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

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About This Item

  • Grain-free dry food with chicken for small dogs.
  • Features real deboned chicken as the very first ingredient.
  • Formulated with prebiotic and probiotic fiber to aid in digestion.
  • Made with a crunchy texture in a small kibble size 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


While away for a few days, my parents were looking after my Pit/Dalmation Diana. She gets the adult version of the same food but it appears my parents had bought this version and have been giving it to her thinking it was the same. Is it the same food essentially but smaller Kibble?
Answer by ChewyNov 03, 2017
The nutritional information for the Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato Recipe Small Breed Dry Dog Food and the Merrick Grain-Free Real Chicken + Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food are the same. The difference would be the size of the kibble.

Is Derrick lil plates healthy for my 10 month old shih tzu?
Answer by ChewySep 16, 2018
This recipe is formulated for all small breed adult dogs.

My dog is HIGHLY allergic to pork. Is the gelatin in this food pork-based?
Answer by ChewyNov 13, 2020
The gelatin in Merrick formulas is pork based.

I noticed that my 12 lb bag nuggets are smaller and a different shape than the 4 lb bag. Has Merrick changed the formula too. ?
Answer by ChewyJun 16, 2020
Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food has not had a recent formula change.


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169 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on Aug 11, 2022

Loved by all

My three little dogs loved this flavor and scarfed it down. I never have to call them twice with Merrick Li’l Plates. And I feel better knowing it’s grain free and good for them.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By gail on Jul 23, 2022

lil plates

my dog likes it and enjoys it, even the cat is digging into it


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By nancyb on Mar 25, 2022

My dogs like it

The food is tiny round bits and there's no smell. It's in a nice sturdy bag. I mixed it in with their regular food for a couple days before going straight Merrick's and they liked it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mar8893 on Mar 8, 2022

Love this food for my boys

I love this food for my boys. A yorkie and maltese. They have no stomach issues with this food and the small bites are just right for them. I received my order very fast and am please with chewy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sadie on Mar 24, 2022

Great Dog food

Switched her from Blue Buffalo to Merrick Lil Plates. She loves it. Stools are much much better. Very happy with this dog food.


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

Dogs like it.

One of my dogs is extremely picky but both like this.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SheltieMom on Nov 20, 2021
Top 500 Contributor

Love anything Merrick

All of my Shelties love this dry food! I work with a Sheltie Rescue in CA, adopting and fostering them. It has made a difference in their overall health and thick coats! I also add a scoop of Merrick or Wellness can food on top, to make it even tastier! I have neighborhood stray cats that I feed the kitty version, and the difference is remarkable! It’s healthy for them, too, with lots of vitamins and minerals. Very satisfied with the results!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Madeline on Apr 17, 2022

My Dog Likes it.

So far it is working. My dog is liking it and he is not constipated.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By mpshort104 on Nov 2, 2021

dogs hair turned brown

Overall my dog Princess eats this food, she likes it. But for some reason the fur on her face turns all brown after she eats, she has white fur on her face. It's hard to wash off and right after she eats her face is all brown again. Definitely will be changing back to the beef after this.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LouieLover on Nov 23, 2021

Littles love it

6 chi rescues, all older’ish, all picky, however they LOVE this food. All of hem! Kibble size is perfect for littles, vet said it’s good quality, and all r maintaining their weight.