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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food

Top 5 ingredients of Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food are Deboned Beef, Salmon Meal, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, and Dried Egg Product.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min.): 34%
Crude Fat (min.): 17%
Crude Fiber (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 11%
Calories: 3,689 kcal/kg, 391 kcal/cup

Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food Ingredients

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
We specified the salt's position and marked it to help you evaluate the ingredients better with The Salt Divider.

Beef is a great source of protein and is filled with vitamin B12, selenium, iron, zinc and other B vitamins. Beef also is a flavor your dog loves.

Salmon Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole salmon that has been through some processing to remove water and fat.

Salmon is a high protein food and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s moisturize the skin and fight skin disorders.

Chicken Meal is a dry, rendered product from whole chickens that has been through some processing to remove water and fat. It looks like brown flour, and it's a highly concentrated protein/mineral resource.

Chicken meal is basically chicken with a longer storage time. It's a protein-rich food and also Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper resource. However, it's an already processed material in dog food manufacturing and makes the food ultra-processed.

Brown rice is a wholesome source of fiber and carbohydrates. A perfect choice for dogs, because this kind of complex carbohydrate is easier for them to digest than other kinds of carbohydrates, such as corn and wheat.

Brown rice is low in fat and is an excellent fiber source which promotes digestive health. It is also a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E.

Is a broadly defined ingredient. However, whole eggs contain high quality proteins for pets.

Starch Meter

According to the guaranteed analysis, Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food has 34% protein, 17% fat, 3.5% fiber, and 11% moisture. If we assume 5% ash, then the starch amount in this dog food is 29.5%.

The largest proportion of Carbohydrates in dog food is provided by starch and indeed dogs don't have carbohydrate requirement at all.

We calculated the starch ratio in Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Great Plains Red Recipe + Grains Dry Dog Food as 29.5%. Basically, around one third of the food you feed to {your dog} is starch.

Average starch ratio of dry dog foods on inthekibble.com is 38.67% - and that means this Merrick kibble has less starch ratio than the average.

Protein (34%)
Starch (29.5 %)
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