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

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About This Item


  • Made in the USA.
  • Limited ingredient food specially formulated for dogs with food sensitivities or allergies.
  • Real deboned salmon is the first ingredient.
  • Natural dry dog food contains no grain, soy or gluten.
  • Tasty salmon and sweet potato recipe made without soy, corn, wheat, dairy, eggs or artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.

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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

9 Customer Questions

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.

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.

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.

Is this food okay for senior dogs
Answer by ChewyMay 20, 2021
This variety is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult maintenance. It would be suitable for seniors however, it would not be suitable for puppies.

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61 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By wjtinfwb on Jun 16, 2023

Great Service & Thoughtfulness

Had two dogs that both ate the same food, started ordering from Chewy to avoid schlepping 20+ pound bags from the boutique dog food store every few week. Enrolled it in the Autoship program so we’d not run out. A few months ago we had to put one of the dogs down. The remaining dog eats less than half of what we previously used so I had a unopened bag I would not need. I called Chewy to see if I could return it for a credit on future food purchases. Chewy immediately credited me for the food and advised me to donate the unopened food to a local shelter. Very nice and generous of them. Then the next day flowers and a condolences card arrived from Cheey on the loss of our pet. Very thoughtful and unexpected. Very pleased with Chewy and blown away by their customer centric service and approach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kristi on Jun 16, 2023

Merrick Limited Ingredient

So happy to have found this food. Had to switch from another brand. The switch made a huge difference in my dogs health and behavior. Definitely recommend. Just wish there were different flavors

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Poppy on May 24, 2023

Dog loves it

After an exhaustive search for a dog food with ingredients not in the “red zone” I FINALLY found this limited ingredient dog food. She loves it and her itching has reduced considerably. Very happy and will order again!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Tibs 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 5 out of 5 stars
By Paula on Nov 11, 2022

Wonderful for sensitive stomachs!

This is the only food that has worked for my Wally; I really love it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lina on Mar 15, 2022

Switched and realized how good it was.

I switched my white poodle to the regular Merrick salmon and she does not stopped licking herself. Her paws are now pink, so is her ear duct and mouth. I didn’t realize how good this limited ingredient food was until I switched it. I’m going back to limited ingredient immediately.

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 2 out of 5 stars
By Julie on Dec 31, 2021

safety concern with recent order??

My dog has eaten this food for years, I also weened our puppy onto it about a month ago with vet approval. Each dog loves it & normally devours meals. I’ve been overall happy with the product/quality. Earlier this week I got my routine autoshipment of two new bags, and neither dog will touch The food from either bag without a lot of coaxing. I am worried that there is something wrong with this particular lot? I am worried that it could make them sick. I reached out to Chewy customer service to see if there’s been any other issues complaints, none reported so far. But I’m leaving a review in case others experience any issue with any recent bags. Chewy customer service has been great! No complaints there, just concerned about the quality of my recent purchase and wondering if merrick switched formulas or something it’s just wrong with a recent batch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ErinG 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.