Our Mission > Five Star Promises

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Local Growers

No ingredients from China.

By locally sourcing all of our farm fresh ingredients, we ensure the highest quality for all of our recipes. Merrick purchases produce and real meat from American farmers and ranchers throughout all four seasons of the year. With fewer distributors, handlers and warehouses, our ingredients are fresher because they are immediately used. This is the standard to which we hold ourselves.

As a result, Merrick recipes don't contain any ingredients from China. Because your pet deserves food that is locally sourced.

Real Whole Foods

The ingredients? They speak for themselves.

Food in its purest state, unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives, takes Merrick to an unprecedented level.

Real Meats: Our high-quality beef, chicken, duck, pork, turkey, salmon and lamb ingredients, supply amino acids that build hair, skin, nails, muscles and tendons. Animal-based proteins contain all the essentials that dogs need and provide higher digestibility than plant proteins.

Healthy Fats: Healthy fats are an important component of a dog's diet to provide a concentrated source of energy for storage, utilization and supply of essential fatty acids that are not synthesized by the dog's metabolic system. Two types of fatty acids most recognized for the health of dogs, especially their skin and coat, that all of our recipes contain are Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Veggies, Fruits + Whole-Grains: Vegetables, fruits and whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are beneficial to the dog by enhancing overall nutrition, including gut health, which is essential for absorption of nutrients and immune system function.

It's time to stop just feeding your pet. Start giving your pet real, whole foods.

From Our Kitchen to Yours

It's more than just food. It's Food Worthy of a Fork™.

It all starts in the Merrick Kitchen, where we put cooking and quality under one roof.

Even the smallest of details are big priorities. It begins by qualifying every ingredient for freshness before accepting it into our kitchen to create recipes that appeal to human and pet palates. Everything we make at Merrick is made in small batches so that our food is monitored at every step. This includes ensuring that every meal delivers the balance of nutrients guaranteed on the label. Finally, we carefully test all finished recipes to assure that they exceed food and safety standards.

Our five-star kitchen and manufacturing facilities uphold strict guidelines well defined by the FDA. We continue to further enhance our food-safety performance and quality management systems by partnering with NSF Cooke and Thurber, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and HACCP.

It's time to stop just feeding your pet. Start giving your pet real, whole foods.

Balanced Nutrition

Higher in quality protein

Dogs thrive on quality protein and healthy fats, which is why every Merrick recipe starts with deboned meat as the first component. In our dry recipes, meat with high levels of protein is the first, second and third ingredients used.

Merrick believes that food is fuel, not filler. To balance our dry nutrition, the dry recipes lead with 60-70% meat, poultry and fish ingredients. After cooking, each bowl has 30-38% guaranteed levels of protein. Then we add the exact amount of vegetables, whole grains and fruits required to give dogs more of what they need. We also have foods that do not contain grain for dogs that have food allergies and sensitivities. Our Grain Free recipes contain high levels of protein sources, such as buffalo, duck and pork. None of our canned wet recipes have grain.

Merrick's balanced recipes ensure that pets will enjoy every second of their dinner.

Health You Can See

Seeing the results proves our point.

Optimal Weight and Increased Energy: Each recipe has industry-leading levels of protein and healthy fats to support optimal weight and increased energy.

Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat: We use standard-setting amounts of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coats.

Healthy Bones and Joints: Our world-class levels of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates support healthy bones and joints.

Healthy Digestive Track: Highly digestible meat proteins, peas, apples and blueberries support and improve digestive function.

Can you "see" how healthy your dog is from the nutrition you feed? We can.