Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe with Chicken, Duck & Quail Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 10-lb bag

By Merrick
Rated 3.9431 out of 5 stars
$47.98 Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Gluten-free chicken and turkey cat food kibble.
  • Real, deboned chicken is the #1 ingredient.
  • This wheat-free cat food contains high-quality protein to help build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels.
  • Features freeze-dried raw protein pieces in a pure state to provide a nutritional boost with easy digestion and the fresh taste felines love.
  • Packed with omega fatty acids for skin and coat health and contains chondroitin and glucosamine to support healthy hips and joints.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

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

13 Customer Questions

What’s the percentage of potato protein in this food? I am worried if a lot of them is used to increase the apparent protein percentage.
Answer by ChewyNov 15, 2019
This formula contains approximately 80-85% animal protein and 15-20% plant based protein.

How many cups are in the ten pound bag?
Answer by ChewyAug 29, 2019
There will be approximately 4 cups of kibble per pound. The 3 pound bag will have close to 14 cups, the 6 pound bag close to 24 cups and the 10 pound bag close to 40 cups.

How many carbs are in this?
Answer by ChewyDec 20, 2021
This food has 25.69% carbohydrates on a dry matter basis and 23.44% on an as fed basis.

If my cat decides not to eat the freeze dried meat bits, will she still be getting complete nutrition from the kibble? Thanks!
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2021
If the freeze-dried bits are not being eaten, the kibble is complete and balanced as well. If your pet does not like the freeze dried pieces, we do have options on the Purrfect Bistro line that do not contain them.

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Rated 3.9431 out of 5 stars
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123 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bugsy on Nov 27, 2021

Bugsy loves it!

So before I even knew this brand, I tried feeding Bugsy Purina (not sure which specific cat food just knew it was Purina) and he absolutely liked it.. But I noticed every time he would eat it he would throw it up so I quickly changed his food. I decided to let him try Crave because everyone raved about it.. He hated it, he refused to eat it every time I would give it to him. Did some research and found this brand (thank goodness!!!) Now, I first gave him the pacific catch flavor and he liked it and I liked it because he no longer throws up AT ALL!! Bad part he didn’t like the smell and I didn’t like the smell either after awhile!!! So finally, I thought maybe he’ll like this game bird one instead even though I know he loves fish. HE LOVES THIS ONE!! Just when I thought I knew him well he’s always excited to eat this!!! Sometimes I’ll put half of this with his gravy soups and he’s meowing me to hurry up and feed him! Definitely recommend and Bugsy recommends!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 3Kitties on Sep 23, 2021

Poor Quality Control for Merrick Back Country Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe

This cat food is very expensive and a waste of money because the freeze-dried raw bits have turned to dust in the whole bag, therefore, the dust is inhaled in my cat's nose and throat. I tried to shake the food in a container in hopes of shaking the dust to the bottom without success.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Pail on Aug 14, 2021

Crumbled food

I have already sent an email to customer support which still hasn’t been responded to. I also enclosed a photo showing what the food looked like and our cats won’t eat all the powdery Crum’s in the bag.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Catmom on Aug 14, 2021

Picky Eaters

Read an article listing foods for picky eaters so I patiently waited for this to be back in stock and purchased. Guess my felines are considered highly picky eaters. Have a mid-range rating due to unfair cats.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By StoneybrookeFarm on Apr 15, 2021

Phenomenal product, cat approved

I've got several cats with varying stages of food allergies and health issues. I decided to switch everyone to a more raw diet and I did extensive research to find just the right fit in this Merrick Backcountry Raw game bird recipe. It has actual chunks of freeze-dried chicken! My cats go nuts for it. I've been mixing it into another dry food to extend the value.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on May 12, 2021

Percy's new favorite food!!

He can't get enough of it! I mix with Taste of the Wild- Rocky Mountain blend, or else my wallet would be crying. He loves freeze dried chicken so this food is a treat.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars