Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Chicken-Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Grain-free dry food with salmon for small dogs.
  • Features real deboned salmon as the very first ingredient.
  • Formulated with prebiotic and probiotic fiber to aid in digestion.
  • Made with a crunchy texture in a small kibble size to help reduce plaque and keep teeth clean.
  • Crafted in Hereford, TX and cooked in the USA.


About Merrick Lil' Plates Dry Dog Food

Big Nutrition for Small Breeds

Your furry friend may be able to hide under the bed or nap comfortably in your lap, but there’s nothing little about your small dog’s dietary needs! Merrick Lil’ Plates caters to the big appetites of small breed pups with a delicious line of grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes that deliver big on high-quality nutrition.

Try the Merrick Difference

Merrick’s Lil’ Plates dry dog food recipes are made with real whole foods for superior nutrition and taste.

Quality Protein

The #1 ingredient in every Merrick Lil’ Plates recipe is always high-quality protein like real deboned meat, fish or poultry.

Digestive Support

Prebiotics and probiotic fiber help support nutrient absorption for optimal digestion.

Small Kibble Bites

Ideally sized for small breed dogs, to help clean teeth and reduce plaque.

See The Difference

Made with guaranteed levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for skin and coat health and glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints.

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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Breed SizeExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
Food FlavorSalmon, Sweet Potato, Seafood & Fish, Fruits & VegetablesChicken, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesBeef, Sweet Potato, Lamb, Meat, Fruits & VegetablesSweet Potato, Chicken, Turkey, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesChicken, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & Vegetables
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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions


Is this dog food contain mercury and ethoxyquin?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2018
Merrick's salmon and tuna varieties have been tested and the results are well below the allowable level of mercury. The maximum level of mercury allowed in all seafood is 1 ppm. None of their products contain ethoxyquin.

Does this food contain any chicken, beef, pork? My dog is allergic to all of these items. Thanks.
Answer by ChewyApr 08, 2019
This food does not contain chicken, beef, or pork. The full list of ingredients can be found by clicking the 'Nutritional Info' tab.

do you know what the sodium content is
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2018
The sodium content for the Merrick Lil' Plates Grain Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe will be 0.59% as fed.

How much copper is in your merrick dog food lol plates salmon and sweet potato Is it a safe amount?
Answer by ChewyJul 06, 2022
This recipe has a copper content of 14.18 milligrams per kilograms (mg/kg) on an as-fed basis and 15.5 mg/kg on a dry matter basis.


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118 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CesarB on Jul 22, 2022

Perfect for small dogs

This dog food is really high quality with very nutritious ingredients that your pets will love. The packaging is really nice and elegant. The size of the granules are small so they are perfect for small dogs and I really liked that. I will definitely be purchasing this after this bag because it has been really nice to my dogs enjoy it and eat it all when they eat. I am very happy I got to try this brand and product for my dogs so I really appreciate it and I hope my review helps others and they decide to give this dog food a try.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rockychiwi on Jul 31, 2022

good food for my adult doggy

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. When I first got it, I wasn't sure if my dog would like it since he could be picky sometimes. He seemed to enjoy this food and I like that it meets his needs and that it will be benefiting him as he's getting older. If you have a small dog and are looking for a particular type of food for them, this is a good option. It has good ingredients and I think it’s a good choice for my dog.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on Jul 21, 2022

Dog wouldn’t eat it

I received this product free in exchange for my honest review, and unfortunately my dog refused to eat it. First impression, I thought the product looked great and smelled really strong. I tried feeding it to my pup, and he wouldn’t touch it. I tried again another day and he kept trying to rub his face into it when I put one piece on the floor. He’s a bit picky, but he’s never refused food to the point of refusing to even put it in his mouth. Not sure what the issue is, but sad to say I can’t recommend this based on my Maltese’s reaction.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cesarb9 on Jul 20, 2022

Great dog food

This dog food is very high quality. The ingredients are very healthy and nutritious for your pets. They will love it so much and always want to eat. The packaging is so nicely designed. The size of the food is perfect for small dogs so I would definitely recommend giving this dog food a try for your pets. It smells nice so your dogs will definitely be jumping to try to eat already. Incentivized.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Flota77 on Jul 7, 2022

Great nutrition mix!

The Merrick real salmon and sweet potato recipe has a small perfect kibble bite for any small dog. It’s natural dry food for dogs with added vitamins, minerals and nutrients. My 5-years old dog is a picky eater, and she didn't even want to try it, the strong odor of salmon makes her not want to eat the food.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kristincaye on Jul 7, 2022

Doggo did not approve

After taking the bag out of the box, I could immediately smell the salmon. I’m not a fan of seafood scents and this was really strong. I first put a small handful next to my dog’s bowl. He sniffed it and wouldn’t eat it. I then mixed some in with his current food and he sniffed his food bowl and then ate around this food and only ate his food. Unfortunately, this is wasn’t a hit in our house.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By TaliaM on Jul 27, 2022

Tasty but dark in color

My dog normally eats Hills - for small breed adult. This is very close in kibble size but a little darker in color. My dog did not have diarrhea nor any stool colors after trying this food. My dog also ate it all and really liked the taste. The first ingredient is not corn meal or corn products so that’s good.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Jul 27, 2022

Dog Enjoyed It!

My dog seemed to enjoy the flavor, she ate it all without hesitation. I think she liked the smaller sized pieces. It did have a stronger smell which took some getting used to. We stored the food inside a plastic container to help with that. The ingredients seem to be good quality and the packaging was nice.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Schnoodleapproved on Jun 20, 2022

Lil’ Plates for a big Appetite!

My dog LOVES this food! For reference, he is a 14 year old Mr. Picky Pants Schnauzer/Poodle SCHNOODLE snob. He has turned his nose up at many dog foods. This one? He dove directly into the bowl and loved every bite! For full disclosure, I received a 4 lb bag free, in exchange for my review and opinion. I don’t usually rate this high, regardless of whether I paid out of pocket or received the product for free.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chrissy on Jul 2, 2022

Great for allergy ridden pups!

This product was great to sample with my two dogs, I used it as a topper on their normal food. They really liked it. I wish it didn't have sweet potatoes, because that's something my parents dog have a severe allergy to and so they have special "fish" food that doesn't have sweet potatoes. Definitely would feed consistently if we had the allergy issues!