FirstMate Small Bites Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Original Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free 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
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    Canada
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet
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 Supplment, 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 Protein 23.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% min
Magnesium 0.1% max
Ash 7.0% min
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorous 0.75% min
Glucosamine 100 mg/kg
Feeding Instructions
Weight Senior / Less Active Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Daily Feeding (cup) Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
3 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 - 3/4 3 1/2 - 4 1/2
110 - 140 lbs 3 - 4 3 3/4 - 4 1/2 4 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

    Impressive story

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Deal Ever

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    You get way more food for less money and the best part is it comes to your door.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food

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    I have always rotated using Orijen, Acana, or Wellness Core but was looking for a good quality kibble with lower phosphorus due to my dog having some elevated kidney level readings on a recent blood test. I now make homemade low phosphorus wet food for her but want to supplement with a small amount of kibble. The prescription KD specific dry dog foods are not good quality so I researched and found this formula is fairly low in phosphorus yet still really good quality. I had my dog tested, then switched to using this to supplement her wet food diet for 1 month and had her re-tested and her phosphorus and other readings are now in the normal range. Other benefits have been much less itching/chewing I have always rotated using Orijen, Acana, or Wellness Core but was looking for a good quality kibble with lower phosphorus due to my dog having some elevated kidney level readings on a recent blood test. I now make homemade low phosphorus wet food for her but want to supplement with a small amount of kibble. The prescription KD specific dry dog foods are not good quality so I researched and found this formula is fairly low in phosphorus yet still really good quality. I had my dog tested, then switched to using this to supplement her wet food diet for 1 month and had her re-tested and her phosphorus and other readings are now in the normal range. Other benefits have been much less itching/chewing and her coat looks really good. She also seems to like the taste and transitioned with no issues. Highly recommend giving it a try … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dogs refused to eat this food

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    I have 2 dogs. One dog will eat anything and the other is slightly finicky. Both dogs would not eat this food, waste of money for me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Origen to First Mate

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    used Origen for our two dogs, and on a recommendation tried First Mate. Our dogs love First Mate all flavors but no chicken due to chicken allergy. Service from Chewey the best. Always arrives in 2 days.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't agree with my dogs

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    I hesitate to give this food a negative review because it might not be the food- it could be my dogs. One of my dogs got more reflux on this food and the other one's skin problem worsened. It seems to be high quality so I would thinkI it could be the quirks of my dogs. My first dog does better on canned and needs pepcid before each meal but I wanted to giver her a bit of dry for more substance but it didn't work out.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Dog Really Likes it!

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    I didn't know if my small, 12.5 lb., MinPoo/Jack Russell Terrier/Mix would like the Pacific Ocean Meal, but he did. I'm glad the "Small Bites" is available. I would like a smaller size bag though.

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