Merrick Pet Care’s Purrfect Bistro Receives Rare “Five-Paw” Review

Amarillo, Texas (August 21, 2013) — Merrick Pet Care’s new Purrfect Bistro received a rare “five-out-of-five-paw” review in the first-ever cat food review appearing today in The New York Times Dining section.

The review was penned by acclaimed cat food critic, W. “Mittens” Bloomfield, who described Purrfect Bistro as “scrumdelicious,” “awetastic,” and “wondermazing.” For example, of his experience with Purrfect Bistro’s new Chicken à la King and Tuna Pâté recipes, Mittens describes a food experience in which “…rich little moments of food ran into one another as if to create a kaleidoscope of tastes and textures, or a polychromatic fantasy that ended in a Taj Mahal made of chicken and tuna.”

Chicken à la King and Tuna Pâté are just two of the 21 new recipes of high-protein, canned and dry cat foods in Merrick’s Purrfect Bistro lineup featuring real deboned meat as the No. 1 ingredient. They 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.

Mittens added, “Purrfect Bistro will have you searching the thesaurus for synonyms of ‘delicious.’ Unless you don’t mind repeating that word over and over.”

While taste is paramount, texture is a close second. Purrfect Bistro features pâté, shredded and sliced varieties. Five grain-free dry recipes are available in 4- and 12-pound bags at the suggested retail prices of $15.99 and $32.99, respectively. Sixteen canned grain-free recipes are available in 3- and 5.5-ounce cans at the suggested retail prices of $1.29 and $1.69, respectively. Merrick Purrfect Bistro is available at independent pet specialty stores, nationally at Petco and at select online retailers.

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

Cat parents are invited to join the Merrick Real Food Revolution on Facebook or Twitter and learn more about the Cat Critic on Twitter, #TheCatCritic. Meanwhile, W. “Mittens” Bloomfield will be musing about finer foods for felines in his blog at

About Merrick Pet Care Inc.

Founded in 1968, Amarillo-based Merrick Pet Care Inc. is a leader in the natural and organic pet food category. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick helps families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious, real whole foods for pets. All foods are made in the USA using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, that are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco and online via select retailers at

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