Backcountry Raw Infused recipes for cats deliver a perfect combination of protein-rich, grain-free kibble plus real whole pieces of raw, freeze-dried meat for the nutritional benefits and fresh taste of a raw diet in a convenient format for pet parents. High-protein kibble starts with real deboned meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient. Grain-free with no gluten ingredients. This recipe is also rich in omega fatty acids for a healthy skin & coat. Freeze-dried raw protein pieces are mixed into the kibble in a pure state to provide a nutritional boost, 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. Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth.