Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food

Chicken

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Chicken 11.1 lbs item #134230
$29.99
Auto Delivery: $26.99

Salmon

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Salmon 11.1 lbs item #134233
$29.99
Auto Delivery: $26.99
Total Quantity: 0
Total Price: $0.00
For cats.

Before popular grain-based cat foods became the norm, mealtime for cats was provided by nature. There were no grains except at harvest season and there weren't any fillers in the food. Before Grain cat food is rich in high quality meats and nutrients the way nature intended. This diet, based on fresh meats, fruit, vegetables, and high quality oils, helps promote overall health and longevity and supports a healthy weight.

  • Available in Tuna, Chicken and Salmon
  • NO grains, fillers, artificial colors or flavors
  • Great for all life stages
  • Sweet Potato and White Potato reduce overall glycemic index
  • Made with powerful antioxidant-rich fruits, Acai & Blueberries

Click here for Merrick's Before Grain Canned Cat Food Formulas.

Review Rating: 4.5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Merrick Pet Care

Tuna

Ingredients - Tuna (Deboned), Chicken Meal, Potato (Dehydrated), Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato (Dehydrated), Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry (Dried), Blueberry (Dried), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite

Calorie Content
3765 kcal/kg (calculated)
One pound provides 1706 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated)
One cup (100 grams) provides 406 calories
*Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 36.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%

Chicken

Ingredients - Chicken (Deboned), Chicken Meal, Potato (Dehydrated), Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato (Dehydrated), Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry (Dried), Blueberry (Dried), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite

Calorie Content
3780 kcal/kg (calculated)
One pound provides 1719 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated)
One cup (100 grams) provides 409 calories
*Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 36.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%

Salmon

Ingredients -Salmon (Deboned), Chicken Meal, Potato (Dehydrated), Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato (Dehydrated), Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry (Dried), Blueberry (Dried), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite

Calorie Content
3771 kcal/kg (calculated)
One pound provides 1711 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated)
One cup (100 grams) provides 407 calories
*Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 36.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 11.0%

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Merrick Pet CareMerrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food
 
4.7

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Likes it (61)
  • All natural (56)
  • Nutritional (56)
  • Good taste (51)
  • Easy to digest (42)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoor cats (45)
  • Everyday (44)
  • Older cats (35)
  • Active cats (31)
  • Special meals (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (64), New owner (4)

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5.0

All three cats love!

By Pochtoes

from Canada

Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

My three cats are happy with this food. I pay for a large bag and it lasts me two months. We are all happy.

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5.0

Needed a new brand and did my homework.

By Coeur d'un Chien

from central Illinois

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Easy To Digest
  • Improves Coat
  • Likes It
  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Indoor Cats
    • Older Cats

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    My 10-year-old Persian cat started getting frequent stomach upsets. Ten months ago I put him on Merrick Before Grain. Since then his health has improved and his coat is thicker and more beautiful than it has ever been.

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    5.0

    Love this food!

    By Sara

    from Minnesota, United States

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    I've been feeding this to my kitties for almost three years now. My 7 year old girl had terrible stomach issues before we switched her, and nothing other than the occasional hairball now. So glad I found this food!

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    5.0

    Game changing product

    By jennyB

    from Ontario

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    I have been feeding this to my two aging cats for about 4 years now and they have never been healthier. Their coats improved immediately, followed by their digestion and weight. They are now both 16 and my vet is amazed by how good their blood results are for their age during their annual check up. They remain active and spry, showing no signs of the degeneration that my previous cats have shown years sooner. We did make the mistake of buying the Bistro brand when the B.G. wasn't available, after being persuaded that it was the same and that it would be replacing a discontinued B.G. It is not the same, not even close. Once fully transitioned from the B.G., their coats became dull, their digestion became problematic, and their weight and hunger skyrocketed. I ended up throwing out the bag half full. I really, really hope Merrick does not eliminate the B.G. from their lineup. I would rather pay more than lose it so that I can feed this to my cats until the day they die.

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    5.0

    dry food

    By iliviacherie

    from West Wildwood, NJ

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    Go to Chew.com no tax free shipping and they send it fed ex not UPS buy all my food for my animals

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    1.0

    HUGE price increase, ridiculous

    By Amanda2015

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    Last month an 11lb bag cost $24.98. This month they want $34 for the same size bag, or you can buy a 6lb bag for the $24.98. I have to buy one more bag to transition my pets to a new brand, but it will be the last one I buy from Merrick.

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    5.0

    Please don't discontinue Before Grain!

    By janzin

    from Brooklyn, NY, United States

    Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

    My two cats have been eating BG for years. I always purchased the 3.3 lb bags--even though more expensive, it stays fresh; they can't finish the bigger bags that quickly. Unfortunately you discontinued the 3.3 lb bags and also the Tuna flavor; so now I'm buying the 6 lb bags because its still their favorite food. I can no longer find it in stores, either, so purchase it only online. Please don't discontinue it! I tried the Purrfect Bistro and they were disinterested, to say the least--as soon as I put down BG they ran over to gobble it up. (I also don't like that Purrfect Bistro contains cellulose--a wood-pulp filler.)

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    5.0

    Great food at a reasonable price

    By Long Time Pet Parent

    from Vineland, NJ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • All Natural
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Taste
    • Good Value
    • Improves Coat
    • Likes It
    • Nutritional
    • Small Nuggets That Cats L

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Active Cats
      • Everyday
      • Indoor Cats
      • Kittens
      • Older Cats

      Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

      I have tried a lot of different foods, and this one I feel good about. The ingredients are wholesome and all 5 of my cats like it. While they do get wet food twice a day, this is the mainstay of their diet.

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      5.0

      new to Merrick BG cat food

      By loveaferret95

      from Valle AZ

      Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

      im owned by 1 cat, 6 ferrets i just added Merrick BG to make a mix of 3 grain free foods so far so good they took to it ok even still mixing slowy before mixing all together , But the pieces are very small tiny rounds the ferrets handle ok But my cat dont chew BG i gave him some by its self and i watch him it looks like he just lets it slides down , if you ever change the shape try a pellet type shape

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      5.0

      Cats love it!

      By Calieth

      from Edmonton, AB, Canada

      Comments about Merrick Pet Care Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food:

      I've tried hard to find a cat food without allergen ingredients for my youngest. And this is it. So hard to find a grain free food without Peas! And the cats just love it. I would recommend to anyone. The only thing to mention is that the calorie listing is a bit off. 3/4 of a cup is 100 grams. I tested at home and was shocked. So I confirmed at the lab I work for. 6 different scales and measuring systems do not lie. No wonder my cats are getting a little plump.

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