About Merrick 'Lil Plates
Big Nutrition for Small Breeds
No matter how small your dog might be, there’s nothing little about his dietary needs! Merrick Lil’ Plates caters to the big appetites of small breed pups with a delicious line of dry food, silky wet food pates, bite-sized morsels in gravy wet foods, and bite-sized chewy treats. These grain-free recipes deliver huge flavor and big-time, quality nutrition for small breed dogs.
The #1 ingredient in Lil’ Plates is high-quality protein like real meat, fish or poultry for healthy energy and muscles.
The grain-free recipes include whole foods and no gluten, artificial colors or preservatives.
Sized Small for Tiny Dogs
The dry recipes and treats are sized for tiny mouths, and the wet pate and chunky recipes come in single-serve portions.
See the Difference
Crafted in Hereford, Texas and cooked in the US, these recipes include whole foods and probiotics in the dry kibble.
The Merrick story began over 30 years ago and their main goal has always been to make the best pet food possible. They use premium ingredients from real, whole foods, combining them to create nutrient-rich recipes that make a difference in how your pet looks and feels. Merrick is all about staying true to their roots, so they still handcraft recipes in the original Hereford, Texas kitchen where Garth Merrick started the company. They also partner with organizations that share their love of pets.
Merrick is, hands down, the absolute best dog food on the market for my best friend! I have been a loyal customer for a decade and buy nothing but this brand. My little Oliver has food sensitivity, allergies, and pancreas disease which makes feeding him very difficult. This is literally the only brand that does not cause issues with him. He never gets tired of eating this specific mix of Lil Plates entrees and is eager to scarf them down. Merrick just really is an outstanding brand and high quality diet for our furry friends!
Unfortunately, my little chihuahua could not eat this. Even though the chunks were small he had a hard time with it and needs to stick with a pate. He's had several teeth removed and we have to be careful of choking. He also hates change in routine. I will probably have to donate the 11 containers I have left.
this seems to work for my dog. he loves it and the food agrees with him! and quick service!
I have been buying these for years and my little Benny LOVES them. He loved his dry food too but now he will literally protest and not eat his dry food and will wait for his wet food. But they bamboozled me. There are supposed to be 3 flavors and they decided to change it and make it only two. That is lame. I do this and one other flavor so he gets a variety without having to buy 3 or 4 separate packs. That is super lame. But whatever Benny still loves them.
The smell of these are pretty good and they look promising too!!! But she gave it a couple of licks and turned her nose up real quick!!! I am still as we speak trying to get her to eat it but she really does not want it! I think she prefers paté, this is small chunks in gravy!!! Please keep in mind I have the pickiest little girl in the world!!! She is really finicky with texture.🥺
I’ve been buying these for a while now, and my dog loves them. A little disappointed when I ordered this last time and the third flavor was missing. Sure would like to have a third flavor or another variety
The third flavor is gone! No more turkey, just beef and chicken. Also I'm noticing less food and more liquid in the packs. I'm hoping that's an anomaly. We've fed our girl this food for quite some time and would have always given 5 stars. Hope I can again.
Nacho is 17 and has dementia. We discovered these Lil Plates and they have sparked his appetite.
Good nutrition for my little dog with less additive then other wet dog foods. Ingredients are straight-forward and none of the animal by-products (What exactly are animal by-products?).
We use these as a topper for dry food. Turkey has lots of juice, pot pie less so and beef stew is hearty/not juicy. We used them for our senior dog so that he would maintain his appetite.