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Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Rabbit Pate Canned Cat Food

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Feed your cat the delectable nutrition she naturally craves with Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Rabbit Pate. With real, deboned rabbit listed as the very first ingredient, this purr-worthy pate offers the protein your cat needs and all the delicious flavor she loves. The recipe also contains other wholesome ingredients including deboned chicken, chicken broth and chicken liver! Best of all, it’s grain-free, which means it’s a perfect choice for felines with certain sensitivities. So, reward your pal with a balanced meal that delivers all the nutritional benefits of a cat's ancestral diet.

Key Benefits
  • Protein-rich pate made with real, deboned rabbit as the very first ingredient.
  • Grain-free recipe serves as a purr-fect option for cats with certain food sensitivities.
  • Contains taurine—an amino acid that helps support your cat’s overall health.
  • Includes vitamins and minerals for your kitty’s overall health and well-being.
  • Made in the USA with fresh ingredients from family farms across the country.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    10.53 pounds
  • Packaging Type
  • Food Texture
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, High-Protein, Natural

Deboned Rabbit, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Potato Protein, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Agar-Agar, Flaxseed, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Taruine, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate).

Caloric Content

1159 kcal/kg

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein12.0% min
Crude Fat5.0% min
Crude Fiber1.2% max
Moisture78.0% max
Ash3.0% max
Taurine0.20% min
Transition Instructions

Slowly transition your pet by choosing one of Merrick's recipes and mix it with your current pet food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of our kibble or canned food while decreasing the amount in your cat's current diet.

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Protein-Rich Ancestral Diet

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

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.

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 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. 


Keep your dog satisfied with an assortment of canned Real Beef and Chicken Dinner wet dog food.

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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Rating: 3.3 of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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  • 5 out of 5 stars


    By Catlover on May 21, 2021

    My cats are so picky and they just LOVE this food. We switched from The purrfect Bistro Rabbit Pate to the Back Country Real Rabbit Pate when you were out of stock of the purrfect Bistro. NOW my cats will not go back. The just LOVE the Back Country Real Rabbit Pate! I have 15 cans of the Back Country left and have been trying to stretch it out as long as possible waiting for your company to restock. On the days they are given the Back Country Real Rabbit Pate they look forward to their meals and eat with great gusto. On the days I feed them other food choices they virtually starve before eating the meals presented. PLEASE ENCOURAGE MERRICK TO PRODUCE THIS PRODUCT SOON!!!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Merrick Backcountry Grain Free Rabbit Pate canned Food

    By Zelly on Jan 11, 2021

    I ordered this because Chewy is out of the three ounce regular rabbit that comes in a lavender can. My cats LOVE that. One of them also likes the backcountry rabbit in pouches but that’s chunky which my others don’t like. I thought the Backcountry canned rabbit would be a happy medium, big mistake. They barely tolerate it and it’s very dry. They like foods that have a lot of gravy which is actually good for them. I’ve fed this three times and end up throwing most of it out.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    4 out of 4 cats including the feral hate this food...

    By BackcountryRabbit on Dec 29, 2020

    Chewy was out of the Purrfect Bistro canned rabbit food so I tried this one instead. Our cats hate it. The feral we feed won't touch it. EVENTUALLY they will eat it if I mix in other flavors or bone broth. Or they're "starving" and it's the only thing available. But I won't be ordering this variety again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    All three like

    By CindyO on Jan 8, 2021

    There are few foods all three of my cats like but, this is one. I do add water to the pate like I do most pates. I try to make sure they get enough water as I have one with idiopathic cystitis.I appreciate the rabbit food as there are so few of those.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Total Fail

    By Marie on Dec 21, 2020

    My cats love rabbit but they would not touch this or the Merrick duck and chicken. All 3 cases are going to the local shelter.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Picky eater scarfs this down

    By Cydnee on Aug 11, 2020

    I have tried all sorts of proteins and textures, and my picky eater refuses to touch most of them. So far, this has been one of his favorite foods! The texture is a thick pate, so sometimes I add water to soften it up.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not their favorite

    By Matilda on Jun 7, 2020

    I bought this trying to diversify the type of wet food I give my cats. I thought they’d go crazy for this! Unfortunately, they aren’t thrilled. Three of my four cats will nibble on it when they get hungry enough. One of mine won’t even bother trying it, and will just wait until the next feeding time to eat. I probably won’t by again, but they don’t completely avoid it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    SO Dry!!!!!

    By TXHunny84 on Jul 30, 2020

    This wet food is very dry. I added water to it so it would be more moist. My cats slurped up the water but didn’t want the rest. Ended up throwing it away.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Snubbed by 3 cats

    By BadLuckBetty on Mar 8, 2020

    Bought this and the duck based pate and my 3 cats won’t even touch it. All 3 rather eat my elderly cats flavorless k/d catfood than this. I’m bummed about that. I was trying to introduce a less expensive but still good quality food than what they’ve been eating since my old guy is now on a prescription low fat lower protein but very expensive diet. Not having any part of the transition. I need a 2nd job to feed them, Chewy are you hiring?

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Her Highness

    By AnnG on Mar 19, 2020

    This is the only food my cat will eat and I’ve tried what seems like it all

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