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

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


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



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

Salmon Oil


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



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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good stuff.

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    My cat liked it. She seems to think the Raw-dry bits are treats, Personally what caught my attention was the "poultry free" Part, On the Pacific catch.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love at first bite

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    I purchased this and the Backcountry Raw Infused Game Bird Recipe. I mix the two together and my cat loves this food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats Love This Food!

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    My cats like this kibble, but they love the freeze dried raw parts of this food. They BEG me to fill their bowls even when they aren't yet empty because they want more of the free dried raw parts.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    eh, it's ok

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    I bought this because our usual dry food wasn't available; my cats like the food itself fine, but they carefully leave the raw bits behind - they apparently don't get the appeal. for the price, it seems very wasteful, so I'll try something new next time.

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