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

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All FirstMate diets contain top quality all natural ingredients. FirstMate’s Chicken with Blueberries formula includes chicken as a single source protein. The grain free, simplistic design makes it a great maintenance formula but also provides an ideal diet for dogs with allergies or digestion problems. A large quantity of fresh blueberries has been added to this diet for their antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants provided from blueberries promote a healthy immune system, urinary tract, increase eyesight and memory function, help prevent illness, and provide a nutritional source of dietary fiber. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at their plant located in Chilliwack B.C. Canada with care.

Key Benefits
  • Single source protein, ideal for dogs with allergies or digestion problems
  • Grain-free recipe with free run chicken
  • 84% protein, 16% vegetables, and 0% grains in this recipe that’s great for all life stages
  • Mix of blueberries increase palatability, offer benefits of antioxidants such as a healthier immune system, urinary tract, better eyesight and memory function, help to prevent illness, and act as a nutritional source of dietary fiber
  • Made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info

Chicken Meal, Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, Chicken Fat, (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Whole Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, DL–Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Iodine Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, D-pantothenic Acid, Thiamine hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Yeast Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

Caloric Content

3,465 kcal/kg, 537 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein25.0% min
Crude Fat14.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Ash7.0% max
Magnesium0.08% min
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorous0.9% min
Glucosamine100 mg/kg min
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio1.7:1
Feeding Instructions
WeightSenior/Less Active Dog Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Dog Daily Feeding (cup)Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 5 lbs1/8 - 1/41/8 - 1/41/8 - 1/4
5 - 10 lbs1/8 - 1/41/4 - 1/31/4 - 1/3
10 - 20 lbs1/4 - 1/21/3 - 2/31/3 - 3/4
20 - 30 lbs1/2 - 3/42/3 - 13/4 - 1 1/4
30 - 50 lbs3/4 - 1 1/21 - 1 3/41 1/4 - 2
50 - 70 lbs1 1/2 - 21 3/4 - 2 1/42 - 2 3/4
70 - 90 lbs2 - 2 1/22 1/4 - 32 3/4 - 3 1/2
90 - 110 lbs2 1/2 - 33 - 3 3/43 1/2 - 4 1/4
110 - 140 lbs3 - 43 3/4 - 4 1/24 1/4 - 5

Pregnant females increase feed intake beginning week 7 of gestation up to 25%.

Lactating females increase feeding up to 50%, feeding a minimum of 3 times per day. Feeding requirements vary according to breed and litter size. Monitor body condition of pregnant and lactating females and adjust feed accordingly.

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. 


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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth a try

    By Jooo on Aug 27, 2021

    Vet rec. not using this food due to it not having grains. I ended up ordering another dog food, but decided to try this one before donating it and glad I did my dog really enjoys this food.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    This is for the large kibble size

    By Cavkingmom on Nov 22, 2020

    I had previously purchased the 14 lb bag which was Small kibble. I saw this Larger bag and was like oh I'll get that. It arrived and I opened the bag and realized the morsels were huge. I didn't even know this came in different kibble sizes. Just heads up in case you need the smaller kibble size. Other than that this food has been great for our Cavalier King Charles who used to have urinary issues.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing ingredients - one drawback she won’t eat it

    By Yumi on Sep 12, 2019

    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

    By Barb on Dec 19, 2019

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My vet recommended this food

    By Janeskid64 on Oct 1, 2019

    On a recent house call visit my vet recommended this food. I have just lost one of my dogs and want to keep my surviving boy as healthy as possible, as long as possible.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    First Mate Chicken and Blueberry

    By Annie on Jun 20, 2019

    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent diet

    By Chevy on Jun 16, 2019

    This diet was recommended by Veterinarian. The dogs love it. It is a very high quality food. All ingredients are table grade foods

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but highly priced

    By Doggiemama on Dec 26, 2018

    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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