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

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

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    First Mate Dog Food

    By Suey on Nov 1, 2019

    One of my dogs have bad food allergies. I had the vet test him so we know what kind of food to buy. First mate was on the list. Of course none of the pet stores carried it. I found it on chewy and had the food in 2 days. Great job Chewy!

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    A little disappointed

    By Tina on Feb 16, 2020

    I have heard such good things on this brand and this particular formula so I was a little a disappointed when my dogs could barely chew it. It was so hard and crunchy. I will have to add water and or bone broth to soften.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing ingredients - one drawback she won’t eat it

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    I love first mate’s products and their attention to clean well-balanced food. My Dalmatian, who is not a picky eater, won’t touch this food. When I tried to hand feed her some, she spit it out. I mixed some with other food and she picked out the other food and left this. A real shame.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Clean bowls

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    All 3of my dogs love this food. Their bowls are clean at the end of every meal.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    First Mate Chicken and Blueberry

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    Good quality, only need to give my 63# lab 1 cup twice a day, he loves it (but he’s a lab....), wish the kibble came in giant chunks so he’d eat a little slower

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but highly priced

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    My dog has severe allergies to alot of foods,trees,plants,molds human dander and other things this dog food is good as she doesn't have any reactions to it but sadly it is way over priced. so we are currently waiting for a new dog food brand we recently ordered that's still pricey but not as pricey as this one in hopes that it helps

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    1 dog likes and 1 doesn’t

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    Our Golden Retriever has food allergies and this is the only brand out there that makes a dog food with nothing in it of which he is allergic. We fed him Orijen/Acana for 4 years and dealt with on and off diarrhea that we would have to get under control by using Endosorb and Tylan. He was allergic to some of the vegetables in Orijen but because the protein levels in that brand are high we thought he was getting less of the allergens. After a diagnosis of Masticatory Myositis (autoimmune) at age 5 and severe smelly jaw rash I knew I had to make a change to his diet and found FirstMate. He now has no symptoms of the disease and no smelly rash. So, this food has been perfect for him. His coat Our Golden Retriever has food allergies and this is the only brand out there that makes a dog food with nothing in it of which he is allergic. We fed him Orijen/Acana for 4 years and dealt with on and off diarrhea that we would have to get under control by using Endosorb and Tylan. He was allergic to some of the vegetables in Orijen but because the protein levels in that brand are high we thought he was getting less of the allergens. After a diagnosis of Masticatory Myositis (autoimmune) at age 5 and severe smelly jaw rash I knew I had to make a change to his diet and found FirstMate. He now has no symptoms of the disease and no smelly rash. So, this food has been perfect for him. His coat looks good but always has and he eats this food happily with added chicken. Our 14 yr old lab rescue mix, however, does not like this food. She also gets chicken with her food but I now have to add liver treats and cheese for her to eat. She will happily eat Orijen without a problem. I think it partly has to do with the smell of it. It really does not smell appetizing and I only have Orijen as a comparison which smells meaty. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Usually love First Mate

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    My dog has been on First Mate food for a while now. She sometimes gets bored with the same thing after a while, so I will mix things up for her and get different "flavors" every now and then. This is the first time I got the Chicken and Blueberries. She's had the Lamb and the Fish before and liked them. She does not seem to like the Chicken. I'm really having a hard time getting her to eat it. Honestly, I don't know why. I do recommend First Mate as a whole, but I can't say anything about the Chicken in particular because there are probably many dogs that love it. Since my dog doesn't like the Chicken and Blueberries and that's what I'm reviewing, that's the reason for 4 stars. Otherwise, First My dog has been on First Mate food for a while now. She sometimes gets bored with the same thing after a while, so I will mix things up for her and get different "flavors" every now and then. This is the first time I got the Chicken and Blueberries. She's had the Lamb and the Fish before and liked them. She does not seem to like the Chicken. I'm really having a hard time getting her to eat it. Honestly, I don't know why. I do recommend First Mate as a whole, but I can't say anything about the Chicken in particular because there are probably many dogs that love it. Since my dog doesn't like the Chicken and Blueberries and that's what I'm reviewing, that's the reason for 4 stars. Otherwise, First Mate would get 5 stars for the other kinds. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish the small bites weren't so expensive

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    So far all three dogs like the food but I have noticed that the serving size is quite a bit less than other dog foods I've used, but my dogs actually seem to be satisfied with eating less. It's still too soon for me to determine the overall health benefits so I won't give a five star until I can determine that. I will say though that Chewy does get their products delivered in a very timely manner and they also do a good job when I call asking for info on a particular product.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for allergies

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    I love all First Mate pet foods. They were the first to go grain-free, are all natural and wonderful for pets with allergies. With that said, my picky GSD is not crazy about this flavor. So, I will switch to the Ocean Fish.

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