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About Merrick Pet Care

Our Merrick natural recipes are always purposefully crafted with real ingredients.

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Merrick chicken dry dog food

Committed to Quality Nutrition for 30+ Years

When you’re committed to the wellbeing of your pet, no food could ever be too natural, nutritious, or delicious. Believe us, we get it. That’s how we got our start.

Merrick was born over 30 years ago in Garth Merrick’s family kitchen in Hereford, Texas. That’s when Garth began home-cooking food for his beloved dog, Gracie, to make sure she was eating the most wholesome and nutritious food possible.

We’ve grown quite a bit since then—we have a lot more recipes for dogs and cats and a much bigger team—but we still hold true to the vision and beliefs that started it all.

  • Using high-quality ingredients that deliver high levels of proteins, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and more, for health benefits you can see
  • Using real food ingredients, from trusted partners
  • Refusing to use artificial preservatives
  • Giving back to people and communities who are committed to making life better for pets and pet parents

At Merrick, we work hard to help every pet live the healthiest, happiest life possible. We know it’s not just food in that bowl, it’s love. And that’s why it has to be the best.

Our 5 Star Promise

At Merrick, we promise your pet will not only love the taste of our food, they’ll be happy and healthy as well. That’s why if you (or your pet) are not 100% absolutely, totally, completely satisfied with Merrick, return it for your money back. We don’t just make the best food ever. We stand behind it. 

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Five Star Promise, Real Whole Nutrition

Real Whole Nutrition

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Five Star Promise, Recognizable Ingredients

Recognizable Ingredients

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Five Star Promise, Health That Matters

Health That Matters

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Five Star Promise, Texas Crafted For 30+ Years

Texas Crafted For 30+ Years

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Five Star Promise, Merrick Gives Back

Merrick Gives Back

High Quality Dog And Cat Food

Merrick is committed to work hard, deliver complete and balanced nutrition for all dog and cat life stages, and improve the lives of pets and their parents.

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Real Whole Nutrition

We promise… that Merrick prioritizes real whole nutrition; this is our philosophy that worthwhile pet food includes balanced nutrition, blending together the ideal balance of ingredients, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and flavors that your pet will love to eat and you will feel confident in feeding.

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Recognizable Ingredients

We promise… to always use recognizable ingredients, working with:

  • Meats, Fruits, and Veggies: Meticulously choosing the best possible ingredients that you know and trust for your pet, using the perfect balance of each in our homestyle recipes. 
  • Elevated Quality Standards: Having the highest commitment to both freshness and safety, ensuring our ingredients never include artificial preservatives, additives, or sweeteners.
     
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Health That Matters

We promise… to expertly tailor our health focus, because it’s your pet’s health that matters most. Targeting the specific health benefits that make a happy life:

  • High levels of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for healthy skin and coats in our dry dog recipes.
  • High levels of Glucosamine and Chondroitin to support healthy hips and joints in our dry dog recipes.
  • High quality proteins to support lean muscle mass and balanced nutrition.
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Texas Crafted For 30+ Years

We promise…to always craft with the same care and love as our founder Garth Merrick.

Garth began our journey in 1988 making food for his dog in his own kitchen in Hereford, Texas—The Beef Capital of the World. Today, we adhere to the same values of that original kitchen: our team spends time carefully conceiving and crafting each homestyle recipe to ensure we’re producing the most authentic and high-quality food, that tastes as good as it is for your pet.
 

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Merrick Gives Back

We promise… to always give back.

Pets are an extension of our lives. They bring so much comfort, joy, and purpose to our families, and in turn, to whole communities. So we make sure that our love for our pets goes beyond just the food we make.  We partner with and support local and national organizations that share our passion for pets—including K9s For Warriors— and we are focused on doing our part for a healthier planet by working towards more recyclable packaging.