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

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Description

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
  • Small bites recipe perfect for small breeds, 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, raspberries and cranberries 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
    88314
  • Weight
    14.5 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Gluten Free, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Potato, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Maganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast) Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement,Riboflavin, Niacin, D-Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Yeast Extract (a Source of Prebiotics), Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

New Ingredients: 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% min
Moisture10.0% max
Magnesium0.08% max
Ash7.0% max
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorous0.9% min
Glucosamine100mg/kg
Calium/phosphorous ratio1:7:1
Feeding Instructions
WeightSenior/Less Active Dog Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Dog Daily Feeding (cup)Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
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 1/4 - 1/3
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 3/4 - 4 1/2 4 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. 

Rating: 4.4 of 5 stars 20 Reviews 20 Reviews 4.4 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good, my little dog does not like.

    By Rick on Jul 11, 2021

    I had high hopes for this dog food for my 8 year old Maltese. She will have nothing to do with it. Even moistened she runs away from it. Not good for her at all, maybe other dogs like it but not our little girl. We will need to try some other brand.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great food. Just wish the price was better.

    By Tiffany on Oct 31, 2020

    I really like the fact that the dog food consists of "small bites". I've bought other kibble made for small dogs, but the kibble still seemed too big. My dog is a 10 pound senior and her teeth are not great, so this small kibble makes it easier for her to chew. The only downside is this food is pricey and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep her on it long-term.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food!

    By KM36 on Dec 1, 2020

    My little 10lb picky dog loves this food! It has helped his skin and teeth and he will eat the whole bowl. Usually it takes him a long time to finish his food, sometimes days, but this stuff he loves!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    HappyHappy

    By TBoy on Nov 2, 2020

    Our little dog loves this food, and I don't need to wet the bits for him to eat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice

    By Profguy on Mar 30, 2020

    I always feed highly-rated, quality food and try and stay up on those ratings. My older doxie was having some constipation issues so I spoke with my food store person and she recommended changing to FirstMate because the protein in the food I was using was largely plant derived where here it's meat-based. Did the trick. All I feed now. Worth a try. Note it comes in small bites and regular.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good food but INCORRECT SODIUM content stated

    By Cheryl on Aug 28, 2019

    I got this food for my little dog that has food sensitivities because is doesn’t have a lot of ambiguous ingredients & she needs a relatively low sodium content. Be aware that the SODIUM CONTENT IS INCORRECT in answer to a question is incorrectly stated as 0.15% which would be around 40 mg per 100 kcal. This is not correct for an “as fed” or % of dry mater. I contacted First Mate & was told the sodium content is 84 mg per 100 kcal. BIG difference. Still not that high considering other foods.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Have picky pups

    By sherry on Sep 25, 2019

    Mine are picky..... need to find a sourced and made in America small kibble that has visable fruit n veggies in it

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Kibble smell not consistent but dog approved

    By Thoughtsbecomethings on Jan 26, 2019

    We have a cocker spaniel 5 month old puppy. We are feeding this because our other dog eats the larger bites chicken FirstMate food and is doing well on it. Cockers are prone to allergies and Luna came to us with lots of scratching and vaginitis while eating Proplan. She has been eating FirstMate for the last 3 months and doing better on it with less scratching and less burping/spit ups but her digestive issues are not resolved. We are presently trying the FirstMate Fish small bites to see if that makes a difference. The strange thing we consistently notice with FirstMate is the smell of each bag varies. The first chicken kibble we ordered smelled like regular kibble, more starchy smelling We have a cocker spaniel 5 month old puppy. We are feeding this because our other dog eats the larger bites chicken FirstMate food and is doing well on it. Cockers are prone to allergies and Luna came to us with lots of scratching and vaginitis while eating Proplan. She has been eating FirstMate for the last 3 months and doing better on it with less scratching and less burping/spit ups but her digestive issues are not resolved. We are presently trying the FirstMate Fish small bites to see if that makes a difference. The strange thing we consistently notice with FirstMate is the smell of each bag varies. The first chicken kibble we ordered smelled like regular kibble, more starchy smelling than meat but not unpleasant. A couple bags since then seriously smell like poop, not pleasant. The dogs don’t seem to mind but I do when their breath smells of it. My cocker plays with my Golden Retriever and then both of their faces smell poopy. It is not pleasant at all. I just have to wonder what is happening in manufacturing for the kibble to smell like that. So...right now we are transitioning over to the fish kibble to try and get away from the chicken poopy smell. We have fed Orijen/Acana and Taste of the Wild, both of which have ingredients my Golden is allergic to so we were led to trying FirstMate because of those allergies. We have also tried raw meet food and our Golden gets diarrhea from it. On paper, FirstMate is the perfect kibble but I do wonder about their quality control. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the Small Bites

    By Biscuit on Mar 6, 2019

    Frenchie & 2 chihuahuas found this delicious. The bitesize provides that all my adult dogs can eat same food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    First try for me

    By Lilysmom on Nov 16, 2018

    This is a new brand for me - the MN rep told me all about this food and it sounded like something I wanted to try for my pups. I ordered small bags of three different First Mate foods. I have used the chicken the most but also use the other two choices. My dogs really like these chicken and blueberry bites. Very happy with the quality.

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