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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Chicken & Salmon Recipe

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is an all-natural, grain free ancestral canine diet packed with protein your new best friend will crave. The unique raw-infused kibble recipe delivers a perfect combination of protein-rich, grain-free kibble along with real, whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried poultry. Real, wholesome fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries are added for vital nutrients and fiber. Give your precious puppy the nutritional benefits of a raw diet like he would have discovered in the wild, now in a safe and convenient recipe that’s easy to serve.


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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.



Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat, Potato Protein, Salmon, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Chicken Liver, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d- Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Citric Acid for freshness, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.



Crude protein (min.)


Crude fat (min.)


Crude fiber (max.)


Moisture (max.)


Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)(min.)


Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.)


Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.)


Glucosamine* (min.)

500 mg/kg

Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)

500 mg/kg

Merrick Backcountry Puppy Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth 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.

Feeding Guide

New Puppy Daily (6-16 weeks)

Goal Weight (lbs) Calories Per Day Cups Per Day (Approx)
3 277 3/4 cup
6 466 1 1/4 cups
10 684 1 3/4 cups
15 927 2 1/2 cups
20 1151 3 cups
30 1560 4 cups
40 1935 5 cups
50 2288 6 cups

New Puppy Daily (17-52 weeks)

Goal Weight (lbs) Calories Per Day Cups Per Day (Approx)
3 222 1/2 cup
6 373 1 cup
10 547 1 1/2 cups
15 742 2 cups
20 921 2 1/3 cups
30 1248 3 1/4 cups
40 1548 4 cups
50 1830 4 3/4 cups
60 2099 5 1/2 cups
70 2356 6 cups
80 2604 6 3/4 cups
90 2844 7 1/3 cups
100 3078 8 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

3,537 kcal/kg or 385 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).



Additional information

Bag Size

4lb, 10lb, 22lb