Merrick Turduken dog food

November 25, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Merrick

Merrick Turduken dog food

The dogs like this Merrick Turduken dog food, its tasty (I haven’t tasted it), easily digestible. Merrick Turduken dog food comes in three different sizes: 5lb’s,15lbs, and 30lb’s. Don’t expect to get off easy, this brand of dog food will run you a pretty penny.

Merrick Turduken dog food Review

Merrick Turduken dog food is one of seven Merrick dog food formulas. When reviewing dog food brands, the first give ingredients are a good indication of the quality of food.

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First five ingredients of Merrick Turduken dog food:

  1. Organic Chicken
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Barley
  4. Turkey Meal
  5. Duck

Organic Chicken is the first ingredient and comes in the form of a named meat. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content, meaning once the water is removed and this becomes a dry ingredient it will have lost a majority of its water content. Therefor this ingredient would fall further down in the ingredients list.

Oatmeal is the second ingredient and is this food primary source of grains. Oatmeal combined with Barley make up all the grains in the first five ingredients. Both are of decent quality.

Turkey Meal is the third ingredient. Its good to see multiple sources of meat in the first five ingredients. A dogs diet should consist a diet that is based around the fact that dogs are carnivores.

Duck is the fifth ingredient and comes in the form of a named meat. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content, meaning once the water is removed and this becomes a dry ingredient it will have lost a majority of its water content. Therefor this ingredient would fall further down in the ingredients list.

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Merrick Turduken dog food Full Ingredients list:

Organic Chicken, Oatmeal, Barley, Turkey meal, Duck, Whole Brown Rice, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid, a source of Vitamin C), Flaxseed, Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Dried Chicken Liver, Whole Apples, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Lysine, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Whole Blueberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Whole Clove Garlic, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Dried Chicken, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Natural Celery Flavor, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Natural Color (tumeric), 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.

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Merrick Turduken dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 24.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 2.5%
Moisture (Not More Than) 10.0%
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6 Responses to “Merrick Turduken dog food”
  1. Rawfeederr says:

    Great food, IMO! My friend has a Maltese, who is an EXTREMELY picky eater, and Merrick is the only high quality food that he will eat!

    8 stars.

  2. mistb2002 says:

    I have boston terrier and she loves the puppy plate. I am contemplating on the turducken, I cannot find the 30lb bag in my local store and the only store that sells this brand is petland discounts. I am going to treat my uncles Doberman to this Rupert will love it!!!

  3. nathan says:

    My pup loves Merrick, in just oneminth his ciat as turned a deeper silky red, hus breath has improved along with his gas. He gets compliments on how soft his coat is all the time, and most importantly he has lost weight and now is at a healthier size. I love that i can give him choices of flavors with no digestive problem. Thanks merrick

  4. Teresa says:

    My Pug just had her first bowl of turducken and she absolutely loved it. I had her on science diet (per vet) but I find this Merrick is much healthier for her….

  5. Mickey's Mom says:

    We thought this food would be ok for our dog recently diagnosed with diabetes. Merrick states that it’s low on the glycemic index. What they don’t tell you is that it has a high amount of fat in it (we were picking out turkey/chicken/duck fat and skin from it), and it caused our dog to get pancreatitis. Not all diabetic dogs need to be on prescription diets, and we were doing pretty good with the Natural Balance but changed when there were problems with the cans themselves (lots of escaping air when opened, which should not be in the cans when we opened them. We were afraid of bacteria), so we changed to Merrick. He’s now on prescription, and doing much better. We had our healthy dog on the Merrick as well, and took her off of it when she started to develop similar symptoms that our diabetic showed just before he was diagnosed with the pancreatitis. She’s now on Wellness. This is just a “heads up”.

  6. Daisy`s Mom says:

    I fed both my dachshunds canned turkducken and they both became ill with pancreatits, i took my oldest one Daisy she was 13 to the vet they kept her from wed til she passed away friday morn. My youngest one Macie is 5 and she came out of it. I reported it to the pet food store that i buy all my dog food at, and informed my vet. I am so glad i read the article about another person that had the same problems with this food. I am forever lost without Daisy i always took the best of care of my pets, just hoping someone else will read this and not feed their doggies the same thing.

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