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Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Texas Beef + Sweet Potato Recipe Small Breed Dry Dog Food

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Merrick Lil' Plates caters to the size dietary needs of small breeds with Grain-Free Real Texas Beef + Sweet Potato Recipe Small Breed Dry Dog Food. A smaller kibble size makes it easy for tiny mouths to pick up and chew this delicious high-protein meal. The recipe starts with real, deboned Texas beef packed with 38% protein, followed by real apples, sweet potatoes and blueberries for powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins. Smaller bellies will find it easy to digest with the included probiotics and prebiotic fiber, while leading levels of Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help maintain your petite pooch's healthy skin and lustrous coat.

Key Benefits

  • Deboned beef is the first ingredient, along with real fruits and veggies, for a hearty flavor your little pal will love.
  • Grain-free recipe with no gluten ingredients, and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Added probiotic and prebiotic fiber helps aid digestion, with leading levels of Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.
  • Poultry-free formula is ideally suited for dogs with sensitivities so poultry ingredients.
  • Proudly made in Merrick’s Texas facility using the world’s best locally-sourced ingredients from farmers they know and trust; no ingredients from China.

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  • Item Number
    94168
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Salmon Meal, Pork Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Salmon, Inulin (from Chicory Root), Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa, Gelatin, Salmon Oil (Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,663 kcal/kg, 403 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Omega-6 Fatty Acid 3.5% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid 0.35% min
Glucosamine 800 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 800 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
2 lbs 1/4
5 lbs 1/2
10 lbs 1
15 lbs 1 1/4
20 lbs 1 1/2
25 lbs 1 3/4
30 lbs 2

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

Divide the total 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 in the chart as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed.

Puppies and pregnant or nursing females may consume 2 - 3 times the recommend daily amounts.

Dry and wet food in combination will help increase the level of water in your dog's diet. If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/4 for every 3 oz of wet food.

Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Lil Plates Real Texas Beef + Sweet Potato Recipe 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. Merrick Lil' Plates is perfect for your tiny pup, who will love the smaller bites for little mouths and dainty dishes for smaller portions.

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, wheat, soy or gluten 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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Protein Levels 38% 38% 34% 32% 28%
Ingredient Breakdown 55% Animal Proteins 45% Produce, Vitamins and Minerals 70% Animal Proteins 30% Produce, Vitamins and Minerals 55% Animal Proteins 45% Produce, Vitamins and Minerals 55% Animal Proteins 45% Produce, Vitamins and Minerals 55% Animal Proteins 45% Produce, Vitamins and Minerals

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 25 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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  • Picky Chihuahua Puppy Isn’t Picky Anymore

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    We have a 1 yr old Chihuahua who had been eating a breed specific food. He ate well initially, but then decided he didn’t like it. I tried to figure out the reason and discovered that the very expensive food really was just a lot of grains and fillers. I spent a lot of time searching for a better food and finally chose Merrick Lil’ Plates limited ingredient. Max couldn’t love this food more if he tried and I don’t feel like a bad mom for feeding him horrible food. Merrick Lil’ Plates for the win!

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  • Finally a kibble my scarfer doesn't CHOKE on!

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    My 12 lb Min Pin literally scarfs everything he eats like he is dying of starvation and hasn't eaten in weeks. Swallows most treats whole as well. This kibble is tiny and perfect for him to inhale without choking. (I mix this with rehydrated freeze dried raw, which helps slow him down too) This flavor smells very meaty and fresh when you open the bag. He's not picky about his food but I am. Merrick's Grain-Free Dry Foods are some of the best out there.

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  • THey went crazy over this food

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    I decided it was time for a change as they only ate their old ffod because and when they were hungry. I decided to try this as it didn't have all the things that are put in dog food, that they would not naturally eat. I sprinkled a little on the floor as a treat. In an instant they were gobbling it up. My Pom that had been depressed lately and was hardly eating her food for 2 days and when she does it usually waits for the alpha SHipoo to eat before he will eat as she send him signals that he is not supposed to eat, was eating this like a vacum cleaner. He is usually slow eating the treats. I mixed some in his bowl along with his wet meat and dry food and I thought he would eat the meat I decided it was time for a change as they only ate their old ffod because and when they were hungry. I decided to try this as it didn't have all the things that are put in dog food, that they would not naturally eat. I sprinkled a little on the floor as a treat. In an instant they were gobbling it up. My Pom that had been depressed lately and was hardly eating her food for 2 days and when she does it usually waits for the alpha SHipoo to eat before he will eat as she send him signals that he is not supposed to eat, was eating this like a vacum cleaner. He is usually slow eating the treats. I mixed some in his bowl along with his wet meat and dry food and I thought he would eat the meat first. He didn't he started digigng thru the kibble and ate all of the Merrick food up. He is eating like he never ate before and no longer obeys the SHipoo about not eating. I do feed them in separate rooms. I have been mixing his food till I use up the old food and to get their stomaches used to the new food, but that really seems unnecessary as his stools have never been better. I also bought the Merrick canned food and will be using that once I finish the few cans of food I have left of the other brand. I had heard of Merrick before and am so happy I decided to try it. The Pom is a different dog now and is a happy dog. … more

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  • Not what she likes!

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    Hope was an Orijen dog & the day Lil’ Plates arrived I added some to her food & she gobbled it up, I thought that was too easy! So I mixed some with her Orijens & it was a no way hosea— she picked the Lil’ Plates out everytime so I gave up 2 days ago & will be giving away & buying Orijens fot her— bummer— but I love her! Nothing wrong with the food just a spoiled furbaby

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  • Dogs love this!

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    I switched to this brand, because the brand I had been using was no longer available through Chewy. Great nutitional value, at a great price! The little kibble is perfect for my small dogs. They love it, and transitioning to a new food was problem-free!

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    AI LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR COMPANY! THE FAST SERVICE , DONATING THE FOOD I BOUGHT BY MISTAKE, THE FOOD CHOICES, THE WONDERFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE, THE HAD WRITTEN LETTER I RECEIVED !! I WANT TO WORK FOR THIS COMPANY!!!

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  • My sweet furbaby loves this....

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    I have been giving my furbaby the chicken recipe of this Merrick small breed kibble. He likes it, so I decided to try the beef and he loves it. Merrick kibble is an excellent product free of corn, grains and fillers etc. I know I am feeding my sweet boy quality food. As a result he is a healthy senior with a full, silky, shiny coat. I add a bit of pumpkin and he seems to really enjoy both the chicken and the beef. I highly recommend this kibble (and the chicken too).

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  • Great for small dogs

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    Besides the wholesome ingredients and made in the USA..... The kibble size is smaller then most dry food. My mini doxie loves it! Merrick is very nutrious and we live to mix it with Merrick lil plates wet food. Dog loves it!

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  • Great for little ones!

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    These are the perfect size for my little one! She's only 4 lbs full grown and has sensitive teeth. While she is picky with her food, she enjoys these salmon flavored kibbles and they're the perfect size for her to eat!

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    Love how chewy is very easy to use and can help you make sure your babies(animals) always have food and fun toys and yummy treats with out having to leave home and how price is very fair on all items

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