Merrick Healthy Grains Large Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag

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About This Item


  • Paw-fect for big dawgs!
  • Made into large kibble bites that are packed with protein, produce, and whole grains—including ancient grains.
  • Formulated with deboned chicken as its first ingredient.
  • Contains L-carnitine, which supports your dog’s metabolism.
  • Healthy grains such as brown rice, oatmeal, barley, and quinoa support digestive health.

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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.

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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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine)...Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice...Chicken, Chicken By-Products (source of leucine and arginine), Corn Meal...Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine)...
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Hip & Joint Support, Sensitive Skin...Hip & Joint Support, Immune SupportDigestive Health, Immune Support, Skin & Coat HealthDigestive Health, Immune Support, Skin & Coat Health
Special DietHigh-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion...With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion, With GrainWith GrainWith Grain
Breed SizeLarge BreedsLarge BreedsLarge Breeds, Giant BreedsMedium BreedsSmall Breeds
Food FlavorPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, Meat, Chicken, LambPoultry, Meat, Chicken, LiverPoultry, Fruits & Vegetables, Chicken, Sweet Potato
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry Food

Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

Is this food made in the US, and where are the ingredients sourced from?
Answer by ChewyMar 30, 2023
This recipe is made in the USA. All of Merrick foods are produced and manufactured in the United States. Most of their dry and wet recipes are crafted with love in one of their three facilities in Hereford, Texas. Their manufacturing facilities in Hereford are Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certified. This means they have successfully completed a stringent food safety auditing process and verified that their facilities are in compliance with Certified HACCP (Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points) food safety plans and quality management systems. Merrick is committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients possible. The majority of their ingredients come from the USA with the exception of those not readily available here in a quality, consistent supply. For example, they source our lamb from New Zealand.

Does this food have Taurine and if so, what is the percentage?
Answer by ChewyMay 21, 2022
This has a minimum of 0.17% Taurine.

what size is the kibble?
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
The kibble size is the size of a button or dime.

How much calcium and phosphorus is in this formula?
Answer by ChewyJun 03, 2021
The phosphorous for the Healthy Grains Large Breed Recipe is 1.11% and the Calcium is 1.59% .

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
35 Ratings
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35 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jade on Dec 16, 2022

Excellent food, just wish it was bigger

My 1yr old 75lb puppy loves this food. Since we have switched her to this food she no longer has any skin irritations. The kibble size is tiny about the size of large pea. Definitely smaller than a dime.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Thor on Jan 5, 2023

wouldn’t eat it

NEither my great Pyrenees, nor my parents, Great Pyrenees would eat this kibble

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Marie on May 14, 2022

Small Size Pieces

Really disappointed at how small the pieces are for this food. I thought this would be a good switch but currently I'm keeping the old food mixed in because our boy is used to larger pieces. He almost chokes eating these tiny pieces. Looking for a better alternative still. Wouldn't recommend this for large breeds

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BentleyandRoyce on Mar 12, 2022

Doggos love it!

I have 2 is 9 years old. She has gone through gastritis with other brands as she ages. I'm going on 3 years with Merricks and ZERO gastritis! Great thing about choosing Merricks is that you can switch through different types of foods that it provides without upsetting their stomach. Our other pup is about to turn 3 and is in his prime! They love it! We like to add water for the aroma and heat it up in our microwave for 30 seconds. They enjoy the suspense! Lol.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Ahead on May 30, 2021

Bad reaction from both of our dogs

We have two dogs, a female pitbull and a male pit/mix (we adopted him and are not sure of the mix) The packaging for Merick dog food is great. The bag is heavy duty and will not easily rip. The food also smells awesome...seriously, I have never smelled dog food that smelled like Merick. Unfortunately, both of our dogs had a bad reaction to Merick dog food. We began mixing the Merick food with their normal brand. Our dogs immediately started having digestion issues and we had the worst messes to date to clean up in our house. Our dogs are very well potty trained and have only had accidents when they're sick. These were pretty horrific messes to wake up to. We thought that maybe the food wasn't the culprit or that they just needed time to adjust so we continued to mix in the Merick. It only got worse. We actually had to replace a section of baseboard and flooring in our kitchen because their bowel movements were completely liquid and they had accidents 4 nights in a row in the same area. Within a day and a half of stopping mixing Merick into their food, they were back to normal. I wanted to love Merick and it was only about a $10 difference in price from their normal brand, but unfortunately it was a bad experience for us.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Annie on Apr 30, 2021

My dog seem to love it

I received this product for free for testing purposes. Really good ingredients from what I saw on the back also I kind of mixed in with my dogs typical food as I didn’t want to transition him fully until I knew for sure it wouldn’t irradiate his stomach and as for an improvement of coat it’s too soon to say since he hasn’t been on it for that long yet however my dog seemed to really enjoy the taste of it and he would pick it out of all of his other food that we mixed in with it and only eat this stuff he seemed to like it as well as my cats did as well whenever they would sneak some from his bowl however I did notice it didn’t necessarily upset their stomach but it did give them pretty gnarly gas but just something to be aware of also included a photo of the size of the kibble as compared to a lot of the other ones that we’ve tried for large breed dogs it seems to be a little on the smaller side for kibble size

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lollie on Jun 7, 2021

Love this food!

I received this product to try for my honest review. Our pups love this!! We transitioned their food gradually and had no issues at all! Our pups are happy, and certainly healthy! I love knowing that this food has no fillers or by products. I also love that I feel super comfortable and aware of the ingredients I’m feeding them. It’s definitely a win in our house!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Alyssa on Jun 7, 2021

Really love!

This was such an exciting gift from a reputable company! My dog (German Shepherd) had no problems transitioning and liked the taste. My only issue is that on Day 1 i mixed her food half and half and our (house trained) pup had an accident. I don’t know if it is related but also know digestive issues can happen when switching brands. No issues since.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carol on May 2, 2021

My dog enjoys this food!

I received a complementary sample of this product in exchange for my honest review. My dog has been enjoy this for the past few weeks. I really like that there are no fillers in this product and it’s made in the US following standard manufacturing processes/inspections it gives me peace of mind I’m feeding my dog something I can trust. My dog was really interested in the bag as soon as we brought it home, and loved munching a few as a quick snack. We transitioned the food from her current dog food without issues. The size of the bites themselves is a little smaller than what my dog is used to, but we use a puzzle bowl so it helps pace her anyways but if your dog gobbles just something to be aware of. My dog seems to enjoy the flavor of the food and I’m curious if see if she will benefit from the omegas but that’s likely a longer term use benefit that what we have noticed the past few weeks. It is a little too pricey for me to repurchase but if it was on sale I’d definitely consider it again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Jun 11, 2021

Would definitely recommend!

I have fed my dog the same food for years, so she was STOKED to get something different. She gobbled it right up and it didn’t upset her tummy! I like that it’s got all the things I look for in a food - meat first, healthy grains, and no random fillers. I received this product for free but was not paid for this review.