Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Chicken-Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Top IngredientsDeboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes...Salmon, Whitefish meal, Dried sweet potato...Salmon Meal, Salmon, Peas...Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes...Salmon, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal...
Special DietGrain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Limited Ingredient Diet...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Limited Ingredient Diet, Sensitive Digestion, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...
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Food FlavorSalmon, Seafood & FishSalmon, Seafood & FishSalmon, Seafood & FishSweet Potato, Fruits & Vegetables, Seafood & FishSalmon, Seafood & Fish
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About This Item

  • Real deboned salmon is the first ingredient and provides amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
  • Limited ingredient formula of just 10 ingredients is ideal for dogs with food sensitivities or allergies.
  • Gluten-free salmon and sweet potato food is free of corn, soy, wheat, dairy, eggs and artificial colors, preservatives and flavors.
  • Supports healthy digestion.
  • Crafted in Hereford, Texas and cooked in the USA.

About Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet

Less is More

When you’ve got a dog with food sensitivities, it’s best to keep mealtime simple. Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet delivers complete nutrition with just nine key ingredients plus vitamins and minerals. It’s got just what your pup needs and nothing more, with a savory taste he’ll fall head over paws for.

Nutrition Simplified


The number one ingredient is always deboned meat, fish or poultry, so you can pick the right protein source for your sensitive buddy.


These recipes are easy to digest and made with no artificial ingredients or fillers that can sometimes trigger sensitivities or allergies.


Nine natural ingredients fortified with vitamins, minerals and nutrients provide your pup with total nutrition.

LID with Healthy Grains

The Limited Ingredient Diet with Healthy Grains incorporates a blend of wholesome whole grains for a healthy fiber source and good digestion. And it’s made completely without corn or soy.

LID Grain-Free Formula

Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet is scientifically formulated to help support healthy digestion. It’s also made without common food allergens like grain, soy or gluten.

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

10 Customer Questions

I have a dog allergic to chicken. Is this food ok for(natural flavor?)?
Answer by ChewyFeb 25, 2020
This variety does not contain chicken, the natural flavor will be derived from salmon.

Is the food made with non-GMO ingredients?
Answer by ChewyAug 25, 2021
Merrick recipes use fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are GMO-free. While they only use USDA-inspected protein options in the dog food and treats, they cannot guarantee that the diets of all the animals that provide the protein sources are GMO-free.

How many cups are in each bag?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2020
The 4 pound bag has approximately 16 cups. The 12 pound bag has approximately 48 cups. The 22 pound bag has approximately 88 cups.

What is the iodine level of this food?
Answer by ChewyJul 31, 2021
The iodine levels for the Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food are 3.08% as fed and 3.3& dry matter.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Nope on Jul 20, 2022

Not every Limited Ingredient Food is the Same

For years I had fed my dogs a salmon based different brand food with success until one of them developed a chicken allergy. I tried the Merrick Limited Ingredient lamb recipe and that worked fine. Having been recommended switching out proteins periodically, I next tried the salmon recipe of Merrick Limited Ingredient. This immediately gave both of my Whippets the runs. Unfortunately, Merrick does not offer many choices of proteins of this Limited Ingredient Diet food so I will stick to the Lamb recipe until I find another brand. I am still recommending this item as I stand by the Merrick brand (just not THIS Salmon recipe for my Whippets).

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By nfsantana on Feb 21, 2022

We love chewy, but never buying Merrick dog food again!

I've had my pup on Merrick for about a year now and decided to try the diet version, I opened the bag and it smelt beyond terrible, like burnt fish oil, needless to say I'm switching my dogs food to another, we love you chewy, but this brand is no good,or selling expired kibble or something. It smelt so bad it went straight to the trash, I couldn't have even donated it to rescues I work with, for the best interest of the rescued pups.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Klausinhaus on Feb 22, 2022

Worth every penny

My 6 year old German Shepherd mix has an allergy to chicken. We switch between this formula and the Merrick salmon and brown rice. Both are excellent on quality. He has solid stool every time and loves the taste. Plus it’s smaller bites which works great on the snuffle mat!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GSDMom on Sep 17, 2021

Expensive, but great quality!

Our German Shepherd has terrible environmental allergies, and sees a Veterinary Dermatologist annually. It was suggested that removing corn, rice, soy, beef, and chicken MIGHT help reduce the expression of some of her symptoms (in addition to the medical regimen already in place), but it’s NOT EASY to find a dog food without these ingredients. Merrick’s makes good quality foods and they offer this variety at a price one expects for their caliber of kibble. It has yet to produce appreciable results in the allergy department, but my girl is relentlessly picky about her dry food and she immediately took to this. Switching over to this food was also a seamless (and speedier-than-normal) process, which is always nice for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Harper on Oct 6, 2021

Picky eater

My Shar-Pei is very picky and has a sensitive belly. I bought this specifically for her and she absolutely loves it. She was on another brand that appears to not be making their recipe for sensitive skin and stomach. I hope this does the trick. The best part is seeing her actually excited to eat now.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Unhappy on Nov 2, 2021

Burnt smelling dog food

I’ve bought Merrick limited ingredient for many years. The last 4 bags of dog food have smelled burnt and not like the salmon that it did before. Very dissatisfied and searching for a different brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NoMoreAllergies on Aug 27, 2021

Amazing for Dog with Allergies!

I have a 5 year old dog who started having intense allergies when she was about 1.5 years old. The poor pup was chewing gigantic hotspots into her skin. We tried an elimination diet, Benadryl, and then eventually had to go to prescription medication to manage it. This year we’ve switched to Merrick Limited Ingredient Food in the salmon flavor and have ZERO issues with her allergies. We’ve even been able to discontinue her (very expensive) prescription! So impressed with this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dutch on Nov 15, 2021

Great product! Prompt delivery

The dog food was delivered the day after it was ordered! The box was ripped, but the dog food packaging was intact.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bonji on Jul 9, 2021

My Dog Does Really Well with This

When my 24-pound Poodle Mix developed a nasty rash on his back and tail end, my vet recommended a dog food with more simple ingredients. The pet store steered me toward Merrick, saying they are known to use very clean ingredients. We tried it and my dog's rash completely cleared up. Best of all, he loves all the flavors we generally buy: Salmon, Lamb and Chicken. I'll be sticking with this brand for good!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maxx on Jun 13, 2021

Good for skin allergies

My West Highland Terrier had very bad skin allergies...itching all the time. A friend recommended this specific product as her French Bulldog was suffering from the same ailment. It took several months and then, one day, I realized that my little guy wasn't scratching anymore. I had tried everything in the past to help his allergies (including very expensive prescription meds which can be damaging to dog's liver). I think it took his gut a while to heal and finally the benefits of limited ingredients worked.