If you're concerned about proper feline nutrition, ingredient quality, allergies, nutrition profiles, weight loss or simply feeding your finicky cat, the CatFoodDB is the perfect research tool to help you find the best cat foods - the ones that meet your cat's individual needs.
CatFoodDB: Decoding nutrition labels so you don't have to!
According to their website, Merrick promises to only use the freshest, highest-quality ingredients from farmers and ranchers they know and trust.
Choosing the right food for your cat can be a daunting task. What makes a good cat food? Whose reviews can you trust? Here at CatFoodDB, we generate our brand reviews using our own custom algorithm from the data provided straight from the manufacturer - the product ingredient lists and its published guaranteed analysis. You can find more details about how we do this here: CatFoodDB's Review Process.
Based on our analysis of 53 unique Merrick cat food products, Merrick is an average overall cat food brand when compared to other products in our database.
Of these 53 Merrick products we reviewed:
Based on our analysis of 39 unique Merrick wet (canned) cat food products, Merrick is an average wet cat food brand when compared to similar products in our database.
Based on our analysis of 14 Merrick dry (kibble) cat food products, Merrick is a significantly above average dry cat food brand when compared to similar products in our database. Note that dry foods will almost always rank lower than their wet food counterparts due to the higher carbohydrate content found in most dry pet food.
Kitten food is specifically designed to support growing cats - these products are formulated to contain more calories, protein, and fat than their adult food counterparts. Kitten food is designed to support a still-developing digestive system, and to support the kitten's active playful lifestyle!
Despite these differences, however, the same principles apply when evaluating kitten food as adult cat food. Kitten foods made with quality protein sources and without cheap fillers, and that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, are a solid indicator of a kitten food's quality -- same as it is for adult cat food! CatFoodDB's review system, based on the products published guaranteed analysis and ingredient lists, is therefore also uniquely positioned to evaluate kitten food as well!