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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe with Chicken, Duck & Quail Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Bring some ancestral-inspired nutrition to your little carnivore’s bowl with the Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe with Chicken, Duck & Quail Grain-Free Dry Cat Food. Not your average kibble, the grain-free recipe starts with chicken and turkey, and is infused with freeze-dried raw meat bites packed with the whisker-licking flavor and protein of game birds like duck and quail. It provides the nutritional benefits of a raw diet, straight out of the bag! Every bite is loaded with everything your kitty needs to fuel his indoor or outdoor adventures, like vitamins, minerals and taurine, omegas for a healthy skin and coat, probiotics for easy digestion and antioxidant-rich veggies. Plus, there’s zero by-products, additives, gluten or anything artificial so even sensitive kitties can dive right into their bowl!

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free kibble contains 42% protein with chicken as the number one ingredient to support healthy muscles and activity.
  • Infused with freeze-dried raw bites made with real poultry like duck and quail to lock in fresh taste and nutrition.
  • Features a mix of protein and antioxidant-rich veggies to provide a balanced diet like the one your kitty would find in the wild.
  • Packed with omegas for healthy skin and fur, plus taurine, vitamins and minerals for overall well-being, and probiotics for gentle digestion.
  • Safely cooked in the USA in small batches with zero by-products, grains, wheat, gluten, corn, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
    99152
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Raw, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal (source of Omega-3 fatty acids), Potato Protein, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Deboned Duck, Deboned Quail, Chicken Liver, Dried Yeast Culture, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Phosphoric Acid, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Gelatin, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,588 kcal/kg, 395 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein42.0% min
Crude Fat14.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture11.0% max
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorus0.8% min
Taurine0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acid3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid0.3.0% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.05% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)Daily Feeding ( + 3 oz Pouches)
4 - 7 lbs1/4 - 1/21/4 + 1
7 - 10 lbs1/2 - 2/31/2 + 1
10 - 15 lbs2/3 - 12/3 + 1
Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Backcountry Game Bird Recipe Cat Food each day.

About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

A Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

A Wild Ancestral Diet for Dogs

Give your dog the protein-rich diet nature intended. Merrick Backcountry uses exotic proteins in their purest forms, mixing dried, raw-coated kibble with freeze-dried pieces of raw meat, fish or poultry. Choose from grain-free and healthy grains varieties and start feeding the nutrition of raw with all the convenience of dry food. Your dog will go wild for the taste.

Real Whole Foods

Merrick uses only fresh, whole food ingredients packed with protein dogs crave. Every recipe is crafted with deboned meat, fish our poultry as its first ingredient that helps pups maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels. Always sourced from trusted farmers and ranchers across the USA and crafted in Merrick’s own certified organic kitchens with no additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives–ever.

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 from high-protein recipes crafted with sweet potatoes for a nutritious, grain-free balance or foods made with fiber-rich whole grains to support healthy digestion. No matter which dry or wet Backcountry dog food recipe you feed, you’ll get top-notch nutrition and wag-worthy wild flavor for your pup.

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

DRY RECIPES - GRAIN-FREE

Sweet potatoes are a fiber-rich source of quality carbs for healthy energy levels without grains.

DRY RECIPES - HEALTHY GRAINS

Brown rice, oatmeal and barley provide healthy grains for good digestion. 

WET FOOD

Made with real deboned meat, fish or poultry as the #1 ingredient and rich flavors and textures.

TREATS

Yummy treats made with real meat, poultry or fish and without artificial ingredients or fillers.

FREEZE-DRIED TREATS

These Freeze-Dried Raw Mixers are tasty, safely processed and offer your buddy a nutritional boost. 

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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Two cats tried, one cat approved.

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    I have two extremely picky indoor kitties. The first meal both cats ate all pieces, next meal they ate around raw bites. I began picking raw bites out for the cats before giving each bowl. The next few days they love to smell it, but will not touch again if they see the raw bites or me picking them out prior. Both cats enjoyed sniffing the inside of the bag, but stopped eating entirely after a few days, maybe because the smell of my hands were all over food from picking out raw bites. I would definitely recommend to someone whose cats are not as picky as mine (they are very spoiled and catch on too quickly sometimes)

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Bag always comes to me busted

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    Cat loves the food however this is the third time the bag got to me broken. The pellets are now grossly stall so she won’t eat it. Disappointed. I might have to buy this product at the store moving forward as to not waste my money. #dobetterchewy

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cats love it

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    We went from Merricks kitten formula recommended by the breeder to this adult version. They love the freeze dried raw meat chunks and eat those first!!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    None of my cats like Merrick brand food.

