Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats, 1-oz bag

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Treat your kitty’s inner wildcat with the Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats. Formulated to satisfy your pal’s hankering for meat, these raw treats are made with freeze-dried chicken as the first ingredient to satisfy your little carnivore’s cravings. Since they’re freeze-dried, all the flavor your pal loves is locked into every delectable bite, with zero grains, gluten, by-products or anything artificial. Give them out of the bag or throw them to get your pal chasing after them. Oh, the delicious thrill of the hunt!

Key Benefits
  • Freeze-dried raw treats are made with chicken as the first ingredient for the meaty flavor and protein your pal craves.
  • The freeze-drying process locks in the fresh flavor your pal loves and preserves the natural proteins and nutrients in every bite.
  • Perfectly-shaped for anytime snacking and treating for cats of all ages, and can be tossed for added play and exercise.
  • Can be part of a healthy diet at only 3 calories per treat, with a single animal protein source for kitties with sensitivities.
  • Made in the USA with zero grains, gluten, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and comes in a resealable package.

Not for human consumption.

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  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried, Treats

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  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

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

Nutritional Info

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).

Caloric Content

3,805 kcal/kg, 3 kcal/treat

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 6.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Merrick Backcountry Real Recipe Chicken Treats are intended for supplemental feeding as part of an overall well - balanced diet & exercise plan. Choose treats as recommended based on the seize of your cat. For the safety of your pets, observation is recommended when giving your pet treats or chews. Keep fresh water available at all times.


Going the Extra Country Mile

Merrick Backcountry is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral feline diet packed with the protein cats crave. All recipes are cooked in the USA in Merrick’s own organically certifies kitchens.

Merrick Backcountry

High-Protein Kibble + Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

These raw-infused kibble recipes deliver a perfect combination of grain-free kibble plus whole, raw pieces of freeze-dried meat, offering the nutritional benefits of a raw diet in a convenient format. It's the perfect balance for health-conscious pet parents who love the convenience of freeze-dried foods and the value of premium kibble.

Grain-Free Morsels, Like Nature Intended

Merrick Backcountry's grain-free stews and protein-packed canned meals offer delicious variety from exotic protein blends like rabbit, venison and salmon, plus fresh-cut vegetables all smothered in a hearty gravy. Cats just love digging into these succulent feasts, and pet parents love all the nutrition their kitties are getting.

Freeze-Dried Raw Treat Recipes

Merrick's all-natural Backcountry treats complement delicious Backcountry kibbles and stews. Each recipe features real, freeze-dried pieces of raw poultry or fish. They're completely free of grain and gluten, and feature incredible flavor cats crave. Simply add water for extra moisture, or serve straight from the bag.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Merrick uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from trusted farmers and ranchers, and their recipes never include additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

Sweet Potatoes


Excellent source of complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and starch that converts easily into sugar for quick energy.



Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which helps with joint problems and promotes overall gastrointestinal health.

Salmon Oil


Contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, plus EPA and DHA for overall health and well-being.



Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.

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 25 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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  • New obsession for cats

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    My 2 cats looked at me like I had lost my mind the first time I put this in front of them. They sniffed it and walked away. I was surprised and sad. Next day I tried again but broke treat in half this time. Both cats munched it down like it was amazing and looked for more. Fast forward few weeks later....they scream more at me anytime I go near the jar I keep the treats in.

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  • Wont eat the treats

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    My cats won't touch it. I have bought man products from you but only the temptations they will eat. And the cheesy beef he likes has been discontinued. Sucks. Ill try and give these to my neighbor once again. Their old cat might eat them?

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  • nice size morsels

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    perfect for throw and chase, as they are large enough for my cat to hear them land. Love that half the bag IS NOT wasted with broken chards/dust.

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  • My cat likes this, my kitten doesn't

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    I bought these in hopes that my kitten would eat it. She will only eat wet food and pretty much will not eat any treat unless it has some moisture to it. I've found that she'll eat treats similar to Stella and chewy freeze dried food and I was hoping these were like that. But they aren't. My older cat loves freeze dried treats and he's just as picky as my kitten, except he's extremely picky with wet food. At least one cat will eat these. Cats will be cats.

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  • Gets it Done!

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    I use the freeze dried chicken as a topper to encourage my cat to eat his prescription wet food. It does the trick!

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  • Picky Kitty With Only "Fangs" Can Still Eat These

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    We have a super picky kitty who throws up almost everything we give him. We've tried so many things. He also only has his "fangs," all his other teeth had to be removed, so he has a hard time with anything that is too chewy, tough, large, or hard. These treats are perfect! I give all the kitties other treats, and these are his "special treats," just for him. He goes nuts for them, has no problem eating or digesting them, and has never thrown them up!

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  • Nope. Pieces too big.

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    My cat loves every snack I offer her until these. The pieces are too big for a cat so I gave it to the dogs. Those boneheads will eat anything.

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  • Another Too Large Treat

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    These treats were too big for even my maine coon to comfortably eat. The smallest of my three boys tried his best to chew these treats on the side of his mouth with his molars but usually got frustrated with it and would just leave a soggy mess of treats on the floor. My other two boys struggled to eat these, but eventually did manage to at least get them down. We've had little success with freeze-dried treats unfortunately since they seem to be the most wholesome ingredients. I will not be buying these again just due to their size and the struggle my kitties have with eating them.

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  • Not a favorite of my cat

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    Seems well made, but my cat likes the treats to have a smell. He took one sniff of these treats - no odor?- and turned and looked at me. didn't eat them.

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  • Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats

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    Even my pickiest kitty loves this product. She only eats dry food, nothing else. But, when I first introduced this product to her, after careful examination and proper smelling process, she tried one and the rest is history. It's become her favorite treat! Thanks Chewy family :)

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