Why Your #BestDogEver Deserves Merrick Classic Dog Food

Photo Credit: Katelyn Sullivan
This post is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping create awareness around the Merrick Classic Refresh, we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Merrick Pet Care is not responsible for the content of this article.
It's been about a year since I first started feeding Django wholesome with no artificial ingredients. In that time, her ear infections have lessened significantly. I find it astounding how removing unnatural ingredients from a food can kick-off a quick turn-around of lifelong symptoms. I shouldn't be so surprised because I see in in my own daughter who must remain adhere to a natural, preservative free diet, and now I see it in my furry daughter. Django not only had recurrent, painful ear infections, she also had patches of dry, itchy skin on her underarms and tail. I tried every cream imaginable but nothing truly helped until I took the artificial ingredients out of her diet.
It wasn't easy at first because you all know how incredibly picky Django can be, but I gained experience from adopting a natural diet for Kate. Having a picky dog begin eating a new diet is always a challenge, and although I haven't tasted them, I can tell from Django's reaction that not all dog foods offer the same taste (and they certainly do not offer the same ingredients).
Photo Credit: Katelyn Sullivan
Merrick Classic is vastly different. From the day the box arrived at our doorstep, Django was itching (no pun intended) to get the box opened up. I didn't even tell her the box was for her; she sniffed through the thick cardboard and straight in the Merrick aroma. She wanted me to open that box now. I was working so couldn't get to it immediately but as she kept pawing at the box and whining, I had to stop writing and attend to her. She wanted some immediately, which you have to understand is something she never does.
She never paws to get a dry dog food, she takes pickiness to a whole new level. I opened the box and the bag and gave her some which she scared down in seconds, the way she used to whens he was a puppy.
The kibbles are small and look pure, They don't have that artificial dyed color or the greasy feel from preservatives and chemicals that most dog foods unfortunately possess. The ingredients are very high in protein, healthy fat for concentrated energy, omega 6 and omega 3 for healthy coat. 
Photo Credit: Katelyn Sullivan
Other benefits include:
—Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables including carrots, apples, blueberries, peas 
—Glucosamine for healthy joints
Chondroitin for better flexibility
—No corn, wheat, soy, filler* or by-products 
—Meat is the first ingredient (Deboned chicken is the first ingredient in Django's favorite)
—No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives 
—Certified Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 
—Made in their own facility in USA 
—No ingredients from China 

Think your #BestDogEver would like to try new & improved Merrick Classic recipes? Merrick is giving away 50 bags to 50 lucky dogs on their Facebook page – click here to sign up for a chance to win: http://bit.ly/1Lw2H1X

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