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

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About This Item

  • Dry puppy food with real chicken as the first ingredient and added DHA to support healthy brain development.
  • Freeze-dried, raw coated kibble packs nutritious protein and delicious taste.
  • Free of peas, lentils and potato.
  • Made with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to help support healthy skin and coat.
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin help support healthy hips and joints.


About Merrick Healthy Grains Raw-Coated Dry Dog Food

Nutritious Protein + Raw Taste

Merrick Freeze-Dried Raw-Coated Kibble dog food combines the convenience of kibble with the nutrition and delicious taste of raw. Every piece of kibble is coated in freeze-dried raw meat you can see, and each recipe is made with healthy grains for optimal digestion.

Try the Merrick Difference

Merrick’s Healthy Grains Freeze-Dried Raw-Coated Kibble recipes are made with real whole foods for superior nutrition and taste.

Raw Coating On Every Bite

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

Quality Protein

The #1 ingredient in every Merrick Raw-Coated recipe is always high-quality protein like real deboned meat, fish or poultry.

Healthy Grains

A blend of fiber-rich brown rice, barley and oatmeal in every recipe supports optimal digestion, with no peas, lentils or potatoes, ever!

See The Difference

Made with 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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Questions & Answers

7 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.

Does this Merrick Recipe source any supplements or ingredients from China?
Answer by ChewyOct 27, 2021
Merrick does their best to source as much as possible from the United States however, the vitamin-pre mix that is used will come from Germany or Canada, taurine from Japan, and vitamin B from China.


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39 Customer Reviews



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 doodle 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 dextersmom 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 :)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GiaD on Dec 24, 2021

Love chewy!

Sometimes it’s hard to find this food in the stores. Chewy usually always has it. Fast delivery!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Daisy on Jan 17, 2022

Healthy Puppy food

I read lots of reviews and Merrick lands in the top for nutrition.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DobieShepMom on Jun 18, 2021

Dog FINALLY eats!

Had my puppy on Wellness after switching her from Science Diet (what they had her on at the Humane Society), but she's never been very food motivated and recently stopped eating Wellness altogether. Thank goodness for Merrick. She's never going to lose her mind over a meal, but at least she's eating about as much as she should be now, and I haven't had to spice it up with wet food (which didn't work for long anyway). I also really love that this particular formula includes both joints and organ meat for extra nutrients, and I think the freeze dried raw coating really makes it appealing for my pup. FYI, the pellets are small enough for a Chihuahua and Merrick doesn't seem to have a large breed puppy formula in this line, but my dog prefers smaller bites, anyway.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Allie on Jun 17, 2021

Picky eaters beware

I received this product free to test out in exchange for a review and My puppy (who is already a very picky eater) did not like this food at all. I tried everything to get her to eat it from mixing it with other food to offering her food I know she hates then offering her this one and every time she literally turned up her nose and walked away. I had been really excited for it, because the ingredients are great and I had read really good reviews on it, but not even my cats (who eat everything from cat food to ribbon) would eat it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chloe on May 29, 2021

Our new favorite

I received a complementary bag of this food in exchange for my honest review. And honestly, when I saw the bag, my heart sank. My blue heeler puppy has a super sensitive tummy. We had already tried several dry foods and only one agreed with her stomach - and she didn’t like it very much! So I tried the Merrick. It has a very neutral smell which is surprising, given the raw coating. My blue heeler LOVED IT. I mean, she ate an entire bowl and asked for more. She has eaten the entire bag Merrick sent us and no digestive issues. And she really really likes it. Plus it has really healthy ingredients so we’re all satisfied. Well, that was enough for me! I just put the big bag on auto ship and am donating her other food to our local shelter. I’m so glad I gave it a chance.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jackie on Aug 2, 2021

Picky puppy

I received this product free to test out in exchange for a review. Unfortunately, my maltipoo puppy, who is a very picky eater, did not like this food alone. She will eat it when mixed in with other food, though.