22-lb bag -

Merrick Grain-Free Healthy Weight Recipe Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Made in the USA!
  • Made from real deboned beef.
  • Features 55% protein and healthy fat ingredients and 45% produce, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients.
  • Contains omega fatty acids, glucosamine, and chondroitin.
  • Free from grains, corn, wheat, soy, gluten, and artificial colors, flavors, and 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

22 Customer Questions

Which dog food would you recommend for older dogs that are overweight?

How big is this kibble? My 3-year-old chihuahua has a hard time chewing big kibble.
Answer by ChewyApr 08, 2021
The kibbles in this recipe are about the size of a button on a man's dress shirt.

Does Merrick use GMO'ed ingredients
Answer by ChewyJun 28, 2019
Merrick chose fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are GMO-free when creating their formulas. While they only use USDA-inspected protein options in their dog food and treats, they cannot guarantee that the diets of all the animals that provide their protein sources are GMO-free.

Whats in the chicken meal. is it scrap meats and diseased animal parts?
Answer by ChewyJul 31, 2020
Merrick meal is made from USDA inspected meat. Merrick use meat meals in all of their dry products. This means bone is not included. Their meals are excellent sources of essential amino acids, as well as minerals such as calcium and phosphorous. They are exceptional ingredients in terms of protein quality and digestibility and provide optimal nutrition for optimal health. If bone was included they would have to call it meat and bone meal. Merrick also do not use any diseased animal parts.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Miki on Jan 24, 2023

one of the best

Switched dog foods again - to Merrick Grain Free. I have 3 dogs, one extremely active, one old and one small 3 yr old. This is best dog food for all three. Great ingredients!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mindy on Aug 3, 2022

Picky dog loves it.

We have a mix breed dog that is very picky about his food. He needs to lose weight. I’ve tried several brands of light food and he does not like them. Have had to put toppers on them which doesn’t help him drop weight. This is the first food he likes. He prances when I put his bowl down. Merrick produces an excellent dog food product. Have used other dog food from them. Very satisfied with all.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cess on Sep 13, 2022

Love this brand

I love this brand. My Alaskan Malamute have a very sensitive stomach as a pup and this brand save me from insanity. I still have to see if this will help me control my dog Weight.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By NewtoChewy on Jun 13, 2022

Might be too rich

Was changing dog food for dog health reasons, and based on research this was one of the better ones for my dog's condition. Reviews mentioned some dogs find it too rich. My dog will eat anything so I didn't think twice about it. Well, I was wrong. Dog vomited about 2 hours after eating. I recommend starting with a small bag if you decide to try this food.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lance on Jul 1, 2022

Dogs not a big fan

Dogs were not fans of the food. While they ate it, the need for no grains and I am guessing the taste is the basis for us moving on from this particular version. Overall they do seem to like the other Merrick products.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynne2066 on May 19, 2022

Good & Healthy

This has been the only “diet” food that I’ve found to fill up my pup. I’ve tried many, many foods (prescription & store bought) that leave him begging him for more the minute his bowl is empty. For some reason, he eats this food slower & it keeps him full until the next meal. Time will tell if he loses weight but it’s a winner so far!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Eddie on May 26, 2022

didn't agree with our dogs digestive system

Unfortunately, this food gave our two dogs diarrhea and it's taken 4 days to clear up the problem. We've use Merrick products before with no ill side effects.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AYCE on Jul 23, 2022

Great Brand

Recommended by a friend. Was not disappointed. Will purchase again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DebbMac on Mar 24, 2022

Great food

My dog needs to lose weight & he loves this food! I would prefer that it had grains but all the ones I tried he wouldn’t eat.Absolutely love Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DizzyLizzy on Feb 13, 2022

Best food ever!

This food has been a game changer for my cocker spaniel! She has always had a hard time with food sensitivities, and she’s done really well on this healthy weight food.