Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Do you know why Autumn holidays are the best?

Autumn holidays are the best, because of the all the delicious food!  From Halloween treats to Thanksgiving dinner, fresh picked corn and apples, and all those pies - we eat well this time of year!  As our dogs and cats are part of the family they also enjoy a special treat this time of year.  Last month we reviewed Blue Buffalo Boo Bars for our friends at, which are the perfect way to reward your best friend.  This month we are reviewing Merrick's Thanksgiving Day Dinner for, and the collies could not be more thankful!

Abby, our senior girl, deserves to be spoiled in every way possible!
I am a label reader, as I really like to know what I am feeding my collies.  Their health is very important to me, I'm actually more careful with their food than my own!  I was excited to read the label for this canned food - turkey, chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans and granny smith apples in gravy!  That sure sounds delicious!

Look at Scarlett's happy face!  

Deboned Turkey, Turkey Broth, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Apples, Dried Egg Product, Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Potato Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Blueberries, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Gum Ghatti, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Cassia Gum, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Yucca Schidigera Extract

Ryder, patiently waiting to try the new canned food!

So far, this looks like a pretty good canned food.  There are even blueberries and cranberries in the ingredient list.  We love our Thanksgiving Day Dinner, so I think our collies should love theirs too!

Key Benefits

  • Inspired by Thanksgiving dinner, this meal features real deboned turkey and chicken as the first ingredients for a great blend of protein your pal is sure to love.
  • Contains a savory turkey broth for added flavor and moisture that will keep your furry best friend coming back for more.
  • Grain-free recipe is filled with a delicious blend of vegetables and fruits such as sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, apples, blueberries and cranberries that will keep your pal satisfied.
  • Complete and balanced nutrition made in small batches with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available, and can be served as a complete meal or as a kibble topper for extra protein and moisture.
  • Cooked in the USA with wholesome, nutritious ingredients from trusted farmers, so you can feel good about using it as your go-to meal.

I was happy to see that it was made right here in the USA.  And I like that the recipe was created with both nutrition and taste in mind. 

I feed my collies a dry dog food, and I'm sure it can get pretty boring after awhile.  So I love to add toppers, like canned food, to make the meal more appetizing and to give the collies an extra treat.  While they are all good eaters, and devour their meals, I can always tell when they are really enjoying it.  Maybe it's the speed in which they inhaled their food, or the way they spent extra time licking their bowls afterwards, but I could definitely tell that they loved this canned food.  As I want to keep them both happy and healthy, I love when Merrick comes out with special foods for the seasons.  If you are looking for a way to make your dogs' or cats' dinners more festive this holiday season, the collies recommend you order some Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner from  Your best friends will thank you, and they deserve it!

We were sent this dog food for free, in exchange for our honest opinion.  The collies love to do these reviews, so they can share info about their favorite products with you.  You can order Merrick Thanksgiving Day Dinner by clicking HERE!


  1. Yes comfort food, for you and for us.

    Have a woof woof day, you two beautiful pups. My best to your mom. ♥

  2. Merrick always comes up with the nummiest holiday food!! Great review!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  3. It looks soooooo yummy! Mom is more picky about what I eat than what she eats too.

  4. I agree with you about the autumn food - LOVE IT! Merrick always has such interesting and fun flavors and mixes. Will definitely have to give this one a try!

  5. We love toppers too. We have had the small dog version of this food (it just comes in a little tub) and it was delish
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. You are so lucky to get yummy food sent to you every month. Enjoy your food. Thanks for the review.

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  8. I couldn't resist commenting. Exceptionally
    well written!

  9. that looks super tasty... fall is great when so much tasty things fall in our mouth ;O)

  10. Autumn brings so many wonderful things!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets