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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Large Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Description

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Large Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food is an all-natural, grain free ancestral canine diet packed with protein your big best friend will crave. The unique raw-infused kibble recipe delivers a perfect combination of protein-rich, grain-free kibble along with real, whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried chicken. Real, wholesome fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries are added for vital nutrients and fiber. Give your huge hound the nutritional benefits of a raw diet like he would have discovered in the wild, now in a safe and convenient recipe that's easy to serve.

Key Benefits
  • Deboned chicken is the first ingredient, along with raw, freeze-dried chicken pieces for a taste, texture and aroma your big dog will crave.
  • Grain-free formula with no gluten ingredients for easier digestibility; also contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Omega fatty acids from salmon oil help support healthy skin and a smooth, shiny coat.
  • Added glucosamine and chondroitin help support healthy hip and joint function.
  • Proudly made in Merrick’s Texas facility using the world’s best locally-sourced ingredients from farmers they know and trust.

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  • Item Number
    117774
  • Weight
    22.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Lamb, Duck, Chicken Liver, Apples, Blueberries, Gelatin, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casein Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,660 kcal/kg, 389 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat17.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Omega-6 Fatty Acids3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.3.0% min
Glucosamine1200 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate1200 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs1/3
6 lbs2/3
10 lbs1
15 lbs1 1/4
20 lbs1 1/2
30 lbs2
40 lbs2 1/2
50 lbs3
60 lbs3 1/3
70 lbs3 3/4
80 lbs4 1/4
90 lbs4 2/3
100 lbs5

Using the guide above, divide the total per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size and activity level. Please use the information provided as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog's diet.

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

  • For dogs over 100 lbs: add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Transition Instructions

Mix Merrick's food with your current pet's food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of the Merrick food while decreasing the amount in your dog or cat's current diet.

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About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

Going the Extra Country Mile

Going the Extra Country Mile

Dogs crave a protein-rich diet, the way nature intended. Give your dog what he craves with Merrick Backcountry’s all-natural, grain-free ancestral canine diet. Every Backcountry recipe features deboned meat, poultry or fish as the number one ingredient, and always includes a mix of proteins for a balanced diet that your dog would have discovered in the wild.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

All recipes are cooked in the USA in Merrick’s own organically certified kitchens. Each meal and treat has the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from trusted farmers and ranchers across the country, all four seasons of the year. Merrick only uses the freshest ingredients without additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

High-Protein Kibble + Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

High-Protein Kibble + Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

To lock in fresh taste and maintain nutritional benefits in their purest state, every serving of Merrick’s Backcountry dry dog food has freeze-dried real raw meat, poultry or fish pieces. Merrick Backcountry’s Raw Infused kibble recipes deliver the perfect combination of protein-rich kibble plus real, whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried meat, poultry or fish in a safe, convenient recipe that’s easy to serve.

Grain-Free Meals, Like Nature Intended

Merrick Backcountry's grain-free wet food options include hearty stews, dinner with tender chunks of meat, and loaf-style 96% meat recipes―all rich in protein and flavor. You can easily add moisture to your dog’s diet and provide him with the complete and balanced nutrition he needs and the taste he loves.

Grain-Free Meals, Like Nature Intended
Treat Your Dog to a Taste That’s Naturally Good

Treat Your Dog to a Taste That’s Naturally Good

Pups love the texture and taste of Backcountry’s jerky, patties, sausage cuts and freeze-dried raw treats and mixers. Treat your dog to the natural taste he craves with treats and mixers that always have deboned meat, poultry or fish as the number one ingredient and absolutely no artificial ingredients or fillers.

The Makings of a Meal Fit for Your Best Friend

Sweet Potatoes: Excellent source of complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and starch that converts easily into sugar for quick energy.

Blueberries: Loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, fiber and powerful antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

Salmon Oil: Contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, plus EPA and DHA for overall health and well-being.

Organic Alfalfa: Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.

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Features
  • No grain, wheat, corn or gluten
  • Rich in Omega fatty acids
  • Freeze-dried real raw meat, poultry or fish

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE MERRICK BACKCOUNTRY

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    My GSDs all love Merrick Backcountry varieties. They’re healthy, energetic, with thick beautiful coats.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Liked then didnt

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    The first couple of bags my English Mastiff loved, then by the third bag, not so much. Seemed like there were more waste at the bottom of the bag. You know, the dusty particles. When he'd go to eat it, it would turn into this paste. He just started to eat the freeze dried meat out. I finally started to add some shredded chicken, rice and green beans to get him to finish the bag. I transitioned him into the Chicken Sweet Potato Merrick. Not a bad product, just not for my Otis.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves it

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    Changed to this food because Chewy ran out of my dogs other food.But I have to say this is better, I feed her less on this food as it has less waste and she (Great Dane) loves it. She actually asks for her dinner which rarely has ever happened in her 7 years. She's looks forward to and is excited about her meals.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    great food with good ingredients

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    my dogs love this food .it takes a few weeks for there bowels to get used to it loser than they get sometimes .but its new food so they got to get used to it .my dog is a bad diabetic so there is some good ingredients in it for him .and real meat .only thing I think that is wrong as its for big dogs and mine are husky and malamutes .the pieces are to small for them it would be better if it was large pieces like the royal canine food .the pieces are so small and they don't like that .plus they could do with more of the big meat pieces as there is not enough and have to count it out for each dog will buy again though

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Love the freeze dried raw

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    But that’s about all. My picky pooches would pick out the good stuff. Leaving me to sweep up the rest. I’m not sure if I’ll order it again but I might try another variety of Backcountry before I give up on that brand.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My dog won't eat it!

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    I'm so disappointed. I researched dog food, as my Aussie turned one year old and was taking her off puppy food and I thought this would be the best. But she won't eat it...even if I put raw boost on it or even fresh cooked chicken.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Gives dogs gas and loose bowels

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    My dogs loved the taste of this food but the dog food gave them very loose stools and terrible gas. Could be related to the number of forms of proteins in the food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick makes quality but this is our favorite

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    The dogs were getting bored with their normal variety of Merrick Limited Ingredient or the Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato, but every time I pour out the Raw Infused, they clean up everything in the bowl and just keep licking. I think we have a winner!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Dog liked it but . . .

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    My dog is pretty picky when it comes to his dog food. He did like this food but he ate it too fast. I wish the kibble was bigger especially considering this is for large breeds.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    New girlfriend, new food

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    Recently adopted a rescued Great Pyrenees - my new girlfriend, Sophie! After going to TopDog Food Advisor, I decided to give Merrick a try. She is getting along well with both the dry & canned. No stomach issues at all. Will continue to buy this brand. Rates 5 stars. I like the ingredients & the fact that it contains real meat chunks.

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