MERRICK Lil' Plates Grain-Free Chicken-Free Real Texas Beef, Sweet Potato + Peas With Raw Bites Recipe Small Breed Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag -

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

By Merrick
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

$26.98Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Beef and sweet potato, grain-free dry dog food designed for small breeds that features whole, freeze-dried raw beef pieces.
  • Real deboned Texas beef is the first ingredient – the recipe offers the perfect combination of protein and healthy fats to help your pup stay fit and energized.
  • Freeze dried pieces of real raw beef lock in taste and are nutritious and easily digestible.
  • Made with leading levels of glucosamine, chondroitin and omega-3 fatty acids which help preserve his healthy hips, joints, skin and coat.
  • Features small, crunchy kibble that cleans your pal’s teeth and helps reduce plaque.

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About Merrick Lil' Plates

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 delicious Grain Free and Healthy Grain recipes that deliver big on high-quality nutrition.

Quality Protein

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

Healthy Digestion

Crafted with real whole fruits and vegetables that provide key nutrients and support healthy digestion.

Whole Foods

Made with real whole foods and no corn or soy, Lil’ Plates has all of the good stuff and none of the bad.

Single Servings

Easy-open trays pack big nutrition into convenient single servings with right-sized portions for smaller breeds.

About Merrick

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 and 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.

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Special DietGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...
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Breed SizeExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small Breeds
Food FlavorBeef, Lamb, Sweet Potato, Meat, Fruits & VegetablesBeef, Sweet Potato, Lamb, Meat, Fruits & VegetablesChicken, Turkey, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesSweet Potato, Chicken, Turkey, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesChicken, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & Vegetables

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marti on Nov 11, 2022

dry dog food

good product for special needs dog and well tolerated by this dog

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ashp on Aug 21, 2022

Merrick- small kibble

My dog love this food. I love the smaller pieces . I feel this is a healthy choose for my dog with out all additives and without high price.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tapestry on Oct 19, 2021

Always fresh

Love all of Merricks products.. best choice for fresh dry food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Scott on Apr 16, 2021

Great product and great price

I absolutely love ordering from Chewy and will continue to do so. I can purchase this particular brand of dog food cheaper and for more convenient than at my local pet (mart). The shipping was lightning quick as I received my purchase the very next day! Way to go Chewy! You've earned a life-long customer.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Erin on Mar 14, 2021

Upset dog’s stomach

I was really excited to try this food. I was happy to see there were a ton of the freeze dried bits. I gradually added this new food to my dog’s old dry food. My dog seemed to love it right away but he isn’t a very picky eater. After only a few days, my pup had horrible diarrhea which lasted multiple days. I immediately took him off the food. After a few sleepless nights and a vet trip later, I now have a giant, expensive bag of food that I can’t feed him. I would definitely not buy this again.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on Nov 29, 2020

Picky eater!

I recently adopted a 10+ year old Tea Cup Poodle who is a very picky eater. I can't seem to find a food that she will eat. She picks at Merrick Lil' Plates, mostly just picks out the freeze dried morsels. She only weighs 5 pounds so I don't want to mess around for too long to find something she'll eat. Any suggestions?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sadface on Oct 6, 2020

Not as good as it used to be

My dogs love this kibble--it's hard to find one they will eat--especially the freeze dried bits but in the last bag I bought, trying to find the freeze dried bits was like searching for a needle in a haystack. I think the quality has gone down and will not buy it anymore. On a side note, the canned Wingaling dog food by Merrick was a total hit with my dogs--especially the whole wings and drumsticks in the can. However, last time I bought the food it was spoiled--the cubed meat was gray and disgusting. And now that food isn't even to be found anymore. I'm wondering what's going on over at Merrick.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Royaloaker on Nov 14, 2020

Great food

We were given this by accident instead of the regular non raw. However my maltipoo loves it. He’s super picky but this he tears up as soon as I set it down. So I guess we are buying this from Now on! Lol

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Pepcee on Jul 24, 2020

Seems great!

This was a quick switch because Merrick stopped selling the chickpea and salmon. She loved it and I loved it more because it was more on the vegetarian side. She tolerates this because I add the wet tuna and turkey as a topper. She loves fish, other than that she isn't much of a meat eater. I know she'd prefer to be back on her other brand but I am not sure Merrick will ever restock. If your pup/small breed loves beef, I would say give it a try. The smell is nice, kibbles are a great size and I do like the added raw and antibiotics! I am going to try her on Halo but would like to eventually try her on Wild Earth because I do prefer her on more of a veggie diet because I can see the difference in her stools and skin. A week after being on this particular brand her skin started to shed more. Yes, it already does because she's a long haired chi but it was shedding a lot. I have started giving her omega 321 tabs which have great benefits.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 2277K on Dec 5, 2020

This was a big NO!

He used to eat this occasionally, but something has changed, so this was a snort and a sneeze away from OMG, mom!