The dog days of summer have arrived so I thought some summertime meal suggestions may help my fellow dogs survive this time of year! You know my family loves Merrick products – they make such tasty, healthy foods and treats, and their limited edition seasonal recipes are no exception!
I suggest starting off your summer with Summer Lovin’ Stew.
This delectable recipe is grain free with chicken, potatoes, apples, and blueberries.
Move over Olivia Newton John! After I eat this bowl of Summer Lovin’ Stew, there will be a new 50’s gal in town! It is definitely cause for a #tongueoutTuesday pose! Yum!
My sisters and I howled about the fabulous Star Spangled Supper we enjoyed on the 4th of July! This grain free recipe is made with beef, Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and bacon in a nice gravy. Just because the holiday has past doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the food!
How about a grill party? Who doesn’t enjoy a nice picnic with grilled foods in the summer?
Little sis Bailie seems to think her picnic basket should be filled with Merrick Hot Off the Grill summer recipe.
Thinking this over, Bailie may be right. Here I am slaving over a hot grill while she enjoys the shade and already has her food ready to go.
I guess I will pack up my meats and give the Hot Off the Grill in a can a try. Guess what? I found out I don’t even have to grill the can! How cool is that!
The summer recipe, Hot Off the Grill, definitely passes our taste test! This recipe contains chicken, potatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese all in a gravy. Have you noticed? Three recipes so far, and I’ve mentioned bacon twice! (licks chops, drools on keyboard)
Be honest now, who doesn’t like the sound of Surf ‘N Turf USA? It sounded so good to Bailie she headed right out to the pool on her surf board! Her mission was successful and no cans were harmed, or dropped in the water!
Since I’m not big fan of balancing on surf boards, I took the turf portion of this meal. Rather boring, but some dog had to do it!
This summertime delicacy is grain free with beef, potatoes, green beans, and shrimp in a gravy. Really something to howl about!
These are my summertime meal suggestions, highly recommended from my taste buds to yours. At our house, we enjoy mixing some wet food with our Merrick BackCountry Raw Infused daily kibble. It really makes for a fine dining experience! Stop by your local pet store to stock up on these limited edition summer recipes while supplies last! You won’t regret it! Thank you so much to Merrick for sending us their summer recipes to taste test!
Disclosure: My GBGV Life received the Merrick products in this post to review and did not receive monetary compensation. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about Merrick products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. Merrick is not responsible for the contents of this article.
Sparkle the PBGV says
Oh, yummy! I love Merrick foods. “MOM, go to the store, please!” XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
You have to get them all, they are all great! Maybe you can float with your surf n turf in the pool like Bailie did?
Nope! I am not a pool girl…yet! Sparkle
Hmmm, what an interesting idea to offer certain items seasonally. Sounds like it’s good for pups (who don’t mind changes in their diets) and potentially for the planet.
After all, it’s almost always better to do things on a smaller scale than a larger one.
One thing we love about eating Merrick is their diets are pretty interchangeable if you stick with the same line, like grain free. They have the same basis so we switch around all the time for variety. It’s real nice.
Reilly & Denny says
you sure know how to celebrate summer in style – I think you should invite us all over for a pool party 🙂
We will have to check with our Golden Retriever pal Lexie as it is her pool we borrowed 😉
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Wow, todays blog is looking pretty tasty!!!! We are coming over for a BBQ!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
Come on over! We still have some cans left we can share!
I need to go and check out the new Summer Seasonal cans . Sound Yummy!
You have to make sure and check every season for the latest new yummy foods!
We love the rock n’ roll yummy pretty Emma! That was a super amazing photo shoot!
I had fun getting all fancy, but I like the others too.
Will and Eko says
Haha wait…I NEED a “behind the scenes” photo of getting Bailie on that boogie board!
We just set her on, she laid down and we gave her a push. I think she would still be floating if we hadn’t brought her back in. She enjoys it.
Two French Bulldogs says
That stuff looks like human food
Lily & Edward
I know. I hope Mom doesn’t start eating it!
What a great idea for some summer foodie fun!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
PeeEss…Dory just loves your 50’s look!!
