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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Pacific Catch Recipe 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 Pacific Catch Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food. Not your average kibble, the grain-free recipe starts with salmon, whitefish and trout, and is infused with freeze-dried raw meat bites packed with whisker-licking, fresh-catch flavor and protein. 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 41% protein with salmon meal as the number one ingredient to support healthy muscles and activity.
  • Infused with freeze-dried raw bites made with real fish like whitefish and trout 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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  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Raw, Natural
Nutritional Info

Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), Whitefish Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Sweet Potatoes, Pork Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whitefish, Trout, 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

3,588 kcal/kg, 395 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein41.0% min
Crude Fat14.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture11.0% max
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorus0.8% min
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 min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)Daily Feeding Combined with 5 oz Can (cup)
4 - 7 lbs1/4 - 1/21/4
7 - 10 lbs1/2 - 2/31/2
10 - 15 lbs2/3 - 12/3
Transition Instructions

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


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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


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, fish 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. 

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats Love the Food/Great service

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    Have purchased this product before because the cats love this food. It's made in the USA - one of the very few pet foods made in the States. shipped quickly and without incident. Thanks!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was expecting

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    I thought this was going to be the freeze dried raw chunks, but it's dry kibble with only a few (not even 1 per 1/2 cup) of the freeze dried mixed in. My cat doesn't like it very much.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Sorry but NO

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    Oh my I was pretty surprised but my cat said a huge NO to this food. I bought this on sale and didn’t get to open it until a few days ago. The raw infused pieces are way to big for my cat. He picks them up and spits them out.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Cats won't eat it!

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    Got this for my younger cat who will eat anything. Two older cats are eating Blue Buffalo RX diets. None of the cats will touch this, even when their bowls are empty and it's past dinner time. They are not picky eaters. Had high expectations, but unfortunately this food fell short, would not recommend.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not their favorite...

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    I have 5 cats who eat canned at night and dry during the day. They ate this at first but are no longer interested in it. The freeze dried raw pieces are huge! I mean no one eats those. I actually give them to the dogs. Will not buy again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick Cat Food

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    My cats really like this dry cat food. They gobble it up in the morning then they start begging for more and I have to put my foot down.

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    Not interested

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    My cats would not eat this. I donated it to animal shelter. I have finicky kitties.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy number one in dog and cat care and everything else

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    My dogs eat it up they are they have it love it and they're energetic and the codes look better their eyes are right it's awesome and the service I get his outstanding it's the best in the business

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My go-to mixer.

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    I like the Merrick brand, and I like to rotate the food I give my three cats to cover all the nutritional bases. I bought a bag of this to try, and mixed it with the RC Indoor Formula. It's good stuff and it gets eaten, so I will buy it again. One cat is always first to the refilled dish and he loves the freeze-dried chunks - digging them out of the bowl if he has to. I'm not sure if the others would like them - they've never had the chance. The Velcro-like closure on the bag is handy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Solved my cat's diarrhea problems!

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    Because my cat seemed to be allergic to chicken, I was going nuts trying to find a dry food with no chicken, and a moderate carb content for a reasonable price. This checks those boxes, which is much more difficult to achieve than you would think. I know it's a bit expensive, but I'm feeding less than I was before, so I think it equals out. It also contains 41% protein with peas as the FIFTH ingredient, which means that most of the protein is coming from the fish ingredients, and 11% moisture for a dry food. Truly a quality food.

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