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Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Meal Mixer Real Salmon 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 Salmon Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food. Freeze-dried bites of fish 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 salmon, dried potatoes, potato protein, salmon meal and kelp as the first five ingredients.

Key Benefits
  • Gives your cat the benefits of raw nutrition in a safe and convenient serving form.
  • Can be served as a complete and balanced meal, kibble topper, or as a tasty treat.
  • First five ingredients are salmon, dried potatoes, potato protein, salmon meal and kelp.
  • 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
    123844
  • Dimensions
    9 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Weight
    4 ounces
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried, Food Topping
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, High-Protein, Raw
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Salmon, Whitefish, 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

3998 kcal/kg, 273 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein40.0% min
Crude Fat18.0% 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 (Cans)
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 Salmon 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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Too tough for a cat

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    Food was very hard and each pellet was quite big, so difficult for a cat to eat as-is if combined with other food. It is very dense, so it takes quite a while for any liquid to soak in to soften it. My dog likes it though!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    She loved it..

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    She went crazy over that food. She had never had anything like that before.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    cat not a fan

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    Kitty loves the wet food version of the same company and flavour, but absolutely is not a fan of the freeze dried variety. He will actually try to avoid eating it if mixed in with favourite dry food. Gotta keep on searching for “health” food.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    So-So, so far

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    After three weeks of trying to introduce this new food in various ways, mixed with dry, totally wet, half and half, or just slightly wet, my 3 guys have 3 different opinions. Willie eats ANYTHING, Oscar runs away after sniffing it, and Ralphie will lick for 5 seconds, look at me, and then walk away looking back at me over his shoulder. Will keep on trying. Won't go to waste because Willie will eat almost anything!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    my cats love this

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    My cats love this! If only Chewy had delivered BOTH of the bags I paid for :(

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    finicky kitties

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    i have a cat that doesn't eat much but when I introduced her to these she loves them.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My Cats Would Not Eat It

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    Unfortunately, after following directions and mixing it with their usual food, the three cats would not eat even one bite. I tried with it alone without other food and the same results. After four tries, I gave up. They would rather starve than eat this. Sorry.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    So far So good

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    I bought this for my 15+ year old cat Julian. He's become very picky about what he eats lately and I was searching for something that he would try. I read a lot about freeze dried food and decided to try this one based on reviews and price. He loves it. Prefers it fully reconstituted and warmed in the microwave - LOL.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    wish money bad for dissatisfaction

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    Sorry I dont recommend this item because My cat dont like it What happen went this happen ??

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Makes My Cat Vomit

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    Even though I gradually introduced this food to my cat per the directions, it makes my cat vomit. I still gave it three stars because my cat loved the taste of it.

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