Mom Paula is always willing to let us try different flavors, varieties, and brands of cat food as long as she believes they are good and nutritious for us. There are some brands we've eaten since we were kittens and we still eat a variety of those brands and there are some brands we began eating when we became adult ladycats. We admit, we haven't liked some of the food at all and sometimes, we will eat it one day and not the next (especially after Mom Paula buys a case of it).
|Brulee getting ready to try out the Merrick® Backcountry® wet food|
Merrick® is one of the brands of food we've eaten since we became adults. Mom Paula had fed Sweet Praline Merrick when she became so sick with cancer and wouldn't eat. Sweet Praline would eat the Turkducken™, Grammy's Pot Pie™, Thanksgiving Day Dinner™ and Mom Paula let us try it these when we were old enough to get away from kitten food. Truffle pretty much loved all of the flavors, but Brulee isn't a fan of pate', so we slowly moved away from this food for a little while.
|It didn't take long for Truffle to clean her plate|
Mom Paula connected with the nice representatives from Merrick Pet Care at Global Pet Expo and BlogPaws this past year and they talked about the new varieties and flavors of cat food that weren't pate formulas. Merrick released the Merrick Backcountry® canine diet for dogs in 2015 and followed up this year with the Merrick Backcountry ancestral feline diet in both dry and wet recipes, as well as cat treats.
|The Merrick® Backcountry® Real Rabbit Recipes Cuts were a hit with Brulee|
Both the dry and wet recipes and the cat treats are an all-natural, grain-free, and protein-rich and meet the dietary needs and wild craving of carnivorous cats. Merrick Backcountry is made in the USA and contains no ingredients from China. The wet recipes are in 3-ounce pouches that feature protein-rich morsels in gravy in six different flavors: rabbit, duck, chicken, turkey, beef, and whitefish. We like there is no carrageenan in the Merrick Backcountry cat food.
|Truffle highly recommends the Merrick® Backcountry® wet recipe cuts and freeze-dried raw treats|
We received a sample of each of the flavors and both Brulee and Truffle dove right into the rabbit. We don't get rabbit too often and don't always like the consistency. As you can see above, Brulee really liked this. Of course, she did like all of the gravy first and then ate the morsels. Mom Paula wishes it was a little more shredded to make it easier for Brulee to eat. Truffle licked all the gravy up and chomped (very lady-like) up the morsels.
|Photo courtesy Merrick® Pet Care|
We also received some of the Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Treats. We've eaten other freeze-dried raw treats in the past with success and we loved these too. The all-natural Backcountry treats complement the kibbles and stews. Mom Paula has put these treats on top of wet food to entice Brulee to eat it when she's being her finicky self. Each freeze-dried raw treat features real, freeze-dried pieces of raw poultry or fish and they are completely free of grain and gluten. We get the treats straight from the bag, but your human may want to add water to them for extra moisture.
We highly recommend the Merrick Backcountry Ancestral Feline Diet for all of our kitty friends. It's nice to have Merrick back in our home.