Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Salmon Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Give your sensitive kitty the simple nutrition he needs with the Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Salmon Recipe Dry Cat Food. It’s packed with high-protein salmon as the first ingredient and only animal protein source, and mixed with wholesome produce like alfalfa, peas and potatoes. Loaded with antioxidants to support immunity, omegas for a healthy skin and coat, probiotics for gentle digestion, plus vitamins, minerals and taurine in every bite, it’s sure to fuel all your kitty’s adventures, and then yum! Plus, it has zero grains, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives so you can let kitty dive right into his bowl every time.

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free recipe features protein-rich salmon as the first ingredient for the essential nutrients to support healthy muscles and energy.
  • Single animal source protein is great for kitties with sensitivities and allergies, or on limited ingredient diets.
  • Enhanced with added vitamins, minerals, taurine and probiotics to support digestive health.
  • Packed with antioxidants for immune health and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to support a healthy skin and lustrous fur.
  • Made in the USA with locally-sourced ingredients from trusted growers, with zero grains, wheat, corn, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info

Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Protein, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Yeast Culture, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Phosphoric Acid, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,538 kcal/kg, 354 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acid 2.5% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid 0.3.0% min
Feeding Instructions
Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4 - 7 lbs 1/4 - 1/2
7 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 2/3
10 - 15 lbs 2/3 - 1

We believe in feeding dry and canned food in combination, whenever possible, to help increase the level of water in your cat's diet. Please have clean, fresh water available at all times. We understand that every cat is different and that optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, activity level and environment. Kittens and pregnant or nursing females may consume 2 - 3 times the recommended amount daily.

Transition Instructions

Mix Merrick's food with your current pet's food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of the Merrick food while decreasing the amount in your dog or cat's current 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.

Merrick Limited Ingredient

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.



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



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



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



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

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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a hit with my very UN-picky fur babies

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    Well, I am sad to report that my kitties do not seem to be interested in this food. They are almost 10 years old, and I have had them since birth, and this is the only food they have ever refused to eat. I already ordered them something different, and will be giving this to a friend who feeds a hungry stray.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Purrfect for my babies

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    I have a really picky eater and a cat who eats everything she finds. I also recently found out my picky little boy has a heart condition and needs to be on low sodium. This food was purrfect for him. He loves it, he’s gaining weight again, and his blood pressure is down. So thankful Merrick made this so my little boy can thrive.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    More nutritious than actual "treats"

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    I use this as treats for my crew of 6 and as supplemental food for the outside cats I leave food out for. The wet counterpart to this Salmon recipe is not beloved by my kitties, but they lose it for the dry stuff.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensitive Stomach

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    I have a cornish rex and a DSH. My domestic cat has a sensitive stomach. I switched to grain free food about 10 months ago. I made the switch to limited ingredient in Hope's that BMs would be less stinky. Although. I haven't noticed a major difference I have noticed that the food lasts a lot longer. Hopefully that is because the food is keeping them full longer. :)

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    I give it two stars... but, I'm not the one eating it.

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    I tried this as it was on a deal. For the price and what you get, it's great! BUT, my cats won't eat it. They love salmon, but this dry food is not for them... they just don't seem to like the taste. Bummer.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    7 cats have decided NOT to eat any of this food!

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    I tried a bag of this food and initially my cats gobbled it down with gusto and seemed to love it. So, I reordered more and now the won’t TOUCH this food. I’m disappointed about this and after reading many other reviews I now find this is not uncommon for this food. Sad...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our cat loves it

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    Our cat is pretty picky and she loves this food. She will only eat food that is fish, no chicken, duck, nothing but fish. So this food works!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehh... I’m sure its great but...

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    My cats won’t eat it. I’m sure they would if they had no other choice but it doesn’t seem to be their favorite.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a hit for my finicky feline

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    My cat seemed to love this food initially. I then mixed it with his current food. He began to eat around the Merrick, leaving all of it in his dish. The lower rating is not because there is anything wrong with this food. It just indicates that my cat did not like it.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    6 cats 0 prefer

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    My kitties disliked this. They tried to bury it. They’d pick around it for the old food it was mixed with.

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