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Merrick Lil' Plates Healthy Grains Real Lamb + Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food

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Feed your little furry friend complete and balanced nutrition with Merrick Lil' Plates Healthy Grains Real Lamb + Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Dry Dog Food. This delicious natural dry dog food for small dogs features real deboned lamb as the very first ingredient to help build and maintain healthy muscle tissue and energy levels. It’s crafted in Merrick’s Hereford, Texas kitchen and cooked in the USA with whole grains, like ancient grains, plus probiotics and prebiotic fiber for healthy digestion. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids help promote healthy skin and a shiny coat, while glucosamine and chondroitin support healthy hips and joints. And since this recipe is specially formulated for small breed dogs, it features small kibble size with a crunchy texture that helps reduce plaque and keep teeth clean. And with no peas, lentils or potatoes, how can you go wrong? You can’t!

Key Benefits
  • Made with real lamb and brown rice and specially crafted for small breed dogs.
  • If your pup loves this recipe, then try Merrick's Lil' Plates Grain Free Real Lamb + Sweet Potato Recipe (sold separately).
  • 100% free from peas and made with real deboned lamb as the very first ingredient.
  • Features whole grains, including ancient grains, plus probiotics and prebiotic fiber for healthy digestion.
  • Contains glucosamine and chondroitin to help maintain healthy hips and joints.

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  • Item Number
    250560
  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Sensitive Digestion
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Quinoa, Carrots, Apples, Flaxseed, Whitefish Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Chicory Root (source of Inulin), Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Niacin, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Citric Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,732 kcal, 407 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein27.0% min
Crude Fat16.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture11.0% max
Taurine0.17% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.7% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.4% min
Glucosamine800 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate800 mg/kg min
Bacillius Coagulants90,000,000 cfu/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Using the chart below, divide the total cups 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 below 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.

Goal WeightDaily Feeding (cups)
3 lbs1/2
6 lbs3/4
10 lbs1 1/4
15 lbs1 2/3
20 lbs2
30 lbs2 3/4

For dogs over 30 lbs, add 1/4 cups per additional 5 lbs.

Transition Instructions

Gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Merrick Lil Plates Real Lamb and Brown Rice Recipe each day.

About Merrick Lil' Plates Dry Dog Food

Big Nutrition for Small Breeds

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.

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Overview

Made with real whole foods and a healthy balance of protein, produce, and a blend of whole grains  to support optimal digestion .

Made with real whole foods to provide superior nutrition and great taste.

Protein-rich, ancestral diets that provide the nutritional benefits of raw in a convenient, safe recipe.

Made with real whole foods and real, hand stuffed meat and vegetables.

Cleans teeth with every bite using the innovative double-brush design and soft texture to clean plaque and tartar from their teeth as your dog chews.

INGREDIENT FEATURES

#1 Ingredient is always deboned meat, fish or poultry.

#1 Ingredient is always deboned meat, fish, or poultry with high levels of protein for healthy energy.

#1 Ingredient is always deboned meat, fish, or poultry with high levels of protein for healthy energy.

#1 Ingredient is always deboned meat or poultry.

 Grain free, potato free and made with 14 or fewer all-natural ingredients for easy digestion.

Lifestages

Available for various Lifestages

Available for various Lifestages

Available for various Lifestages

For Adult dogs

Available for all Lifestages

Forms Available

Available in Dry Recipes

Available in Dry and Wet Recipes

Available in Dry, Wet, and Treats in Grain Free and Healthy Grain options.

Available in Wet

Available in four sizes, for dogs ranging from extra-small to large.

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My little man loves this

    By Ingy on Nov 1, 2021

    I decided to switch from grain free to ancient grains for my little Chug, Xander. He loves it! Merrick is a good brand and based in Texas.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loves this selection

    By Daisy on Nov 9, 2021

    Our dog loves this selection. She enjoys all of the Merrick food, but seems to enjoy this most.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick dog food

    By Will on Aug 20, 2021

    I always stick to what my picky dog likes at the time. After a while he does not want to eat it so I mix some Stella and chewy raw chicken mixers and he eats everything from his bowl.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For Smaller Dogs

