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Old 04-03-2007, 09:30 AM
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What do you guys think of Merrick Pet Food? I feed my dog that brand, do you think it is good for her?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:35 AM
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What do you guys think of Merrick Pet Food? I feed my dog that brand, do you think it is good for her?

I think it's an excellent food. I feed some canned Merrick in different flavors with all my dogs kibble. Great ingredients.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:35 AM
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I don't feed it, but I have heard it is a good food for the price.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:39 AM
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the chis love it and the caned food looks good enough to put in a pie and eat myself!
qualities good, ingredients are great and whole dog journal ranks it real high! it also is generally well liked by typiclaly picky eaters
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:00 PM
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I've heard good things about it and I've heard bad things. I know Mordy won't touch it, I think it has something to do with quality control issues.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:20 PM
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I've heard good things about it and I've heard bad things. I know Mordy won't touch it, I think it has something to do with quality control issues.
I think its because the Merrick family owns a slaughterhouse. Anything that they don't use for human consumption gets thrown into a barrel and turned into pet food/treats.

I believe Mordy wasn't too impressed with their using pretty much anything that people couldn't eat for dogs.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:10 PM
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I don't think it's just a slaugherhouse; I think it's a "rendering plant" and that they pick up and process downer cattle not fit for human consumption- but I could be mistaken.
The ingredients *Look* good but I have very serious doubts about the sources and quality. I personally would not feed ANYTHING made by Merrick.
What is says on a label doesn't tell you anything about the sources and quality so you're really putting a LOT of faith in the company since it is completely legal to put complete crap in dog food. Just looks at what's ahppened with the recall! I'll stick to companies I know I can trust.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:31 PM
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It is a rendering plant that the Merrick's own. Kind of fishy that their dog food plant is in the same location as their rendering plant
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I've heard good things about them but I wouldn't feed it, just because of the whole rendering plant thing and I question the sources of the ingredients as well.
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Cider turned her nose up at it. Seen some odd convos about it on dogster.
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