Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe with Beef, Lamb & Rabbit Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe with Beef, Lamb & Rabbit Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is an all-natural, grain free ancestral canine diet packed with protein your best friend will crave. The unique raw-infused kibble recipe delivers a perfect combination of protein-rich, grain-free kibble along with real, whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried red meat. Real, wholesome fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries are added for vital nutrients and fiber. Give your precious pooch the nutritional benefits of a raw diet like he would have discovered in the wild, now in a safe and convenient recipe that's easy to serve.

Key Benefits

  • Deboned beef is the first ingredient, along with raw, freeze-dried red meat pieces for a taste, texture and aroma your canine will crave.
  • Grain-free formula with no gluten ingredients for easier digestibility; also contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Omega fatty acids from salmon oil help support healthy skin and a smooth, shiny coat.
  • Added glucosamine and chondroitin help support healthy hip and joint function.
  • Proudly made in Merrick’s Texas facility using the world’s best locally-sourced ingredients from farmers they know and trust; no ingredients from China.

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  • Weight
    22.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Pork Meal, Pork Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Protein, Lamb, Rabbit, Pea Protein, Beef Liver, Apples, Blueberries, Gelatin, Organic Alfalfa, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid,Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,738 kcal/kg, 374 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Omega-6 Fatty Acid 3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid 0.3.0% min
Glucosamine 1,200 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 1,200 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs 1/3
6 lbs 2/3
10 lbs 1
15 lbs 1 1/4
20 lbs 1 1/2
30 lbs 2
40 lbs 2 1/2
50 lbs 3
60 lbs 3 1/2
70 lbs 4
80 lbs 4 1/3
90 lbs 4 3/4
100 lbs 5 1/4
  • For dogs over 100 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Transition Instructions

Mix Merrick's food with your current pet's food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of the Merrick food while decreasing the amount in your dog or cat's current diet.

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About Merrick Backcountry Dog Food

Going the Extra Country Mile

Going the Extra Country Mile

Dogs crave a protein-rich diet, the way nature intended. Give your dog what he craves with Merrick Backcountry’s all-natural, grain-free ancestral canine diet. Every Backcountry recipe features deboned meat, poultry or fish as the number one ingredient, and always includes a mix of proteins for a balanced diet that your dog would have discovered in the wild.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

All recipes are cooked in the USA in Merrick's own organically certified kitchens and contain absolutely no ingredients from China. Each meal and treat has the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from trusted farmers and ranchers across the country, all four seasons of the year. Merrick only uses the freshest ingredients without additives, sweeteners, colors or preservatives.

High-Protein Kibble + Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

High-Protein Kibble + Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

To lock in fresh taste and maintain nutritional benefits in their purest state, every serving of Merrick’s Backcountry dry dog food has freeze-dried real raw meat, poultry or fish pieces. Merrick Backcountry’s Raw Infused kibble recipes deliver the perfect combination of protein-rich kibble plus real, whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried meat, poultry or fish in a safe, convenient recipe that’s easy to serve.

Grain-Free Meals, Like Nature Intended

Merrick Backcountry's grain-free wet food options include hearty stews, dinner with tender chunks of meat, and loaf-style 96% meat recipes―all rich in protein and flavor. You can easily add moisture to your dog’s diet and provide him with the complete and balanced nutrition he needs and the taste he loves.

Grain-Free Meals, Like Nature Intended
Treat Your Dog to a Taste That’s Naturally Good

Treat Your Dog to a Taste That’s Naturally Good

Pups love the texture and taste of Backcountry’s jerky, patties, sausage cuts and freeze-dried raw treats and mixers. Treat your dog to the natural taste he craves with treats and mixers that always have deboned meat, poultry or fish as the number one ingredient and absolutely no artificial ingredients or fillers.

The Makings of a Meal Fit for Your Best Friend

Sweet Potatoes: Excellent source of complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and starch that converts easily into sugar for quick energy.

Blueberries: Loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, fiber and powerful antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

Salmon Oil: Contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, plus EPA and DHA for overall health and well-being.

Organic Alfalfa: Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.

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Blends Beef, Lamb & Rabbit Lamb, Buffalo & Venison Turkey, Duck & Quail Salmon, Whitefish & Trout Beef, Pork & Turkey Chicken & Turkey Chicken
Protein Levels 38% 38% 38% 34% 38% 38% 30%
First Ingredient Deboned Beef Deboned Lamb Deboned Turkey Deboned Salmon Deboned Beef Deboned Chicken Deboned Chicken
  • No grain, wheat, corn or gluten
  • Rich in Omega fatty acids
  • Freeze-dried real raw meat, poultry or fish

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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  • Luna approves

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    I recently had to switch my dog’s food because Orijen brand is very hard to find. Chewy recommended this brand to try and so far, after few weeks of feeding, we are happy with the quality. Luna likes the taste and the were no belly problems when we introduced this food. I would recommend this grain free food.

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  • Would be better if bag didn't settle so much

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    Unfortunately the dehydrated meat appears to settle in shipping near the top of the bag. We got excited thinking it had that much meat in it, and the dogs loved it at first. Now, half way through the bag, it is just mostly kibble with small crumbs of the meat left, and the dogs aren't liking it as much. Because of the price, this left us disappointed. If we tried it again, perhaps trying to shake up the bag would better disperse the meat.

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  • Less raw infused

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    I have been buying Merrick’s Back Country raw infused for a long time and my Huskita loves it. Great dog food. I have been buying this brand at the national chain pet stores and this is the first time buying it on Chewy. This purchase from Chewy appears to have less raw infused meat in the bag than what I typically get. Not sure if this bag was off or if Chewy orders it from Merrick this way.

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  • Just switched from puppy food

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    My pup (on the large side) just turned one and I decided to go to the adult food. I was using the puppy version of this product, but was still pleased that introducing the new food went very smoothly. A good product and I am very happy with it.

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  • Awesome food

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    I have a pit bull that will eat ANYthing but this food he got super excited over! He wagged his tail through the whole meal. I think this is a perfect solution to getting your dog on the raw diet without getting your hands dirty :) I am also so happy that Chewy has this food in their inventory because now that I know my boy loves it I am looking forward to having it delivered monthly. Thank you, Chewy!!

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  • She loves it

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    Usually I order her a new flavor every month, but last month we auto ordered the same flabor ( different brand). For the last week and a half she's really tried to avoid eating it, so I thought I would try this. I've heard good things. She wanted it before I even got the bag out of the box. When we got to her bowl she downed it instantly.

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  • Going downhill fast

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    I started buying this after Chewy stopped carrying Orijen {which i topped with Stella and Chewy's freeze dried dinner patties}. Merrick started out good, then the freeze dried chunks were crushed to powder, and now are missing altogether. They need better quality control.

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  • Healthy and easy to feed

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    My dogs love this food. I like to feed my dogs a healthy diet. Feeding a raw diet is just really hard for people that travel, so this raw infused food helps when we are on the road.

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  • A real mess

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    I have three small hounds and recently switched from another brand's lamb kibble. They love this food and had no stomach issues when we made the switch. The only problem is they dig through it and pull the freeze-dried pieces out first, like kids picking the marshmallows out of cereal. It's a real mess, but maybe it's only my dogs.

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  • Excellent food!

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    Our dog loves this food and the freeze dried pieces in it. The small bite size kibble bits are pleasing to his aging teeth. He eagerly eats it quite often dry.

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