MERRICK Backcountry Chicken-Free Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe With Healthy Grains Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag -

Merrick Backcountry Chicken-Free Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe + Grains with Salmon, Whitefish & Trout Freeze-Dried Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Freeze-dried raw-diet dry dog food with fish.
  • Features real deboned salmon as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw bites.
  • Includes whitefish and trout in a protein-rich formula with whole grains to aid in digestion.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.

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About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Protein-Rich Ancestral Diet

Merrick Backcountry offers a wide array of exotic protein options for an ancestral dog food diet that delivers a unique combination of freeze-dried raw-coated kibble with real freeze-dried raw pieces of meat, fish, or poultry. Choose from grain-free options and recipes with healthy grains for a balanced lineup that provides the nutritional benefits of a raw diet.

Real Animal Protein First

Merrick Backcountry dog food is packed with protein canines crave. In fact, every recipe is crafted with real deboned meat, fish or poultry as the first ingredient! Leading levels of high-quality protein can help your dog maintain healthy energy levels and promote healthy digestion. Plus, your pup will also find freeze-dried raw meat for the nutritious and protein-packed diet he deserves.

Raw-Coated Kibble + Real Meat

Protein-rich, raw-coated kibble mixed in with freeze-dried real meat, fish or poultry raw pieces makes Backcountry Raw Infused kibble recipes irresistible to pups. Freeze-drying locks in raw flavor and nutrition to provide the next best thing to feeding fresh meat. Give your dog the closest thing to raw, with the easy-serve convenience of regular kibble.

Healthy Grain or Grain-Free

Choose a high-protein, grain-free recipe crafted with healthy grains, like brown rice, oatmeal, and barley, to support sound digestion.

Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

Guaranteed levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids support healthy skin and a vibrant coat, for good nutrition that truly shows. And glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain healthy hip and joint function through all your dog’s adventures to keep him running healthy for many years.

Raw Nutrition and Wild Flavor in Every Recipe


Sweet potatoes are a fiber-rich source of quality carbs for healthy energy levels without grains.


Brown rice, oatmeal and barley provide healthy grains for good digestion.


Made with real deboned meat or poultry as the #1 ingredient and rich flavors and textures.


Yummy treats made with real meat, poultry or fish and without artificial ingredients or fillers.


These Freeze-Dried Raw Mixers are tasty, safely processed and offer your buddy a nutritional boost.


Keep your dog satisfied with an assortment of canned Real Beef and Chicken Dinner wet dog food.

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 30 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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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

What amount of sunflower oil is in this
Answer by ChewyDec 07, 2021
The specific amount of sunflower oil is proprietary to the manufacturer. However, the first 5 ingredients of any recipe will make up 65-70% of the recipe and the rest of the ingredients will make up the other 30-35% in descending order.

Under the guaranteed analysis there is no listing for omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, but there is under the grain free recipe. Can you please tell me how much omega 3 and omega 6 my dog would be getting with the healthy grains option?
Answer by ChewyAug 20, 2021
This formula has approximately 0.3% Omega-3 and 4% Omega-6 on an as fed basis.

what is the ash content?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2020
This formula has a ash content of 8.43%.

Is the salmon wild-caught or farmed
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2022
Merrick's recipes start with real, protein-packed high-quality USDA-certified meats and fresh caught fish to support the growth of lean muscle, improved skin and coat health, and a healthy immune system. Merrick only uses high-quality, deboned meats sourced from USDA-inspected facilities.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DaneMum on Sep 29, 2022

Happy Pups

My pups are crazy for the raw infused line from Merrick! We were using Orijen previously and chose to look for a food that was a bit cheaper but still checked all the boxes. Merrick not only took care of that, but the pups love it MORE than they did Orijen! We use both great plains and pacific catch on the daily to give our pups some great flavors and keep them interested. It works great!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Cole1 on Nov 21, 2022

Pup did not like

I thought my dog would love this food because she loves freeze dried food. She does not like it at all, which is so sad.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Doggymom on Aug 24, 2022

Great product

I have a six year old Shih Tzu who loves this food. The freeze dried bites are the first part that he eats. His coat is nice and shiny and he has lots of energy to play. I recommend this food highly to any pet parent.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Winnie on Feb 20, 2022

Freeze dried to kibble ratio getting less and less

After having to hunt this food down, I finally found it on chewy. My dog has allergies and does best on this food. The box was damaged when it was delivered but the actual food bag was okay. My dog goes crazy for the little freeze dried bites mixed in with the kible. I usually store my food in a plastic pet food container; as I poured it out into it, is when I noticed it was straight kibble pretty much with literally like 5 pieces of the freeze dried. The ratio is usually pretty close but this was ridiculous. My dog didn't eat well and I ended up having to get a smaller bag and mixing it in with this new bag of food I purchased. Wasn't thrilled considering I couldn't find the large bag at most places and it's not cheap either.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Salix on Mar 7, 2022

Good Mix of Freeze Dried with Kibble

I'm giving only a 4 for this food, as it was generally accepted by my dog, however she did have an upset stomach 3 different times in 3 weeks. I tried to transition slowly, but maybe I needed to take it even slower with this brand; I'm unsure. I'm transitioning to a 100% natural dog food shortly, and I Will take it very slow so her stomach doesn't get upset.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fran on Aug 27, 2022

Healthy food

This is a great food selection. My dog Sunny loves!!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Daisy on Jan 17, 2022

smells awful

whew....this dog food smells to high is no wonder my fur baby won't eat it

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RileysMom on Sep 19, 2021

Love Love Love !

Love this food! I know I can count on the quality of the food Merricks puts out. My dogs are so healthy on this food. All the years our whole family uses this food. I have never seen a recall and we live it is made and sourced from the US.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Vivi on Jul 30, 2021

My dogs dont like it

Im sure its a good product, but my dogs thought i wanted to poison them. Im stuck with a bag of food they dont like.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By loveaemily on Mar 16, 2021

Everyone comes running!

I use this food to fill treat dispensing balls for my dogs or as a topper. This food has a strong fish odor and when I open the bag both dogs and the cat come running. I appreciate that this comes in a grain inclusive recipe. I purchased the 10 lb bag and there are lots of raw chunks in the bag.