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    I don't know why, but I cannot get them to eat it. They will pick at it when they become hungry after refusing earlier meals, but otherwise will not touch it. I didn't realize this food was Merrick (I was looking for a raw brand to introduce them to and wasn't paying attention), and sure enough, even years later, and with different cats, they still refuse it. I fed it to my colony cats who will eat just about anything.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My two cats appcet this food

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    I try to feed high quality of cat food for my girls (1 yr old). They usually eat several high quality cat food that I mix for them. I bought this cat food from different store because it was on clearance. I was not sure whether my cats eat the freeze dried food because both of cats refused to eat other company's freeze dried raw treat. One of my cats started to eat the freeze dried food before she started to eat the kibbles. The freeze dried food is not too hard, and she seemed she was enjoying the new texture. The other cat seemed she didn't recognize the freeze dried food as her food, and just ate the kibbles only on the first day. After she saw the other cat was eating the freeze dried food I try to feed high quality of cat food for my girls (1 yr old). They usually eat several high quality cat food that I mix for them. I bought this cat food from different store because it was on clearance. I was not sure whether my cats eat the freeze dried food because both of cats refused to eat other company's freeze dried raw treat. One of my cats started to eat the freeze dried food before she started to eat the kibbles. The freeze dried food is not too hard, and she seemed she was enjoying the new texture. The other cat seemed she didn't recognize the freeze dried food as her food, and just ate the kibbles only on the first day. After she saw the other cat was eating the freeze dried food, she started to eat the freeze dried food, too. Now, both cats eat both the freeze dried food and the kibbles. This cat food is very expensive due to the higher quality than many other cat food, but I probably can afford if this food is on clearance. … more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Cats didn't like this healthy food

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    Cats were not interested in this food. We had to go back to the less healthy cat food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat LOVES it. PLEASE read !!!

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    My cat loves this food. He’s very fussy, I just wish there was more of the freeze dried pieces he usually eats them all and once you get to the middle of the bag it’s all kibbles. Buuuut he seems to like this food, and I’ve noticed since feeding him this that his fur is super shiny and soft. He is full of energy and is super lovable and is always excited for food. With other foods he would just eat a little and throw up but he doesn’t throw this up at all, also I tried another food when I was low on cash and it seemed that he was constantly hungry but when he eats this food it seems to fill him so he’s not overeating. I LOVE this food and this brand, I stick by the dry and wet food and recommend My cat loves this food. He’s very fussy, I just wish there was more of the freeze dried pieces he usually eats them all and once you get to the middle of the bag it’s all kibbles. Buuuut he seems to like this food, and I’ve noticed since feeding him this that his fur is super shiny and soft. He is full of energy and is super lovable and is always excited for food. With other foods he would just eat a little and throw up but he doesn’t throw this up at all, also I tried another food when I was low on cash and it seemed that he was constantly hungry but when he eats this food it seems to fill him so he’s not overeating. I LOVE this food and this brand, I stick by the dry and wet food and recommend to all my friends with cats. Don’t really understand why there’s any bad reviews, honestly confuses me. What’s NOT to like?! Cats need a high protein diet and the free dried pieces are like an added treat to their food. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My friends cats got a taste and...

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    My friends cats got a taste and now they love this stuff so much, They all want the same stuff. Now we all feed our cats Raw Kibble, I personally like this brand. My friends went with merrick and instinct.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Kibbles & Raw Bits

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    I tried my cat on Wellness Core's Raw Rev, and several of the freeze dried raw bits were very hard. I ended up breaking them apart for him because he wouldn't eat them otherwise. I went back to Young Again, which I love as a pet food but it doesn't always seem realistic to buy dry food from one website and his wet from another. I decided it was worth it to try another and see if the raw bits would be softer. Well... THIS IS IT! I did start him out with breaking the raw bits apart but found that they shattered very easily (turning into powder as a freeze-dried... anything... should do), softer than the kibble! I decided to try just giving it to him without breaking the raw bits and low and behold I tried my cat on Wellness Core's Raw Rev, and several of the freeze dried raw bits were very hard. I ended up breaking them apart for him because he wouldn't eat them otherwise. I went back to Young Again, which I love as a pet food but it doesn't always seem realistic to buy dry food from one website and his wet from another. I decided it was worth it to try another and see if the raw bits would be softer. Well... THIS IS IT! I did start him out with breaking the raw bits apart but found that they shattered very easily (turning into powder as a freeze-dried... anything... should do), softer than the kibble! I decided to try just giving it to him without breaking the raw bits and low and behold... he eats them without a problem (well, other than he thinks he should get this for dinner too)! My cat loves kibble and can't maintain a healthy weight with the one canned food he will eat (Fancy Feast, which I also highly recommend for low-carb wet food). He also has very few teeth left I'm glad I was able to find a raw food that he will actually eat ALL of. Merrick does a good job on canned food as well (my old man kitty liked quite a few of their varieties and they are all surprisingly healthy), so not surprised they could do raw kibble correctly. So long as they don't change their source for the raw bits I think we will likely continue to offer this food to our fussy eater. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Snacking but not eating much

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    My four cats did not care for this formula. They ate just enough to avoid starving. I liked the ingredients and it really seems to be good food but for some reason, the cats were just not thrilled.

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