Monday, October 23, 2017

Merrick Hero's Banquet and K9s For Warriors + GIVEAWAY

Finding the right food for your dog can be difficult. Not only do they need to enjoy the taste, the nutrition needs to be the right fit, and you need to feel good about what you're feeding to your four-legged baby.

Any pet parents who has spent countless hours reading labels will tell you that when you find a brand and recipe that meets all those requirements, life is good.

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But when you find the brand that fits those requirements and does a really great thing for our military, life is grand!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Merrick's Grain Free dog food, however Lapdog Creations only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions expressed here are my own. Merrick Pet Care is responsible for the giveaway prizes. This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a few pennies to assist in maintaining this blog.

That brand is Merrick Pet Care, and we have been fans of theirs for many years. In fact, every single one of the Lapdogs have enjoyed their food and treats, as well as the many fosters we've had in our home over the years.

Merrick's canned recipes have been a staple in our house for over 12 years. The Lapdogs love their delicious recipes, and I love that they are nutritious, made in the USA, and something I feel great about feeding to my dogs.


But Merrick didn't stop at simply providing great options for the Lapdogs and every other #BestDogEver ...

They went above and beyond to support K9s For Warriors, a non-profit who's mission is to train shelter dogs to become service dogs for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disability (PTSD), among other things.

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Help Give a New Leash on Life to Rescue Dogs and Military Heroes

Merrick Pet Care has been the exclusive dog food partner of K9s For Warriors since 2015, providing all of the meals and training treats for each K9s For Warriors service dog as they train to empower their Warriors to return to civilian life.

Earlier this year, Merrick expanded their partnership with K9s For Warriors with the launch of Merrick Backcountry Hero’s Banquet recipes.


This new lineup of dry kibble, canned food, and treats gives pet parents a way to support K9s For Warriors while feeding a nutritious, ancestral canine diet to their dogs.

Hero's Banquet dry kibble is made for all life stages, has an industry-leading crude protein level of 38%, and features freeze-dried raw protein pieces mixed into the kibble. These freeze-dried pieces provide a nutritional boost, as well as a fresh taste that dogs love.

The first five ingredients are: Deboned Beef, Pork Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas and Sweet Potatoes.

Merrick hero's banquet k9s for warriors food

The Hero's Banquet wet recipe is made for adult dogs, and is a great compliment to the dry kibble. It also makes a very tasty meal or topper on it's own.

The first five ingredients sound like a great slow-cooked stew to me: Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Turkey Broth, Green Beans and Carrots. I love that you can actually see the chunks of green beans and carrots in the can... the Lapdogs love the tasty gravy and big chunks of meat.

The Lapdogs all loved both recipes, which are grain free and made in the USA. In fact, they loved them so much that we have to give Hero's Banquet our all paws up rating!

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K9s For Warriors

As mentioned above, K9s For Warriors provides service canines to our military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.

Their goal is to empower these veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

For a first hand look at the amazing things they are doing, click here to meet U.S. Army Veteran McLean Raybon and his service dog Merrick (yes, named after Merrick Pet Care).

You can also read more about Merrick's partnership with K9s For Warriors by clicking here, and learn how you can donate to K9s For Warriors here.

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GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to our friends at Merrick, TEN (10) lucky winners will each receive a voucher for one 4lb bag of Merrick Hero's Banquet kibble, plus two K9s for Warriors bracelets!

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Open to US residents, 18+


Mandatory entry is to answer a question in the comments section on this post (hint: click on the Rafflecopter widget first to find out what that question is).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

34 comments:

Melody said...

Not yet

Parenting Patch said...

I do not currently feed my three dogs Merrick Pet Care foods. However, all three would love to try some!

Bethany Vinton said...

I do feed my pup Merrick! He has a sensitive stomach, but loves their regular beef food!

Sarah D. said...

My dog is not currently eating Merrick, but she has in the past! She loved it!

allison hoffman said...

I have fed Merrick before, but my animals arent currently on it. They do like it tho!

molly pitcher said...

I don't currently feed them this but I am sure they'd like to try it.

evie said...

no, but i won a bag a few months ago and donated it to the local pet food bank. it is very good food. i read the ingredients.

Shelley P said...

Pawesome program! Great job Merrick!! My dogs aren't on Merrick currently but it sounds like a great dog food.

Neely said...

WE dont have any pets yet but I will for sure check this out when we do! So my answer may be different then haha!

Tanya said...

This is great!! Merrick is an amazing company and I applaud all of their efforts with this new food!!! I'm sure Patches will love it!!!

Jennifer Allensworth said...

I think we've tried it in the past

Sue said...

We saw this yesterday but didn't want to be first because they never win.
You introduced us to Merrick and we love it. This sounds wonderful. We have met a couple of veterans with their digs and it's a great program.

Johnny Salib said...

I absolutely love Merrick! Whoever wins this is a lucky person!

Brandy Ellen said...

THis is really awesome! Merrick is a fabulous brand and they just got, even more, fab doing this! It's important to support our military and sometimes we forget about those K-9's who work hard for us!

imbigwillie said...

We do not currently feed our dog Merrick.

Kelly Tupick said...

No, i have not yet introduced this to her.

Liz Mays said...

It's great that your dogs ended up liking both of the Merrick foods! Their recipes sound like they're very high-quality!

Courtney Stock said...

My dogs do not currently eat merrick

Tiffany Banks said...

No. I have never heard of this brand until now! I am so glad I came across your blog post!

Rachel Griesmer said...

I do not currently feed Merrick to my dog.

Linda Szymoniak said...

No, I don't currently feed my dogs Merrick products, but they do sound great.

Linda Szymoniak said...

No, I don't currently feed my dogs Merrick products, but they do sound great!

Brandi Hayden said...

I haven't heard of this brand before. It sounds like it has great ingredients. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

valmg said...

The first five ingredients sound just right, we were just talking about the first ingredients with a vet yesterday. I love a cause that supports the military.

Ave T said...

I'm sure all the dogs would love Merrick foods! It's great to know that they are giving back and supporting K9s For Warriors.

Brandi Hayden said...

I've never heard of this brand of dog food before. It looks like it has some excellent ingredients to feed your pup. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Nancy Loring said...

No I just recently started feeding my dogs Blue Diamond because they have become picky eaters.

Julie Wunder said...

What a delicious food option for our pups! I'm sure Makena would love this.

Julie Wunder said...

What a delicious food! Makena would love this.

Golden Daily Scoop said...

The Goldens just had their first taste of Merrick's canned food and they loved it! :)

Elena said...

I feed my dogs Merrick occasionally

Tiffany VanSickle said...

This sounds like the perfect dog food and what a great initiative!

molly pitcher said...

My pooches love this food!

D Johnson said...

I don't, but my pup would love to try this brand.

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