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

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Description

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
  • Small bite, single source protein diet with wild herring, eliminates the risk of allergies derived from chicken. A great hypoallergenic formula
  • Grain-free recipe 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
    88321
  • 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, Pacific Ocean Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat* (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, 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 (a Source of Prebiotics) Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

New 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 Protein23.0% min
Crude Fat10.0% min
Crude Fiber8.0% max
Moisture10.0% min
Magnesium0.1% max
Ash7.0% min
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorous0.75% min
Glucosamine100 mg/kg
Feeding Instructions
WeightSenior / Less Active Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Daily Feeding (cup)Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
3 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 - 3/43 1/2 - 4 1/2
110 - 140 lbs3 - 43 3/4 - 4 1/24 1/4 - 5

Serve dry or slightly moistened in a clean bowl. Use this chart as an initial guide and adjust accordingly. Feed twice daily. Always provide fresh clean water.

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 depending on 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. 

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Senior dog

    By ladybug on Nov 4, 2021 top500Contributor

    I'm hoping this is okay to give to my 70 senior beagle/lab. The smaller bites are easier for her to chew and she really likes it.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love this

    By Granny22 on Jan 7, 2021

    The first day we have it to our girl, she threw up. Even with the tiny amount we introduced (10 kibbles) we thought the smaller bites would be easier for her tiny mouth to chew ( she’s 3lbs) but she struggled more. We decided to donate the rest of the bag to a family in need.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for food issues

    By IRISH on Dec 18, 2020

    So far this has been the best food for my Irish Terrier who has a sensitive tummy. He eats his food after I scatter it around the house so the small bits work better because he has to hunt longer.The bigger pieces are too easy. My only issue is it’s so expensive to buy two bags of small bites vs a large bag of regular size. I wish the small bites came in 28 lb bags too!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Just right

    By Nkjlb on May 18, 2020

    Just the right size for my pup, have ordered this be for but it was always the bigger size this size much better for him

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    By Larryb on Apr 20, 2020

    My dog has some severe allergies and this product is perfect for him. Fast and secure shipping. Good pricing as well...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs like this limited ingredient food

    By diversafive on Apr 9, 2020

    Without added fillers and grain free-this food is so much more beneficial to my dogs' diets. Plus, no added peas or lentils.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive story

    By Lilysmom on Nov 16, 2018

    after a long talk with the MN rep for this brand I was impressed enough to give 3 flavors a try. Slow transition to these foods so I am feeding all 3 flavors as training treats. My dogs love all flavors. Hopefully will transition to using this brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

    By Lulu on Aug 9, 2018

    I feed this to my small and large bits to all three dogs. I think this is good quality expensive but worth it for our 4 legged kids. I know that they are getting good food when i buy this.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for my fussy eater

    By Fallon on Jun 1, 2018

    This is the first dry food my dog will eat. The bites are small. He needs a limited ingredient diet for allergies. This recipe is very high in fish and very small in anything else. With it we have cleared up his inflamed colon. The only non prescription food my vet will recommend for him. My son's dog is also on a limited diet and just dove in when he visited with no indigestion form a rapid change of diet. Cant say all dogs can make the change in diet so fast but it did not bother him.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My picky pooch loves it

    By DogMom on Apr 20, 2018

    I have a senior rescue dog who only has 6 teeth, and he’s picky! This kibble small bites are the perfect size, and he waits by the cupboard at breakfast and dinner time waiting to be fed. He loves it.

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