FIRSTMATE Salmon Formula Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 12.2-oz, case of 12 -

Firstmate Salmon Formula Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 12.2-oz, case of 12

By Firstmate
Rated 4.4146 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • A delicious wet food with 96% protein from wild caught salmon, and 4% protein from vegetables.
  • Nutritionally complete and balanced for dogs of all ages.
  • Limited ingredient recipe completely free of grains, glutens, carrageenan, or guar gum, in epoxy-free cans. A great option for pets prone to food sensitivities!
  • Provides essential moisture to your dog’s diet.
  • Great for the whole furry family: this recipe is also suitable for cats.

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16 Customer Questions

my dog really likes this food and his coat has never looked better. I use this canned food as a topper to his kibble. If he eats this food long term, is there a concern about mercury given the fish is wild caught?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2018
FirstMate follows AAFCO guidelines and is tested for safe levels of natural elements and minerals so that it can be fed as a complete diet without health concerns. This will be safe as a topper as well.

Is this completely free of chicken products?
Answer by ChewyJul 30, 2018
This food is completely free of chicken products.

I assumed this would be a good source of omegas, but I don't see any information on the label or details. Does the limited ingredient salmon provide omega 3s or 6s?
Answer by ChewyApr 02, 2021
This recipe contains salmon which is food grade, wild caught, boneless and skinless Coho salmon from sustainable Pacific Ocean fisheries. A rich source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Are the cans BPA free?
Answer by ChewyMar 02, 2021
This canned food is BPA non-intent/epoxy free.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By aSensitiveDobie on Mar 16, 2023

Best I've found so far... Read review

This is absolutely the best salmon LID food I've found so far and I've looked a LOT. We've also tried duck and lamb. Our very very very sensitive Dobie was on Canidae until they reformulated (again, they do this with some frequency, I'm guessing for cost reasons) and he got SUPER windy and stinky, if ya know whaddah mean. I tried this food because it contains NO thickeners. No cargeenan, no agar agar, no guar gum. Wow! But that comes with a catch: it's watery. Very. Think about what would happen if you had to flake up salmon, toss in some potato, and fit it into a can. If you don't like that consistency or your dog doesn't, don't get this. For us, we use this to feed his supplements in the morning and he also gets dry. And he's always liked his wet food, but this he goes BONKERS for. From the first can I opened, I nearly had a Doberman meltdown because I couldn't serve it up fast enough! It looks like salmon. It smells like salmon. And due to a slight mistake where my husband left the spoon on the counter... Well, I can tell you it tastes like salmon too. I hope this brand exists forever and they never change the recipe, I don't care how much it costs. I feel better feeding this than any other dog food, ever. PS: watch out for bones. Also works as a topper. And if your dog doesn't LOVE fish maybe try another FirstMate product.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Beverly on Jan 17, 2023

Too Watery

First time trying this and I ordered a case. In many of the cans the food was too watery, like soup. I had to pour it out of the can, and my dog could only lick it up. Tried to contact FirstMate directly about this but no response. Would not recommend this product. Rather disappointed as otherwise it seems like a healthy and good food.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jango on Feb 27, 2023

Did not a agree with our dog

I liked the limited ingredients. Unfortunately the salmon did not a agree with our dog. It gave him a tummy ache and diarrhea.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on Nov 17, 2022

Too good. Delicious.

FirstMate Salmon Formula smells just like the salmon you would cook yourself. That's because it is. My miniature poodle loves it. I do have to caution you, though. Salmon is a rich fish to begin with, so if your pet has a sensitive stomach, I would suggest using this only as a small topping or special reward.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jess46 on Dec 18, 2022

Too Watery

My dog likes this food, but this last shipment, especially is very watery. I'm getting a can that's about 25% water! I don't like paying for water, so will not be continuing to get this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mkode on Jul 5, 2022

Looks and Smells Like Wild Salmon

I got this for my male akita who is having terrible allergies and I wanted to get him off all proteins except for a high quality fish. I found a dry that really delivers and seems to be tasty for my male and female. I had a harder time trying to find a wet that would hold up to the scrutiny. I think this one so far is living up to the quality. I looked at a lot of other pure salmon cans, my other fav is the Against the Grain 100% one ingredient salmon but I was having a hard time finding that one. I would say this one really is great, you can see the good fish oil and my dogs really enjoy it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Oct 22, 2022

A lot of Salmon

It's a can of salmon. Great amount inside the can. Great for dogs allergic to chicken

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By BoxerMom on Sep 3, 2022

Limited ingredients

Healthy, limited ingredients, salmon canned food for my boxer with food allergies. My last order was a bit more watery than usual though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gabbysmom on Dec 31, 2021

Sensitive stomach approved

My Coton is a picky eater because she has a very sensitive stomach. We tried everything but she consistently refused to eat and had abnormal BMs. All foods with seasoning, preservatives and fillers upset her stomach. I started feeding her this salmon with boiled white rice and she LOVES it. She now consistently eats two meals a day and her BMs have become normal. We are all so much happier!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ladybug on Nov 2, 2021

Smelly but good

I add this to my 10 year old dog's FirstMate senior fish dry food. It smells pretty strong, but she dances around and whines for it as soon as I get it out, as she really likes it. Hopefully I can afford to keep getting it as it is a bit pricey...well worth it