Merrick Pet Care started back in 1988 when founder Garth Merrick developed the first healthy dog treat to help clean dogs teeth. This treat was known as the “Flossie.” Soon after, they were creating handcrafted, all natural pet food because whole foods don’t just taste better – they’re better for your pet! After 30 years of manufacturing pet food, Merrick is still creating new recipes to help pets stay happy and healthy!
At PetFlow we believe that all pets deserve the best. Luckily one of our favorite brands, Merrick, has the same philosophy.
You are what you eat, so why not feed your best friend the best, right?
Merrick pet food has more of what your pet needs and less of what they don’t. Because of this, the results speak for themselves. Merrick doesn’t just make one of the best foods available, the part that we appreciate is that they stand behind it. Merrick is confident your pet will not only love the taste of their food, they’ll be better for eating it, too.
We are all pet parents at PetFlow and we love Merrick because they always promise to use the freshest, highest-quality ingredients from farmers and ranchers they know and trust.
“The quality you want, the nutrition they need, and the taste they love!”
Merrick goes to great lengths to make the best pet food they can, but also promise to never get ingredients from China. Merrick promises to buy only fresh ingredients like real chicken, beef and sweet potatoes from family farms all across the country!
Whole foods not only taste better, they’re better for your pets. With that said, Merrick uses only the freshest ingredients in both their cat and dog food recipes!
A neat fact about Merrick is that they have fewer distributors and warehouses. This is mainly so their ingredients make their way from farm to bowl faster – keeping the ingredients much fresher too!
Merrick creates nutrition without any additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives. Their wholesome recipes always start with real, high-quality meats and fresh-caught fish with industry-leading levels of protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, minerals, and antioxidants.
Plus, their Classic recipes have whole grains for fiber and nutrients.
See why Auggie & Zoey’s parents love Merrick’s Classic Small Breed recipe:
Although we know there’s no substitute for home cooking, Merrick cooks all of their recipes in their own kitchen in Hereford, Texas! They’ve been doing so for more than 25 years! They buy all their own ingredients, create hearty recipes and package every bag and can of food at their own facilities.
Merrick owns the entire manufacturing process from start to finish! By doing so, it reassures buyers of their quality ingredients, top-notch safety guidelines, and the overall satisfaction guarantee.
They have a product for every cat or dog with their Backcountry line of a high-protein kibble containing freeze-dried raw pieces, Grain-Free recipes, Limited Ingredient Diets, Treats, Food Toppers and more!
Their Lil’ Plates line has been specifically formulated to meet the needs of small breeds. Merrick Lil’ Plates allows small breed dogs to enjoy the big taste of Merrick’s favorite recipes with the comfort of having smaller kibble and appropriate portion sizes. The Merrick Lil’ Plates line even offers tiny grain-free, gluten-free treats that are big on flavor and protein, but small in size for those with tiny mouths.
Every finished recipe is carefully tested to make sure it exceeds food and safety standards. Also, their facilities meet the strict guidelines defined by the FDA. Every product Merrick makes is handcrafted in small batches and closely monitored to ensure that each meal delivers the perfect balance of nutrients!
Merrick knows that dogs and cats thrive on quality protein and healthy fats.
That’s why every Merrick recipe starts with deboned meat as the first ingredient. Merrick’s dry pet food recipes are made with 60-70% meat, poultry and fish. After cooking, each bowl has a guaranteed protein level of 30-38% to fulfill our pets natural needs! In addition, Merrick adds vegetables, whole grains, and fruits to give pets exactly what they need to thrive on.
Every product they make is handcrafted and made in small batches. This way they’re able to closely monitor the process and ensure that each meal delivers the perfect balance of nutrients!
For pets with food allergies and sensitivities, Merrick offers a number of options such as their Limited Ingredient Diets. A limited ingredient diet is a formula with only one protein source. These are best suited for pets with allergies or sensitivities since it eliminates all other potential! None of their canned recipes have grains in them, and their dry grain-free recipes are made with high levels of protein!
Coming Soon! New Limited Ingredient Diet recipes:
At Merrick, pet food is to be used as fuel, not filler!
Merrick’s balanced recipes ensure that your pets enjoy every second of mealtime.
The results speak for themselves!
Switch to Merrick and watch your pet benefit from:
- Optimal weight and increased energy:
Industry-leading levels of protein and healthy fats keep your dog fit and healthy.
- Healthy skin and shiny coat:
We use leading levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to give your pet healthy skin and coat.
- Healthy bones and joints:
Top levels of glucosamine and chondroitin support your pet’s healthy bones and joints.
- Healthy digestive tract:
Highly digestible meat proteins, peas, apples and blueberries support and improve digestive function.
Your pet will love it – Guaranteed!
The Merrick Guarantee promises that your dog will be happier and healthier! If you (or your dog) isn’t 100% satisfied with Merrick, simply return it for your money back.