Dogs thrive on quality protein and healthy fats, which is why Merrick Classic Puppy Dry Dog Food is made with the right blend of high-quality protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruits nutrients to support the overall health of your puppy.
- Real deboned chicken is always the first ingredient. This high quality protein helps build and maintain healthy muscle tissue.
- Features a unique blend of ancient grains, like quinoa, to support optimal digestion while being free from potato, corn, wheat and soy.
- Formulated with DHA to help support healthy brain development in your puppy plus Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat, and glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy hips and joints.
- All Merrick recipes are crafted in our Hereford, TX kitchen and cooked in the USA, in facilities that uphold strict FDA guidelines.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Protein, Quinoa, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Apples, Salmon Oil (source of Omega-3 fatty acids), Blueberries, Chia Seed, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.
Crude protein (min.)
Crude fat (min.)
Crude fiber (max.)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (min)*
Omega-6 fatty acid* (min)
Omega-3 fatty acid* (min)
Chondroitin sulfate (min)*
Merrick Classic Puppy Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
*If an item has an *, this nutrient is not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
Goal Weight (lbs) Calories Per Day Cups Per Day (Approx) 3 (17-52 weeks) 222 2/3 cup 3 (6-16 weeks) 277 3/4 cup 6 (17-52 weeks) 373 1 cup 6 (6-16 weeks) 466 1 1/4 cups 10 (17-52 weeks) 547 1 1/2 cups 10 (6-16 weeks) 684 1 3/4 cups 15 (17-52 weeks) 742 2 cups 15 (6-16 weeks) 927 2 1/3 cups 20 (17-52 weeks) 921 2 1/3 cups 20 (6-16 weeks) 1151 3 cups 30 (6-16 weeks) 1560 4 cups 30 (17-52 weeks) 1248 3 1/3 cups 40 (17-52 weeks) 1548 4 cups 40 (6-16 weeks) 1935 5 cups 50 (17-52 weeks) 1830 4 2/3 cups 50 (6-16 weeks) 2288 5 3/4 cups 60 (17-52 weeks) 2099 5 1/3 cups 70 (17-52 weeks) 2356 6 cups 80 (17-52 weeks) 2604 6 2/3 cups 90 (17-52 weeks) 2844 7 1/4 cups 100 (17-52 weeks) 3078 8 cups Additional Info
For dogs over 100 lbs.: add 1/2 cup per additional 10 lbs.
Using the chart, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your puppy per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every puppy is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your puppy's diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz. of wet food.
Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Classic Puppy Recipe each day.
3,550 kcal/kg or 391 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).