Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free 96% Real Beef Recipe Canned Dog Food, 12.7-oz, case of 12

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Dogs crave a protein-rich diet. The way nature intended. Merrick Backcountry is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral canine diet packed with protein that pups crave. Their 96% real protein recipes are packed in loaf form and have a taste sensation like no other.

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free recipe, protein-rich recipe with 96% real beef
  • A hearty stew made with deboned beef as the number one ingredient
  • Complete and balanced nutrition to add moisture and flavor to a dog's diet
  • Modeled after the ancestral canine diet
  • Provides the meaty nutrition your dog needs every day

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  • Item Number
  • Food Texture
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Dried Egg Product, Dried Yeast Culture, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Guar Gum, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite).

Caloric Content

  1. 861 kcal/kg, 313 kcal/12.7 oz can
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 10.0% min
Crude Fat 3.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max

Feeding Instructions

Goal Weight Daily Feeding (Cans)
3 lbs 1/2
6 lbs 3/4
10 lbs 1
15 lbs 1 1/2
20 lbs 1 3/4
30 lbs 2 1/2
40 lbs 3
50 lbs 3 2/3
60 lbs 4
70 lbs 4 3/4
80 lbs 5
90 lbs 5 3/4
100 lbs 6

If feeding with dry food, reduce wet amount by 6 oz for every 1/2 cup of dry food.

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Merrick Backcountry is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral canine diet packed with the protein dogs crave. All recipes are cooked in the USA in Merrick's own organically certified kitchens and contain no ingredients from China.

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Grain-Free Stews, Like Nature Intended

Merrick Backcountry's grain-free morsels in gravy offer delicious variety from exotic protein blends like duck, rabbit and whitefish all smothered in hearty gravy. Dogs just love digging into these succulent feasts, and pet parents love all the nutrition their pups are getting.

Treat Recipes

Merrick's all-natural Backcountry treats complement delicious Backcountry kibbles and stews. Each recipe has real deboned meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient and is completely free of grain and gluten. These hearty treats are naturally infused with a wood-smoked taste dogs go wild for.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Merrick uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from trusted farmers and ranchers, and their recipes never include additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

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About Merrick

Merrick believes whole foods not only taste better, but are better for your pet, and handmade recipes are much better than scientific formulas. That's why Merrick's been making pet food in their own kitchen for more than 25 years. Produced in small batches, each recipe is closely monitored to ensure it delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label. Merrick makes food to be fuel, not filler, and their wide variety of protein-rich dry and canned foods and treats means your pet will enjoy every second of his meal.

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Customer Reviews

Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free 96% Real Beef Recipe Canned Dog Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My doggy loves it! He is a very picky dog I've ever seen... and he is a Beagle...= =lll He does not eat if I do not put any canned food in his dry food. BUT! He does not eat every brand of canned food either...= =lll If he does not like it, he will not touch it. So, I'm very happy that he loves this brand and will continue to buy for him.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Labs like it! All my guys (4 Labs) like it..Time will tell. The only thing I am concerned about is will Purina, who just purchased Merrick, change the recipe or use cheaper ingredients...if that happens then all bets are off.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food! I have a very picky eater, but she absolutely loves this food. Its consistency is somewhat softer than other Merrick canned foods, but she seems to love it. Great for a mixer because dry food mixes very easily into it. Chewy's price is equal to what my local pet food store sells it for, but its shipped right to my front door...so that makes it ordering from chewy much more convenient! I recommend this food and definitely recommend chewy!
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality food I have used Merrick's grain free canned food for many years. If I experiment with other brands I always come back to this. I especially like the Duck and use it to stuff Kongs for my two Malinois. The Kongs are frozen over night and the next morning the dogs get to spend 30 min+ licking out the frozen food which gives me quiet time. This beef style is also very good. It doesn't have the smooth, pate-style texture of the Duck. Best way I can describe the texture difference is more "grainy", while I know it is grain free, and a slight crumbly texture. Slight evidence of "gelatin" at the top usually. The ratio of protein to fat is about 2:1 which I prefer. If you don't like the smooth, creamy style of the Duck then is one might suit. My dogs love both but for the purpose of stuffing Kongs the Duck is my preference.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Pack Loves This Food Our 4 rescues are usually NOT fans of pate style canned food. Merrick's Backcountry 96% Real Beef Recipe is an exception. They LOVE it and finish every bite. Good stuff
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our dogs love it! We use this canned food as a topping for our dogs' reduced fat kibble. All four dogs love the result!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High in protein This product is good. Dogs will eat it if I mix with almost any kibble. The reason I got it was because it's easy to mix and stir. It's better if you refrigerate it first. Great nutritional value. Good for the price!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good clean food My dog loves it. And I love the limited ingredients.
Date published: 2016-01-04
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