    By DHicks on Dec 4, 2020

    I have a smaller dog. She's a 25 pound terrier mix. In the past I bought her normal adult dog food and she had such a hard time chewing it. I switched to a dog food that was comprised of smaller pieces and she did much better, but Merrick Lil' Plates are even smaller pieces than what she was getting and I feel like it's even easier for her to eat. I love the ingredient list and feel good about feeding it to her. A lot of dog foods have fillers and this has real lamb. I also like that it didn't tear her stomach up when we switched. We do follow all recommendations for slowly transitioning her when we have to change her food up and sometimes it's had a negative effect on her digestive system, but I have a smaller dog. She's a 25 pound terrier mix. In the past I bought her normal adult dog food and she had such a hard time chewing it. I switched to a dog food that was comprised of smaller pieces and she did much better, but Merrick Lil' Plates are even smaller pieces than what she was getting and I feel like it's even easier for her to eat. I love the ingredient list and feel good about feeding it to her. A lot of dog foods have fillers and this has real lamb. I also like that it didn't tear her stomach up when we switched. We do follow all recommendations for slowly transitioning her when we have to change her food up and sometimes it's had a negative effect on her digestive system, but we've had no issues with switching her to Merrick. My only issue is that I wish the bag was resealable but to me that's so minor it doesn't take away from this being a quality product that my dog enjoys. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My dog liked it!

    By Alex on Dec 18, 2020

    I was so excited when I found out about this brand because the ingredients look amazing. I didn’t want to just abruptly change the food I was giving my dog so I started to mix it in with her current food. She’s usually not too picky, but she always finished her food when I mixed it in so I can only assume she liked it! Knowing that it has real lamb pieces and that it’s actually good for dogs makes me like it too. My dog is 13 years old, she is about 15 lbs and she is a shih tzu.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for picky little pups

    By Catie on Nov 17, 2020

    I recieved this free to test out at home. I received this as a free sample. My ShiChi mix doggo has always been really picky and not a fan of dry food, we usually have to mix wet in to get her to eat it. When we opened the box and pulled out this bag she got very excited as soon as she got a whiff of it. The bites are the perfect size for her little mouth and she loves the taste, we haven’t had any problems with her refusing to eat it and haven’t had to mix in any wet food to entice her. Knowing exactly what’s in the food gives me confidence that not only does she love it but it’s also good for her. I worry about her joint health so I’m glad that there is ingredients in there that help with her I recieved this free to test out at home. I received this as a free sample. My ShiChi mix doggo has always been really picky and not a fan of dry food, we usually have to mix wet in to get her to eat it. When we opened the box and pulled out this bag she got very excited as soon as she got a whiff of it. The bites are the perfect size for her little mouth and she loves the taste, we haven’t had any problems with her refusing to eat it and haven’t had to mix in any wet food to entice her. Knowing exactly what’s in the food gives me confidence that not only does she love it but it’s also good for her. I worry about her joint health so I’m glad that there is ingredients in there that help with her joint health. I would definitely recommend to other pet parents! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food!

    By Katie on Dec 22, 2020

    My dogs loved this food. I have a small dog and a large dogs and they both finished this bag of food quickly. I found the ingredients to be high quality due to the fact that neither of my dogs had stomach issues. Typically, both of my dogs will have stomach issues and get diarrhea when changing foods. I would highly recommend this food to anyone I know!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my picky chihuahua!

    By Jenny on Nov 22, 2020

    She wouldnt eat the food I gave her prior to this meal right away. But as soon as I served her she began to gobble it up right away. She ate her entire bowl in one sitting and she usually doesn't do that. She is honestly not that picky with human foods and veggies but she wont eat certain dog foods. I give her a mix of both some times. Im still shocked she ate it right away. She usually sharks her food. She looked energetic and happy after she ate it so it seemed she enjoyed it this past week! I am also super happy about the natural ingredients and real food they put into this bag. I have received a complementary bag of Lil Plates Merrick dog food for testing purposes.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Small bag big price tag

    By Kittiekitkat on Dec 7, 2020

    First off the packaging is nice and had my dog loved this I still wouldn't buy it because of the price tag for a small bag. I like that the kibble is small sized for little dogs. My dog is mr picky and he did not like it. I tried giving him a piece at a time to see if he would eat it. At first I thought he would but he spit it out. I gave three stars because my dog is picky and other dogs might like it. I received this product for free for testing purposes.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Merrick Lil plates

    By Tere on Nov 20, 2020

    I have received a complementary bag of Lil Plates Merrick dog food for testing purposes. I have not heard of this product til now. My dog is a older chihuahua, and with her current food has a hard time to break it down. As I gave her the lil plates to try, she at first smelled and had no trouble eating it. The ingredients seem to be clean with many vitamins. The size of the food was perfect and she really seem to have enjoyed, the smell is not a strong as other food that is filled with chemicals. I would totally recommend this product for pet owners with small and older dogs.

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