About Merrick 'Lil Plates
Big Nutrition for Small Breeds
No matter how small your dog might be, there’s nothing little about his dietary needs! Merrick Lil’ Plates caters to the big appetites of small breed pups with a delicious line of dry food, silky wet food pates, bite-sized morsels in gravy wet foods, and bite-sized chewy treats. These grain-free recipes deliver huge flavor and big-time, quality nutrition for small breed dogs.
The #1 ingredient in Lil’ Plates is high-quality protein like real meat, fish or poultry for healthy energy and muscles.
The grain-free recipes include whole foods and no gluten, artificial colors or preservatives.
Sized Small for Tiny Dogs
The dry recipes and treats are sized for tiny mouths, and the wet pate and chunky recipes come in single-serve portions.
See the Difference
Crafted in Hereford, Texas and cooked in the US, these recipes include whole foods and probiotics in the dry kibble.
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, so 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.
Well I'm not sure why this dog food is so over priced, just my opinion. I won't buy it again, I'm sure it is good but so are a whole bunch of other brands
My dog loves the flavor of this food and ate it all in one go so I had to give it to her in smaller portions throughout the day to make sure she doesn't binge it too quickly. However, one thing I've noticed for this food is that it gives my dog HUGE poops and I have to be careful to not couple it with wet food or she will have diarrhea from the richness.
Every other brand of dry senior dog food I’ve tried contained large kibble pieces and was not designed for small breeds. So happy to find this one so I can phase out the other brand. The difference in the sizes of the kibble is very apparent!
This is the first time I tried this product. My senior dogs enjoyed the food. It was easy for them to chew.
When I couldn't get my usual food, I decided to try this one. The 2 dogs ate it ok but then they both developed bowel issues. The older one really had a hard time. I know this can happen with any food but for both dogs to have same issue, I'd be super careful.
Thanks Chewy for working so hard to get this back in stock. Great nutrition for seniors & she likes it! Truth be known, she's spoiled & I cook for her but this added sneaks in nutrition. Other brands, she shoves with her nose till it's scattered (she thinks into oblivion I'm sure)
I got this food when my Morky's regular food was unavailable. She is a very picky eater and turns her nose up at most foods other dogs will readily eat. When I first opened the bag I noticed a strange smell which I can not really describe but, the kibble was small so, I thought I would try it. She won't touch it!!! I tried mixing it with some of her old food which I still had left. She ate her regular food and left the Merrick food outside her bowl.
My dog has allergies and this food has been a great alternative to the $100 prescription bag we used to buy. However, today I received yet another bag that had a faulty closure on the bag. Typically it has a velcro-like closing which is great to keep the bag closed and the food fresh. My dog is small so it takes about 6 weeks to get through the bag and if I can't close it, by the end it is stale or that mushy consistency from the humidity. Once or twice I could handle but now it's more and more. Not happy at all with that flaw
I have two small chihuahua mixes 14lbs and 18lbs. They’ve been on regular Merrick dry and wet but they’re getting older and having some minor health issues, so we’ve been switching over to senior dry food and lil plates for wet food (dry/wet mix). I think I ordered this by mistake. The pieces are really small compared to the regular senior dry. They ate it but they were looking for bigger pieces and even gave us a look. Great for teeny pups, but mine not so much. Love Merrick and all of their products.
My just turned 8 years old today, loves this small kibble dog food. He is pretty picky, I usually have to put a little strands of chicken mixed in, but he can’t handle to much protein these days as it gives him very soft Pooh. He’s better off with just dry food, but I haven’t found one he really likes till this very high quality (I would have given it 5 stars but its also rather expensive compared to the Nutro Ultra weight management I was feeding.) I’m still transitioning from the Nutro, he’s at 2/3drs Merrill to the 1/2 Nutro, but he eats it without chicken because he likes the Merrick. Since he is a little bow legged as he gets older, I am worried about his joints and Merrick includes some excellent ingredients for joint health as well as glucosamine. I only wish it was not so expensive .