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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
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried, Food Topping
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, High-Protein, Raw
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 Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat16.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture6.0% 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.

WeightDaily Feeding (Cups)
4 to 7 lbs1/2 - 3/4
7 to 10 lbs3/4 - 1
10 to 15 lbs1 - 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.

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

DRY RECIPES - GRAIN-FREE

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

DRY RECIPES - HEALTHY GRAINS

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

WET FOOD

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

TREATS

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

FREEZE-DRIED TREATS

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

    Something Boo the cat likes other than My dinner

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    This stuff is a little pricey but good for my guy. Now if only he could figure a way to earn extra money, he could have this all the time . Really my younger cat is fussy and likes to have what ever I'm having .For a while he was refusing all but his dry food. This really sparked his appetite and he really likes it. Hooray

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    hard as a rock

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    I buy these mixers all the time. They are soft and I can crumble them over my dog's Merrick canned food or use as treats. The 2 bags I received from Chewy have larger than normal pieces and are hard as a rock. My dog usually loves them, but refuses to eat the hard ones. I thought maybe they were expired, but the date says 1/08/2021.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Crunchy & Good

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    My 7 yr. old toy poodle loves these !! And, I also shave them on top of her supper food . They are crunchy and make a nice topping for any meal. Excellent protein.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ferret Treat

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    I use these as treats for my ferrets. Ferrets require high protein diets and these treats qualify. The ferrets like them which is most important. I haven’t tried my cats with these treats though!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Freeze-Dried Raw Cat food

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    I use this as a topper for my cat's food when I feed him. I usually crush up 2-3 nuggets and mix it into his food. The smell draws him to his food faster and I have never seen him leave this uneaten. I am going to try the other flavors down the road too.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Best for dogs,

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    Product pieces are way to big for cats, huge chunks that crumble when you try to break them apart

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    works better than salmon, but still not ideal

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    Again, wet food version is a hit; freeze dried - not so much, although it’s a little more successful than salmon flavour. Good side of it is that very good motivated cat will only eat it when he is actually hungry hungry, but not otherwise.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

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    Not very fresh, or did not seem it. Rock hard pellets hard to crush, water didn't seem to work. My cat ate it but I did not reorder.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT results!

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    My cat Bella absolutely adores this stuff. I have to shoo her away from the food bowl so she doesn't inhale the whole thing and make herself sick from eating too quickly! Something in the taste of this food must be incredible to her. Will absolutely repurchase.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat loves it!

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    We have a diabetic 17 year old cat and his doctor put him on a raw diet. This freeze-dried food is so convenient and travels well. We take him with us when we travel. He's had other freeze dried raw food that he likes on his own finicky schedule. But he never turns down this food. His health has improved since going raw.

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