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Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food

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Round them up! Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food is the irresistible product of Merricks simplistic approach to manufacturing. This means that Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food has retained as much of its natural benefits and pure taste as possible. This cat-worthy formula consists of American beef and hearty vegetables smothered in gravy. Your feline companion will hurry to the camp fire for Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food!
  • Grain free and delicious
  • Farm-fresh ingredients
  • Meets AAFCO standards for all life stages
  • No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives


SKU: 4555

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.

Analysis:

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


Reviews

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Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Likes it (12)
  • Nutritional (11)
  • Good taste (10)
  • All natural (6)
  • Easy to digest (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Indoor cats (7)
  • Older cats (6)
  • Active cats (4)
  • Special meals (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (12)

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!

VS

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...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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4.0

They like it.

By Christine

from New London, CT

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Less Smelly Poops
    • Older Cats

    Comments about Merrick Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe Canned Cat Food:

    They like it. They were very happy eating another natural cat food, but it made them gassy and they had really awful poops. This has improved the situation, but they dont like it as much.

    One of my cats has a very sensitive stomach. She transitioned just fine to the canned food, but not the dry. After weeks of mixing it with her other food, she still cant move to the dry. I won't buy it again.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 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 Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe 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.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 5 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 Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe 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 Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe 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 Purrfect Bistro Cowboy Cookout Recipe 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

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