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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
  • Lifestage
    Kitten
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Raw
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

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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.

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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Picky Bengal Kitten

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    My bengal kitten Chungus is super picky, we have been feeding him a mostly raw diet and canned food because I can’t find a dry food he will eat. This seemed promising since he loves freeze dried chicken but for some reason he wont touch it, not even the chicken chunks in it. Im disappointed because I have tried so many brands and his diet isn’t what I’d like it to be. My other bengal cat who usually will eat anything didn’t seem to like it either.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Mini Panther Approved

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    My kitten barely let me put the bowl down, she wanted it the moment I opened the bag. She ate the whole bowl as soon as it hit the tray. Definitely recommend & will continue to buy.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    inconsistent

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    The ingredients are great, but I’m disappointed in the inconsistency of the product. The amount of freeze-dried bits varies, as does the amount of crumbs from settling.

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    Merrick Backcountry Kitten Recipe

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    Unfortunately my cats don't like this. I was surprised because they are not picky. Disappointed because my senior cat could benefit from the extra calories. But what can you do? Cats are gonna continue to be cats.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cat Loves the Food

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    Great choice for my kitten, he loves the food, plus it keep him full!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cat loves this

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    We just recently rescued a kitten and it loves this food. It may be that it was starved prior to us getting it, but its been over two weeks and she still eats this up. Will definitely keep buying this brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our kitten says 'Darn Good Food'

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    Our kitten was on IAMS kitten for a good 7 months when I decided I wanted to see if he'd like 'all natural' food. He handled the transition really well. No vomiting and good stools. After the transition he prefers this to the IAMS, to where he won't touch the IAMS.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Intresting mix

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    My 6th month old bengal is not to excited about this. The only thing he seeks out is the dehydrateed pellets and then nibbles a very little bit at the keeble through out the day. It may be due to his adult teeth coming in. I will add water to it to soften up but again not to into it. Plus I feel you cant let it sit after you water it down.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My kitten LOVES this food

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    My little kitten LOVES this stuff! He picks the raw pieces out first, but the bowls always empty when I come home :) the pieces are small, so it’s perfect for the little ones. It’s also higher calorie so a small bag lasts SO much longer since I don’t have to feed so much! Glad I switched to it

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The boys love it!

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    My boys love this food. The freeze dried bits are their favorites. I’m pleased it’s grain free!

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