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Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Large Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Keep your big ol’ buddy large and in charge with Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Grain Free Dry Dog Food Large Breed Recipe. This freeze-dried dry food for dogs features real deboned chicken as the very first ingredient. It’s combined with duck and lamb into a protein-rich and highly-digestible formula. This grain and gluten-free dry dog food contains freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw bites to give your doggie dude all the benefits of a raw diet. It’s developed with high levels of omega fatty acids to help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat while glucosamine and chondroitin support hip and joint function. It’s paw-fect for helping large breeds of adult dogs build healthy muscles and maintain a high level of energy throughout the day.

Key Benefits
  • Freeze-dried raw-diet dry food for large breeds of dogs.
  • Features real deboned chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw bites.
  • Includes duck and lamb in a protein-rich and highly-digestible formula.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.

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

New: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Duck, Lamb, Sunflower 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, 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

New: 3718 kcal/kg, 386 kcal/cup

Original: 3,660 kcal/kg, 389 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat17.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Feeding Instructions

New:

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 1/4
70 lbs3 2/3
80 lbs4
90 lbs4 1/2
100 lbs4 3/4

Original:

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

When switching your dog's diet, we recommend that it be done gradually over a 5-7 day period.�

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

A Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

Give your dog the protein-rich diet nature intended. Merrick Backcountry uses exotic proteins in their purest forms, mixing dried, raw-coated kibble with freeze-dried pieces of raw meat, fish or poultry. Choose from grain-free and healthy grains varieties and start feeding the nutrition of raw with all the convenience of dry food. Your dog will go wild for the taste.

Real Whole Foods

Merrick uses only fresh, whole food ingredients packed with protein dogs crave. Every recipe is crafted with deboned meat, fish our poultry as its first ingredient that helps pups maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels. Always sourced from trusted farmers and ranchers across the USA and crafted in Merrick’s own certified organic kitchens with no additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives–ever.

Raw-Coated Kibble + Real Meat

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 from high-protein recipes crafted with sweet potatoes for a nutritious, grain-free balance or foods made with fiber-rich whole grains to support healthy digestion. No matter which dry or wet Backcountry dog food recipe you feed, you’ll get top-notch nutrition and wag-worthy wild flavor for your pup.

Healthy Grain or Grain-Free

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

DRY RECIPES - GRAIN-FREE

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

DRY RECIPES - HEALTHY GRAINS

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

WET FOOD

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

TREATS

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

FREEZE-DRIED TREATS

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

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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    High Protein

    By on Top 1000 Contributor

    My dog does beat on a higher protein diet and so many other Large Breed foods contain much lower protein levels, which I am not a fan of. This food is great for him and he loves the freeze dried raw pieces that are mixed in. Removed one star however because the bag has gotten 9% smaller but the price stayed the same. When feeding a large breed dog this equates to a huge jump in the amount of $$$ spent on food each year. For that reason I am starting to explore the potential of switching to another food or at least supplementing with another food

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best choice for Lily!

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    This is the first dog food my Lily has eaten without manipulation. Usually we have to add something to coax her to eat, but not with this Merrick brand. So happy we found it! This is the brand we chose to transition her from puppy food to adult and we are very pleased.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dogs like it!

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    My 2 labradoodles usually dislike most kinds of dog food but they seem to really like the Merrick kibble!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog Loves This!

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    Golden Doodle loves the freeze dried pieces. He will eat these first and then go back and eat the rest of the kibbles.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    20/10 would recommend

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    We love this dog food! I have a Rotty/GS mix and a Brittney Spaniel and they LOVE this food. Their coats are so much softer and shiny than before. Their poops are more consistent and solid. Can't say anything bad about this food!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Bulk bags delivered to my door steps

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    Very pleased, Pet food in bulk bags being delivered to my door steps, How convenient ! A must for every pet owner.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved by our Labs

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    Our dogs love this food so much that they had their heads in the sack while my husband was preparing their dinner. There will be no leaving the door ajar now. They like both the raw pieces and the kibble pieces. Very satisfied!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

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    The product did not live up to its billing. My pack refused to touch it even with inducements.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but she's worth it.

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    We are on our second bag of this food. My doberman loves it. I am giving it four stars because of the price and also because the raw pieces seem to be all on top of the bag and not evenly distributed. Halfway on the first bag there was only kibble, she still ate it up but with this bag I try not to give her as many raw pieces in one serving so maybe she will not go half the bag without it. I was also worried about too much protein for her but the vet assured me it was fine. We went with this because she just stopped eating her old Taste of the Wild food and so I'm happy that she is eating again. Overall, it's a good food that she loves to eat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option

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    Oscar loves this food. He finishes every bowl like he has never tried it before. I would buy again for sure.

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