It's the first lick, the wobbly crawl and the cut on your finger from putting it in their mouth when you shouldn't have. These soft, cuddly friends come into our lives, and we grow with them. They become our friends long before they are housebroken, stop tearing things up and crying in the middle of the night. So we cooked up a special dish with lots of TLC that we think transitions them nicely from their momma's milk and welcomes them to earth but still with a firm handshake. At Merrick we call it Puppyhood and without Merrick in their life, well it's pretty much boredom. They're gonna grow up sooner or later and find Merrick on their own so you might as well have the "talk" now. Merrick Classic Grain Free Puppy Plate™ Canned Puppy Food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It contains delicious all natural home-style chunks that your pup will love. Like with all of our recipes, we locally source our farm fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality. As a result, Merrick recipes don’t contain any ingredients from China and are cooked in our own five-star kitchen and manufacturing facilities that uphold the strict guidelines well defined by the FDA.