Merrick Merrick Backcountry Puppy

Merrick Backcountry Puppy

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Merrick Grain Free Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe is formulated with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support healthy growth and development in puppies of all breeds. Your active puppy will love this natural, grain free formula that provides the nutritional benefits of a raw diet they would have discovered in the wild in a safe and convenient recipe that's easy to serve.

  • Real deboned chicken is always the first ingredient. This high quality protein helps build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels.

  • Freeze-dried raw pieces are mixed into the kibble in a pure state to provide nutritional benefits that are easily digestible and taste great. The raw inclusion goes through rigorous testing and a proven process called High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to ensure food safety.

  • All Merrick Backcountry recipes are rich in Omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat, and contain leading levels of glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy hips and joints.

  • All Merrick recipes are crafted in our Hereford, TX kitchen and cooked in the USA, in facilities that uphold strict FDA guidelines.


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Potato Protein, Deboned Salmon, Chicken 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.

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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).

*If an item has an *, this nutrient is not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.

Goal Weight (lbs) Calories Per Day Cups Per Day (Approx) 3 (17-52 weeks) 222 2/3 cup 3 (6-16 weeks) 277 3/4 cup 6 (17-52 weeks) 373 1 cup 6 (6-16 weeks) 466 1-1/3 cups 10 (17-52 weeks) 547 1-1/2 cups 10 (6-16 weeks) 684 2 cups 15 (17-52 weeks) 742 2-1/4 cups 15 (6-16 weeks) 927 2-2/3 cups 20 (17-52 weeks) 921 2-2/3 cups 20 (6-16 weeks) 1151 3-1/3 cups 30 (6-16 weeks) 1560 4-1/2 cups 30 (17-52 weeks) 1248 3-1/2 cups 40 (17-52 weeks) 1548 4-1/2 cups 40 (6-16 weeks) 1935 5-1/2 cups 50 (17-52 weeks) 1830 5-1/4 cups 50 (6-16 weeks) 2288 6-1/2 cups 60 (17-52 weeks) 2099 6 cups 70 (17-52 weeks) 2356 6-3/4 cups 80 (17-52 weeks) 2604 7-1/2 cups Additional Info

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

Calorie Content

3,488 kcal/kg or 350 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).