Dogs thrive on quality protein and healthy fats. That is why Merrick Grain Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food provides balanced nutrition with real whole foods sourced from local farmers. This natural, grain free formula dog food is ideal for all life stages and all breeds of dogs with a focus on naturally nutrient rich ingredients to support overall health. Deboned Chicken is the first ingredient and helps comprise the 70% of meat and fish sourced ingredients that help build and maintain lean, healthy muscle tissue with high quality protein, support healthy skin and coat with omega fatty acids and support joint health with glucosamine. The 30% Fresh produce fortifies this high quality grain free canine diet with sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries offering vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Easily digestible carbohydrates like potatoes and sweet potatoes offer the benefit of sustained energy without upsetting grain-sensitive systems.
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Like with all of our recipes, we locally source our farm fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality. As a result, Merrick recipes are made in our own five-star kitchen and manufacturing facilities that uphold the strict guidelines well defined by the FDA.
Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Apples, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, 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), Gelatin, 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.
GOAL WT (LBS) CALORIES/DAY CUPS/DAY (APPROX) 3 139 1/3 cup 6 233 2/3 cup 10 342 1 cup 15 464 1-1/4 cups 20 575 1-1/2 cups 30 780 2 cups 40 968 2-1/2cups 50 1144 3 cups 60 1312 3-1/4 cups 70 1472 3-2/3 cups 80 1627 4 cups 90 1778 4-1/2 cups 100 1924 4-3/4 cans
For dogs over 100 lbs: Add 1/3 cup per additional 10 lbs.
Using the chart above, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog 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. Puppies and pregnant or nursing females may consume two to three times the recommended daily amounts. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog'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 Merrick Grain Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato Recipe each day.
Merrick Grain Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato 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).
3,801 kcal per kilogram or 402 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).
Crude protein (min.) 38.00 % Crude fat (min.) 17.00 % Crude fiber (max.) 3.50 % Moisture (max.) 11.00 % Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.) 4.00 % Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.) 0.80 % Glucosamine hydrochloride* (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 1200 mg/kg * If an item has an *, this nutrient is not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.