Recipe Overview Merrick Classic has long provided dogs best-in-class natural nutrition from a wholesome balance of protein, whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Merrick Classic recipes now have been improved to offer an even more palatable and easily digestible mealtime experience for the Best Dog Ever – plus refreshed premium packaging at an attractive value for pet parents. Merrick Classic dry recipes start with real deboned meat as the first ingredient to provide leading levels of quality protein, and also include farm-fresh fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, blueberries, peas and more. Recipes also feature a healthy blend of whole grains – now with ancient grains like quinoa. Powerful levels of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids aid in a healthy skin and coat for dogs, and leading levels of glucosamine and chondroitin foster healthy hips and joints. Merrick Classic recipes are cooked in the USA. Recipes contain no potatoes, corn, wheat or soy ingredients. Feeding Guide
|GOAL WT (LBS)||CALORIES/DAY||CUPS/DAY (APPROX)|
|15||464||1 1/4 cups|
|20||575||1 1/2 cups|
|30||780||1 3/4 cups|
For dogs over 30 lbs: add 1/4 cup per additional 5 lbs Small Breed Recipe is ideal for small breed dogs weighing up to 30 pounds, features smaller kibble pieces for tiny bites. Using the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog’s diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz of wet food. Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Classic Small Breed Recipe Dog Food each day. Merrick Classic Small Breed Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. 3,613 kcal/kg or 398 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated). Ingredients Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Quinoa, Salmon Meal, Chicken LIver, Carrots, Apples, Flaxseed Oil (source of Omega-3 fatty acids), Blueberries, Chia Seed, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product. Guaranteed Analysis Crude protein (min.) 30.00 % Crude fat (min.) 15.00 % Crude fiber (max.) 3.50 % Moisture (max.) 11.00 % Omega-6 fatty acid (min.) 4.00 % Omega-3 fatty acid (min.) 0.40% Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin Sulfate (min.) 1200 mg/kg * If an item has an *, this nutrient is not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.