Merrick doesn't contain any meat by-products, so it's healthier.
We started using Merrick canned food after the pet food contamination scare. We use a few pieces of the food to add some taste and texture to our dog dry food. He loves it! especially the "Mediterranean Banquet", which even has chick peas in it! and it's natural...and tasty too! (will tell you Bird, our Black Lab).