Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe with Healthy Grains Dog Food


Merrick Backcountry - Raw Infused with Healthy Grains - Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food is an ancestral canine diet packed with protein dogs crave. This natural formula provides your dog with 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 beef is always the first ingredient. This high quality protein helps build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels.
    • This recipe includes freeze-dried raw coated kibble + freeze-dried raw pieces of meat that 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.
    • With whole grains to help support healthy digestion.
    • 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 Beef, Salmon Meal, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Dried Egg Product, Oatmeal, Barley, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Lamb, Rabbit, Potato Protein, Beef Liver, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, 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.)
Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.)
Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.)
Glucosamine* (min.)
800 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)
800 mg/kg
Taurine (min.)

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

*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 n/a 1/3 cup
6 n/a 2/3 cup
10 n/a 1 cup
15 n/a 1-1/4 cups
20 n/a 1-1/2 cups
30 n/a 2 cups
40 n/a 2-1/2 cups
50 n/a 3 cups
60 n/a 3-1/2 cups
70 n/a 4 cups
80 n/a 4-1/3 cups
90 n/a 4-3/4 cups
100 n/a 5-1/4 cups

Additional Information:

For dogs over 100 lbs: Add 1/3 cup per additional 10 lbs.

Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains each day.

Calorie Content:

3,689 kcal/kg or 391 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).