Merrick Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Hero's Banquet Recipe Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Freeze-dried raw-diet dry dog food with beef.
  • Features real deboned beef as the very first ingredient.
  • Developed with high levels of omega fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Created to celebrate the work of K9s for Warriors, the largest provider of service dogs for disabled American veterans.
  • 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

15 Customer Questions


Why is this item still out of stock and when is it going to be available???

Carb percentage?
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2019
This recipe has an approximate carbohydrate content of 22.5% as fed and 25.3% on a dry matter basis.

My dog is allergic to chicken. Are there any chicken products in this?
Answer by ChewyJun 07, 2018
This food does contain chicken fat.

copper content on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyMay 19, 2022
The as fed for the Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw Hero's Banquet Recipe is 17.19% and dry matter is 18.7%.


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148 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MomOf2SaintsAndBulldog on Jun 12, 2022

Good size kibble for all size dogs

I recently switched my 1 year old English Bulldog and one of my 3 year old Saint Bernards to this food. Our EB was on Purina Pro Plan Shredded Chicken & Rice but the kibble was so gosh darn big she couldn't really chew it. One of our Saints is having digestive issues so that is why we switched her from the same Purina Pro Plan. They both love it and what is nice is the kibble size is great for both breeds. I know it is way more expensive but nowadays you get what you pay for. Buy the smaller bags to switch and the once your pup is switched spend the money on the larger bag. Stinks the biggest bag is only 20 pounds but it is what it is. Also, you get to support a great cause with this particular bag.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Wasntasexpected on May 26, 2022

Not worth it

I purchased a small bag of this food because it partially raw and wanted to see if my dogs would like it and as soon as I opened the bag, I noticed there were no chunks of chicken as stated and pictured on the bag. I dumped the entire bag out and there were 3 pieces of chicken...... So I paid all that money for a partially raw dog food for 3 small chunks of chicken..... I was very displeased


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dani on Dec 25, 2021

Chicken free food!

Merrick makes plenty of flavors that do not include chicken meal or byproducts, including this flavor. My Boxer's sensitive tummy does really well on Merrick.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Blue on Oct 10, 2021

Even the picky dog

This dog is a delicate eater, in other words he takes FOREVER to eat. And he likes variety, but 2 out of 3 times he chooses this dog food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DeeDee67 on May 23, 2021

Hero's Merrick

I love that some of the profit goes to hero dogs. Like the pitty owner review, my boxer pit mix digs for the raw pieces and it sometimes gets messy. I suggest though that you thoroughly mix the raw and kibble as sometimes the raw may he concentrated at one end of the bag. I count the number of raw pieces as I dish her food, making it the same daily. I have read that one should not give too much raw food daily. I purchase a big container of Stewart's raw pieces and if the kibble is low, add that. Cherry loves it. And to the person feeding human dinners to their dog, that can exacerbate allergies. Give your dog raw meat if you feed them from your fridge. Remember they are carnivores. At least until dog food included rice, peas and carrots. If there were beans in your garden or a rabbit, which would your dog choose if allowed to decide?


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Josie on Aug 17, 2021

Merrick Backcountry

My dogs loved this food. My newest dog is allergic to chicken so I hvr to look for non chicken food. Also, low calories. My three love it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on Oct 13, 2021

Preferred this to canned dog food!

Both our GSPs enjoy this brand of dry dog food. They can’t wait for meal time.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Merrick on Jun 25, 2021

My frenchbull dogs fav food !

Awesome food ! It’s been a pain trying to find the perfect fit for my dog. Chewy gave us a great 15 dollar off promo so it was great fast and easy process we got our food to our door step in 2 quick days


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DogFood on Mar 30, 2021

Freeze-Dried Raw

My pit is 3 years old, and I have been free-feeding him what I thought was a decent quality kibble along with homemade dinner every night. Not going to lie; it gets to be a pain to try and plan your personal meals around what your dog can have. Anyway, I was on a mission to find a kibble that he actually liked to eat. Not just eating it because that was all he had. Let me tell you, my dog has been spoiled his whole life with food, so I had to do some research to find "the best one," and this food absolutely nails it. I fill his bowl in the morning, and he picks out all the freeze-dried pieces like they are marshmallows in a bowl of cereal. If I don't make a dog-friendly dinner at night, he's perfectly content just having this kibble. My dog also has some slight skin & ear allergies, and since switching his food, he hasn't been having any issues. The only complaint I have is my dog pushing all of the non-freeze dried food all over the floor while he hunts for marshmallows. :-)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Penny on Jun 13, 2021

Great food

Our Penny has never been in love with dog food until we tried Merrick and she eats it immediately!