I like your optimism. Even if they are out to make more money, I would pay a little bit more to retain the quality that Merrick currently has. I hope that they maintain the quality, there are way too many sub-par kibbles out there as it is.Possibly Purina has realized which way the wind is blowing, read the writing on the wall, got the memo, etc. .... and has purchased Merrick as their "premium" brand, rather than developing one from scratch, and it will retain it's current quality.
It would be interesting to see if they do change the formula.I like your optimism. Even if they are out to make more money, I would pay a little bit more to retain the quality that Merrick currently has. I hope that they maintain the quality, there are way too many sub-par kibbles out there as it is.
It would be interesting to see if they do change the formula.
Keep the ingredient list from the package and keep looking for the next year to see if the ingredient list changes. We all need to keep an eye on all dog food because the ingredients can change without notice.This is a disappointment. I'll be interested to watch and see if they maintain the quality that they currently have.
Swander Pace Capital to Sell Merrick Pet Care to NestlÃ© Purina | Business Wire
I don't doubt Blue Buffalo "plays games' with their recipe and it's been established that their "control" over their supply chain is sloppy but I wonder what you mean by "bought out" and what your source is? Blue Buffalo is a publicly traded company so they are "owned" by their shareholders as opposed to Wellpet which is a private company formed by the sale of Eagle Pack and Old Mother Hubbard to an investment firm named Berwind. There is a rumor that BB has entertained offers from Mars for a take over but so far as I know nothing is official. It's possible that the bad publicity over the Purina by-products lawsuits has cooled that overture. Is the Mars rumor what you were referring to?@Larkspur - That's what happened with Blue Buffalo actually. They got bought out in December of last year and has since changed their recipe, importing chicken by-products from China and such. It used to be a decent dog food, but after their "recipe change" *cough*goingcheap*cough* It has been giving countless dogs problems from the more recent batch starting in April/May.