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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Description

Bring some ancestral-inspired nutrition to your growing carnivore’s bowl with the Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe 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 poultry. It provides the nutritional benefits of a raw diet for your kitten, straight out of the bag! Every bite is loaded with everything your kitty needs to fuel all those adventures and growth spurts, 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 kitten recipe contains 42% protein with chicken as the number one ingredient to support muscle growth and development.
  • Infused with freeze-dried raw bites made with real poultry to lock in fresh taste and nutrition for growing kittens.
  • Features a mix of raw protein and antioxidant-rich veggies to provide a balanced diet like the one your kitty would find in the wild.
  • Packed with DHA 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
    102325
  • Weight
    6.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Kitten
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sweet Potatoes, Deboned Turkey, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), 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), 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.

Caloric Content

3,638 kcal/kg, 400 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein42.0% min
Crude Fat15.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorus0.8% min
Taurine0.2%
Omega-6 Fatty Acid3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid0.3.0% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.05% min
Bacillus Coagulants90,000,000 CFU/lb
Feeding Instructions
AgeDaily Feeding (cup)Daily Feeding Combined with 5 oz Can (cup)
1 - 2 months1/4 - 1/31/4
2 - 6 months1/3 - 2/31/3
6 - 12 months2/3 - 12/3
Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Backcountry Kitten each day.

FAQ

Does Merrick have coupons available?

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Are any Merrick products currently being recalled?

No. None of Merrick Pet Care's recipes are being recalled.

What is the difference between Merrick grain-based and grain-free foods?

Some pets develop food intolerances or food allergies and grains can be difficult for a pet's stomach and intestines to break down. If your pet has a sensitive stomach, our Grain Free recipes can help their digestive system problems. At Merrick, our Grain Free recipes feature higher levels of proteins, omegas, glucosamine and chondroitin.

Do Merrick’s Grain Free recipes contain fillers and chemicals?

We are committed to using only the purest ingredients in our recipes. Our recipes contain no ingredients from China; no poultry by-products; no artificial additives or preservatives; no artificial flavors or colors; no corn, wheat or soy; and no glutens. We've excluded these ingredients because we believe pet food should be fuel, not filler.

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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 certifies kitchens.

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

SWEET POTATOES

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

Apples

APPLES

Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which helps with joint problems and promotes overall gastrointestinal health.

Salmon Oil

SALMON OIL

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

ORGANIC ALFALFA

ORGANIC ALFALFA

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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Kitten refuses to eat this food!

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    I bought a 6 pound bag of this food thinking it she would think it was delicious, but was surprised to see that she refused to eat it. I tried to get her to eat this food, and finally found that if I water it down she will eat some of it. I would not recommend purchasing this food!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Worth It

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    When we rescued our kitten at 4 months old we transitioned him to Merrick back county both wet and dry kitten formula. My kitten loves both the wet latte and dry kibble. He picks out all of the freeze dry pieces. We also use their treats which he loves as he tries to eat two or three in one bite! His coat is shiny, he is very healthy and active! For the price and quality this is totally worth it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    He looks forward to eating

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    What I can tell from this food is he has energy and looks forward to eating. I also give him same in wet- one teaspoon per day

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitten Food

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    My kitten loves it and her coat is shiny and silky soft.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great toy!

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    I have 2 kittens, my boy keeps stealing the mouse from his sister!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    None of my cats would eat this food.

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    I have 36 rescued cats and none of them liked this food. The "Raw Infused" pieces are huge and inedible. I'm throwing this out for the possums to eat!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Price

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    This food has made such a world of difference for my kitten. She is such a prissy little girl and wouldn't eat when I first got her. Changed her food and instantly she loved it. Her coat is super shiny and she's as energetic as ever. Feeding your pets a quality food makes such a difference! I trust Merrick as a brand after trying their food and reading their ingredients and will continue to feed all of my animals this brand.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Puffy Meat Bites

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    My kitten loves this food....wait that's wrong my kitten loves the puffy meat bites but leaves the kibble :( My kitten goes for the meaty bites only so my adult cat eats the kibble. It seems to be good food but looks like I will have to try another kitten food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Had High Hopes

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    We are a cattery, and we had high hopes for this food because it has great ingredients, the cats love the raw bits but don't care for the rest unfortunately. It's definitely a good quality food and I think most cats would like this food, but I've got some spoiled Persians. I would recommend this food though.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Food. Chicken pieces are like crack for my cats.

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    My cats go absolutely crazy for the freeze dried chicken pieces in this. Thankfully they ate everything and not just the chicken pieces like my kids who eat all the marshmellows in thier cereal and not the actual cereal. lol!

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