** This new Lil' Plates formula will be replacing the Grain Free Small Breed Formula.
Merrick Lil' Plates recipes are are specially formulated for your small and toy breed dogs! Small breed dogs have special nutritional needs to feed their high metabolism and faster growth rates, not to mention small mouths mean they need a small kibble. So Merrick has taken their high quality, grain free dry foods and shrunk them down to deliver high quality nutrition with no grains, fillers, by-products, and all USA sourced ingredients.
This formula is appropriate for all life stages feeding.
This formula is available in 4 lb and 22 lb bags.
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 Hydrochloride* (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Bacillus coagulans (min.) 90,000,000 cfu/lb
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
3,740 kcal/kg or 430 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).
For dogs over 30 lbs: add 1/4 cup per additional 5 lbs