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. Merrick Lil Plates Real Beef & Sweet Potato with Raw Bites 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 lbs. or more as an adult).