Merrick Pet Care Revolutionizes the Cat Dish With New Menu of ‘Purrfect Bistro’ Recipes

Natural, Nutritious Ingredients Will Have Cats Licking Their Whiskers

Amarillo, Texas (May 13, 2013) — Merrick Pet Care continues its successful Real Food Revolution with the introduction of its new Purrfect Bistro menu of 21 recipes offering a variety of high-protein, canned and dry cat foods made with the tastes, textures and finest ingredients cats love.

The new Purrfect Bistro lineup comes less than a year after the successful introduction of Merrick’s 12 new dry food recipes for dogs.

Cats’ unique physiology makes them carnivores — meaning high-quality protein sources should be a significant part of their diets. Purrfect Bistro recipes are crafted to nourish kittens, adult and senior cats with a healthy diet of high-quality natural nutrition, feature real deboned meat as the No. 1 ingredient and come in feline-friendly bistro flavors including chicken, salmon, tuna, duck, turkey and beef, with a minimum of 70 percent protein and fat ingredients in every dry food bag.

“We know our cats need a high-protein, moisture-rich diet and that’s why our Purrfect Bistro menu is expansive in the number of high-quality options across both dry and canned recipes,” said Greg Shearson, Merrick Pet Care’s chief executive officer.

Merrick’s Purrfect Bistro recipes are 100 percent grain-free. The animal-protein-rich recipes are highly digestible and high in essential fatty acids, such as omega-6s and omega-3s, which replenish cats’ fur and skin to keep it soft. The menu also includes recipes for cats’ different life stages and to address issues such as weight management and hairball control. For all cats, Merrick recommends a combination of 100 percent Merrick Purrfect Bistro grain-free canned and dry foods for a healthy diet that is high in protein, high in moisture content and has a moderate level of fat and a low level of carbohydrates.

Just as important as the ingredients that are included in Purrfect Bistro are the ingredients that are not included. All Merrick recipes have no poultry byproducts; no artificial additives or preservatives; no artificial flavors or colors; no corn, wheat or soy; and no glutens.

While taste is paramount, texture is a close second. Purrfect Bistro’s 21 new recipes feature paté, shredded and sliced varieties. Five grain-free recipes will be available in 4-pound and 12-pound bags at the suggested retail prices of $15.99 and $32.99, respectively. Sixteen canned grain-free recipes will be available in 3-ounce and 5.5- ounce cans at the suggested retail prices of $1.29 and $1.69, respectively. They will be available this summer at independent pet specialty stores, nationally at Petco and at select online retailers. Merrick Before Grain Chicken #1 and Salmon #2 dry cat food will continue to be available at independent pet specialty stores.

Cat parents are invited to join the Merrick Cat Food Revolution on Facebook to receive updates on the new cat recipes. Also, they can share photos of their felines to help them “meow” the news about the revolution to their fellow cats and human friends.

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