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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Questions & Answers

7 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.

Does this puppy food have red dye in it? My groomer is telling me to stay away from the red dye because of tear eyes on my puppy.
Answer by ChewyJan 16, 2020
This recipe does not contain dyes. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.

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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63 Customer Reviews



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 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 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 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 EpicDoll on Jun 17, 2022

Very surprised

So I received my box today. My puppies are very picky I didn’t have high hopes. They actually gobbled this right up. I did do some research bc I don’t just feed anything and everything to my girls. I’m very pleased with this product. Im proud to say they will definitely be eating the whole bag.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Blanca94 on Jun 26, 2022

My puppys new favorite

my golden retreiver absolutley loved this dog food, he showed more interest in eating once we added this to his regular food, i believe it is a little pricey compared to what we already buy for him but seeing him eating it all happy makes it worth it


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Steph on Jun 25, 2022

Good for my new puppy

My puppy loved this food and ate much better than he did with his previous type of food. I feel like he is eating much healthier and it is good to know the ingredients are more wholesome. Got this free to try.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on Jun 21, 2022

Yes yes YES!

My pups are picky eaters and so I wasn't very hopeful on trying this out but as soon as that bag was open their sniffers were going crazy! Poured them a bowl and they devoured it! Healthy and my puppies love it.. SCORE!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By twills17 on Jun 19, 2022

Puppy loves this food

My boxer puppy absolutely loves this puppy food. She hadn’t been eating very well so we’ve been trying out some different brands. I believe we found a winner. She gobbles it up as soon as we put it in her dish.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chelle on Jun 24, 2022

Queso Approved!

I love that this dog food is grain free and natural. It was a flavor my puppy (Queso) loved! He immediately went ham for it! Looks kinda like rabbit poop but he doesn’t mind!