Merrick Wilderness Blend Dog Food

October 16, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Merrick

Merrick wilderness blend Dog Food

The dogs like this Merrick wilderness blend dog food, its tasty (I haven’t tasted it), easily digestible. Merrick wilderness blend 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 wilderness blend Dog Food Review

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

This is one of the best non grain-free dog foods on the market today. You can feel good about the percentage of meat in this dog food. 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 Wilderness:

  1. Buffalo
  2. Salmon meal
  3. Lamb meal
  4. Ground Rice
  5. Oatmeal

Buffalo 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. Therefore this ingredient would fall further down in the ingredients list.

Salmon meal is great for dogs skin and coats.

Lamb meal is a outstanding meat for dogs.

Ground rice is a medium grade grain.

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

Merrick wilderness blend dog food Full Ingredients list:

Buffalo, Salmon Meal, Lamb Meal, Ground Rice, Oat Meal, Pearled Barley, Beef Fat(Preserved with mixed tocopherols), Ground Whole Barley, Venison, 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) 14.0%
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

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37 Responses to “Merrick Wilderness Blend Dog Food”
  1. Nan says:

    Michelle I looked up TOTW and they have bison, salmon, lamb and fowl. Which one do you get for your dog? Thanks, Nan

  2. Michelle says:

    Hi Nan-The TOTW formulas that I use are Wetlands and Prairie.My 2 dogs do the “happy food dance” for sounds like you have some really picky dogs.I would also recommend Whole Earth Farm canned food by Merrick it is around a dollar a can(in stores) it receives 5 stars from Dog food Advisor.I don’t know if you are familiar with that site, but 5 is the highest #.BTW TOTW also receives 5*.

    Ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, duck, buffalo, whitefish, fresh carrots, fresh sweet potato, peas, salmon meal (a natural source of omega-3 DHA-docosahexaenoic acid), organic alfalfa suncured ground, dried egg, organic sunflower seed ground, dried tomato pomace, canola oil, cassia gum, carrageenan, guargum, salt, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, dried bluberry, dried cranberry, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, poultry seasoning (thyme, sage, rosemary), Yucca schidigera extract, marigold pot, cinnamon, lecithin, zinc amino acid complex, mixed tocopherols, iron amino acid complex, vitamin E supplement, manganese amino acid complex, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A acetate, copper amino acid complex, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin D3 supplement, niacin, riboflavin supplement, biotin, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite

  3. Nan says:

    Hi Michelle: I tried whole earth farm dry and they walked away from it. I’ll tell you for 3 rescue dogs they are truly picky. The latest rescue dog was tied to an abandoned building without food and water but now living for 2 months with my other 2 he is just as picky. But that’s ok, I don’t mind spoiling them. I’m trying to find a place on this site to add their picture but I couldn’t find it yet. Hopefully I can add it and you can see how cute they are. I do know that site dog food advisor. When I am looking up a food I will go there first to check out the rating. I’m going to pick up some Wetland and Prairie I will keep you posted. I hope they like it as much as your 2 babies do. Thanks again and have a great Thanksgiving

  4. Nan says:

    just added their pictures lets see if I did it right.

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi Nan- I will never understand people,just WHY would someone do that to a dog!! A friend of mine found a Pure blooded Pit Bull chained to a fence,he had been severely beaten and had a broken leg.He rescued Chewy and he is a very sweet dog.Btw the ingredient list that I left for you was for the Whole Earth Farms canned,since you mentioned that they didn’t like the Mulligan Stew canned.I thought you might like to try The Whole Earth canned as a topper or to mix in.It really is a good deal at a buck a can.Five star ingredients.Luckily I don’t have the picky eater problem.When I buy a new bag of any food I always inspect the food a little and smell it,TOTW has a meaty wild game smell to it.Good luck with the new food,Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. christine says:

    Nan, I just think it’s odd that you prefer a dog food whose source you are unaware of (Halo)and you still rate it higher than Merrick.

  7. Michelle B. says:

    When our latest litter was born, we did a lot of research. We tried Merrick Puppy Plate, (I was very skeptical as most dog foods do NOT live up to their claims.) Much to my surprise, it was the best choice we could have made. We have since switched our adult dogs to Merrick, (we’ve tried all flavors now) and every single dog loves them. Even the pickiest of the bunch. Their coats are so soft and smooth now. Even the “rough” coats are silky smooth now. I am so glad we discovered this dog food. I would recommend it to anyone who loves there dogs. Yes, it is a bit on the pricey side, but, for the rewards, it is “priceless”!

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