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

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About This Item

  • Grain-free dry food for small breed puppies.
  • Features real deboned chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Developed with high levels of omega fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Formed into a small kibble size with a crunchy texture 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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Health FeatureDental & Breath Care, Brain Health, Skin & Coat HealthDental & Breath Care, Skin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support, N/ADental & Breath Care, Skin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support, N/ADental & Breath Care, Skin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support, N/ADental & Breath Care, Skin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support
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Food FlavorChicken, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesSweet Potato, Chicken, Turkey, Poultry, Fruits & VegetablesSalmon, Sweet Potato, Seafood & Fish, Fruits & VegetablesBeef, Sweet Potato, Lamb, Meat, Fruits & VegetablesChicken, Sweet Potato, Poultry, Fruits & Vegetables
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Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions


Hello I'm getting a toy poodle put this food be healthy for him
Answer by ChewyDec 07, 2018
This food is specifically formulated for small breed puppies and would be suitable until your puppy reaches adulthood.

Does anyone know how much a cup of this food should weigh Based on the nutrition info since that’s a more accurate measurement then using a scoop
Answer by ChewyJul 12, 2018
Generally for dog food, 4 cups is about 1 pound. The 4-lb bag has an approximate total of 16 cups and the 12-lb bag has an approximate total of 48 cups. In this case, 1 cup weighs about 1/4 of a pound or 4 ounces. For the largest and oldest dog on the feeding chart, a 12-lb bag would last about 8 days. For the smallest and oldest dog on the feeding chart, a 12-lb bag would last about 96 days.

Made in the USA but are any of the ingredients sourced from China or other countries?
Answer by ChewyMar 04, 2020
Merrick sources the world's best ingredients from the best producers. Most of their ingredients come from the USA, however, in certain circumstances some ingredients may come from another country (like lamb from New Zealand) to ensure the highest quality possible. Merrick currently works with one trusted partner in China to source Vitamin B, which is an essential nutrient for dogs and cats. Vitamin supplements account for less than 1% (~.02%) of the total raw ingredients (by weight) in their recipes [and Vitamin B, specifically, is less than .01%] but ensure that every single serving of our food gives your pet the complete nutrition they need. Since 2012, they've worked with the same trusted partner to source Vitamin B. They remain the best option for both the supply Merrick needs and the quality they want for this ingredient. They recently opened operations in China, and we remain confident in their ability to produce high-quality Vitamin B for our recipes to ensure we are delivering the nutrition that pets need.

When do I need to take my puppy a Miniature Schnauzer off of Merrick Dry Puppy Food and start him on Merrick dry adult food? Also, should I have him eating the Lil Plates dry food. I also give him Merrick Wingalings wet food once a day and dry for his other meal. Thank you very much!
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2018
Miniature Schnauzers generally reach full size around 12 months of age. That would be the ideal time to start transitioning him from the puppy formula to any adult formula.


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71 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michylol on Jul 30, 2022

Good puppy food

This is my first time trying this brand for my one year old mini schnauzer. These kibbles are smaller in size compared to others I've tried so they would be easier on digestion. The main ingredients are chicken and sweet potato. I like that they also include omega 3-6, glucosamine, and chondroitin which would be good for joints, skin, and coat. My puppy enjoy this and hasn't had any stomach issues.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jassi on Jun 22, 2022

Puppy Approved

My Puppy Hazel loved this dog food. She was extremely excited when she smelled the bag open. We let her taste one pebble before giving her a full serving and she went crazy looking for more. I feel that this is perfect for a puppy and I don’t think there needs to be any improvements. The packaging is great and the small pebbles make it easy for my pup to nibble her food without having to break it down into smaller pieces like she does with the other brand we have purchased. I recommend this to any puppy owner!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DisneyAngel55 on Jul 27, 2022

Puppy Love

My puppy loved this! We mixed it with her food we have already been giving her, and she dug in and tried to eat around it to get to this one! We'll definitely be purchasing this in the future! I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Jul 19, 2022

Great for puppers

My puppy did so well transitioning to this kibble. The size and flavor of the kibble seemed perfect for her. She kept a healthy coat and skin. It’s a product I’d recommend to others and I’m happy I was able to try it free for my opinion. It’s something I’ll continue to use. I love that it’s a grain free product.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Archibald on Jun 26, 2022

Archie Approved

As soon as I received this puppy food, I mixed it into Archie’s current food to transition slowly. He smelled it as soon as i cut it open and was jumping with anticipation. Once i served it to him, he was picking it out from his old food. Safe to say he loves the taste! I did not observe any stomach issues with including the new food. We will continue to incorporate it into his diet!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Jul 14, 2022

Not for Us

My cocker spaniel pup was not a huge fan. It took a little getting used to, and definitely will not become a staple for us. I personally prefer better priced dog food also. She may be small but she’s an eater. Seems like a good brand and didn’t seem to cause any digestions issues for my fur baby, but she was not a fan.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kassafrass on Jun 23, 2022

Great pup food!

My puppy devoured this dog food! Unlike other dog food brands we’ve used this one has great ingredients such as real chicken, sweet potatoes, salmon meal, and dried egg as well as being grain free! My pups coat looks shiny, she’s acting more energetic! I like that this supports joint health, and digestion as well. Overall, great puppy food for my growing girl!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dogmomma on Aug 1, 2022

great nutrition

Having a new small puppy, I wanted to find something healthy to start her on. She has grown well and appears completely healthy. I have full confidence in the Merrick name as I feed my other dogs with their adult food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Jun 27, 2022

Happy puppy

My puppy loves this food. He's a larger breed but got the small breed by mistake (free) but figured since it's such a small bag, it'll be fine. But everything seems to be working out fine & he absolutely loves it. The color is darker than my current food, which shows more rich with flavor and vitamins. Happy puppy, happy owner.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Jul 7, 2022

Good dog food

My 3 year old boy bichon frise n my 8 month old soft coated wheaten terrier girl. Love the chicken n sweet potato dry food. This brand is really good n definitely seems super nutritional for all dogs. I definitely recommend this brand for dogs small n medium n large size.