This grain-free dry recipe starts with real deboned venison as the first ingredient, unlike competing recipes where the novel protein falls lower on the ingredient list. Also, this recipe is potato-free and features chickpeas for pet parents seeking a lower glycemic option. This recipe also includes farm-fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, blueberries, peas and more. Industry-leading levels of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids aid in a healthy skin and coat for dogs, and powerful levels of glucosamine and chondroitin foster healthy hips and joints. Merrick grain-free recipes are cooked in the USA in our own kitchens. Recipes contain no corn, wheat, soy or gluten ingredients. Merrick Grain Free Real Venison & Chickpeas Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.