Merrick Senior Medley dog food

November 25, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Merrick

Merrick Senior Medley dog food

Merrick Senior Medley dog food is made and manufactured by, Merrick Pet Care Inc. It is one of seven recipes in the Merrick Dog Food line. Merrick Senior Medley dog food comes in 5, 15 and 30lb bags. Don’t expect to get off easy, this brand of dog food will run you a pretty penny.

Merrick Senior Medley dog food Review

Please note (10/29/10): The formula has been updated and is now reflected in this review.

With 3 named meats before the 1st fat you can feel confident about this product having a good deal of meat. All ingredients in this food are of the highest quality. Merrick produces their own products in their own facility, which is a real positive. We recommend all Merrick products.

First five ingredients of Merrick Senior Medley dog food:

  1. Chicken
  2. Chicken meal
  3. Ground Rice
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Pearled Barley

Chicken is a great meat source for dogs but is inclusive of their water content, meaning once the water is removed the ingredient well move down the list.

Chicken meal is an outstanding meat for dogs.

Ground rice is a medium grade grain.

Oat meal has been linked to the control of heart disease and is a very good grain for dogs.

Pearled Barley is a medium grade grain.

Merrick Senior Medley dog food Full Ingredients list:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Rice, Oat Meal, Pearled Barley, Turkey Meal,Chicken Fat(Preserved with mixed tocopherols), Ground Whole Barley,Natural Flavor, Rice Bran,Yeast culture, Dried Egg Product, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Salmon Oil (a natural source of DHA – Docosahexaenoic Acid)*, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Potato, Dried Carrot,Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Apple, Dried Peas, Dicalcium Phosphate, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride,Dried Blueberry, Dried Cranberry, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inulin (from Chicory Root),Egg Shell Meal,Ground Fennel , Dried Parsley , Dried Marigold, Rosemary Extract,Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei,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 Proteinate, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Colbalt Carbonate

Merrick wilderness blend dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 24.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 10.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 4.0%
Moisture (Not More Than) 10.0%
Docosahexaenoic Acid-DHA* (Not Less Than) 400mg/Kg
Vitamin E (Not More Than) 500mg/Kg

Please note (10/29/10): The formula has been updated and is now reflected in this review.
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3 Responses to “Merrick Senior Medley dog food”
  1. rannmiller says:

    I appreciate the use of chicken liver in the food. However, the first few ingredients are fairly grain-heavy since chicken meal is not further up on the list. Perhaps its combination with organic chicken after it’s been dehydrated at least makes it even. However since that is unknown for sure, I would venture to guess that the meat content is fairly light in this food.

  2. Hello

    As a Nutritionist/Naturopath I am concerned about what my beautiful German Shepard Hektor eats. Merrick is wonderful not only because of the grade of food Merrick incorporates into each meal, but that it is good for dogs with allergies. Hektor, my 142 pound Black/Silver male German Shepard (3 years old) gets Buffalo, duck, Venison and is not subject to the beef and chicken that is so processed today and also a contributing factor for allergies.
    He (Hektor) is a low=key obedient dog and would be great for Commercials. He is not only very tall, but beautiful with soft shiny coat and draws a crowd wherever we go.

    Eileen Renders

  3. I just tried your senior Merrik brand for my Lab/collie dog. It is taking some time for her to adjust to the taste. I have to mix mightydog canned food for her to eat this. She also was brought up on ALPO. But I hope she will adjust to this new healthy brand since she is about 10 years old. I want her to live a long healthy life and get off the junk food.

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