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Merrick Backcountry – Raw Infused – Large Breed Recipe


Backcountry Raw Infused Large Breed Recipe caters to the nutritional needs and appetites of large breed dogs, featuring large-sized kibble to match their bigger bite size. This high-protein kibble starts with real deboned chicken; includes novel proteins from lamb and duck; and features a freeze-dried raw inclusion made from real chicken.

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


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.)                       38%

Crude Fat (min.)                               17%

Crude Fiber (max.)                          3.5%

Moisture (max.)                               11%

Omega-6 fatty acid* (min.)           3%

Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.)           0.3%

Glucosamine* (min.)                      1200 mg/kg

Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.)          1200 mg/kg

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


Feeding Guidelines

GOAL WT (LBS)                 CALORIES/DAY                  CUPS/DAY (APPROX)

3                                           139                                      1/3 cup

6                                           233                                      2/3 cup

10                                         342                                      1 cup

15                                         464                                      1 1/4 cups

20                                         575                                      1 1/2 cups

30                                         780                                      2 cups

40                                         968                                      2 1/2 cups

50                                         1144                                    3 cups

60                                         1312                                    3 1/3 cups

70                                         1472                                    3 3/4 cups

80                                         1627                                    4 1/4 cups

90                                         1778                                    4 2/3 cups

100                                      1924                                    5 cups

For dogs over 100 lbs: Add 1/4 cup per additional 10 lbs. For puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs: Feed 25% more than the amounts listed.

TRANSITIONING: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 – 7 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Backcountry Large Breed Recipe each day.

Merrick Backcountry Large Breed Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance

3,660 kcal/kg or 389 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).


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