MERRICK Purrfect Bistro Healthy Grains Real Chicken + Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 12-lb bag -

Merrick Purrfect Bistro Healthy Grains Real Chicken + Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food

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About This Item


  • Real chicken is the very first ingredient in this natural cat food.
  • Features probiotics and ancient grains to promote healthy digestion.
  • Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids help promote healthy skin and a glossy coat.
  • Antioxidants help support a healthy immune system.
  • 100% free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

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Feeding Instructions

About Merrick Purrfect Bistro Food for Cats

Made to Please Finicky Felines

Cats are furry foodies who set the bar real high, which is why Merrick created Purrfect Bistro. These appetizing dry food, wet food and meal topper recipes come in a variety of flavors and textures. Not only are they 100% delicious and highly digestible, but they are also available in grain-free and grain-inclusive options that are packed with protein and other essential nutrients!

Try the Merrick Difference

Merrick Purrfect Bistro recipes are crafted with delicious and nutritious real, whole foods. They are loaded with all the things you want your kitty to have and completely free from the things you want her to avoid, like artificial ingredients.

Real Animal Protein

Real meat, fish or poultry is always the #1 ingredient.

Healthy Omegas

Merrick Purrfect Bistro recipes contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health.


These recipes are formulated with probiotics to help support healthy digestion.

All Natural

Merrick foods are made without any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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

3 Customer Questions

What is the Carbohydrate percentage?
Answer by ChewyMay 17, 2022
The Carbohydrate percentage in this recipe is 24.5%.

What is the ash percentage?
Answer by ChewySep 27, 2021
This recipe has an ash content of 8.57% as fed.

What is the phosphorus amount on as fed basis?
Answer by ChewyJun 02, 2021
This variety contains approximately 1.4% Phosphorus content on an as fed basis (1.53% on a dry matter basis).

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Rated 4.359 out of 5 stars
39 Ratings
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39 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LindaLou on Feb 20, 2023

Merrick pet food

I have bought Merrick dry cat food before and always been happy with it. My vet told me I needed to switch from grain free to food with grain and I've gone back to Merrick. My cats took to it right away without any transitioning.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Juan on Nov 29, 2022

Zip lock missing

How are bags supposed to be sealed? I've had to reuse an old bag from over 1 year ago with a Ziploc because Merrick no longer provides ANY method to seal the bag. The food is great but what good is it if I can't keep it fresh and sealed? Strange because everything has a ziplock of some kind...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueS on Aug 23, 2022

Perfect for sensitive stomachs

I have one cat that seems to have a problem keeping dry food down. Thought I would try this bag of Merrick, since I read it was smaller bites. Bella did not chew the larger pieces of her previous food very well and this food seems to be working great so far. Happy cat means happy Mom.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By meow on Jun 6, 2022

4 out of 7 hated this

I have 7 cats that are picky and I’m well aware of this. The reviews were stellar, and my dog loves their food, so lets try the cat version. 3 of these finicky felines would eat it yesterday. I knew what was coming… the other 4 would influence the 3. And they did. I left it out last night and the were in my face dyyyyiing of hunger this morning. All bowls filled with this food, and despite being inhumanely denied a prompt morning feeding, they still refused to eat it the food in their bowls.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mom2many on Sep 17, 2021

Yes to healthy grains

It seems all the foods that aren't grain free also have things like wheat, corn, and soy in them. Or tons of legumes. I feel like this food is an amazing balance of whole grains, but mostly meat proteins. We just don't know what feeding cats so much white potato and peas are going to do to them as it's never been done. I'm much more comfortable with whole grains as the binding agent. We use dry food in addition to wet food and our cat is thriving. I was also looking for a food with probiotics. This food has it all.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Julia on Jun 1, 2021

My cats didn't prefer but yours might

I received this product free for my honest opinion. The ingredients are great, chicken is the first ingredient and everything looked quality. We have four cats, so finding something nutritious they all enjoy is hard. I introduced and mixed this with my cat's regular food, and they seemed to enjoy the flavor. But, they didn't prefer it to their regular food, and I think it was because of the size of the kibble which is tiny (picture showing size between the two) So we won't be switching over.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on Jun 29, 2021

My cats devour this one

I was so excited when I saw Merrick sells a few flavors of grain inclusive dry food! We won't be buying any of the grain free dry cat food anymore (they've linked grain free foods to heart disease). The cats would hardly touch the tuna and chickpea we bought last time (they'd rather eat the dog food LOL). But this chicken and brown rice they love. They are back to solely eating their own food again.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Reen on Jun 5, 2021

Good for petite cats

I generally have a positive review of this cat food, though one of my cats liked the food more than the other two (though this is normal) and it was actually my picky cat who preferred this over the other food. I think that the reason he liked it more is because of the small size of the kibbles. He is a very petite cat and tends to have trouble with the big kibbles and then doesn’t finish his food. So for him to easily eat the food and finish his bowl was very much appreciated. They didn’t seem to have any sensitivities or issues brought on by the switch of food so another positive. Might continue feeding my one cat this while keeping the others on their normal food.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Alison on May 25, 2021

Love my cats...

I received this product, complimentary for testing purposes.  I began by mixing in the Healthy Grains Chicken and Rice into their current kibble, so they didn’t get tummy aches. I liked the recognizable ingredients. I felt good about giving my babies a healthy breakfast and dinner. It didn’t have a pungent order like many cat foods do, honestly, it smelled like cooked chicken. I have three fur babies, and they gobbled this bag down quickly. They seemed to like it. I can’t speak too much on their kitty health as the bag only lasted my cats about 2 weeks, but I’d consider a re-purchase!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gabbie on Jun 1, 2021

My Cat Loved This Recipe

I received this product for free for testing purposes. My cat is usually pretty picky, but she really enjoyed this recipe. I think the ingredients are high-quality and healthy for your pets. I liked that the pieces were small, because my cat doesn't like larger pieces of food and has to spend a ton of time crunching up the larger pieces. Overall, if she loves it (which she does) then so do I! I would certainly recommend this for adult cats.