Judging by its ingredients alone, FirstMate Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.
I also just started to use the FirstMate Grain Free Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Weight Control/Senior taking my dog off Hills K/D prescription diet for renal failure due to food allergies driving my dog crazy with iching, any reason it got 2.5 stars compared to the others? I know it has a lower protein level, is that why?
Hi Taylor, the first mate didn’t end up working for our dog because he also has food allergies so he was too ich y, but Blue now makes a dog food for dogs with allergies like my dog has and it also is similiar to the K/D from Hills but has less protiens in it which is what you need for renal failure. He is now stable and has been eating this food for at least 7 months now, his stools are also way more solid than they were when the vet had him on Hills K/D prescription diet.
FirstMate Dog Food Ingredient List
FirstMate Dog Food | Review | Rating | Recalls - Dog Food Advisor
FirstMate’s Turkey formula uses food grade, free-run Turkey. This formula is nutritionally complete but feeding with one of our dry option could be quite complementary. The formula simplicity makes this diet an ideal solution for dogs with food allergies or stomach sensitivities.FirstMate is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.Since 1989, FirstMate has manufactured top quality dog, cat and fish food formulas. FirstMate is proud to own and operate its own manufacturing facility located in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Operating its own facility gives FirstMate complete product and quality control. The manufacturing facility is regularly inspected and approved by the appropriate government bodies for Canada, the United States and the European Union.I don’t think it’s been proven to be safe or unsafe for your dog, but it is a chemical preservative and considered potentially carcinogenic (cancer causing). A few things I have read say to avoid it. I haven’t seen any concrete evidence either way, though. What are you feeding now? If First Mate is better quality in other aspects, I would definitely consider switching. If you are already feeding a good food, I would do more research and make a decision from there if I were you.