Backcountry Cat Food

A protein-rich diet

To satisfy a cat’s wild cravings.

For your favorite carnivorous cat, Merrick Backcountry is an all-natural, grain-free ancestral diet just like the kind they’d prowl for. It delivers all the nutrients healthy cats need by mixing protein-rich, grain free kibble with freeze-dried raw pieces of real meat, poultry or fish —all with a texture and taste so delicious, your cat will go wild for it.

Backcountry is best for kittens and adult cats.

Chicken, Beef, Salmon

Protein-Packed Kibble + Real Whole Pieces of Freeze-Dried Raw Meat

Freeze-dried raw meat, safely processed for a convenient and nutritious option for those pet parents interested in a raw-style diet.


No Grain, Wheat, Corn or Gluten

No ingredients that most often trigger sensitivities—only proteins, antioxidant-rich vegetables and nutrients.

Balanced for Overall Well-Being

Packed with omegas for healthy skin and fur, plus taurine, vitamins and minerals, and probiotics to support digestion.

Delicious Protein Blends

Combinations of real deboned meat, fish or poultry rich in amino acids to provide the building blocks for muscle growth and maintenance.

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first ingredient deboned meat

#1 ingredient deboned meat.
Leading levels of quality protein

digestive tract health

Digestive tract health.
Formulated with prebiotics & probiotics

Real Whole Foods

Real whole foods

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Grain free

Natural ingredients

With natural ingredients.
Free from artificial flavors & colors

At Merrick, we promise your pet will not only love the taste of our food, they’ll be happier and healthier, too. That’s why if you (or your pet) are not 100%, absolutely, totally, completely satisfied with Merrick, return it for your money back. We don’t just make the best food ever. We stand behind it.