FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Original Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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FirstMate’s Pacific Ocean Fish formula uses only wild fish from the herring family as the single source of protein. This formula is very rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids producing a healthy skin and coat for your dog. Single source protein (fish) and carbohydrates (potatoes) means this is one of the most simple, easily digestible, grain free diet available in the market today. FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish Formula is great for rotation or elimination diets. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at their plant located in Chilliwack B.C. Canada with care.

Key Benefits
  • Single source protein diet with wild herring, eliminates the risk of allergies derived from chicken. A great hypoallergenic formula
  • Grain-free recipe is for a simple, easily digestible meal that’s ideal for rotation or elimination diets
  • Rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, promoting healthy skin and a shiny coat
  • Wheat-free, corn-free recipe, a wonderful choice for dogs prone to food sensitivities
  • Made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available

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  • Item Number
    88318
  • Weight
    28.6 pounds
  • Brand

    FirstMate

  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    Canada

  • Special Diet

    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Ocean Fish Meal, Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, Tomato Pomace Chicken Fat (Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Propionate Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast), Vitamins (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

3,125 kcal/kg, 484 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 23.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Magnesium 0.1% max
Ash 7.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorous 0.75% min
Glucosamine 100mg/kg
Feeding Instructions
Weight Daily Feeding (cup) Senior / Less Active Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Daily Feeding (cup)Puppy
2 - 5 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4
5 - 10 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/4 - 1/3 1/8 - 1/4
10 - 20 lbs 1/4 - 1/2 1/3 - 2/3 1/3 - 3/4
20 - 30 lbs 1/2 - 3/4 2/3 - 1 3/4 - 1 1/4
30 - 50 lbs 3/4 - 1 1/2 1 - 1 3/4 1 1/4 - 2
50 - 70 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 2 - 2 3/4
70 - 90 lbs 2 - 2 1/2 2 1/4 - 3 2 3/4 - 3 1/2
90 - 110 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 3 - 3 3/4 3 1/2 - 4 1/4
110 - 140 lbs 3 - 4 3 - 4 1/2 4 1/4 - 5
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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  • Wonderful formula for our 8 month old pup

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    We tried Blue Buffalo Adult formula but our 8 month puppy wasn't into it after a while. We also noticed his stools were loose and a bit watery. After switching to First Mate we have had amazing results! Solid and healthy looking stools and one happy guy! Though higher price point, we give our pup 1 cup instead of 1 1/2 cup. Higher percent of protein makes him more full. For treats we also give him duck Cadet duck treats and Newmans cranberry heart biscuits which makes for one very happy pup!

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  • One dog didnt care for it and the other loved it..

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    It just may be my dogs but my westie didnt care of it too much. so i gave it to my lab who gobbled it up... the westie has tummy issues so maybe thats why..

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  • Night and day

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    My old female black lab mix has had digestive issues her whole life. I have always given her chicken dry food. As she developed urinary issues last fall, I decided to make a total change and switched her to a fish diet. After lots of research w went with First Mate. It's startling how much better she is doing. Vomiting and grass gorging has stopped, frequent diarrhea is gone, urinary issues greatly reduced, and she loves this stuff! Wish it was cheaper, but she's worth it.

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  • Great food but terrible packaging

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    Love the quality is good for our dog with terrible allergies but for the "high" price of the food one would think that the packaging will be better at least a zipper or a way to keep the back to seal once open. First time l opened the bag, there was not a away to keep the food fresh in it. This is the reason why l gave the food a 3 stars. Again, the quality is great so far...

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  • Nice to have an option

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    We have been purchasing another brand of dog food at $97 a bag from our vet because our dog has allergies. We decided to visit Chewy and found a much cheaper alternative food for allergies

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  • Great for Kidneys and Comfort Loves It!

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    Have always fed my dogs top-of-the-line dry food but a recent annual exam showed my 14-year old to be in the early stages of kidney disease. While I'm using Dr. Harvey's Miracle Canine with Perfect Pet frozen food (together moist) for her morning meal, First Mate is one of the few dry foods available with a low phosphorous level (critical for kidney health) that I feed her in the evening to help keep her teeth clean. SHE LOVES IT-- also is easier to take with if needing to feed her away from home for a couple of meals. The GREAT thing about Chewy is that they made it so easy and generously supported my need to change foods right after I had purchased a large bag of her old food. LOVE First Mate Have always fed my dogs top-of-the-line dry food but a recent annual exam showed my 14-year old to be in the early stages of kidney disease. While I'm using Dr. Harvey's Miracle Canine with Perfect Pet frozen food (together moist) for her morning meal, First Mate is one of the few dry foods available with a low phosphorous level (critical for kidney health) that I feed her in the evening to help keep her teeth clean. SHE LOVES IT-- also is easier to take with if needing to feed her away from home for a couple of meals. The GREAT thing about Chewy is that they made it so easy and generously supported my need to change foods right after I had purchased a large bag of her old food. LOVE First Mate, and LOVE Chewy! I used to buy from another MAJOR online pet food delivery company and after getting out-of-date food and, worse yet, a torn bag with rodent blood all over it, I'm with Chewy-- and certain the quality will always be the best for Comfort. … more

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  • Dogs love it, great alternate protein for allergic lab

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    I have been feeding another LTD food to my dogs for a couple of years due to my lab's allergies, but it seems they have changed their formula given the change in stools. I was glad to see that this food uses whitefish as opposed to salmon as that has been an allergy trigger for my lab. Both dogs love it, especially my picky near-17 pit who inhales this food.

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  • Spoiled dog

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    My pooch is a very picky eater. He is generally very disinterested in food and it is hard for me to get him to eat enough to keep his weight on. He also has many allergies. This kibble does not contain any of his allergen ingredients, it is well priced compared to the other foods I have been buying to avoid his allergies, AND he loves it! Another perk is that it doesnt make his breath too fishy smelling compared to other fish foods that I have tried for him.

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  • First Mate Original Ocean Fish

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    This has been excellent for my dog suffering from early onset kidney disease.

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  • FirstMate has been great for my senior dog

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    My senior dog had been having digestive problems for several years, and had become extremely picky about her food. Her stools had been very loose for a long time, she had gained weight, and her skin condition wasn't good. My vet recommended a lower fat diet (although she did poo-poo grain free). I did some research and decided to give FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish a try. I slowly transitioned my girl over to FirstMate, over the course of about 2-weeks and she has been on FirstMate for 1-month total. I started seeing **immediate** improvement with her loose stools, which are now appropriately firm. Her coat is looking shiny and really healthy. Shedding has minimized considerably. Her energy My senior dog had been having digestive problems for several years, and had become extremely picky about her food. Her stools had been very loose for a long time, she had gained weight, and her skin condition wasn't good. My vet recommended a lower fat diet (although she did poo-poo grain free). I did some research and decided to give FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish a try. I slowly transitioned my girl over to FirstMate, over the course of about 2-weeks and she has been on FirstMate for 1-month total. I started seeing **immediate** improvement with her loose stools, which are now appropriately firm. Her coat is looking shiny and really healthy. Shedding has minimized considerably. Her energy has picked up and she has begun to lose weight. And, she absolutely LOVES the taste. As one other commentor noted, is definitely stinky. But who cares if she is excited about her meals? The kibble is extremely dense so I mix in about 4 tablespoons for chicken bouillon, because my girl doesn't like plain dry kibble. She's about 68 lbs (needs to come down to 58-60), and I'm feeding her about 2 cups of kibble a day. So although FirstMate is a premium cost food, it goes a long way due to the nutrient density of the kibble. Anyway, so far, so good! … more

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