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

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Small breeds have hit the big time with the Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Puppy Dry Dog Food. Designed just to cater to the appetites of small pups, this natural recipe starts with real, deboned chicken, followed by chicken meal, potatoes, peas and sweet potatoes. 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. It also contains DHA to support a healthy brain and keep your little man sharp, and since every bag comes from small batches made in Merrick’s very own kitchen, and then tested for quality and safety, you know it’s good enough for your precious pup.

Key Benefits
  • Deboned chicken 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.
  • Formulated with DHA to help support healthy brain development in your pint-sized pup.
  • Proudly made in Merrick’s Texas facility using the world’s best locally-sourced ingredients from farmers they know and trust..

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  • Item Number
    117750
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed Oil, Salmon Oil, Apples, Blueberries, Inulin (from chicory root), Gelatin, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate), Choline Chloride, 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), Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casein Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,602 kcal/kg, 397 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Calcium 1.2% min
Phosphorus 1.0% min
DHA 0.05% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.3.0% min
Glucosamine 500 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 500 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
Weight 6 - 16 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup) 16 - 52 Weeks Old Daily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs 3/4 1/2
6 lbs 1 1/3 1
10 lbs 1 3/4 1 1/2
15 lbs 2 1/2 2
20 lbs 3 2 1/2
30 lbs 4 3 1/3
40 lbs 5 4
50 lbs 5 3/4 4 3/4
60 lbs 5 1/2
70 lbs 6

Using the guide above, 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 as an initial recommendation only and adjust when needed. Dry and wet food in combination will help to increase the level of water in your dog's diet.

  • If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/2 cup for every 6 oz of wet food.
Transition Instructions

Mix Merrick's food with your current pet's food over the course of 5-7 days. Continuously increase the amount of the Merrick food while decreasing the amount in your dog or cat's current diet.

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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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Chicken + Sweet Potato

Texas Beef + Sweet Potato

Salmon + Sweet Potato

Senior (Chicken + Sweet Potato)

Puppy (Chicken + Sweet Potato)

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy loves this food

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    I fed Merrick to my older dog before she passed away last summer. I thought it was a good brand and decided to use it for my new puppy. He likes it and eats it well. He is a little guy and won't eat as much as my Corgi, but I am pleased with this food.

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    Puppy food

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    This has worked for my pup as she was having diarrhea. She seems to love the food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

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    We just got a 2 month old Shih Tzu. We also have a Yorkie 6 years old who loves this food. The Shih Tzu loves it, the size and flavor is perfect for her .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    2 Mini Schnauzer pups

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    Hudson and Hoover love feeding time! Even Hudson! Hudson is a picky eater...typically,but now,they both seem to enjoy their dinner and no smelly puppy gas as with a different brand. So I know their tummies are happier ( and so am I)! Coats are shiny and eyes bright.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Caution with Lil Plates

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    I used the Merrick puppy All breeds chicken and sweet potato and decided since our puppy was small to try the lil Plates puppy small dogs. Well that was a mistake. He ended up with diarrhea for days. Switched back to Merrick puppy all breeds and his belly is much better. I love the Merrick food just not Lil Plates.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dry dog food

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    Both my Yorkshires love this dry food. I will also try the can food on my next purchase.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great for us

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    Norbert is a 5 month old Maltipoo. He gobbled up this food right away but stopped eating it after three days. He threw it up one day as well, poor guy. He's been fine with the new brand we bought so this one just wasn't right for him.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy_Food

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    This is the second time I've used this food for a puppy. They love it and i'm happy wit the ingredients.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Jasmine loves it

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    My 6 months Shih Tzu who only weighs 5 lbs absolutely loves this food . Merrick is definitely my favorite puppy food too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I was impressed

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    My 2 yorkies loved it. I was waiting for then to poop to see the reaction from the food and everything was normal. I ordered the wet food too and they took it really nicely too!

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