Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Duck Pate Recipe Canned Cat Food

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  • Real, deboned duck is always the first ingredient in this recipe—the single-source, high-quality protein provides amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to support healthy muscles and energy.
  • Contains no grains, potatoes, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

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About Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet

Only the Best Ingredients Make the Cut

Merrick's Limited Ingredient Diet recipes are specially formulated with a limited number of carefully selected ingredients to provide complete and balanced nutrition for your cat with food sensitivities. They provide all the nutrition you'd expect from Merrick, with very few ingredients.

Single Protein, Tons of Nutrition

These recipes keep it simple with a single source of animal protein — including salmon, turkey, chicken or duck — and easily digestible carbohydrates, for the perfect balance of ingredients. They are formulated to deliver a range of important vitamins, minerals and fatty acids necessary for the overall well-being of your cat.

Fresh Ingredients Are In

The finest, freshest ingredients included in these flavorful blends are harvested from local ranchers and farmers for quality and sustainability assurance. And all recipes include no meat by-products or artificial preservatives.

Specially Formulated for Cats With Food Sensitivities

  • No Corn, Wheat or Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Eggs
  • No Grains
  • No Gluten Ingredients

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Merrick uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from trusted farmers and ranchers, and their recipes never include additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.


Delivers the right amount of healthy fats from omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to provide energy and maintain healthy skin.


Great source of B vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc, vitamin C, copper, iron, magnesium, niacin and potassium.


Supplies good quantities of iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and silicon, and is thought to reduce stool and urine odors.


Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.

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 25 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

18 Customer Questions

What is the Natural Flavoring? Is it a form of MSG?
Answer by ChewyJan 08, 2018
The 'Natural Flavors' will be of the natural juices of the protein used in the formula when cooked.

Hi, can I get the following, BOTH on a "As Fed" and "Dry Basis": Protein, Carbs, Phosphorus, Sodium levels.
Answer by ChewyMar 30, 2022
This recipe contains 8.25% Protein (36.40% dry matter), 1.50% Carbohydrates (5.95% dry matter), 0.45% Phosphorus (1.74% dry matter), and 0.05% Sodium (0.30% dry matter) all on an as fed basis.

How many cans does this come with and what size?
Answer by ChewyNov 29, 2021
Each case includes 24 cans of 5-ounces each.

Can there be traces of chicken, turkey, fish, or beef in this?
Answer by ChewyMar 03, 2022
This food does not contain chicken, turkey, fish, or beef. For a complete list of Ingredients you may select the "Nutritional Info" tab on the product page.

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173 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca on Nov 9, 2023

Consistency has changed

I don't know what is going on with some of these companies whether others are buying them out or are just trying to use cheaper ingredients - but this last batch of canned food I got is NOT GOOD! Very grainy like cement and has started causing my cat to have allergies again. I thought I had found one my cat could finally eat - and their they go again- changing the recipe. I see others also have found the same thing. It is TOO EXPENSIVE to buy food and have to throw it away!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catz on Oct 7, 2023

Cats love it!

We have three cats. One is 18 years old, one can't have chicken & the other is just flat out picky! This food is great and all 3 cats love it. I bought it when Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Reserve Duck & Green Pea Recipe Wet Cat Food changed their formulation (late 2023). This is much better and lower in cost! Win win!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By EAR on Sep 18, 2023

Weird consistency, not all cans have the same amount in them

Merrick says that this is a pate but it's more runny and wet, like cement. There is not always 5 ozs per can either. I weigh out portions for my 4 cats and the last can only had 4.5 ozs in it. The cats seem to like it but I'm hesitant to purchase again due to the inconsistencies.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Astral on Jun 27, 2023

Total gamble now, quality control is poor

This used to be a reliably-enjoyed food by my picky cat, and was digested well and also does not smell horrible like some of the other wet cat foods. However, the last batch of LID Duck Pate I bought was all dry and my cat wouldn’t eat it. My cat also now throws up after eating Merrick’s Chicken Pate. Quality control at Merrick is bad and the batch variability is bad. Watch those expiration dates when you get the shipments and write down batch numbers. If you get a shipment out of a far away warehouse (I once had things shipped out of Phoenix AZ to the East Coast), you could get a really old batch. I really wanted to give it 4 or 5 stars, because I want to believe that they will fix the batches. I periodically still order some Merrick to see if I get a good batch-yes it is throwing away money, but sadly there is little other good clean wet cat food on the market (that my cat eats).

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Me on Aug 5, 2023

Hmmm, just not right.

Not sure what is up with this batch. I have one cat who especially loves this brand of duck food but isn’t touching this shipment. My other cats aren’t crazy about it either. The texture and smell are also off. Disappointed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Dani on May 24, 2023

Consistency varies widely

My chicken sensitive cat is much less itchy on this food but for the past few months the consistency of the food varies batch to batch. My cats much prefer the firm pate but some batches have been arriving mushy and paste like. So much that I have to scoop the contents out of the can. I’ve tried ordering from multiple different stores & have the best luck here on Chewy but still getting mushy ones sometimes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ceci on Jul 5, 2023

The best!

I have tried for years to find a food that really works for my cat. The limited ingredient duck is the only food she can eat without digestive issues. This is hands down the best.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Robert on Sep 4, 2023

Didn’t like it

Unfortunately my cat refused to eat this food. I had high hopes but she didn’t touch it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alfiesmama on May 19, 2023

Limited ingredient Merrick is good food

I don't use the prescription canned food because cats don't like it usually I do use the prescription dry food and he eats it this has helped tremendously with his IBD

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Shayla on Apr 24, 2023

Weird Texture

I have never seen a pate with such an odd texture. It's both wet and grainy, kind of like cement. My cat won't eat it, she won't smell it, she doesn't even like being in the same room as it. I don't blame her.