FirstMate Turkey Formula Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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Top IngredientsBoneless Turkey, Water Sufficient For Processing, Potato...Boneless/Skinless Salmon, Water Sufficient For Processing, Potato...Boneless Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Pea Starch...Boneless Chicken, Water Sufficient for Processing, Potato...Boneless Turkey, Water Sufficient For Processing , Pea Starch  Brewer'S Dried Yeast...
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Special DietGluten Free, Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free...Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Sensitive Digestion, Gluten Free, Grain-Free...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...
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Food TexturePatePatePatePatePate

About This Item

  • A delicious wet food with 96% protein from free-run turkey, and 4% protein from vegetables.
  • Nutritionally complete and balanced for cats of all ages, from kitten to senior.
  • Limited ingredient recipe completely free of grains, glutens, carrageenan, or guar gum, in BPA-free cans.
  • Simple ingredients make this food a great option for pets prone to food sensitivities or allergies.
  • Manufactured at their family-owned facility in North America with care.

Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

This turkey formula only contains 0.05% Of taurine! That is a very extremely deficiency amount!! Please tell me that is an incorrect percentage or not
Answer by ChewyApr 02, 2020
This variety contains approximately 0.05% Taurine content on an as fed basis (0.22% on a dry matter basis). Per AAFCO recommendations, canned cat food needs to have 0.2% Taurine content on a dry matter basis to be considered a complete and balanced diet. This food is Formulated to meet the Nutritional Guidelines Established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

What is the actual phosphorus content? Thanks.
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2018
The Phosphorus content for this formula is 0.23% on an as fed basis and 1.00% on a dry matter basis.

Where are the ingredients sourced?
Answer by ChewyJan 18, 2021
FirstMate sources their lamb from New Zealand and Australia, their chicken from Canada and some from the USA and the fish from both Canada and fisheries around Peru. The balance of their grains comes from primarily Canada, and the vitamins and minerals from Canada and Europe. They do not source any ingredients from third world countries.

What are the dry matter protein and fat percentages?
Answer by ChewySep 16, 2018
This product contains approximately 50% protein and 18% fat on a dry matter basis.

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45 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 76stan on Nov 22, 2022

cat loves product. great smell

this first mate turkey has a great formula for my Cat. Stopped buying instinct turkey limited, because formula changed for the worst when changed when now made in Thailand

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Spiceboy on Aug 13, 2022

Both Cats like it

It's more like a stew vs. regular cat food, but both cats really like it. Good amount of Protein too. Good ingredients b/c it does not have any peas or lentils, which obviously don't eat naturally.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Meri on Aug 6, 2022

Wish My Cat Liked It

Bought this because a youtube video ranked it as really healthy. However, my cat only sniffed it and tried it for like a second and walked away. :( Is there a way I can get a refund or something?

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sunbird on Jun 11, 2022

Good but not good

Quality, check, cost acceptable, cats actually eating the food.... no. Once again left with a case of food that 9 cats refuse to eat. The quality is good, the texture is good and the moisture is good but still, no. I'm not sure what their issues are but I'm running out of good quality options that are affordable.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Malinkey on Dec 2, 2021

Best wet cat food

Only food with good ingredients that doesn't have pea protein and doesn't give my cat stinky diarrea! Bonus: she also LOVES it!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Shannan on Aug 25, 2021

My cat won't eat it

Good brand but my cat has become increasingly picky about wet cat food and he won't touch this one.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PerryKM on Mar 22, 2021

Only food that doesn't make my cat throw up

I have 3 cats. One normal cat, one early stage CKD cat, and one cat with VERY sensitive digestion. I like this food because everyone can eat it. Don't get me wrong, they PREFER other foods, but this is the only food that everyone will eat, no one throws up, and that's a suitable diet. We've tried all the canned flavors and turkey is the winner. One of my cats prefers the turkey and tuna but the other two like the plain old turkey the most, and the larger can size is more convenient and affordable. We use a phosphorous binder for my CKD cat and she does well on the food. The lack of guar gum and other binders really seems to help with digestion for all 3 cats and reduces stool smell. My sensitive digestion cat is also a very fussy eater and will accept this food. I think the high moisture and good quality protein also helps reduce "waste" that strains the kidneys. Good ratio of calcium to phosphorous. All and all this is a great cat food. In fact, I've tried dozens of different brands from big commercial brands like Sheba and FF Gourmet Naturals, to Blue Buffalo and Dave's, to high end brands like Tiki Cat, Nature's Logic, Weruva, and Instinct LID. This is the ONLY food that works for all 3 cats. What I will say is that the recommended feeding of 1 5.5 ounce can for an 8 lb cat just doesn't seem to be enough - they lost too much weight. We buy the 12 ounce cans and serve 2 a day so everyone gets approximately 1 ounce per lb (all 3 of my cats are 8 pounders.) If they lose interest in the food, we will put some limited ingredient broth or toppers. I hope they never stop making FirstMate because it is truly the only food that works for my whole cat family. When you buy the 12 ounce cans, it ends up being more affordable than a lot of other foods. I've paid more for Blue Buffalo and Soulistic. If you have a cat who is constantly throwing up, then give this food a try! Or if your cats are gassy and have horrible poops, then give this food a try!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SuperFood on Mar 31, 2021

He loves it.

My cat Joey was ripping his hair out with his teeth in chunks and his vet and I decided it must be allergies. We tested him and found out that he is allergic to 6 types of foods. This food is awesome. He also eats the dry.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By nanck on Jan 11, 2021

great product!

bought this food because it is low in phosphorus, as one of my cats has kidney disease! 2 of my cats love it, the third (diva) would rather eat the carpet! it will remain in my rotation!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By reiko on Sep 21, 2020

No chicken liver

I switched my cat to this product after researching wet foods for cats with IBD. None was perfect, but this one was the one we went with with reasonable calories, high protein, no guar gum or other "non-recommended" or common allergy ingredients. The newest formula for this removes the chicken liver (9/2020) which makes this more limited ingredient than before. The texture is good with a lot of liquid surrounding the pate, which can be mixed in for a softer texture. It is more oily than her past wet food. Cat likes it. She seems to have less stomach upset and her stool is firmer.