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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.
  • Crafted 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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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • 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 Protein32.0% min
Crude Fat13.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture11.0% max
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorus0.8% min
Taurine0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acid2.5% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid0.3.0% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
4 - 7 lbs1/4 - 1/2
7 - 10 lbs1/2 - 2/3
10 - 15 lbs2/3 - 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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Glutonous cats wouldn’t eat

    By Hannah on Feb 5, 2021

    I’ve had this limited ingredient food in the chicken flavor and my cats loved it so much! So when I ordered this flavor for them to try I was completely disheartened and confused as to why their bowls were full after they finished eating. My two cats eat ANYTHING, and they wouldn’t touch this salmon flavor . I bought the chicken flavor after a few days of their hunger strike, and they’ve been cleaning their bowls out. I love feeding my cats Merrick foods so I know their ingredients are good, this flavor just wasn’t appetizing for the kitties. Obviously let your cats try it especially if they prefer fish flavors, but I’d recommend starting with the smallest bag. Ours will be getting donated.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Cats Stopped Liking

    By 6Cats on Mar 8, 2021

    My cats have eaten this for years but lately they have been refusing to eat this food. I'm not sure if their formula changed or if there was a bad batch but something has changed. I even bought a bag from my local pet store but they didn't touch that either. I guess I'll be buying a different flavor.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not liked by any of our 7 cats

    By MJPMaryland on Jan 29, 2021

    To be fair, grain-free items seem to be less interesting to our cats, and we do try to introduce these slowly into their diets. However, this one is less successful than some others we have tried. Still, it will not go to waste, since the over-night kibble bowl, with several varieties of kibble, will have this added in small amounts. But not a product we will re-order.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    25% success....

    By CatDaddy on Mar 20, 2021

    We have four cats and only one of them will eat this food. All of them usually like fish flavours so we were surprised that three of them refused to eat it.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Cats won’t touch this food

    By Aimee on Feb 15, 2021

    I tried the salmon flavor because the chicken was out of stock. Unfortunately my cats will not touch this food at all. Going to switch back to check in which they really love.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    cats don't like the dry salmon

    By PetCarrier on Nov 25, 2020

    I decided to switch from Chicken to Salmon since they eat that all the time. My cats don't seem to like this flavor. I'll go back to chicken.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Give it a try and let your cats be the judge

    By Pussygalore on Aug 18, 2020

    I took in my cats in nine years ago. I made the mistake of feeding them the same food for years. This has made it difficult when I try to introduce a new food. I want to switch to Merrick, but so far they are not accepting it. Looking at the ingredients, it seems to be a better quality than most. I think you should consider trying it, your cats may love it. It is unclear if their disinterest is due to their nature or the food. This is why I gave it a neutral rating.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    grain free

    By maryjo on Apr 9, 2020

    It took a while but our 4 cats finally starting eating it.I know this grain free food is better for them plus it has omega 3.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Callie doesn't want to eat it.

    By Barabomb1948 on Dec 24, 2019

    Given that she's a mini chonk, I'm not too worried. She eats her gooshie (Merrick Purrfect Bistro) just fine. She just doesn't seem to care for this particular crunchy. Not sure if she's just simply being picky or not. *chuckles*

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    A Little Disappointed

    By Momma on Oct 18, 2019

    My cat loves the canned version of Merrick Limited Ingredient Salmon Cat Food. I like the idea of limited ingredients. So I ordered the dry version. I’m having trouble getting her to eat the dry version. I’ll give it some more time. But so far she is not crazy about it.

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