Merrick Before Grain Dry Cat Food

Chicken

Chicken 11.1 lbs item #134230
$27.30
$24.57
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Salmon

Salmon 11.1 lbs item #134233
$27.30
$24.57
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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

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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Likes it (34)
  • All natural (32)
  • Nutritional (31)
  • Good taste (27)
  • Easy to digest (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor cats (27)
  • Everyday (25)
  • Older cats (19)
  • Active cats (18)
  • Special meals (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (34), New owner (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like feeding grain free.

By Judy

from Merrillville IN

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

I have been using Merrick salmon grain free for about 3 or 4 months for my 3 kitties, and they are doing great. They range in age from 1 1/2 to about 9 years old, the one thing that I have noticed is that their stool isn't as dry as it had been, so I'm sure they appreciate that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thank goodness

By Badcat

from Lafayette, La

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • All Natural
  • Easy To Digest
  • Good Taste
  • Good Value
  • Improves Coat
  • Likes It
  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Indoor Cats
    • Older Cats

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

    Thank goodness my kitty likes it because she's picky! She was eating the feline power food, Fish & Fowl, and really liking that but for no apparent reason, started turning her nose up at it. So after a couple of failed attempts at something else, this food was a hit! I use it as a free feeding, everyday food. She has no tummy problems from it, which is a huge plus because she does have issues with throwing up after eating sometimes. However, that hasn't happened once since putting her on the Merrick food-and that makes both of us happy!

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it mainly to avoid ...

    By dizzy1

    from Manvel, TX, United States

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

    Buy it mainly to avoid allergies, my Vet, who I really trust, recommends it and my cat loves it, win win all around.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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!

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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