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Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Wet Dog Food 96% Real Chicken Recipe, 12.7-oz can, case of 12

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Make your furry friend’s dinner a winner with Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Wet Dog Food 96% Real Chicken Recipe. This natural grain-free, ancestral-inspired wet dog food features real deboned chicken and 96% protein from animal sources. It’s developed to deliver the nutrition needed to help successfully build healthy muscles tissue and support energy and vitality every day. This pate-style dog food with chicken is made without any grains, potatoes or peas and contains just the right amount of vitamins, minerals and moisture. This recipe can be fed as a stand-alone meal or mixed with your pup’s kibble! This canned dog food is made in the USA in Merrick’s Hereford, TX kitchen with high-quality ingredients you can feel good about.

Key Benefits
  • A grain-free, ancestral-inspired diet for canine companions.
  • Real deboned chicken is the #1 ingredient in this recipe.
  • Helps build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels.
  • Complete and balanced nutrition that also adds moisture and a ton of flavor to your furry friend’s diet.
  • Features 96% protein from animal sources.

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  • Packaging Type
  • Food Texture
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin).

Caloric Content

1,219 kcal/kg, 438 kcal/12.7 oz. can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 10% min
Crude Fat 6% min
Crude Fiber 1.4% max
Moisture 78% max
Feeding Instructions
Dog WeightDaily Feeding (cans)
3 lbs1/3
6 lbs2/3
10 lbs1
15 lbs1 1/4
20 lbs1 1/2
30 lbs1 3/4
40 lbs2 1/4
50 lbs2 2/3
60 lbs3
70 lbs3 1/4
80 lbs3 2/3
90 lbs4
100 lbs4 1/4

For dogs over 100 lbs, add 1/4 can for each additional 10 lbs. Feed puppies up to two times and pregnant or lactating females up to three times for the same weight. Adjust feeding level to your dog's individual needs. Cover and refrigerate unused portions. Shake well before opening. Keep fresh water available at all times. If feeding with dry food, reduce wet amount by 6 oz. for every 1/2 cup of dry food.

Transition Instructions

Mix Merrick's food with your current pet's food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of the Merrick food while decreasing the amount in your dog or cat's current diet.

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Protein-Rich Ancestral Diet

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

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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick's a hit at our house.

    By HappyCustomer on Oct 21, 2021

    My 2 dogs love this food. Switched to it this summer. I alternate days between Merrick Back Country Real Chicken Dinner (a pate) with Merrick's Chunky Big Texas Steak Tips Dinner. I mix these canned foods with dry Merrick Classic Healthy Grains Real Chicken + Brown Rice Recipe. All 3 products are a hit with my canines. One a 5 year old, 65 lb. male & the other a 15 year old, 45 lb. female (but don't tell her as she keeps up with the 5 year old).

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Better but Just eh

    By MK33 on Aug 19, 2021

    My little girl wasn't a fan of this one. Possibly too protein packed. We've found other food that seems more well liked.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog is in love...

    By klane on Jan 7, 2021

    I have a very picky Boston Terrier and she absolutely loves this real chicken recipe. I had to change from the Iams senior chicken and rice pate formula as Chewy has been out for sometime. This was a big hit. I will be adding this to my regular purchases. Merrick has a winner with this formula.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick is the best food

    By Dogscatnus on Sep 14, 2020 top250Contributor

    Our Riki loves the Merrick Backcountry chicken recipe canned food. I have tried several, she really has liked all of them but Riki needed a food for her delicate digestive system - this one is working well for her and will be her food for now on. has so many great canned food for dogs and cats so if there becomes a need to change, I won’t have a problem. Very grateful to

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    my dogs love this!

    By deedee on Dec 3, 2020

    we get several different recipes from merrick but this is their favorite.nice and thick!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    PROS: Ingredient list; CONS: Bad Smell and gives loose stools

    By Customer on Apr 11, 2020

    This wet food has great ingredients although I would prefer it had selenium yeast as opposed to sodium selenite (synthetic form), and my dog seems to love it. Unfortunately, it gives him loose stools and it smells like vomit. We have tried both the beef and chicken recipes and the outcome is the same. We will not be purchasing it again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best chicken dinner!

    By SweetiePie on Jan 21, 2019

    Merrick is a great product! Every option is top quality & trust worthy. My dog loves it all.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Bear likes it!

    By Ginny on Jan 16, 2019

    I use this food for giving my dog his multiple pills. He loves it and never notices the pills!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good clean food

    By None on Dec 8, 2018

    I like this dog food because it’s grain free,potato free, starch free.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Pure chicken

    By Jasper on Nov 27, 2018

    Great for my dog who is allergic to almost everything it seems like.

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