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Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Bring your puppy’s diet back to nature with Merrick's Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food! Featuring the real, high-quality protein that canines crave, this recipe starts with real deboned chicken, followed by a whole bunch of other wholesome ingredients found in nature. The unique freeze-dried, raw-coated kibble is paired with raw pieces of real poultry that have been freeze-dried, delivering the texture and taste your hound will go head-over-tail for! And, since this wag-worthy recipe is specifically crafted for puppies, you can have peace of mind knowing that it’s filled with ingredients to help him grow healthy and strong.

Key Benefits
  • Combines high-protein kibble with whole pieces of freeze-dried raw poultry—a nutritious, delicious and convenient option for pet parents who want to feed their furry friends a raw-style diet.
  • Real deboned poultry is the #1 ingredient and it’s kept in a pure state to support healthy digestion and deliver a scrumptious taste.
  • 100% free from grains.
  • Contains a generous helping of omega-fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Packed with glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint and hip health.

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  • Item Number
    86973
  • Weight
    22.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Raw
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

New: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat, Potato Protein, Salmon, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Chicken Liver, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d- Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Citric Acid for freshness, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Original: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Protein, Deboned Salmon, Chicken Liver, Apples, Blueberries, Gelatin, Organic Alfalfa, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), 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), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarumfermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

New: 3537 kcal/kg, 385 kcal/cup

Original: 3,488 kcal/kg, 350 kcal/cup

New:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
DHA0.2% min

Original:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Omega-6 Fatty Acid3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid0.3.0% min
Feeding Instructions

New:

Weight6 - 16 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup)16 - 52 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs3/41/2
6 lbs1 1/41
10 lbs1 3/41 1/2
15 lbs2 1/22
20 lbs32 1/3
30 lbs43 1/4
40 lbs54
50 lbs64 3/4
60 lbs5 1/2
70 lbs6
80 lbs6 3/4
90 lbs7 1/3
100 lbs8

Original:

Weight6 - 16 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup)16 - 52 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs3/42/3
6 lbs1 1/31
10 lbs21 1/2
15 lbs2 2/32 1/4
20 lbs3 1/32 2/3
30 lbs4 1/23 1/2
40 lbs5 1/24 1/2
50 lbs6 1/25 1/4
60 lbs6
70 lbs6 3/4
80 lbs7 1/2
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.

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.

Real Whole Foods

All recipes are crafted 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 crafts their recipes with real whole foods and 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
  • #1 Ingredient deboned meat with leading levels of quality protein
  • NO grain, corn or soy
  • Protein = packed kibble + real whole pieces of freeze-dried raw meat

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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