Merrick Purrfect Bistro Canned Cat Food - Various Flavors

Average User Rating:
4/5,
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$33.08
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Merrick
  1. laura mae
    4/5,
    "Varied approval"
    Value:
    2/5,
    Effectiveness:
    3/5,
    Purchase Price:
    $1.79
    Pros - Smells good, identifiable meat sources
    Cons - Some of the varieties aren't uniformly popular
    My cats like the Duck pate best. Two refuse "Grammy's Pot Pie" while one other inhales it. The one who doesn't like "Grammy's Pot Pie" thinks "Beef Wellington" is the bomb. Chicken Divan gets eaten by all. Those are the only one of the bistro that get any interest.
  2. therese
    3/5,
    "Quality food, changed now"
    Value:
    3/5,
    Effectiveness:
    3/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 14, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    $1.69
    Pros - Supposed to be a very high quality food, Merrick Company has been written up in Whole Dog Journal, etc. and for the first few months, my cat loved it.
    Cons - Now, after six months on this food ( only the turkey and the chicken Purrfect Bistro pate, little cans,) she won't eat it at all.
    I noticed tonight, when reading the home page, that the poster below this review said that Merrick was recently purchased by PURINA. That might explain why my cat went from loving those little cans, to suddenly rejecting this food completely.

    I guess they must have changed the formula or put something in there that my cat absolutely won't eat, not even a little bit. And these are all freshly opened little cans, no left-overs.

    She used to love this stuff, even a month or so ago. Nothing against Purina, but often when one company buys another company, they tend to fiddle around with the recipes and you know how picky cats are.

    Looked and smelled exactly the same, bought at a very nice big box pet store, not on sale or anything, but no way no how would my cat touch it.

    In fact, before I saw this other review tonight, I just took 24 cans of Purrfect Bistro back to Pet Supermarket to exchange for several other brands, to let her 'taste test' some other foods.

    Does anyone know when Purina took over?
  3. ChaoticEva
    4/5,
    "Pretty good, though inconsistent with the products"
    Value:
    4/5,
    Effectiveness:
    3/5,
    Pros - Cat's love it, even the difficult ones
    Lots of flavours
    Different types (Minced, pate, morsels)
    Grain-free
    Meat packed
    Cons - A little expensive
    Not very consistent with the products quality
    It has carrageenan
    I used to feed only this to my cats, which they loved. Unfortunately, when Purina bought the company, things changed. I find that the quality has changed in the food. The colour, the smell, even the size of the minced/morsels are different. My fussy cat isn't much of a fan anymore. I still buy them on occasion for my other cat. I do love that it is grain-free and has lots of meat. But sure wish it was carrageenan free!
  4. misterwhiskers
    5/5,
    "A 10 out of 10!!"
    Purchase Date:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Purchase Price:
    $1.69
    Pros - Ingredients are very good. Cat ate every last drop.
    Cons - A wee bit expensive.
    This a what good cat food should be about. Grain free. First ingredients are deboned meat, which means it's the meat, not the minerals like you might get if it's got bone mixed in.

    Stuff smells good. I was jealous of my cat....nothing from China.

    Cat inhales Merrick I've tried on him, but especially the duck. (I haven't tried many flavors but so far he likes duck and chicken).

    It's a bit expensive; for a close match you can try Merricks cheaper food, Whole Earth farms, which seems identical except instead of deboned meat, it's just listed as "duck" or "turkey" etc...Both are owned by Purina, so I'm hoping the quality stays this good.

    Merrick also has limited ingredient canned for the same price as their regular grain free.