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

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About This Item

  • 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.

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


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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Beef Dinner: Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver...Deboned Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver...Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Broth...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Beef Liver...
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsLarge Breeds, Medium Breeds, Small Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsAll BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryBeef, Chicken, Poultry, MeatBeef, MeatChicken, PoultryChicken, Poultry
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, High-Protein...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, NaturalGrain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural
Health FeatureHigh-Energy, Vitamins & Minerals, Muscle Care, N/AHigh-Energy, Vitamins & Minerals, Muscle CareHigh-Energy, Vitamins & Minerals, Muscle Care, N/AAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat Health
Packaging TypeCanCan, Variety PackCanCanCan

Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

What makes this 96% Real Chicken Paté any different (better?) than the other "96% Real Chicken Paté? (Other than being named "Backcountry")
Answer by ChewyOct 25, 2018
Backcountry offers a sensational loaf-style wet food is made almost entirely of real meat for an irresistible taste and aroma so you can feed your best friend an ancestral diet the way nature intended. The Grain-Free line offers a complete and balanced nutrition made in small batches with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients available, and can be served as a complete meal or as a kibble topper for extra protein and moisture.

what's the other 4 percent
Answer by ChewyMar 19, 2022
96% of the protein comes from animal sources like deboned chicken and chicken liver. The remaining 4%, for example, will be from other ingredients like dried egg product.

What is the carb content?
Answer by ChewyJan 13, 2022
The Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Wet Dog Food 96% Real Chicken Recipe carbs as fed is 1.32% and 5.73% on a dry matter basis.

Is this product 100% antibiotic and hormone free?
Answer by ChewyMar 15, 2020
Merrick recipes use fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are GMO-free. While they only use USDA-inspected protein options in the dog food and treats, they cannot guarantee that the diets of all the animals that provide the protein sources are GMO-free. The proteins used in this product are farm-raised.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By leiaandbria on Feb 8, 2022

GSD Approved!

I've started using this, along with their other varieties, as an additional meal topper for my GSD's kibble + raw food mixture. She's crazy about her food now, and revolving the flavors helps to keep her from getting bored.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CHEWYFAN on Oct 21, 2021

Merrick's a hit at our house.

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).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dakota on Dec 1, 2021

Christmas Card

Dakota says thank you for the Christmas card but would have appreciated it more if your sprayed it with a gravy smell

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By MK33 on Aug 19, 2021

Better but Just eh

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KDiz on Jan 7, 2021

My dog is in love...

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Punky on Sep 14, 2020
Top 250 Contributor

Merrick is the best food

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By boxermom on Dec 3, 2020

my dogs love this!

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

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Customer on Apr 11, 2020

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SweetiePie on Jan 21, 2019

Best chicken dinner!

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ginny on Jan 16, 2019

Bear likes it!

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