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Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Real Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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Description

Treat your pooch to the taste of real raw meat with Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Real Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food. This unique food takes the delicious flavor of real deboned chicken and packs it into savory, freeze-dried bites that are loaded with protein. Blended with real fruits and vegetables, along with essential vitamins and nutrients, this versatile food can be served on its own as a complete meal, offered as a satisfying snack, or mixed with kibble to add irresistible variety to your pup’s normal diet. Give your best friend a safe, convenient boost of raw nutrition she’ll crave.

Key Benefits
  • Deboned chicken is the first ingredient in this protein-packed, freeze-dried, raw food formula that also features real fruits and veggies.
  • Grain-free formula with no gluten ingredients for easier digestibility; also contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Delivers the nutritional benefits of a raw diet in the form of safe and convenient morsels.
  • Complete and balanced nutrition can be served as a complete meal, satisfying snack, or mixed with dry kibble.
  • 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
    98896
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Food Topping, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Raw
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Potatoes, Potato Protein, Chicken Broth, Gelatin, Dried Kelp, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Potassium Chloride, Apples, Carrots, Blueberries, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Chloride, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12.

Caloric Content

4,105 kcal/kg, 287 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein45.0% min
Crude Fat24.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture6.0% max
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs1/2
6 lbs1
10 lbs1 1/4
15 lbs1 1/2
20 lbs2
30 lbs2 3/4
40 lbs3 1/3
50 lbs4

Serve as - is or rehydrate by adding 1/4 cup of water per 1 cup of Backcountry Freeze - Dried Raw. Using the chart, divide the total number per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal.

For dogs over 50 lbs: Add 3/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Backcountry Real Chicken Recipe each day.

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

    Picky Eater

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    My 2 year old pit-bull is beyond a picky eater, I changed her dog food a few times and nothing was working. My friend recommended this brand of dog food, so I tried the freezer dried chicken on top of the food I had her on and she loves it!! Not only is she eating the chicken, she’s eating the dog food as well! Couldn’t be more happier! Plus she loves chicken!!

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    Love Merrick

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    My fur baby's love Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food. This was the first time trying the chicken, they loved it too. It was a great change from the norm.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best grain free freeze-dried food

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    Have a diabetic dog and this is a wonderful mixer with his food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Boston Terrier loves this on top of his dry food.

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    My Boston Terrier enjoys this raw freeze-dried food. I feed him both the chicken and beef varieties. Very healthy for him too!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Huck the Pup seems to like it

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    I was going to use this as a mix-in, but he picks these tasty bites out and leaves the rest, so we’re using these for training treats and toys that he has to work to get food out of. So far so good.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Food!

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    My dogs look forward to it daily! I’ve also noticed that they appear “healthier” and more active at 7 years. Their coats look better and they are having less issues with dry skin.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Raw freeze dried food

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    My dog loves it! We use a lot of this company’s products and are always satisfied

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for picky eaters

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    My dog is spoiled rotten and is very picky about her food. I started putting this on her food as a topping and she loves it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting to have

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    I have a Yorkie mix who is a picky eater. And an Aussie puppy and they both love this product. I mix it in with their kibble and it's the first think that gets eaten.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Taylor loves it!!!

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    Taylor has a somewhat sensitive digestive system, but he likes to get what he thinks is a special treat in his food. This gives him that special little boost without upsetting his system.

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