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Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food

Delight your kitty’s taste buds with grilled beef and fresh veggies in savory gravy. Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food is a scrumptious, wholesome meal that your cat will devour in... Learn More

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Delight your kitty’s taste buds with grilled beef and fresh veggies in savory gravy. Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food is a scrumptious, wholesome meal that your cat will devour in seconds. It’s fortified with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to promote your cats total body wellness. Your kitty will thank you for a nutritious and delicious meal.


Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food is:

  • Made with premium ingredients - grilled beef and fresh veggies
  • All-natural
  • Formulated for total body wellness of cats and kittens
  • FREE of artificial flavors, chemicals, colors, and preservatives
  • Easy-to-digest meal with low glycemic count

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Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Likes it (11)
  • Nutritional (10)
  • Good taste (9)
  • All natural (5)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Indoor cats (7)
  • Older cats (5)
  • Active cats (4)
  • Special meals (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

We Love This Flavor

We are writing this review behind our owner's back because she doesn't know the true depths of our devotion to Cowboy Cookout. We love it the most! We took a vote and it was ...Read complete review

We are writing this review behind our owner's back because she doesn't know the true depths of our devotion to Cowboy Cookout. We love it the most! We took a vote and it was unanimous and then we all had our afternoon naps. Then we woke up and had our Cowboy Cookout dinner and thought, hey, maybe some other kitties would like to know how good this stuff is. It's got vitamins, meat, and vegatables, and it's sort of like Vitameatavegamin for cats, but it tastes really good and then you can take another nap. Or play with a catnip mouse. Or fight with a brother. Buy this for your kitties and they will love you ... or at least treat you in a less condescending manner. We promise!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware of the New

THIS IS NOT NEW PACKAGING. THIS IS AN ENTIRELY NEW FORMULA

Pet360 shows that this is new packaging on the Cowboy Cookout, however, it is not new packaging. This is an en...Read complete review

THIS IS NOT NEW PACKAGING. THIS IS AN ENTIRELY NEW FORMULA

Pet360 shows that this is new packaging on the Cowboy Cookout, however, it is not new packaging. This is an entirely new formula and essentially a different product altogether. As with an earlier reviewer, I have been a long time purchaser of Cowboy Cookout and have written previous reviews about how much my cats like it and how happy I am with the product. Unfortunately this new formula is completely different. First of all, it is little chunks of beef swimming in broth. My cats will drink the broth but will not touch the meat. Furthermore, they initially walk away from this hoping they will get something else. They clearly do not like this food.

Merrick indicates that they have reduced the amount of meat in this product because of the high product cost. You can see that on their Facebook page. I would've understood if they would have raised the price per can – but I cannot understand why a company like Merrick completely changes the formula. This new "packaging" contains more water, less beef, more fat, and is overall a less palatable product.

The previous version of Cowboy Cookout used sweet potato as the starch that created the proper consistency with the broth. This new version simply uses potato starch. Potato starch is a much cheaper product.

This new version also has fewer calories per can – which is simply indicative of more fluid and less beef. Given the fattier content of the beef, having less calories per can indicates a significantly reduced amount of beef in each can.

Although it's probably still a pretty good product, it makes no difference to me because my cats will not eat it. I've been searching for a replacement for Cowboy Cookout and have found that Wellness has a new line of foods called "Signature Selects" that my cats really seem to like. At this time, I am sad to say that I will no longer be buying Merrick cat food. First they changed the dry food to something that my cats won't eat and now they kill a long-term favorite called Cowboy Cookout. I understand that they may be going through some financial issues, but to change the quality of the formula and pretend it's only new packaging is despicable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Beware of the New

By Francine-C

from Dallas, TX

Pros

  • No corn

Cons

  • Doesn't Like It
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food:

    THIS IS NOT NEW PACKAGING. THIS IS AN ENTIRELY NEW FORMULA

    Pet360 shows that this is new packaging on the Cowboy Cookout, however, it is not new packaging. This is an entirely new formula and essentially a different product altogether. As with an earlier reviewer, I have been a long time purchaser of Cowboy Cookout and have written previous reviews about how much my cats like it and how happy I am with the product. Unfortunately this new formula is completely different. First of all, it is little chunks of beef swimming in broth. My cats will drink the broth but will not touch the meat. Furthermore, they initially walk away from this hoping they will get something else. They clearly do not like this food.

    Merrick indicates that they have reduced the amount of meat in this product because of the high product cost. You can see that on their Facebook page. I would've understood if they would have raised the price per can – but I cannot understand why a company like Merrick completely changes the formula. This new "packaging" contains more water, less beef, more fat, and is overall a less palatable product.

