Merrick Healthy Grains Raw-Coated Kibble Puppy Recipe Freeze-Dried Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Proudly founded in Hereford, Texas and crafted in USA facilities.
  • Real, deboned chicken is paired with a blend of whole grains, vitamins, and minerals for a balanced diet.
  • Features freeze-dried, raw coating for heightened flavor, made using high pressure processing to ensure food safety.
  • Made with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat, plus added DHA to support your puppy’s brain health and development.
  • Includes no corn, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

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About Merrick Freeze-Dried Raw-Coated Kibble

A Raw, Delicious Taste

Merrick Healthy Grains Freeze-Dried Raw-Coated kibble dog food combines the convenience of kibble with the nutrition and great taste of raw. Every piece of kibble is coated in visible freeze-dried raw meat or poultry for great taste and nutrition. Crafted with a unique blend of whole grains to support healthy digestion, these recipes contain no peas, lentils or potatoes.

Freeze-Dried Raw Coating

Raw beef, chicken or salmon are freeze-dried to preserve essential nutrients, then used to coat each kibble piece.

High Quality Meats

The #1 ingredient in these freeze-dried raw-coated kibble recipes is high-quality deboned meat, fish or poultry.

Made With Healthy Grains

A blend of healthy grains including brown rice, barley and oatmeal support digestion and provide high levels of fiber.

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Made with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for skin and coat health, plus glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.

About Merrick

The Merrick story began over 30 years ago and their main goal has always been to make the best pet food possible. They use premium ingredients from real, whole foods, combining them to create nutrient-rich recipes that make a difference in how your pet looks and feels. Merrick is all about staying true to their roots, so they still handcraft recipes in the original Hereford, Texas kitchen where Garth Merrick started the company. They also partner with organizations that share their love of pets.

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Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

Is this good for a Rottweiler puppy of 8 weeks
Answer by ChewySep 24, 2021
Merrick Healthy Grains Freeze-Dried Raw-Coated Kibble Puppy Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet to meet the nutritional levels for dogs of all breeds, including growth of large size dogs (70 pounds or more as an adult).

how much sodium or salt does this food contain
Answer by ChewyMar 01, 2022
This recipe has a sodium content of 0.38% as fed and 0.42% on a dry matter basis.

How many cups in the 22 lb bag?
Answer by ChewyJan 20, 2022
The 22 pound Merrick Healthy Grains Raw-Coated food has approximately 88 cups of Kibble.

Is the chicken GMO free and organic?
Answer by ChewyNov 26, 2023
The chicken in this food is not organic or GMO-free.

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Rated 4.1957 out of 5 stars
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45 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By bryon on Nov 7, 2023

My last order

I called customer support because my coupon did not work, I was promised $30.00 off my order but did not receive it. Not too happy with Chewy. Long time customer, never used coupons or any discounts previously...

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Ramona on Nov 7, 2023

Good nutrition

I bought a small bag and she ate it. Then ordered the big bag- she is not eating it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By blakmouthcurr on Oct 24, 2022

my 1 year old pup

My one year old black mouth curr did NOT do well with this dog food. I had no idea it was the food! Vomiting and diarrheal and a trip to the ER. Antibiotics and felt better but after the dose ended, it started back up again, then he quit eating the food completely. Both my dogs stopped eating the food! Changed the food and it cleared up! Not sure what’s going on, but I felt I needed to write this review. When we gave him the Merrick beef/adult he seemed fine. But, not this puppy one. Ingredients? Mold? Allergies? I don’t know!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Scott on Nov 1, 2022

Yet another quality product from Merrick.

My chiweenie absolutely loves her Merrick puppy food. I like that it's cooked in the U.S.A. with quality ingredients. My dog obviously loves the flavor and looks and acts healthy. Merrick has earned a customer for life.

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

Great service

Very good food and service from employees. Very gracious and professional. Very prompt delivery.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Ellie on Jun 14, 2022

Didn't agree with my pup

Tried to slowly introduce into her diet, but she had diarrhea after first meal, its now discontinued.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By ManuelSantibanez on Dec 18, 2021

Very bad smell

I was feeding my puppy, a GS, everything was perfect, In the last shipment the product smell was rancid, try to keep to hide the smell by adding raw chicken w/stock, veggies, and yogurt, but my puppy does not eat it at all. It's a shame a trusted Merricks and I understand things happen, could be just my bag or a lot, but I can not rely on a brand not having consistency, considering disruptions to my dog due to suddenly having to change her food. Chewy offered to reimburse the last purchase, thank you, and just ordered a large bag of Wellness Core and a Kaopectate bottle just in case. Kudos to Chewy for your services sorry Merrick you lost a loyal customer.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on Mar 11, 2022

Not for my pup

Although this brand is very good, my pup didn't like it at all. So, my 2 star only reflects my puppy's dislike, not a reflection of the brand.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By mochismom on Dec 1, 2021

Older pup says no

My mini goldendoodle (10mo) always went after his older friends food which was the adult verson of this raw coated puppy food. Since he was acting bored of the kirkland brand I decided to switch. After mixing it into his old food in his bowl he immediately hated it, and hunger struck for a week nearly. Once he was literally STARVING he begrudgingly began eating it. Im switching for sure.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By momof2bernedoodles on Aug 4, 2021

Quality ingredients, gobbled it down

I’ve been trying desperately to find the “Holy Grail” of kibble for my 8 mo Bernedoodle. He has had horrible bowel movements pretty much from day 1. After many changes, landed on a Lamb and Rice from Diamond Naturals and it’s the closest we’ve come to appreciably better poops…but still not perfect. Read great things about Merrick and LOVE the ingredients so decided to give it a try and bought a small bag. My first impression upon opening the bag was how teeny tiny the kibble pieces are! Truly a 1/4 of the size of his other food, maybe even smaller! I mixed it in with his other food and he ate it all, but I think we might be staying with the previous food as it’s a much more appropriately sized kibble for a large breed dog. As always…LOVE CHEWY :)