Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Real Salmon 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 Salmon Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats. Formulated to satisfy your pal’s hankering for meat, these raw treats are made with freeze-dried salmon 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 salmon as the first ingredient for the fresh-catch 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 2 calories per treat, with no poultry protein sources for kitties with sensitivities.
  • Made in the USA with zero poultry, grains, gluten, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and comes in a resealable package.
Additional Details

Not for human consumption.

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  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried, Treats

  • Lifestage

    All Stages, Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

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

Nutritional Info

Salmon, Whitefish, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Gelatin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).

Caloric Content

3,405 kcal/kg, 2 kcal/piece

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 49.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 6.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Treat Responsibility: Merrick Backcountry Real Recipe Salmon 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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  • brittle salmon puffs

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    I like Merrick, but these were not a hit. My cat sniffed these and left them on the floor. I left them in his bowl and he never ate them. I am going to see if he'll at least eat them mixed in his wet food, but I will not be buying these again.

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  • Three Cats Say Disgusting Stuff!

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    All three of mine (who normally don't agree on anything) think this is vile and disgusting and want to know why on earth I am serving them this trash????? Sigh. A bit weird, as they LOVE most Merrick products. I'm trying to find a treat that all three will enjoy. So far unsuccessfully :(

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  • Salmon Puffs

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    Plain and simple...the cat won't eat them! The first time we gave them to her she ate one of the little puff and left the others. The next time she gave them a sniff and walked away. She hasn't eaten another.

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  • Merrick Backcountry treats

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    I used to buy these at my local pet food store, not only do they not carry this product any more, but they are almost half the price on chewy. my cat loves them and they are very healthy for her. I love that I can re order automatically . Makes it so nice for me and my Baby girl kitty!

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  • Fills a raw food desire

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    In an effort to feed my two cats a raw diet, I purchased this product. I have one cat that will eat raw meats while my other one will not eat anything raw. She will eat this. I put about four pieces on top of her food every morning and she devours it.

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  • Kitty LOVES these treats!

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    Our kitty loves these treats! They are perfect for crushing into his food for incentive to eat. And best part is there is never any hard/sharp pieces unlike a lot of the other freeze dried brands we have tried.

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  • Our cats and puppies love the treats

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    Great training treats and an easy, ready to give reward for being good!

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  • Good product but kitties not interested.

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    Thought we'd try some raw treats for the cats but they didn't eat them. Sniffed and knocked around but not even a lick. Puppy on the other hand loves them, so now they are dog treats.

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  • Great choices

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    My cat just absolutely loves these Great value for the price

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  • YUM! But make sure to break up if your kitty is a fast treat gobbler

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    Okay - so my cats aren't picky when it comes to treats, they'll eat anything. And that can be a downfall too because some treats are just too hard or too big for kitty to eat. These are generous sized pieces for such a small bag (my small complaint, though the discount price is great for the quality). For all my cats, adult and kittens, I break these up. Two or three kitties share one piece because 1) I'm frugal and 2) it keeps them from trying to gobble it up so fast that they might swallow big chunks.

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