Our Five Star Promise

Merrick’s commitment to work hard, deliver superior nutrition and improve the lives of pets and their parents.

real meats and fruits


We only use high-quality meats, fresh caught fish and real fruits and vegetables. Foods like those aren’t just drool-worthy, they’re rich in the valuable protein and nutrients pets need. No fillers, additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives. Nothing artificial, nothing but goodness.

  • Real Meats: Our recipes start with real, protein-packed high-quality USDA certified meats and fresh caught fish to support the growth of lean muscle, improved skin and coat health, and a healthy immune system
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: We use whole apples, potatoes, baby carrots, blueberries and other real fruits and vegetables filled with the fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants dogs need


We know quality ingredients taste the best and are the best for your pet. At Merrick, we go to great lengths to make the best food ever. Here’s what matters most to us…

  • Trustworthy Farmers and Partners: We choose only the best ingredients and always buy directly from farmers and ranchers we know and trust.
  • Strict Quality Standards: We have the highest commitment to both freshness and safety, ensuring our ingredients make the fewest stops possible between farm and bowl.
heartland ranch chickens and northwest farm blueberries
healthy bulldog and cat


Choose Merrick and you’ll be met with a lifetime of purrs, wagging tails and squeaky-clean bowls. But don’t count on these alone to know your pet is happy and healthy, you’ll see a difference in how your pet looks and feels thanks to:

  • The Ideal Combination of Protein and Healthy Fats to help maintain optimal weight and increased energy
  • Industry-Leading Levels of Omega-6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids for healthy skin and shiny coat
  • Top Levels of Glucosamine and Chondroitin to support healthy bones and joints
  • Real Meat Proteins, Apples, Blueberries and other whole foods to support a healthy digestive tract


Back in 1988, Garth Merrick began making food for his dog in his own kitchen in Hereford, Texas—The Beef Capital of the World. Today, we’re still in that same kitchen. Our dedicated team spends a lot of time there carefully conceiving and crafting each recipe to ensure we’re producing the highest-quality food your pet will love to eat. In addition…

  • We test our recipes multiple times throughout the entire process to ensure they exceed food and safety standards.
  • All of our manufacturing facilities meet strict FDA guidelines.
  • Our kitchen is a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 facility.
  • We continue to enhance our quality and safety performance by partnering with organizations like NSF International, Safe Quality Food (SQF) and HACCP.
merrick kitchen in hereford beef capital of the world
giving back to shelters and veterans


Our belief is simple: Pets change lives for the better. Pets, no matter how big or small, bring so much joy and comfort to people, to families, and even to whole communities. We also believe all pets deserve the best nutrition and the best chance to find a “forever” home. That’s why we’re proud to partner with and support local and national organizations that share our passion for pets—including K9s For Warriors, PAWS Chicago, Austin Pets Alive!, Tree House Humane Society and San Antonio Pets Alive!.