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... Merrick whole earth farms dog food (they are a good brand of dog food as well
on July 26, 2017
We recently had to switch over from Merrick whole earth farms dog food (they are a good brand of dog food as well! I would also recommend them if you are looking for another brand of dog food) because Baldwin, my dog decided that he wanted to be picky and not eat that dog food anymore. I was worried we were not going to be able to find as good of a dog food as Merrick, but I think we did!!!
OMG I don't even know where to begin! I just got off the phone with the company and learned so much about dog food I didn't know there was to even know. This dog food is made right here in the USA, Which is important to both my husband and I. They have manufacturers in California, Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina and I think she said Iowa as well.
They have several different formulas and some of the products in the formulas come from different places. For instance, the Salmon comes from the Pacific Northwest; the Buffalo comes from Montana and Wyoming (GO POKES!)
The venison comes from Australia and the reason for that is because Australia is a certified Scrapie free country. Scrapie is a disease that affects the nervous system. They said it was similar to Mad cow disease. There have been no instances of this disease in Australia, and the product from them comes from a certified USDA Supplier.
I also asked about meal and what exactly meal was I had heard it was not good for dogs. She said that Meal as a by-product may not be the best, but they DO NOT have any Meal by-product in any of their formulas! They also do not have Pork meal in any of their formulas as that is not good for dogs either.
The meal they put into their product is a ground up bones, muscles and meat of the animal. What they said they basically do is take the product and grind it down to a powder and include all the bones, meat and muscle. They get all nutrition that are found in the bones and the muscles that they otherwise wouldn't get if they were just getting the meat.
This makes sense to me because If a dog were in the wild, they would eat all of that. They wouldn't just eat the meat and walk away from the rest.
Baldwin seems to be enjoying the food and tolerating it well. We didn't have any problems purchasing the dog food on Amazon, no mold or weird stuff growing in the bag at all. The kibble size seems to be plenty small enough for our 56 lb. dog. We go through about a 30 lb. bag every month.
If you want more information give their customer service a call, they were SUPER helpful, gave me lots of great information! Really if you are considering this dog food, just do it. This is a great brand of dog food! Great Customer service and will make your fur baby as happy as they can be!