FirstMate Chicken Meal with Blueberries Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Description

FirstMate’s Chicken Meal with Blueberries cat diet is a wonderful choice for kittens or cats at all stages of life. Free Run Chicken provides a single source meat protein. This simple, limited ingredient diet allows for easy digestion and a reduced chance of allergic reaction. FirstMate’s grain and gluten free cat diets are loaded with fresh blueberries which provide a nutritional source of antioxidants. Blueberries promote a healthy immune system, urinary tract, increase eyesight and memory function, and provide a source of dietary fiber. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at their family owned facility located in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada, with care.

Key Benefits
  • Grain and gluten-free recipe that’s great for cats of all ages
  • Simple, limited ingredient diet allows for easy digestion and a reduced chance of allergic reaction
  • Blueberries serve as an antioxidant and nutritional source of dietary fiber. Helps to promote a healthy immune system, urinary tract, increase eyesight and memory function
  • With free-run chicken as the only protein source
  • Made with the best ingredients in Canada, at FirstMate’s family owned facility

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  • Item Number
    88445
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Gluten Free, Pea-Free, Flax-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Blueberries, Dl-Methionine, Minerals: (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins: (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Chloride, Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), Taurine, Yeast Extract (a Source of Prebiotics), Kale, Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

Caloric Content

3,530 kcal/kg, 547 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein36.0% min
Crude Fat16.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Magnesium0.089% max
Ash8.0% max
Calcium1.8% min
Phosphorous0.9% min
Glucosamine100 mg/kg min
Taurine0.22% min
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio1.7:1
Feeding Instructions
WeightLess Active Adult Daily Feeding (cup)Active Adult Daily Feeding (cup)Kitten Daily Feeding (cup)
1 - 2 lbs1/8 - 1/6
2 - 5 lbs1/8 - 1/61/6 - 1/41/6 - 1/4
5 - 7 lbs1/6 - 1/41/4 - 3/81/4 - 3/8
7 - 10 lbs1/4 - 1/33/8 - 1/23/8 - 1/2
10 - 13 lbs1/3 - 1/21/2 - 3/41/2 - 3/4
13 - 16 lbs1/2 - 3/43/4 - 1

For** pregnant females** increase feed intake gradually starting at beginning of gestation period. By the end of the 9 week gestation period, an increase of 25 - 50% above normal maintenance energy is usually required.

Lactating females should be given free access to food until the kittens are weaned. Energy requirements vary depending on breed and litter size.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning to our dry food from another brand, we typically recommend a 7-day transition period. Begin by introducing a small amount of FirstMate with the old food on the first day. Gradually increase the amount of the new food, decreasing the amount of the old food over the course of a week until they are eating exclusively FirstMate. 

FAQ

Why do your products appear different at times?

Our products contain natural ingredients without the addition of artificial coloring or binders. As a result, you may note variation in the appearance of our products between batches.

Chicken Fat and Chicken Allergies:

Our bodies and our pet’s bodies react differently with proteins and fats. An allergy is caused by the bodies reaction with the protein of what we’ve come in contact with. Our chicken fat is free of chicken protein and will therefore not cause a reaction for those animals with a chicken allergy.

Do you use GMO ingredients?

No, FirstMate and Kasiks do not contain GMO ingredients.

What is a meal? How does it compare to a fresh meat?

Chicken meal is a concentrated source of chicken protein in which most of the moisture and some of the fat has been removed. Meals such as these provide nearly 4 times more protein than the fresh ingredients.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Picky eaters love it.

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    Both cats are picky eaters, both like it. One typically only likes fish, but she loves this. It's a healthier alternative, but could do without all the potato. They really shouldn't have anything that's not in their natural diet. I'll use this until I find a better option without potato.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the best food ever!

