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

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

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    Best ever food

    By PatW on Dec 14, 2021

    My dog has so many allergies that it was difficult to even find a dog food that she could eat. At first I bought the large kibble but then found after they started eating it that there was a small kibble. My dogs love both but the smaller is better because of their size.

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best ever food

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    My dog has so many allergies that it was difficult to even find a dog food that she could eat. At first I bought the large kibble but then found after they started eating it that there was a small kibble. My dogs love both but the smaller is better because of their size.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good, my little dog does not like.

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food!

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    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

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great food. Just wish the price was better.

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    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

    Excellent choice

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    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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Have picky pups

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    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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good food but INCORRECT SODIUM content stated

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    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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the Small Bites

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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Kibble smell not consistent but dog approved

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    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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