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Merrick Cat Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 82%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 33%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 53%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 46%

Company HQ

LocationAmarillo, Texas

Parent company

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Cat Freeze Dried Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Dog Freeze Dried Food, Dog Treats, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy

Amazon Chewy PetFlow Walmart PetSmart Petco Only Natural Pet


  • High protein content
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Merrick makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles


  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Merrick pet food was introduced in 1988 as an all-natural, handcrafted brand. The product line features natural ingredients, with ancestral diets, limited ingredient diets, and other special wet and dry formulas. Merrick pet food offers recipes for dogs and cats.

How Much Does Merrick Cat food Cost

We’ve compared Merrick cat food to the other 384 cat foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $3.91/lb $3.49/lb +$0.42/lb
Cat Freeze Dried Food $1.93/oz $2.65/oz -$0.72/oz
Cat Wet Food $0.39/oz $0.43/oz -$0.04/oz
Merrick cat food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Merrick Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Merrick cat food to the other 384 cat foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Wet Food 46.39% 52.53% -6.14%
Cat Dry Food 40.81% 38.71% +2.1%
Cat Freeze Dried Food 41.49% 49.17% -7.68%
All of Merrick cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Merrick since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Castor & Pollux, Merrick - Beef dog treat varieties (05/23/2018) -+
Date: 05/23/2018
Company Name: Merrick Pet Care
Product Description: Beef dog treat varieties
Recall Reason: Ingredient Level
Castor & Pollux, Merrick - ‎Beef dog treat varieties (03/27/2020) -+
Date: 03/27/2020
Company Name: Merrick Pet Care
Product Description: ‎Beef dog treat varieties
Recall Reason: Ingredient Level

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Who owns Merrick cat food?

Merrick is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

Where is Merrick cat food made?

Merrick is manufactured in the United States .

Is Merrick AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Merrick recipes are AAFCO approved.

Has Merrick cat food been recalled?

Merrick has been recalled 2 times in the years 2018, and 2020.

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