Sep. 30, 2016
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*FirstMate Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
We cannot really say anything bad about FirstMate dog food, which means that the food definitely deserves our highest rating of five stars. Since 1989, FirstMate has been producing pet foods in their own facility in Chilliwack, British Columbia. This means that the company has complete control over what goes in their food and how they process it. The facility meets all of the government health and safety standards for not just Canada, but also the US and the European Union. In addition, the company sources all of their high-quality animal proteins locally, except for the lamb, which they get from Australia. The Classic formulas contain high protein meat meals, fish oils for omega-3 essential fatty acids and healthy whole grains. The Grain-free blends also contain plenty of protein, fruits for antioxidants, and vitamin and mineral rich vegetables. With such superior ingredients, it should come as no surprise that FirstMate dog foods meet and exceed AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. In our books, this brand is a clear winner.
FirstMate dog food comes highly recommended by pet owners, and many have excellent things to say about this brand. Dog owners like the fact that the ingredients are 100% natural, and that the dry foods and Grain-free formulas do not contain animal by-products, wheat or corn. Many pet owners who switched to this brand noticed that their dogs had shinier eyes, glossier coats, and fewer skin problems after eating a regular diet of FirstMate dog food. It seems that even dogs with allergies seem to enjoy the Grain-free formulas. Quite a few pet owners reported that their dogs with allergies showed fewer symptoms after making the switch to this food, including less itchy skin, runny stools, bloating, and gas. The only concern that some dog owners had was that the formulas do not contain probiotics or chelated minerals. However, despite the lack of these additives, customers still seem to agree that FirstMate is a very high-quality dog food brand.
The company who makes FirstMate dog food is called Taplow Feeds. The founder of both companies, Michael Florian, still owns them. FirstMate is currently headquartered in Chilliwack, Canada.
As of right now, FirstMate dog food has not been involved in any recent pet food recalls, and is not currently listed on the FDA recall list. However, recall information may change. In order to make sure that your dog’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.
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Where can I buy FirstMate?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy FirstMate Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific FirstMate formula pages to purchase FirstMate dog food.
How much FirstMate should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much FirstMate dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
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FirstMate Dog Food Ingredient List
Lamb meal (Australian), brown rice, pearled barley, oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, fish oil, potassium chloride, yucca plant extract, choline chloride, calcium propionate, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, d-pantothenic acid, folic acid, d-biotin, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, iodine, cobalt, selenium, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, taurine, glucosamine