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

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About This Item

  • Grain-free dry dog food for growing puppies.
  • Packed with protein and features freeze-dried raw coated kibble, along with freeze-dried raw bites.
  • Starts off with real deboned chicken to help maintain healthy muscles and energy levels.
  • Packed with omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • High in glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy hips and joints.


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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes...Deboned Beef, Pork Meal, Turkey Meal...Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Meal...Deboned Lamb, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal...
Health FeatureImmune Support, Digestive Health, Vitamins & Minerals...Immune Support, Digestive Health, Vitamins & Minerals...Skin & Coat Health, Digestive HealthImmune Support, Digestive Health, Vitamins & Minerals...Immune Support, Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free...Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free...Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...High-Protein, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free...
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryBeef, Lamb, MeatSalmon, Seafood & FishVenison, Lamb, Boar, MeatTurkey, Duck, Quail, Poultry
Food FormDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry FoodDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry Food, Freeze-Dried

Questions & Answers

23 Customer Questions


In regards to: Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food and the large breed Recipe as well. Are all ingredients from the USA? If not, where are the ingredients from?
Answer by ChewyFeb 19, 2019
The majority of Merrick's ingredients are sourced from the USA, however in certain circumstances some ingredients may come from another country to ensure the highest quality possible. Merrick outsources a few ingredients from other countries like lamb and venison from New Zealand, duck and rabbit from France, and vitamins and minerals premix from Canada and Germany.

About how many cups of food are in a 22lb bag of this food?
Answer by ChewyJan 27, 2018
There's approximately 16 cups of food in the 4 pound bag, 48 cups of food in the 12 pound bag, and 88 cups of food in the 22 pound bag.

I am getting a toy breed puppy soon, is the kibble small enough for little ones
Answer by ChewyAug 26, 2017
This kibble is intended for all breed sizes.

Hey I am about to have anew pup 12 weeks would this food be appropriate and how long should I keep him on. This food as a puppy
Answer by ChewyAug 05, 2017
Depending on the breed and the size of your pet, they will remain on puppy food until they're 12 months of age. However, Large breed puppies will often remain eating puppy food longer than 12 months. We do recommend consulting with your veterinarian to ensure that your pet's transition is smooth for optimal nutritional value.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pupmom on Apr 18, 2022

Pup loves it

Such good ingredients, and always come well packaged!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BullyParlour on Jan 26, 2022

Merrick backcountry dry raw foods

It was great service everything came just in the time I needed it to awesome


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Sadie on Oct 4, 2021

Merrick dog food

Sadie doesn't really like it, I think it's the flavor.i think she would prefer a different flavor


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Ozzy on Jun 21, 2021

Vet says no

We just got Ozzy from a rescue. His foster mom had him on this food but the vet says that unless your dog has issues with grains, he should have them. Also there have been heart issues w dogs eating grain free. So I also bought the grain version and am slowly getting our puppy switched over.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sammy on Jul 13, 2021

Worked for shedding

My dog loves it and shedding subsided. Once he is a year old I’ll be getting the adult version of it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kylie on Sep 11, 2021

Great food!

My puppy loves this food! Especially the light chicken pieces


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LDomingo26 on Mar 26, 2021

Expensive but loved for my Pitbull pup

This was my puppy's first kibble when we got him at 6 weeks old and after testing around with other brands (due to his allergies) we always ended up coming back to this one. This food helped his skin and coat tremendously and he gobbled it down every time. We always got comments on how good he looked when he was on this food. The dried food toppers included were also good side treats for him and overall would give this food a 10/10.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Puppymom on May 4, 2021

Don’t go grain free

We have had several vets tell us that grain free dog food can cause heart problems and not to feed it to your dogs. Chewy was awesome and gave us a refund. We picked a food with grain instead.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marciana on Mar 22, 2021

Pup’s favorite

We were initially trying out merrick’s puppy recipe, not the merrick “backcountry” puppy recipe. When we were giving our pup the original, he wouldn’t eat all his food at once and sometimes skipped meals. But with the backcountry recipe he finishes it all and wants more of it, it has also helped him gain some weight. Highly suggest it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rottweiler615 on Feb 19, 2021

Kane’s Favorite

This food is the ONLY food my 5 month Rottweiler will eat. I have tried to feed him similar and he absolutely will not eat anything but Merrick. His weight is great , energy excellent, teeth/gums healthy, and his coat has good moisture and sheen.