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.

Additional Details

Not for human consumption.

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  • Item Number
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried, Treats
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • 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 certified kitchens and contain no ingredients from China.

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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  • Another Too Large Treat

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    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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  • Poor Packing Of Merchandise

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    Not sure how a perfectly straight cut in the bag with contents spilling all over the box could be packaged and sent out If it ripped in the box it would have been jaggered not straight cut?

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  • Winter treats for my dogs

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    I use these treats when we hike in winter. It's a small bag, so I can put the whole thing in my pocket, and it's easy to grab the treats with my mittens or gloves on.

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  • Great for Picky Eater

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    I have one very picky eater and just a sprinkling of these makes him gobble up all food. Works really well to get them to eat their pills too.

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  • Both cats love this treat

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    My two cats absolutely love them - some pieces are not as soft as others, but it's not a problem if I break it off before giving it to them.

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  • I would give this a 10 star if I could

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    I have a 22 yr old cat who is perfectly healthy, but she has been very quiet about food and her treats. (She is VERY picky) She loves these and she shows me she is very appreciative . I will be purchasing more

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  • Kitty LOVES these treats!

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    Kitty loves these treats!!! They're nice and soft, no sharp/hard pieces like we have found in other freeze-dried brands! They're perfect for crushing into his food when trying to persuade him to eat more for his insulin injections! So happy we found these!!

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  • Not too crazy for these

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    I have 6 cats and not one will eat these. I tried mixing with water and still no go. I have mixed them with my other brand freeze dried raw food and they will eat them that way. Still looking for a healthier treat for my babies.

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  • Grain free real chicken

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    My cat’s would not eat it at all bad product would not recommend anyone this treat

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  • Great Product!

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    My cats go nuts for these!! They love them as a meal topper, or plain old treats!

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