About the product
OUR FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS:
Dogs thrive on quality protein and healthy fats. That is why Merrick Grain Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food provides balanced nutrition with real whole foods sourced from local farmers. This natural, grain free formula dog food is ideal for all life stages and all breeds of dogs with a focus on naturally nutrient rich ingredients to support overall health. Deboned Chicken is the first ingredient and helps comprise the 70% of meat and fish sourced ingredients that help build and maintain lean, healthy muscle tissue with high quality protein, support healthy skin and coat with omega fatty acids and support joint health with glucosamine. The 30% Fresh produce fortifies this high quality grain free canine diet with sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries offering vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Easily digestible carbohydrates like potatoes and sweet potatoes offer the benefit of sustained energy without upsetting grain-sensitive systems.
Like with all of our recipes, we locally source our farm fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality. As a result, Merrick recipes don’t contain any ingredients from China and are made in our own five-star kitchen and manufacturing facilities that uphold the strict guidelines well defined by the FDA.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Salmon Meal (source of Omega 3 fatty acids), Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
|GOAL WT (LBS)||CALORIES/DAY||CUPS/DAY (APPROX)|
For dogs over 100 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.
For puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs: Feed 25% more than the amounts listed.
Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Grain Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato Recipe each day.
Merrick Grain Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
3,740 kcal per kilogram or 460 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
|Crude protein (min.)||38.00 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17.00 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||3.50 %|
|Moisture (max.)||11.00 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.)||4.80 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.)||0.40 %|
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min.)||1200 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.)||1200 mg/kg|