Merrick Before Grain

Merrick Before Grain

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Merrick Before Grain

Merrick Before Grain

Merrick has been mostly known for dog foods in the past, and still primarily is, but they do have this cat food that is made grain-free, the way nature intended a cat’s diet to be. That’s why they termed it “Before Grain”. It simply means that this food is the way cat food was before humans started putting cheap and worthless grains in cat food to save money by cheapening production. The end product is something that is quite good.

Looking at the ingredients, they give cats 3 different types of meat within the first 4 ingredients. Potato is quite high as the main carb, which is fine. They also include sweet potato as the 2nd carb.

Salmon oil is put in for the Omega fatty acids and heart health, and egg is included for bonus protein.


One thing I love about this food are the fruits: blueberries and acai berries. The acai berries are purportedly very good as an antioxident. It’s also kind of neat to say it’s in your cat’s food.

It isn’t cheap, but again, most good products aren’t. It’s highly recommended if you can find it.

Where to buy?

Merrick Before Grain

What’s good about this food….

Many high quality meat sources, potatoes, eggs, salmon oil, acai berries.

….and what’s not so good.

Nothing to mention.

Merrick Before Grain



Salmon Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Dried Egg, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lysine, Sea Salt, Alfalfa, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Acai Berry Freeze-Dried, Blueberry Dried, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, 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 Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.

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