I just had UPS deliver my Merrick Puppy Plate dry and canned food in time for Mike's dinner. I opened the dry bag and the first thing I noticed was the smell. It didn't have the usual "bad" smell compared to the smell of all other dry food that I have smelled. Definitely smelled better than the Nutro dry I am currently feeding him. The Merrick actually has real peas, carrots and chunks of turdcken in it. Not many but they are in there. So, I put 25% Merrick and 75% Nutro in his bowl and sat back to see what happend. I don't know how, but he seemed to eat all of the Merrick as soon as I put the dish down and left all of the Nutro in his dish. Needless to say he is a picky eater (normally he doesn't eat his food right away when I put it down). I haven't tried the canned yet, I will probably mix some in this afternoon when I feed him again. But, so far he seems to like the dry a lot. I will keep ya'll updated if anyone out there cares.
***Edited By: bullielover on 5/5/2005 3:14:05 PM*** Reason: forgot something
I switched from "Grammy's pot pie" to "Puppy platter"...and never looked back since. i mix the can in with dry food "Extention". So the can lasts me at least one day, otherwise I would spend way too much on the cans. But he is eating more and more everyday...and Logans' growing like grass!!!!!
Yes Merrick is good enough to eat...and yes Ive tried it...and yes it is actually good....I figured that if people can eat bugs and 100yr old eggs on Fear Factor....then why not some home cooked dog food?(i didnt eat a spoon full.....i just tasted)
Welcome into the "Merrick converter club"...please enjoyy your dog food ;)
***Edited By: JULZZ819 on 5/5/2005 2:19:05 PM*** Reason: add
Where did you order the Merrick brand from? I just ordered some holistic dog food to mix in Max's W/d. I have mixed about everything I know to try to get him to eat it. We have to be careful not to run his blood sugar up, so any suggestions would be apprecitated. This food I ordered has like a 6% fat content. Its really hard and I will be willing to try anything.
okay well my dog food bill has now gone up to an extra 5 bucks weekly cause of this food. who was responsible for turning me on to this food ? i think you owe me some money ;) LOL. just got back from the pet store because the babies were out of canned food. checked the prices against the natural balance i was buying.....1.39 a can for the NB......1.89 for the merricks. i let the kids smell the food and lick some of it before i mixed it in to their dry.....scout stood next to me the whole time i was mixing it in wagging her tail. that really says something to me because she is NEVER interested in her food. i got a variety tonite. i gave them the thanksgiving dinner.
I've been feeding Riley the Merricks, he licks the bowl clean. I was lucky to get some samples of the dry food from the store I go the Merricks from, he will only eat the canned if its mixed with Merricks dry. If I mix it with Nutro dry he just eats the canned and leaves the dry. Picky picky!! So after I finish up this bag of nutro I'm going to get the Merricks dry as well. I'm just so glad he's finally eating normal!!
My question - should I stick to one? Like the Puppy Platter? Or is it ok for him to eat a different one everyday like the Pot Pie or Turckaducken?
scout....I'm so glad your baby like the food....its great for them...As for paying up....My payment will be in the form of an annual vet discount, for scout and the team ;)
I keep logan on puppy platter.....for now, when he grows up a little and stops being so damn finicky, then i will get the variety pack. The variety pack is cheaper though. He will get bored with the puppy platter, sooner or later.
But if your dog doesnt have a sensitive stomach, or gets bored very often..Then switch it up..why not? Since you are feeding him human grade food.... make it more exciting...would you like to eat potatoes everyday, for three months straight?
Logan wasn't eating today or last night, he would nibble a little then sit down and look at me. We have a 30 minute rule....30 minutes then I pick up the plate. So i did that twice, then i decided to add a little more canned food to his left over dry food...guess what? He ate it up and tried to eat the bowl...That little bastard!!!!! He wants to suck me dry!!!! Dry i tell you!!!! Maybe ill boil some chicken, and drop that in there..instead of a can and a half a day!
***Edited By: JULZZ819 on 5/5/2005 8:03:33 PM*** Reason: .
SCOUT1 WROTE: now.....JULZZ and crestiemom......pay up !!!! LOL
SHoot....I buy Merrick's too, you think I got any money left over???? I'm glad to hear you guys talking about the dry as I have not tried it yet. With Ninja Dawg (yes...all my kids get silly nicknames usually before they get here) coming in I'm going to have to get a puppy food. Think I'll order me some Puppy Platter for him.