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Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Meal Mixer Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food, 4-oz bag

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The best pet deserves the best food, so feed yours Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Meal Mixer Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food. Freeze-dried bites of poultry provide a nutritional raw boost, but in a convenient and safe format for cats to enjoy—with a flavor that is sealed in during the gentle freeze drying process. It can be served a variety of ways, from a complete and balanced meal to a kibble topper, or even just as a tasty treat. Your cat will love the savory and protein-rich recipe, which features deboned chicken, chicken liver, dried potatoes, potato protein and chicken broth as the first five ingredients.

Key Benefits
  • Gives your cat the benefits of raw nutrition in a safe and convenient serving form.
  • Can be serves as a complete and balanced meal, kibble topper, or as a tasty treat.
  • First five ingredients are deboned chicken, chicken liver, dried potatoes, potato protein and chicken broth.
  • Freeze-drying process locks in the flavor and nutrition and the pure state supports easy digestion.
  • Made with quality assured in the USA with the world’s finest ingredients and no gluten, grain, corn, wheat or soy.

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  • Item Number
    123842
  • Dimensions
    9 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Weight
    4 ounces
  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried, Food Topping

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Cranberries Carrots, Apples, Choline Chloride, Dried Kelp, Inulin (from chicory root), Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate).

Caloric Content

3968 kcal/kg, 271 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 6.0% max
Feeding Instructions

For a Complete Meal: Serve as-is or re-hydrate by adding 1/4 cup of water per 1 cup of Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw.

To Feed as a Mixer: Add the desired amount of Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw to your cat's current food. When mixing your other food with Backcountry Freeze-Dried Raw, be sure to reduce the amount of other food accordingly to avoid overfeeding.

Using the chart below, divide the total number cups per day by the total number of times you feed your cat per day, to determine the portion size for each meal.

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
4 to 7 lbs 1/2 - 3/4
7 to 10 lbs 3/4 - 1
10 to 15 lbs 1 - 1 1/4

Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 7-10 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Meal Mixer Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food each day.

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.

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Customer Reviews
17 Reviews 17 Reviews 3.9 out of 5 Stars

76% Recommend

76% of reviewersrecommend this product

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  • Not for my kitties

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    While I think the product itself is decent, the nuggets do not reconstitute well or consistently. I left them soaking anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes. Some nuggets never softened and I had to crush them with a fork. They were still dry inside. Nugget size is inconsistent, too. Maybe that is part of the problem or how it's manufactured. Anyway, none of my 6 cats (ages 5 yrs to 15 yrs) would eat it and two of them are not picky at all. One licked the "gravy" and one nibbled a little at the reconstituted nuggets. If you use it as a mixer (dry), I hope the kitties have strong teeth. I've used other freeze-dried raw food and had better luck both with reconstitution and getting my kitties to eat it. Will While I think the product itself is decent, the nuggets do not reconstitute well or consistently. I left them soaking anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes. Some nuggets never softened and I had to crush them with a fork. They were still dry inside. Nugget size is inconsistent, too. Maybe that is part of the problem or how it's manufactured. Anyway, none of my 6 cats (ages 5 yrs to 15 yrs) would eat it and two of them are not picky at all. One licked the "gravy" and one nibbled a little at the reconstituted nuggets. If you use it as a mixer (dry), I hope the kitties have strong teeth. I've used other freeze-dried raw food and had better luck both with reconstitution and getting my kitties to eat it. Will not repurchase. Probably give this to the feral cats, racoons and possums and hope they enjoy it. … more

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  • Finicky Kitty loves it!

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    My finicky kitty won't eat ANYTHING, except for the kibble that her breeder gave her as a kitten. But she throws it up all of the time, so I was looking for an alternative that might be digested more easily, and that is more healthy. I tried another freeze dried raw food (she won't eat actual raw food or I would give it to her) and she wouldn't have anything to do with it. But she LOVES this. And I feel better giving it to her. I am mixing it in with her kibble but plan on slowing phasing out the kibble and giving her mostly this. I just wish it came in a bigger bag.

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  • My Cats Love It

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    I've purchased a number of "special treats" for my senior cats, but they've never seemed to care for them until now. I used this product as a mixer on their canned meals as well as using it for treats right out of the bag. They ate this bag of Chicken within 2 weeks and I've ordered another bag of Salmon flavor, which they also eat eagerly.

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  • Cats love it

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    Although the cats love this stuff the bags are to small and to expensive to use for sole feedings.

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  • Good for treats or as a food addition

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    This product can be given as treats or added to wet or dry food to enhance it's nutrient content. My cat's love it! I'm glad that I can give my cats treats that are actually good for them.

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  • Crumble into powder and add to wet food or kibble

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    None of my kids were too fond of the whole pieces, but by crumbling into a fine powder it can be easily added to wet food. The fine powder will stick to any kibble that has fat on its surface; just add to the top of kibble and mix by tossing the kibble in the bowl. I wish the ingredients contained other organ tissue besides liver; connective tissue instead of gelatin. I'd like the ingredients to contain everything from the chicken that a cat would eat in the wild. Having the first ingredient being muscle tissue is puts additional pressure on the environment and is of no particular benefit for the cat.

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  • My cat loves them!

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    My cat eats these as soon as they appear! Granted, not every cat will love them. My cat loves to eat nearly anything, but most especially the real stuff when he can get it. If your cat is a carnivore like mine, they will love these.

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  • Finicky Cats

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    I wanted my cats to love this food because of the all natural products. Unfortunately, The wouldn't eat it. The pieces were too big and when I tried to break it into smaller pieces it just crumbled. I am going to give it to my friend who has feral cats hanging around. Maybe they will eat it.

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  • Cat loves them!

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    Great addition to my cats food choices. She loves them! I give her a few once a day with her dry food.

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  • Excellent addition to meals

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    My kitties love these! They pick them out of their food bowl and are always looking for more.

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