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    I have seriously never written a review for anything in my entire life. But the ridiculous obsession of my cats with this food has brought me to feel as though I need to take the time out of my day to recommend this food to others. I have three cats, and I was looking for a high protein cat food without peas/pea protein to switch them too. I came across this one and it seemed like was the best option even though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend on a 10 pound bag. I ordered it when I still had food left from their old food so I could gradually blend the food and switch them over. Funny enough, one of my cats immediately devoured this food without me having to mix it at all, and subsequently I have seriously never written a review for anything in my entire life. But the ridiculous obsession of my cats with this food has brought me to feel as though I need to take the time out of my day to recommend this food to others. I have three cats, and I was looking for a high protein cat food without peas/pea protein to switch them too. I came across this one and it seemed like was the best option even though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend on a 10 pound bag. I ordered it when I still had food left from their old food so I could gradually blend the food and switch them over. Funny enough, one of my cats immediately devoured this food without me having to mix it at all, and subsequently refused to eat the food I had been giving her for the entire 3 years of her life. The other two, by the fourth day they wouldn't even touch their old food. They are all literally eating around the old brand to eat this food, and when I wake up in the morning they are demanding I fill their bowl with more of this even though the old brand is still in their bowl. Whatever you are doing FirstMate keep it up! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally!!! Diva Kitty Satisfied!

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    I have a diva kitty on my hands and she wasn’t eating any hard food I put in front of her. We went to the local Mud Bay and tried 4 sample foods and 35 minutes later FINALLY FOUND A WINNER. She wouldn’t even let her brother have any. I am glad to know that if I’m out of the area I can get it from Chewy but it is much more expensive here than at my local Mud Bay. Bigger bags would be appreciated since I’m buying for 2 furries.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, success

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    I have 6 cats, most of whom are perfectly healthy, but one lost a bunch of weight and we thought he was dying. He does have a sensitive urinary system but the vet couldn't find anything else officially wrong. I tried quite a few other brands, but nothing helped. Since switching to this, he's gained almost all the weight he lost back and he's almost back to his old self again. All the other cats love it too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality LID cat food

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    Got a sample of this after writing First mate and they were kind enough to send a few sample bags. I have an IBD cat and anyone with a fur baby with this Disease knows how hard it is to find a food they for one will eat, let alone be free of potential irritants and not needed ingredients. For one, "Chicken Meal" is not horrible, it has more nutrients actually than just "Chicken". Always look at the first 5 ingredients it will tell you all you need to know about the quality of cat food. This food is so far a hit with my IBD cat, he gets it as just a treat for right now along with First Mate Chicken LID in the can. I also sprinkle powdered pet chicken bone broth on top of his First Mate canned Got a sample of this after writing First mate and they were kind enough to send a few sample bags. I have an IBD cat and anyone with a fur baby with this Disease knows how hard it is to find a food they for one will eat, let alone be free of potential irritants and not needed ingredients. For one, "Chicken Meal" is not horrible, it has more nutrients actually than just "Chicken". Always look at the first 5 ingredients it will tell you all you need to know about the quality of cat food. This food is so far a hit with my IBD cat, he gets it as just a treat for right now along with First Mate Chicken LID in the can. I also sprinkle powdered pet chicken bone broth on top of his First Mate canned it is suppose to help repair the intestinal mucosa.. Hats off First Mate, don't change anything please. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great food

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    Noticed a huge improvement in digestion. The picky kids love it. Wish it wasn’t so expensive. The quality seems excellent though.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat LOVES this!!

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    She gets one can a day but inhales this dry food. Makes my heart happy to know I’m giving her something healthy!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    the other 4%

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    Because there aren't many foods for cats that don't contain grain and fish, I purchased this kibble with high hopes. The fact that 96% of reviewers recommended this product also made it look very promising. Unfortunately none of my four cats (which includes one with IBD) showed much interest in it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healthy food, large kibble

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    I mix this with American Journey kibble. Two of my cats enjoy the combo. I wish the kibble was a little smaller. I love this food for them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats love it

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    The ingredients are top notch. Cats love it. Wish it came in a bigger bag.

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