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Special Report: Not ALL Chicken Bones are Bad for Dogs!

We also tested for ourselves. What we found in each can was exactly what Merrick promises – whole chicken wings and thighs, specially cooked to retain their shape, but with bones that are as soft as butter, easily mashed with a fork (or even with a finger!), skillfully combined with other delicious ingredients to create a 5-star, grain-free entree your pet will love. Plus, Merrick uses the highest quality farm fresh foods, sourced locally, never from China.
For consumers that are concerned with the bones inside their foods, Merrick suggests mashing the bones with a fork to see for themselves just how soft they are. And, if feeding these bones is still a concern, they are easily removed.
In addition to the 3 bone-in recipes, Merrick also offers 65 other wholesome wet and dry recipes made with regional, farm fresh ingredients and no ingredients from China. We encourage you to give Merrick a try. With their exceptional dedication to providing our pets with the best nutrition, using locally sourced ingredients and whole, satisfying foods without unnecessary fillers, Merrick truly has your dog’s best interest at heart.
And, it’s finally safe to give your dog those chicken bones he’s been begging for!
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  1. Jolie Hendricks

    Jan 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    My 4 puppy mill rescues LOVE Merrick! They had very poor diets until rescued and needed all the good nutrition they could get. I did a lot of research on different foods before deciding to feed Merrick, exclusively. I was afraid to feed the bones too at first, but the whole pieces of chicken are special treats for them, prepared in a way that makes them safe. I wouldn’t trust my dogs’ health to any other food.

  2. Brooke

    Dec 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

    The first time I opened a can of Wingalings and saw the bones I was a little taken aback! Then I read the can and mushed the bone with a fork and it was soft as butter. Virgil loved it!

  3. MaryLou

    Dec 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    My shelties go crazy over the Merrick canned food including Wingalings and Granny’s chicken pot pie. I feel fine about the bones because I trust Merrick.

  4. Jo-Ann

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Very good article. I would consider giving this food to dogs.

  5. Rebecca

    Dec 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    You can a large selection of Merrick foods at any Petco store.

  6. susan

    Dec 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Thank you for article. Also would like to know where you can purchase the dog food. My Blossom is asking. ;•P

  7. Debbie Bellows

    Dec 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

    I really enjoyed the article. It is nice to see a company that puts extra thought and care into making something safe and extra nutritious for our fur babies. I would like to find where to get this beacause I know my boy would love it. He only gets antlers to chew on as marrow bones,etc are tooo messy in the house. Thanks for the news on soft bones.

  8. dogs with separation anxiety

    Dec 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article.
    Many thanks for supplying this information.

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