Merrick - Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe (Grain Free Dry Kitten Food)


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For Kittens

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food is an ancestral feline diet packed with protein cats crave. This grain free formula provides your kitten 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 chicken is always the first ingredient. This high quality protein helps build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels.
  • Freeze-dried raw protein pieces are mixed into the kibble in a pure state to provide a nutritional boost, with easy digestion and the fresh taste cats love. The raw inclusion goes through rigorous testing and a proven process called High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to ensure food safety.
  • Specially formulated for growing kittens, this recipe is rich with Omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat, and contains DHA to support healthy brain development.
  • All Merrick recipes are crafted in Hereford, TX kitchen and cooked in the USA, in facilities that uphold strict FDA guidelines.


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Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Sweet Potatoes, Deboned Turkey, Salmon Oil (source of Omega-3 fatty acids), Dried Yeast Culture, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Phosphoric Acid, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Feeding Guidelines

Goal Weight (lbs) Calories Per Day Cups Per Day (Approx)
1 to 2 months n/a 1/4 - 1/3 cup
1 to 2 months n/a 1/4 cup + 3oz. pouch
2 to 6 months n/a 1/3 - 2/3 cup
2 to 6 months n/a 1/3 cup + 3oz. pouch
6 to 12 months n/a 2/3 - 1 cup
6 to 12 months n/a 2/3 cup + 3oz. pouch

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

Calorie Content

3,638 kcal per kilogram or 400 kcal per cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min.): 42.00 %
Crude fat (min.): 15.00 %
Crude fiber (max.): 3.50 %
Moisture (max.): 11.00 %
Calcium (min.): 1.00%
Phosphorus (min.): 0.80%
Taurine: 0.20%
Omega-6 fatty acid (min.): 3.00%
Omega-3 fatty acid (min.): 0.30%
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)* (min.): 0.05%
Bacillus coagulans* (min.): 90,000,000 cfu/lb

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.

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