Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Kitten Recipe Cuts Chicken & Duck in Gravy Cat Food Pouches, 3-oz, case of 24

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About This Item

  • Made in the USA at Merrick’s Hereford, TX kitchen.
  • Real deboned chicken and duck are always the first ingredients in this cat food, to help build and maintain muscles and fuel healthy energy levels.
  • Crafted without wheat, corn or gluten this kitten recipe cat food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • This grain-free gravy recipe wet food for cats is made using only proteins, antioxidant-rich vegetables and nutrients.
  • Adds moisture and delicious flavor to your kitten’s diet while providing complete and balanced nutrition.

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


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


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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, Duck Broth...Deboned Duck, Duck Broth, Turkey Broth...Deboned Turkey, Turkey Broth, Chicken Broth...Real Duck Recipe Cuts: Deboned Duck, Duck Broth, Turkey Broth...Deboned Whitefish, Salmon Broth, Herring Broth...
Food FlavorChicken, Duck, PoultryDuck, Turkey, PoultryTurkey, Chicken, PoultryDuck, Chicken, Turkey, PoultryLamb, Meat, Seafood & Fish
Special DietGrain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Grain-Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Grain-Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Grain-Free...
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Food TextureChunks in GravyChunks in GravyChunks in GravyChunks in GravyChunks in Gravy

Questions & Answers

17 Customer Questions

Is the pouch resealable? I'd only be using 1/2 a pouch a day, so how should I store the rest?
Answer by ChewyApr 11, 2022
These pouches are not resealable. You will want to store any unused portions like they would with their own leftovers. Ideally, transferring the food into an air tight container is the best way to store the food, but as long as they cover the top of the pouch up, not allowing air in, they can store in the pouch itself. This will extend the life of the food by 3-4 days!

How many calories does a single bag contain?
Answer by ChewyJan 04, 2022
This variety contains approximately 82 kcal/pouch (959 kcal/kg). For a complete list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis, click the “Nutritional Info” tab on the product page.

What is the calcium and phosphorus ratio?
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
This recipe contains approximately 0.26% Calcium and 0.24% Phosphorus on an As-Fed basis. It has an approximate Calcium/Phosphorus ratio of 1.08.

On a dry matter basis, what is the carbohydrate content?
Answer by ChewyFeb 17, 2021
The carbohydrate amount on a Dry Matter Basis is 15.55%.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By photogirl on Aug 23, 2022

1/2 successful

Only one of my two kittens will eat this. The other sniffs it and no matter how hungry, tries to cover it with the floor. The one who does eat it won't eat all of it. I have used the Merrick pouches for previous cats (not the kitten food but the cat ones) and they enjoyed it. The kitten pouches, though, a failure. We had success with the Wellness kitten canned food and the dry food of theirs as well.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tamilynn64 on Jul 31, 2022

Bites are too big for kittens

I thought the point of these packets was so that you could just open them and feed them to your kittens but the bites inside are too big for kittens and now I have to mash everything in order for my kittens to eat these.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By EShar on Jun 11, 2022

this didn’t work out

We all know about cats and their dietary quirks. The kitten I was fostering seemed to not love this food, and the little she ate did not agree with her. I gave it away. Merrick canned kitten food was a better choice for this kitten.

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

Thank goodness, they LOVE it!

My 2 foster (fail) kittens love this food. I tried several of the healthy brands, with mixed reviews. Maggie likes one, but Leo didn't, and back and forth we went all while spending a small fortune. But then I tried this brand and they BOTH go crazy for it. It's priceless to see them both stand up on their hind legs, and start chirping and squeaking as I approach with their bowls! Definitely give this one a try, it has an appetizing gravy that they love and their bowls are clean in minutes!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Pgenn on Jan 9, 2022

Duck Chunks too Large

I ordered this Merrick product in the hope of expanding my kittie’s diet. They prefer food that is moist and has a lot of liquid. This food met these requirements; however, my cats rejected this food because the chunks of duck were too large for them. Before donating the food to a shelter, I’ll try to make these bits smaller in a food processor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on Apr 28, 2022

Merrick Backcountry

Both of my furbabies love it and I feel good knowing I'm giving them healthy food

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By PAFarmGirl26 on Dec 15, 2021

Did something change?

Not sure what happened, my feral rescues loved this stuff until I opened the latest batch of 24 packs from Chewy. Two days in a row now they haven't touched dinner and three days ago it was their favorite meal because of this stuff. If they don't touch it again tomorrow I'll be getting in contact with Chewy to see what they want me to do.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Rosiesmum on Nov 15, 2021

Rosie loves it.

I have some uncertainty about this product. It was unavailable for several months, but finally came in and I was able to order it. It comes in pouches (plural) which I wasn't expecting, and is shelf stable. It is a moist food with bits and gravy. It says it's grain free, and the ingredient list on the back of each pouch is very small print which I can't read, so I'm not sure what the gravy is made with. Other than the uncertainty I'm pleased with the product. Rosie, my Main Coon kitten loves it. Being a bit of a finnicky kitten I'm glad to find something that isn't kibble that she yums easily.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CandiceM on Feb 23, 2022

Luna loves it

My 5 month old kitten loves this. I like that it's real meat and easy open pouches. Highly recommend.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mickey on Apr 4, 2022

Merrick Backcountry

My cats hate this food. They run away from it. Gave to ASPCA.