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Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe with Freeze-Dried Raw Bites Dry Dog Food

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Nourish your pal with the complete and balanced nutrition of Merrick Lil Plates Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe with Raw Bites Dry Dog Food. Featuring real, whole pieces of freeze-dried raw beef for enhanced nutritional benefits and fresh taste, this grain-free recipe is specifically designed to cater to the nutritional needs and appetites of small breeds. It contains delicious vegetables and fruits, such as sweet potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries for essential vitamins and minerals your furry best friend needs. It also includes flaxseed for a plant-based source of omega 3 fatty acids that help support your pal’s healthy skin and coat. Plus, it includes probiotics and prebiotic fiber for optimal digestion and industry-leading levels of glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints. Made in the USA with no corn, wheat, soy or gluten ingredients, you can feel good about making this your go-to meal.

Key Benefits
  • Protein-packed kibble designed for smaller breeds with real, deboned raw beef as the first ingredient for healthy and lean muscles.
  • Grain-free formula with sweet potatoes, peas, apples and blueberries for essential vitamins and minerals your pal needs.
  • Complete and balanced nutrition with flaxseed for a good source of omega 3 fatty acids that help support your pal’s healthy skin and coat.
  • Gluten-free meal includes probiotics and prebiotic fiber for healthy digestion and glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.
  • Proudly and safely made in the USA without the use of corn, wheat or soy for a good everyday meal.

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  • Item Number
    145884
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Raw
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Pea Protein, Pork Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Beef Liver, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Apples, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Inulin (From Chicory Root), Gelatin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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), 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.

Caloric Content

3693 kcal/kg, 406 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat15.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.05% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids3.00% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.80% min
Glucosamine800 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate800 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulans90,000,000 cfu/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Using the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Every dog is a little different, so optimal feeding amounts may vary with age, size, and activity level. Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed.

Puppies and pregnant or nursing females may consume two to three times the recommended daily amounts. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog’s diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/4 cup for every 3 oz. wet.

WeightDaily Feeding (Cans)
2 lbs1/4
5 lbs1/2
10 lbs1
15 lbs1 1/4
20 lbs1 1/2
25 lbs1 3/4
30 lbs2

For dogs over 30 lbs., add 1/4 cup per additional 5 lbs.

Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 – 7 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Lil Plates Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe with Raw Bites Dry Dog Food each day.

About Merrick Lil' Plates for Small Breed Dogs

Big Nutrition for Small Pups

Big Nutrition for Small Pups

To cater to the big appetites of small pups, Merrick offers a line of grain-free dry and wet recipes for small breed dogs. And don't forget to clean teeth and freshen breath with Merrick's Fresh Kisses: a grain-free and potato-free dental treat available in extra small sizes for your Lil' pal.

It Starts With Protein

Merrick Lil' Plates recipes start with real and wholesome USDA-inspected deboned meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient. This means that your pet will get more wholesome protein with every meal. Quality protein provides the amino acids necessary for building strong muscles and a healthy metabolism.

Palatable Plates for Your Lil' Pal

Palatable Plates for Your Lil' Pal

Give your small breed dog a delicious dinner with Merrick Lil' Plates single-serve dinner trays. Each recipe satisfies your tiny dog's desire for a meaty meal smothered in savory gravy, while providing him with incredible nutrition like high protein levels and essential fatty acids. These 100% grain-free dinners are packed into smaller portion sizes ideal for smaller breeds, so pet parents can always serve up a fresh meal.

Serve Up Balanced Nutrition

Following every protein are fresh fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, blueberries, peas and more for a complete and balanced recipe that will give your pup the nutrients he needs to live an active and healthy lifestyle. You won't find corn, grain or soy ingredients in any of Merrick Lil' Plates recipes, so your food-sensitive pup can safely enjoy the high-quality, nutritional benefits that Merrick offers.

Serve Up Balanced Nutrition
Benefits Worth Barking Over

Benefits Worth Barking Over

Merrick Lil' Plates has big benefits for small dogs, like added probiotics and prebiotics to help support nutrient absorption. Plus, each meal boasts leading levels of naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin to help support joint function. And the tiny, crunchy bites characteristic of Lil' Plates kibble are designed specifically for small breeds to help reduce plaque and keep your pup's teeth clean and in good condition.

Tasty Treats for Petite Pals

Merrick Lil' Plates offers a variety of grain-free and gluten-free treats that are not only enticing for your pup, but also provide a nutritional boost to keep him on his A-game all day, every day. Perfect for training and rewarding dogs, these treats always feature real, deboned meat as the number one ingredient and never have any artificial preservatives or fillers. Lil' Brush Bones help freshen breath and clean teeth, and they have a natural chicken flavor.

Tasty Treats for Petite Pals

The Makings of a Meal Fit for Your Best Friend

Sweet Potatoes: Excellent source of complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and starch that converts easily into sugar for quick energy.

Blueberries: Loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, fiber and powerful antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

Organic Alfalfa: Rich source of calcium and serves as a good source of fiber, vitamins and carotene.

Salmon Oil: Contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, plus EPA and DHA for overall health and well-being.

Flaxseed Oil: Delivers the right amount of healthy fats from omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to provide energy and maintain healthy skin.

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Features
  • #1 Ingredient deboned meat delivering leading levels of quality protein
  • NO – corn, soy, or grain
  • Digestive tract health formulated with prebiotics & probiotics

About Merrick

Merrick believes whole foods not only taste better, but are better for your pet, and handmade recipes are much better than scientific formulas. That's why Merrick's been making pet food in their own kitchen for more than 30 years. Produced in small batches, each recipe is closely monitored to ensure it delivers the perfect balance of nutrients guaranteed right on the label. Merrick makes food to be fuel, not filler, and their wide variety of protein-rich dry and canned foods and treats means your pet will enjoy every second of his meal.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Diva Loves Merrick with the freeze dried Texas Beef

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    Diva was ignoring her other dry food so I tried Merrick Lil Plates. She cleans her bowl and has also eaten two bowls. Glad we tried it. My neighbor just tried the same food and her French bull dog Cocoa loves it too.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    concur with previous reviews

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    My cocker spaniel loves the freeze dry bits and will eat the morsels but as previously stated, the freeze dry bits migrate tot he top. once she had the initial scoops, there are minimal freeze dry bits as they migrated to the top. need to make sure you mix the bag to get them through out

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Freeze dried dog food

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    My dogs Do not like this food as much as some of the other freezes dried food I have gotten. I will not purchase again.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Dog likes taste

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    Pumpkin likes this one, just started it so can't vouch for any results but seems like a good food, all in all. Have her trying several to find one that works best for her issues. So far so good.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Freeze dried bites few and far between

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    This not worth the money for the amount of freeze dried “bites”. My dog did enjoy the pieces that were in there, but once we hit the middle of the bag it was all kibble. We will go back to the regular kibble now. Definitely a disappointment.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick Lil' Plates

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    My dog loves it. It has little pieces that are perfect for my small dog to chew. I will definitely buy it again.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Merrick Lil Bites

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    I bought this for my Cavalier Lucy and she seems to like it. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a healthy meal for their pet.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Good!!!!!!

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    My two puppies love this food! They are 12 months and 6 months old.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a Hit

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    My girls loved it his food. They liked the small bite sized pieces and the extra little yummies dispersed throughout the food. It was a high hit AND grain free. We will definitely purchase this again

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sassy loves this food.

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    Our Morkie, named Sassy, loves the dog food. First she picks out, and eats, all the freeze-dried bites. Then on to the little pieces. It's her favorite. She's happy and healthy. We feel like we're providing a good quality food for her. We change up the flavors for variety...

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