    The previous version of Cowboy Cookout used sweet potato as the starch that created the proper consistency with the broth. This new version simply uses potato starch. Potato starch is a much cheaper product.

    This new version also has fewer calories per can – which is simply indicative of more fluid and less beef. Given the fattier content of the beef, having less calories per can indicates a significantly reduced amount of beef in each can.

    Although it's probably still a pretty good product, it makes no difference to me because my cats will not eat it. I've been searching for a replacement for Cowboy Cookout and have found that Wellness has a new line of foods called "Signature Selects" that my cats really seem to like. At this time, I am sad to say that I will no longer be buying Merrick cat food. First they changed the dry food to something that my cats won't eat and now they kill a long-term favorite called Cowboy Cookout. I understand that they may be going through some financial issues, but to change the quality of the formula and pretend it's only new packaging is despicable.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    New Formula is Awful. Please revert!

    By Frank J

    from South Florida

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Like It
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food:

        I wrote an earlier review touting this product, but this new formula is terrible. First, Merrick reduced the amount of beef by 8% and added more water. Next, they reduced the quality of beef from a 77% lean beef to 75% lean beef.

        The new formula:
        * More water (5% more)
        * Less beef (8% less beef)
        * Fattier beef (3% more fat, 10% less protein)
        -> Worst of all, my cats wont eat it. Now I need to return 23 cans.

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        5.0

        My cats love this food!

        By KLo

        from Summit, NJ

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Taste
        • Likes It
        • Nutritional

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food:

          I was looking for a grain-free food and tried a number of different types. My cats went crazy for the Cowboy Cookout from the first night.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          We Love This Flavor

          By Scooter, Muffin, Arthur, Blarney

          from Florida

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Good Taste
          • Likes It
          • Yummy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cats Who Nap
            • Cats Who Play
            • Handsome Cats

            Comments about Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food:

            We are writing this review behind our owner's back because she doesn't know the true depths of our devotion to Cowboy Cookout. We love it the most! We took a vote and it was unanimous and then we all had our afternoon naps. Then we woke up and had our Cowboy Cookout dinner and thought, hey, maybe some other kitties would like to know how good this stuff is. It's got vitamins, meat, and vegatables, and it's sort of like Vitameatavegamin for cats, but it tastes really good and then you can take another nap. Or play with a catnip mouse. Or fight with a brother. Buy this for your kitties and they will love you ... or at least treat you in a less condescending manner. We promise!

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Price

            By Cat Lover

            from Des Moines, IA

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

            • Good Taste
            • Good Value
            • Likes It
            • Nutritional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Cats
              • Special Meals

              Comments about Merrick Cowboy Cookout Canned Cat Food:

              My cat, who is going on 18 years-old needs this food, because it's easy on his kidneys and it's the only flavor where he cleans the can.
              This food is 50 cents less a can at Petfooddirect.com in comparison to my Vet's office and I get it delivered to my house for free if I buy 2 cases at a time. Can't beat that!

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              Ingredients

              Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Dried Egg Product, Peas, Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Carrots, Cranberries, Organic Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cassia Gum, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract.


              Crude Protein (min) 9%
              Crude Fat (min) 3%
              Crude Fiber (max) 1.5%
              Moisture (max) 81%

              Manufacturer

              About Merrick: We are a family-owned company that got into to the petcare business by accident. We created some prototype treats for a potential account and made the trip to pitch them. The account picked a handful of them and placed an order. Of course, when we went to make duplicates of the prototype, we couldn’t get it done. Eighteen years later, we still keep working harder to perfect the treats that dogs have come to love. For the past couple of years, our treats have been ranked as the number two best-selling treat in pet stores across the U.S. by a Pet Retailer Report - so, our guess is that we do have some fans. The secret to our products is the simplistic approach we take in making them. We are a simple processor, meaning that we use the least amount of steps as possible during our manufacturing process. We want to retain as much of the natural benefits as we can. We do that by staying away from any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. We believe that this approach keeps our treats popular with our customers and their guardians. We only distribute our treats to the specialty pet retailer channel, and have been doing that since the beginning.

              Prescription Required

              A prescription is required for this product. Once we receive your order, we’ll quickly contact your vet and ship your prescription within one business day of receiving approval.* If you have a prescription in hand, select the "mail my prescription" option during checkout.

              *UPS doesn’t ship on Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays. Note: If you are ordering medication, shipping is not available in the following states: LA

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