Thanks, Dory! I loved the 50’s look too 😉 A dog needs to have fun with her food sometimes and Merrick makes it easy.
Great post Emma!! You know I can’t eat chicken but I bet there are some good recipes in these cans that I could eat! We love the Merrick backcountry kibble!! Mom wants to dress up Lilly like a 50s girl now!! HA!! Can’t wait to see that. your doodle friend Dash!
Please send a photo when she is in the 50’s gear! There is a lot of chicken, but some recipes only have beef.
M. K. Clinton says
Yummy to my tummy! I would love those flavors, but I am a huge fan of their rabbit recipes. Any meal with you would be awesome pawsome.♥ Bentley
BackCountry wabbit with Alpine Wabbit stew is heavenly! I love it so much!
Jan K says
Now that makes for a yummy summer! The crew definitely wants to get their paws on these. BTW, they are jealous that Bailie got to hang out in a real swimming pool!
Bailie enjoys floating around, I prefer keeping my paws on solid ground. We were impressed she didn’t lose the cans and make Mom go diving for them.
Ohhhhhh….all those new summer flavors sound delicious!
Trust me…they are to drool for and you guys know all about drool!
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
Emma, thanks for the thoroughly enjoyable review! I can tell you really gave it your all. We love Merrick food too, so we’ll be getting some of these for sure.
Glad you enjoyed it. We love their food and don’t mind going the extra surf board for them. Enjoy!
karen Meldrum says
YUMMY!!! Mom doesn’t give us enough food, we are starving to death down here in Missouri!!!! We can smell those flavors from here.( being downwind). On the other hand, we do NOT have a pool, so we are lucky as I despise water! You sure look pretty in your outfit, Emma! Grilling is one of Dad’s favorite pastimes and we get to help him , so we DO like summer. Your friend Chabils.
We have a kiddy pool at our house, but my Golden friend Lexie let me use her pool in exchange for a can of Surf ‘N Turf USA. I like swimming, but am not fond of surfing, so I let Bailie handle that part. She enjoys floating around.
BRUIN THE WONDER DOG says
Oh Emma! You are so lovely in your pink tutu that I just want to eat you up!!
Thank you. I kind of like the look too.
Allie is TOTALLY a Merrick girl!! She gives them four paws WAY up!
Cat bro Bert is too, but he is a dog version Merrick fan!
You girls look like you’re enjoying your Merrick! 😀
We always do!
Whitley Westie says
Dey all look so tasty!
They are! You are a pool pup, you should try the Surf ‘N Turf USA!
Ann "Paws" Staub says
Oh those all look so tasty Emma! And I love each of your photo scenes with the different flavors. I am sure Shiner would love to get her paws on some of these.
I’m sure she would! They are all great as we expected!
Yeah, move over Olivia Newton John. We’re singing the songs here and imagining a totally different Grease with you as the star!
First I would get rid of the horrid singing and replace it with my howling…
I’m so glad to have found your site! We’re get to take home baby Rae the first week in August and started a blog to go through our journey over at http://www.raebyday.wordpress.com! I have heard nothing but great things about the Merrick brand though so I’ll have to check it out next chance I get… (I go to Petsmart every other day) 🙂
Merrick makes a puppy version of it’s meals. We eat the BackCountry Raw Infused diet since it came out in March and love it. They have a puppy version of that as well. We order all our food with Chewy.com as they are priced less than most stores and delivery is free if it is over $49. Congratulations on the puppy. Waiting to get Rae is the hard part.
Checking out Chewy.com now! Can’t beat free delivery! 🙂
Order by 4pm ET and they ship that day, usually arrives within 3 days. We love it. Just got a big box at our door today!
That’s awesome! Thank you so much for letting us know!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Emma you and Bailey are two fashionista’s for sure! Love the fashion show.
Thank you. We love modeling, you know.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Oh boy you really got into the spirit of summer and the themes of the Merrick foods. They sure look yummy.
Merrick makes it easy to do some fun photo shoots, and the tasty rewards are a great benefit too!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
This was very cute!