Made in the USA to strict quality standards, Merrick is a familiar (not to say trusted) name to pet owners up and down the country. Their excellent line of cat foods contains everything from grain-free formulas and calorie-controlled kibble to hairball control recipes. If you want to do the best you possibly can for your cat’s health and wellbeing, do both you and them a favor by checking out our lineup of the 10 best Merrick cat foods on the market today.
Dogs can eat a variety of most foods and stay healthy- cats, on the other hand, are obligate carnivores and require a diet of predominately meat to stay fit and healthy. Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Real Chicken Adult Dry Cat Food makes a great choice for pet owners who want to keep their kitties on a diet that’s as close as possible to the one they’d eat in the wild. The number 1 ingredient is deboned chicken, a great source of protein and one that will do wonders at encouraging healthy muscle mass and organ health. Elsewhere on the ingredients you find omega 3 fatty acids for excellent skin and coat health, added fiber for hairball control, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and antioxidants for overall welling, and to cap it all, absolutely no gluten ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
As Pets WebMD notes, kittens have a very different set of nutritional needs to adult cats- something Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Healthy Kitten Dry Food caters to brilliantly. Packed with chicken as the primary ingredient, and with added vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and antioxidants, it makes a great option for weaning young cats onto formula. As an added boon, it’s 100% free from grains, glutens, artificial flavorings, or any other unsavory ingredients.
Some cats have iron stomachs, happily lapping up anything you put in their bowls with never a hair turned. Others, on the other hand, have a hard time digesting anything that’s not 100% “clean”, putting food with potatoes, gluten, grains, soy, and anything artificial well and truly off the menu. If your cat suffers allergens or a delicate digestion, a limited ingredient diet can be hugely helpful. Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Chicken Dry Cat Food has removed as many potential allergens as possible from its formula, leaving only the bare basics of single-source protein and wholesome carbohydrates.
Want to introduce your kitten to the benefits of raw food without having to worry about food safety or poisoning? If you answered yes, Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Raw Infused Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food might be just what you’re looking for. Made from a recipe that’s been specially formulated to meet the exact nutritional needs of growing kittens, the formula is packed with pieces of raw, freeze-dried poultry, providing a highly palatable texture, aroma, and taste that’s sure to leave even the pickiest eater satisfied.
With salmon as the number 1 ingredient, Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Real Salmon Adult Dry Cat Food is positively bursting at the seams with omega 3 fatty acids. The highly palatable recipe offers carefully balanced nutrition with no grains, no additives, no soy, and no likelihood of anything other than a licked clean bowl.
For long-haired cats, hairballs can be an almost constant complaint. If you’re tired of hearing your cat hocking up their half-digested hair all day long, get rid of the problem once and for all with a formula specially designed for that exact same problem. Merrick Purrfect Bistro Complete Care Grain Free Hairball Control Recipe Dry Cat Food is packed with supplementary fiber to help control and manage hairballs, along with plenty of protein for lean body mass, L-Carnitine for a healthy metabolism, and antioxidants for a strong immune system.
If your cat’s started packing on the pounds, a calorie-controlled formula like Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Complete Care Weight Control Recipe Dry Cat Food could be just the answer. The low-calorie formula is packed with prebiotics and probiotics to support easy digestion, along with L-Carnitine to support a healthy metabolism. Combine it with a few extra minutes of playtime a day, and they’ll be shedding those pounds in no time.
With deboned turkey as the #1 ingredient, Omega 3 + 6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat, a limited ingredient range for cats with food sensitivities, easily digestible carbohydrates from fibrous fruits and veggies, and absolutely no trace of grain, gluten, soy, or anything artificial, Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Turkey Dry Cat Food will do as much for your cat’s health as it does their appetite.
While most cats respond well to chicken, some have all kinds of problems in digesting poultry. If your cat’s delicate digestion is causing havoc at mealtimes, a limited ingredient, poultry free formula may be just what they need. High in omega 3 rich salmon and with plenty of easily digestible, vitamin-packed carbohydrates, it’s a great, tasty way of keeping your cat in tip-top shape (and well away from any allergen risks).
It may have been raging for some time, but the battle over raw versus cooked has still to be decided. As Spruce Pets reports, some pet owners insist a raw diet is the most natural, nutritious way of keeping cats in prime condition: others contend that uncooked meat poses serious health risks. If you’re yet to be convinced, either way, Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe Dry Cat Food represents a great “middle ground” option. Its whole chunks of raw, freeze-dried poultry have all the nutritional benefits of raw food, but, thanks to its preserving method, none of the associated risks. The protein-rich, grain-free kibble, meanwhile, is based on an easily-digestible, vitamin-packed, highly palatable recipe that’s sure to go down a treat.