Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Dry Dog Food Great Plains Red Recipe with Healthy Grains

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About This Item


  • Freeze-dried raw-diet dry dog food with beef.
  • Features real deboned beef as the very first ingredient.
  • Contains freeze-dried raw-coated kibble and freeze-dried raw bites.
  • Includes lamb and rabbit in a protein-rich formula with whole grains to aid in digestion.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.

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About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

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

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.

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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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

What is the sodium content?
Answer by ChewyMar 02, 2021
This recipe contains 0.58% Sodium on an as fed basis and 0.62% Sodium a dry matter basis.

My dog is currently on a grain free diet and having an issue with high pH urine. Is this food overall acidic or alkaline?
Answer by ChewyAug 24, 2021
All of Merrick's recipes have a PH of 6, so based on the scale of 14 with 7 being neutral and less than 7 being acidic, their foods are slightly more acidic than alkaline.

How many cups of food are there per lb?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2021
There are roughly 4 cups of kibble for each pound of this food.

What is the calcium and phosphorus content?
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2021
This Merrick Freeze-Dried Dry Dog Food recipe has a calcium content of 2.25% on an as fed basis and 0.08% on a dry matter basis. The phosphorus content is 0.37% on an as fed basis and 0.42% on a dry matter basis.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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53 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Colin on Sep 21, 2023

Possible Bad Batch

Our Beagle/Shepherd mix used to LOVE this food until this last bag. For whatever reason, it seems to upset her stomach over time to the point where she will not eat at all! I don't know if they changed the formula or not, but the kibble seems to disintegrate and the "raw bits" are significantly smaller than they were before. Will not be buying again!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cheree on Jul 31, 2023

Not what I expected

I usually get my Merrick food at my local farm store but thought i would get cat and dog food from chewy this time. Chewy is always great on delivery and customer service. This time I’m not sure if it was in the shipping or what but most of the food is powder or broken pieces. Not the greatest bag for the price.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Deb on Jul 24, 2023

Tiny worms in bag!

I will not trust this brand again. There were tiny worms in the food. Had to throw it out but had already fed some to my dog! Disgusting!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By lakis on Aug 11, 2023

A quarter of the bag was powder and very small pieces and it had bugs in it.see photos.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Berrin on Sep 6, 2023

Food mostly crumbled

Expiration date was 1 year away but food inside already crumbled

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Laura on Jul 25, 2023

Not many freezes dried pieces and quite a bit of the food was crumbly vs soild kibble pieces

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Uhtred on Apr 2, 2023

my guy gobbles it up

Not a fan of kibbles bc they lose a lot of their nutrition in the cooking process, but I feed this to my Pembroke when I travel. He loves it. He will pick out all the raw chunks and run off and hide to eat them before he devours the kibble. Recommend since Champion Foods bought Orijen and ruined it

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By BiteMe1 on Apr 1, 2023

Inconsistent raw infused count

The amount of the raw infused bits are inconsistent. Most recent batch has very few. Previous batch had a lot.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DaneMum on Sep 29, 2022

Happy healthy pups

My pups are crazy for the raw infused line from Merrick! We were using Orijen previously and chose to look for a food that was a bit cheaper but still checked all the boxes. Merrick not only took care of that, but the pups love it MORE than they did Orijen! We use both great plains and pacific catch on the daily to give our pups some great flavors and keep them interested. It works great!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars