The Protein-Rich Diet

Your dog would discover in the wild.

Backcountry means back to nature. It’s an all-natural, grain-free ancestral diet packed with the protein dogs crave and loaded with the nutrients they need. It mixes protein-rich kibble with freeze-dried raw pieces of real meat, poultry or fish—all with a texture and taste so delicious, your dog will go wild for it.

Backcountry is best for all life stages and all breed sizes.


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.

#1 Ingredient: Deboned Meat, Fish or Poultry

Leading levels of high quality proteins for healthy energy levels, easier digestibility and the great taste your dog will love.

Omega Fatty Acids from Salmon Oil

Leading levels to help support healthy skin and a smooth, shiny coat.

Exotic Protein Blends

Exotic proteins including rabbit, venison and salmon 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

no corn soy or grain

NO Grain, corn, or soy

bone and joint strength

Bone and Joint Strength
Leading levels of glucosamine & chondroitin

real whole foods

Real Whole Foods

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.