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

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Pour some ancestral-inspired nutrition in your little carnivore’s bowl with the Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Kitten Recipe Cuts Chicken & Duck in Gravy Cat Food Pouches. Not your average wet food, the grain-free recipe starts with real, protein-rich chicken in a delectable gravy that’s packed with whisker-licking flavor and all the nutrients your pal needs to fuel his adventures―and all those growth spurts. Blended with quality proteins like chicken and duck, it’s similar to a wild feline diet, straight out of the easy-tear pouch. And since it’s packed with real broth, it provides tasty moisture to keep your pal hydrated and support urinary health. Plus, there’s zero by-products, additives, gluten or anything artificial so even sensitive kitties can dive right into their bowl!

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free kitten recipe starts with real chicken as the number one ingredient to support muscle growth and development.
  • Features a mix of proteins from chicken and duck to provide a balanced diet like the one your kitty would find in the wild.
  • Formulated with delectable gravy for the taste even picky kittens will love, and is made with real broth to provide essential daily hydration.
  • Packed with DHA omegas for overall health and shiny fur, plus taurine, vitamins and minerals for nose-to-tail well-being.
  • Safely cooked in the USA in small batches with zero by-products, grains, wheat, gluten, corn, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    4.5 pounds
  • Packaging Type
  • Food Texture
    Chunks in Gravy
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Duck Broth, Chicken Liver, Deboned Duck, Dried Egg Whites, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Sodium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantotenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Inulin, Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

959 kcal/kg, 82 kcal/pouch

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein9.5% min
Crude Fat4.0% min
Crude Fiber1.2% max
Moisture81.0% max
Ash2.30% max
Taurine0.15% min
Feeding Instructions
  • Up to 11 weeks of age, feed as much as your kitten will eat in 3 or 4 feedings per day.
  • 11 - 26 weeks of age, feed 2 1/2 pouches per 3.5 lbs of body weight per day.
  • 26 - 52 weeks of age, feed 2 pouches per 3.5 lbs of body weight per day.

Adjust feeding level to your cat's individual needs. Serve at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate unused portions. Keep fresh water available at all times.

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 Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

A Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

Give your dog the protein-rich diet nature intended. Merrick Backcountry uses exotic proteins in their purest forms, mixing dried, raw-coated kibble with freeze-dried pieces of raw meat, fish or poultry. Choose from grain-free and healthy grains varieties and start feeding the nutrition of raw with all the convenience of dry food. Your dog will go wild for the taste.

Real Whole Foods

Merrick uses only fresh, whole food ingredients packed with protein dogs crave. Every recipe is crafted with deboned meat, fish our poultry as its first ingredient that helps pups maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels. Always sourced from trusted farmers and ranchers across the USA and crafted in Merrick’s own certified organic kitchens with no additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives–ever.

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 from high-protein recipes crafted with sweet potatoes for a nutritious, grain-free balance or foods made with fiber-rich whole grains to support healthy digestion. No matter which dry or wet Backcountry dog food recipe you feed, you’ll get top-notch nutrition and wag-worthy wild flavor for your pup.

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, fish 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. 

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

    Both my cats love this.

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    Kitties continuously eat this until it is gone. I split one pouch between two 8-month old cats twice a day. My cats like variety and their other favorite is instinct. I have one cat who seems to have a sensitive stomach and I don't have to clean vomit with this food. (She vomits with most fish and now I am noticing vomit with Rabbit.)

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Love the chunks, but my cat doesn't

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    I really like cat food that isn't in pate - bad for their teeth and gums as it sticks to the gums and helps develop gum disease. I bought this product because it looked healthy and it was very chunky with lots of gravy. Problem is that my cat will not eat it. I've tried various times, but she will only licks the gravy, leaves the chunks. I'm going to have to return it.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    ?my cat suddenly stop eatting it

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    My cat used to eat this normally , however, my friend helped me to take care of her about 1 month without eat this. After that, she hate it, whatever I mixed this with anything else she won’t eat it at all. I am so curious about why.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    my kitten’s favorite

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    My kitten will only eat this and royal canine thin slices in gravy. She will also eat Iams hard food, but this is by far her favorite. She will see the pouch and immediately run over! I also prefer this to stinky canned foods.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    kitten loves the gravy

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    our kitten loves the gravy in this pouch. I have to smash the meat for her to eat it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cats love it!

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    The pieces are big but my cats and kittens don't seem to mind it at all. When the kittens were really small (under 2 months) I'd just chop up the pieces a little more for them even though they seemed to be eating it just fine.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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    Not really sure what the point of these reviews are since it seems like every cat likes something different. I have two cats, one of whom seems to love the dry food and rarely touches the wet, and the other loves the wet and rarely touches the dry. The one that doesn't seem to like the wet food seems to at least somewhat like this. Depending on how hungry she is, she might just lick the gravy off, or sometimes she'll eat some of it. So is this food any good? I don't know, you'd have to ask my cats. But since even the dry loving cat seems to like this at least a little bit, I'll give it 4 stars.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of gravy; don't love the bag

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    This cat food smells like real food! and out kitty definitely likes it too. The bag opens easily but is a little tricky to get every last drop out of because of the folds in the bottom. Very gravy-heavy, great if your kitten likes gravy but ours is more into serious chunks. Actual food texture is a sort of meatball-like composed mass, cut into small bits.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this food

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    I’m a foster mom to 9 kittens age range 8 to 12 weeks. They all Love the Merrick kitten cuts, I’ve tried Nulo and Raz however they come running for the Merrick kitten cuts. The other two not so much!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loves this food

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    I have gotten other wet food for my kitten and he did not eat it very well. Cleans his dish with this food

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