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

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About This Item

  • Freeze-dried raw-diet dog food mixer with chicken.
  • Features real deboned chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains raw protein pieces and a wholesome blend of fruits and vegetables.
  • Developed without any grains, gluten, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.


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

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 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.

VARIETY PACKS

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


How long can you leave this food in a dog bowl after you wet the food?
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2017
It's recommended to dispose of any uneaten food after 4 hours at the maximum.

My chihuahua will only eat this is this safe to feed her everyday? Is it safe to feed her just this food dry or does it have to be wet?
Answer by ChewyOct 26, 2017
This is safe for daily use and can be eaten dry or wet depending on your pet's preference.

Does this need to be kept in freeze and taken out hours prior before feeding the dogs?
Answer by ChewyApr 24, 2019
It's recommended to store this food in a cool dry location.

How soft is this food? My senior chihuahua can't eat hard food anymore but can still eat soft and chewy foods. She needs access to food at all times but canned food dries out too quickly. Would this be a good fit?
Answer by ChewyFeb 20, 2019
This food is softer than a traditional kibble. It would be suitable for a pet who has difficulty chewing. It can be fed as is, or after re-hydrating so, you can add more water to make it as moist as needed.


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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jane on Jul 7, 2022

Freeze dried chicken

Purchased the beef a few times and wanted to try this one for a different flavored treat. When opening this package it had a horrible and I mean horrible smell. Luckily I only purchased the small bag. We are sticking with the beef flavor which they can't get enough of it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aluttke on Jun 9, 2022

My dog eats it up!

I use this as a supplement with her dinner and she loves it. My dog is a three year old bulldog.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PepsiSadie on Nov 3, 2021

Happy I found these

I purchased Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Real Chicken Recipe Grain Free, hoping to get our senior dog to eat more; he's 15 and losing muscle. Our vet told us to add protein to his food, which would help him gain weight. He loves them, he's not eating as much as we would like; but it's a lot more than he had been. They are a little spendy, but we have been feeding him Merrick Dry food for a few years and I trust Merrick.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By suesi on Aug 25, 2021

Honestly, amazing.

My two picky huskies were going almost two full days without even looking at their food bowl. They chose to eat grass and puke instead of eat food (talked to a vet, it happens). I didn't think they would like it, but I was wrong. I didn't even need much. I take two tablespoons and mix it with a little water to get a "gravy" and mix it in their food. The eat it and want more!!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Irishbrody on Aug 2, 2021

He likes it!

My little dog hates all hard dry food and I’am wasting money on can food. Took a chance and bought this and He is eating it! I’ve been wanting to try freeze dried raw for a long time. It is expensive but I guess if he actually likes it and it’s not getting thrown out, that is a good thing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Luna on Aug 20, 2021

Puppy love

Our puppy loves these!! Treats or toppers!! Merrick is a trusted brand!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roxy on May 3, 2021

I really liked these

My mom mixed this in with my food and I loved them. I wanted more but mom said I needed to eat them sparingly because they were a bit pricey. Thank you, Roxy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By livingncotton on Mar 13, 2021

Most excellent food!

I bought this for my 15 lb mixed breed as she was bored with other per the request of her former groomer. ad my furbaby loves it. She loves to pick the chicken out so I had to additional freeze dried chicken to add more chicken to her food


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By IdaW on Jan 19, 2021

My dog loves these

My VERY finicky dog absolutely loves these. They are softer than the usual dry dog food. Perfect for my older small dog. Great as a treat or mix with meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dexter on Apr 19, 2021

Beethoven loves these

My dog Beethoven loves these! I would 100% recommend