Merrick Grain-Free Real Duck and Sweet Potato Recipe
This highly palatable, protein packed grain free formula features high quality meat proteins from duck, turkey, salmon and lamb. Deboned duck, the formula’s first ingredient, is low in saturated fat, very high in iron and contains essential amino acids like glutamic acid, which promotes brain health. Sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes and organic alfalfa provide sustained energy all day long. Antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables support overall health and wellness.
Multiple protein sources
Deboned duck #1 ingredient
First three ingredients are meat proteins
Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables
Good source of essential fatty acids, glucosamine & chondroitin
Made in USA
USA sourced ingredients
No wheat, corn, poultry by-products, soy, GMOs or glutens
70% pre-cooked weight is meat proteins
The new Merrick Classic and Grain Free lines will delight your pets and help them receive the very best nutritional offering that exists in the marketplace. Our recipes are built off of 5 key promises that become my family's commitment to yours:
#1 LOCAL GROWERS, regional, farm fresh ingredients
#2 REAL WHOLE FOODS, pure, delicious, and nutritious
#3 FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS, cooking and quality under our roof
#4 BALANCED NUTRITION, higher in quality protein
#5 HEALTH YOU CAN SEE , proof you are what you eat
Deboned Duck, Turkey Meal, Salmon Meal (source of Omega 3 fatty acids), Sweet Potato, Peas, Lamb Meal, Potato, Duck Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Apples, Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Salt, 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 (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), 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.
Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dogs diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.
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 each day.
|GOAL WT (LBS)||CALORIES/DAY||CUPS/DAY (APPROX)|
|Crude protein (min.)||38.00 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17.00 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||3.50 %|
|Moisture (max.)||11.00 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.)||4.50 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.)||0.40 %|
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min.)||1200 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.)||1200 mg/kg|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
3,740 kcal per kilogram or 460 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
Merrick Grain Free Real Duck + 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.