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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal...Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Whitefish Meal...Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal...Organic Chicken, Organic Chicken Meal, Organic Sweet Potatoes...
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/ASkin & Coat Health, Hip & Joint Support, Digestive Health
Special DietGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Sensitive DigestionNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Sensitive DigestionGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, Organic, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...
Breed SizeExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
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
LifestagePuppyAdultAdultAdultAdult

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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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jasper on Mar 22, 2022

Disappointed

I did so much research prior to my purchase. Merrick received so many great reviews and I loved the wholesome ingredients, but unfortunately my Chihuahua Maltese mixed breed puppy did not like it at all. Literally would not even take a nibble. I'm sure it is a highly nutritional food, just not for my puppy I guess.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Naomi on Mar 30, 2022

love this food

I did a lot of research and switched from Royal canin to merrick, not only does it have awesome ingredients it also it's a fan favorite here in my house. With 3 shihtzu's they all love it! They eat it until it's all gone!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By schatzi2u on Feb 4, 2022

My puppy loves it

This is the food that she was raised on with the Breeder. We kept her on it and she seems to love it. After having her for just a month, she already finished a small bag. We’re keeping our baby on the little plate, until she becomes an adult. Then we’ll put her on the adult food from merrick.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Einstein on Apr 2, 2022

Great food.

My little dog enjoys this food and it has tiny pieces for his tiny mouth! I ordered the small breed puppy size.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By jcandle on Mar 7, 2022

food review

I'm sure this is a quality food but my little guy doesn't seem to care for it. I think the kibble is TOO small.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on Aug 16, 2021

Success!!!

My 5 month old Yorkie is not a "foodie" and had really slowed eating her original kibble. She dove right into this one and is gaining weight now as she should.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brutus on Jun 3, 2021

Loves his Puppy Food

Buddy was only 3 months old and only about 3lbs, when we adopted him and the breeder was mixing with soft food, but he has been eating this plain with no problems. He loves to gobble this up from his bowl, he chomps on them until they are gone. These will help his growing bones & muscles.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Heidi on Jul 17, 2021

Puppy food

The pellets are a little hard for me I am a small 4lbsand I need it to be made softer so they wet it with hot water and then drain it much better


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By helene1 on Jan 6, 2021

Juliet approved

This is excellent food my fur baby Juliet loves it. She also likes the wet food fresh chicken and duck.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BobT on Oct 27, 2020

Puppy Love

My pup loves this food. I picked it for its ingredients so both I and pup are happy.