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Merrick Lil Plates Chicken and Sweet Potato Recipe
Merrick® Lil' Plates™ Grain Free
Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe
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Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Small Breed Recipe
BLUE Freedom®
Chicken, Peas, and Potato Recipe
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Instinct Original Small Breed Chicken Recipe
Instinct® Original
With Real Chicken
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NutriSource®
Chicken & Pea Formula
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Nutro™
Chicken, Lentils & Sweet Potato Recipe
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Wellness Complete Health Small Breed Recipe
Wellness® Complete Health™
Deboned Turkey, Chicken, Meal & Salmon Meal Recipe
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Deboned Meat, Fish Or Poultry #1 Ingredient
Formulated With Prebiotics & Probiotics To Support Healthy Digestion
Made With Real, Whole Foods Like Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Apples, and Blueberries
Grain Free
Cooked In A Company-Owned Kitchen
Crude Protein (Min.) %
Omega 6 (Min.) %
Glucosamine (Min.)
Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.)
Bacillus coagulans (Min.)
First 5 Ingredients
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38.0%
4.8%
1200 mg/kg
1200 mg/kg
90,000,000 cfu/lb
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes
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No
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No
26.0%
2.75%
400 mg/kg
Not Guaranteed
N/A
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch
No
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35.0%
2.0%
300 mg/kg
525 mg/kg
60,000,000 cfu/lb
Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid)
No
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No
28.9%
2.7%
300 mg/kg
150 mg/kg
10,000,000 cfu/lb
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with tocopherols and citric acid)
No
No
No
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No
26.0%
2.0%
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
N/A
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dried Potatoes, Lentils, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
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32.0%
3.5%
250 mg/kg
200 mg/kg
20,000,000 cfu/lb
Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas

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Comparison as of June 2020. Blue Buffalo® and Blue™ Freedom® are registered trademarks of Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. Wellness® and Wellness® Complete Health™ are registered trademarks of Well Pet LLC. Instinct® is a registered trademark of Nature’s Variety, Inc. Nutro™️ is a registered trademark of The Nutro Company. Nutrisource® is a registered trademark of KLN Family Brands. Product information was sourced from websites: bluebuffalo.com, wellnesspetfood.com, instinctpetfood.com, nutro.com and nutrisourcepetfoods.com.