Small breed dogs have hit the big time, now accounting for 47 percent of today's dog population. With growing interest in small breed dogs comes demand for high-quality dog food that's specially formulated to meet their particular dietary needs.
Now, to cater to the big appetites of small pups, Merrick is introducing a full line of grain-free dry and wet recipes for small breed dogs - Merrick Lil' Plates. The lineup delivers big on the high-quality nutrition and tasty mealtime experience Merrick is known for, in options that are easily digestible, convenient and right-sized portions for small breed dogs.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Apples, Blueberries, Flaxseed Oil, Inulin (from chicory root), Organic Alfalfa, Gelatin, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), 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), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
Crude Protein (min.) 38.00%
Crude fat (min.) 17.00%
Crude fiber (max.) 3.50%
Moisture (max.) 11.00%
Omega-6 fatty acid (min.) 4.80%
Omega-3 fatty acid (min.) 0.40%
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (min.) 0.05%
Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Bacillus coagulans (min.) 90,000,000 cfu/lb.
*If an item has an *, this nutrient is not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,740 kcal/kg or 430 kcal/cup.
Goal Weight (lb.) - Calories/Day - Cups/Day (approx.)
2 lb. - 102 - 1/4 cup
5 lb. - 203 - 1/2 cup
10 lb. - 342 - 1 cup
15 lb. - 464 - 1-1/4 cup
20 lb. - 575 - 1-1/3 cup
25 lb. - 680 - 1-2/3 cup
30 lb. - 780 - 2 cup
For dogs over 30 lb. add 1/4 cup per additional 5 lb.
Transitioning: Gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Lil Plates Real Chicken + Sweet Potatoes Recipe each day.
Merrick Grain Free Lil Plates Real Chicken + Sweet Potatoes Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb. - or more as an adult).