Where are Meridian Products Made?
All Meridian™ Holistic Pet Food products are made at one of our four family-owned production facilities located in the USA.
Where can I buy Meridian Pet Food?
Click on the “Where to Buy” button at the top of this page to find a retailer near you or to buy from our online retailer. If you still have trouble locating our product click on the “Contact Us” button and let us know. We will help you find our product.
Why is Meridian™ Food for Dogs a good choice for my dog?
Meridian™ Pet Food products are made with the finest ingredients and the highest level of production standards to ensure high-quality products for your pets. We create our own recipes using our own board-certified Ph.D. nutritionist specializing in pet food to make sure our products help keep your pet healthy, energized and satisfied. Our products provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition – plus they taste great too!
Do Meridian™ products contain any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives?
Meridian™ Pet Foods do not include any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. When feeding Meridian™, your pet will always get a no-nonsense meal without any fillers or extra stuff added in.
Do all Meridian™ ingredients come from the USA?
We source all ingredients from suppliers in the USA if ingredients are available, grown, or produced in the USA. There are a few exceptions, such as flaxseed, which comes from Canada, and lamb meal, which we get from Australia or New Zealand. Our vitamin premixes are formulated, sourced and blended in the USA by a US company in a human-grade facility. Certain subparts of the vitamin premixes are only available overseas due to the nature of those particular elements. All ingredients are thoroughly tested and undergo many quality and safety checks before being used.
What does holistic mean and why is that important for my dog?
Holistic is characterized as ‘treating the whole body’. Meridian™ Holistic Food for Pets provides holistic nutrition through the use of premium proteins, vegetables and fruits, Omega fatty acids, essential vitamins and chelated minerals. Each formulation provides nutrition that will benefit your pet’s entire body as a whole, even pleasing the mind by providing a taste your pet will crave. Meridian™ Holistic Food for Pets will satisfy your pet’s appetite AND nutritional needs, helping to maintain enduring health and physical well-being.
What is the difference between real meat meal and real meat?
Real meat meal contains far more meat protein and nutrients than a similar amount of meat. For example, real lamb meal provides 4-5 times the amount of nutrients as the same amount of lamb. The reason for this is that lamb is approximately 70% water, whereas real lamb meal is only about 5% water. 100 pounds of real lamb meal provides 50 pounds of high-quality balanced protein while 100 pounds of lamb provides only 9-10 pounds of protein.
Can my puppy eat Meridian™ Holistic Food for Dogs?
Our Meridian™ Riverbend recipe is specially formulated to provide proper nutrition for dogs in every stage of life, including when they are puppies. After the ‘puppy stage’, or the first full year of growth, he or she can begin to enjoy other Meridian™ recipes as well.
Are there special steps I should take to transition my dog from our current food to Meridian™ Holistic Food for Dogs?
When transitioning from one type of dog food to another it is important to gradually introduce the new food to avoid an upset stomach which might be brought on by a sudden change in diet. We recommend blending some of the new food with the food you are currently using and gradually increasing the amount of the new food over a period of 7-10 days until fully transitioned to the new food. This gradual change will allow your dog to get used to new flavors and different types of ingredients. Be sure to follow the feeding guidelines shown on the packaging for recommendations on the proper amount to feed.
Do you offer coupons or special promotions directly to consumers?
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Is Meridian™ packaging recyclable?
Meridian™ packaging is classified as a type 7 recyclable material. Check with your local recycling center to see if they accept materials with this classification.
Does your Meridian™ packaging contain BPA’s?
Meridian™ packaging is BPA-Free. BPA stands for Bisphenol A. It is an industrial chemical that can be used in the production of certain plastics. Research shows that BPA can seep into food from those types of packages and if consumed the BPA can potentially cause health problems. We use BPA-Free packaging to avoid this type of potential health problem.
What are some things to consider in regards to possible links between Grain-Free Dog Food and Heart Issues?
We have reviewed the FDA’s recent report regarding grain-free pet foods and a potential link to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy). This report does not provide any scientific findings linking nutrition and DCM. Rather, FDA is simply attempting to gain more information as part of its evaluation process.
Congenital heart disease has been recognized in 0.56% to 0.85% of dogs for many years (Detweiler and Patterson, 1965). The report only touches upon the genetic or congenital prevalence of the disease, hinting that the disease may have a nutritional component without suggesting a nutritional solution.
It has been recognized that taurine, an amino acid, may be helpful for dogs with full onset of DCM. Since their introduction, we’ve fortified our grain-free recipes with taurine, amino acids and L-Carnitine as prudent nutritional considerations.
Our utmost priority is to provide safe, high quality nutrition. Our recipes are created by a board certified animal nutritionist (PhD), use only FDA permitted ingredients and make nutritional claims permissible by the FDA. Additionally, our recipes closely follow FDA sanctioned nutrient profiles published by AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials). We take the nutrition and health of pets very seriously. We will continue to do everything possible to ensure that our products are safe and nutritious.
Working in close cooperation with our board-certified nutritionist and the Pet Food Institute, we continue to make use of the latest scientific and nutrition advances for the benefit of pet parents and pets who put their trust in our products.
How can I contact you if I still have questions?
Click on the “Contact Us” button at the top of this page to be able to send us an email with your question. We will respond as soon as possible in the order in which your message is received. Our Consumer Affairs Team is available weekdays from 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM CST.