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FirstMate Turkey Formula Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

FirstMate Turkey Formula Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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    Very good food

    By joanne on Jul 21, 2019

    The first can that I opened surprised me because of all the liquid at the top. In the past other foods considered "pate" were very solid. Because FIRST MATE has no congealing GUMS, the broth collected at the top and needed to be STIRRED IN. Since becoming aware of the harmful GUMS added, some are even The first can that I opened surprised me because of all the liquid at the top. In the past other foods considered "pate" were very solid. Because FIRST MATE has no congealing GUMS, the broth collected at the top and needed to be STIRRED IN. Since becoming aware of the harmful GUMS added, some are even carcinogenic I carefully read the ingredients of ALL FOODS. All foods by FIRST MATE are on the very short list of healthy foods. I have a lot of kitties and all of them love it. … more

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    Not for my cat

    By myCatsFriend on Aug 4, 2019

    Ingredient list looked good to human, the food smelled good to human. But my cat refused to eat it, I needed to mixed it with other food, but she still didnt have much interest in eating it. Btw, the food was quiet oily when I touched it. I don't recall I had ever toughed a wet food this oily. (But the Ingredient list looked good to human, the food smelled good to human. But my cat refused to eat it, I needed to mixed it with other food, but she still didnt have much interest in eating it. Btw, the food was quiet oily when I touched it. I don't recall I had ever toughed a wet food this oily. (But the fat content wasn't that high in paper) … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cat Food

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    One of my cats loves this food! It even smells good.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    NOT Liked by my Crew

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    On the search always for healthy ingredient food for my five cats. I thought for sure would be a go, but no. One who eats everything ate it, but not with gusto. The rest won’t touch it.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for my cat

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    Ingredient list looked good to human, the food smelled good to human. But my cat refused to eat it, I needed to mixed it with other food, but she still didnt have much interest in eating it. Btw, the food was quiet oily when I touched it. I don't recall I had ever toughed a wet food this oily. (But the fat content wasn't that high in paper)

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Ingredients, Poor Can Design That May Cause Mold

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    1 Can arrived slightly opened- almost imperceptible. However, the can had rotted out and turned to dry, dusty mold which spilled over all the other cans. Chewy refunded, of course, but the problem is the way the can is designed- the top is so delicate it could be opened easily in transport and you wouldn't know. Just a word of caution.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good food

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    The first can that I opened surprised me because of all the liquid at the top. In the past other foods considered "pate" were very solid. Because FIRST MATE has no congealing GUMS, the broth collected at the top and needed to be STIRRED IN. Since becoming aware of the harmful GUMS added, some are even carcinogenic I carefully read the ingredients of ALL FOODS. All foods by FIRST MATE are on the very short list of healthy foods. I have a lot of kitties and all of them love it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    well done First Mate Limited Ingredients

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    My cat has IBD. He is currently recovering from a very bad flair up, vomiting, poor appetite, some diarrhea. He was recently eating a prescription diet food (canned) from vet. Of course he was taken to the vet to rule out Pancreatitis which he also has had a couple of times over the past few years. In my quest to find a good quality food without wheat gluten, corn, rice, peas I ran across First Mate. It is also hard to find a cat food that does not include potential irritants to an already compromised cat's digestive track like carrageenan. Studies seem to show some evidence of carrageenan being an inflammatory ingredient as well as Guar Gum. Then you see powdered cellulose in some form in these My cat has IBD. He is currently recovering from a very bad flair up, vomiting, poor appetite, some diarrhea. He was recently eating a prescription diet food (canned) from vet. Of course he was taken to the vet to rule out Pancreatitis which he also has had a couple of times over the past few years. In my quest to find a good quality food without wheat gluten, corn, rice, peas I ran across First Mate. It is also hard to find a cat food that does not include potential irritants to an already compromised cat's digestive track like carrageenan. Studies seem to show some evidence of carrageenan being an inflammatory ingredient as well as Guar Gum. Then you see powdered cellulose in some form in these foods, basically a paper product, how good can that be? Well some of these products if not all sometimes are in our animal's canned foods. So, I had to jump start my cat by syringing him with this food B/C he really wasn't eating hardly anything I would offer him. This morning he is eating First Mate on his own and I hope this continues as the ingredients are of good quality and I am so impressed that it does not include these potential GI irritants like Guar Gum, Powdered Cellulose and Carrageenan. Thank you First Mate, finally someone "gets it"... … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    FirstMate finished last

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    I thought my cat would like this because it is a wet pate, but he did not care for the food. He ate a little bit and then refused to eat anymore. I was happy with the ingredients, but my cats the boss.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    No more vomiting!

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    Wow! This food stopped my cat's vomiting, and I couldn't be happier for both of us! I think it's because of the exceptionally high quality ingredients it contains, and NONE of the GI irritating (toxic) ingredients so common in other canned cat food such as guar gum, xanthan gum, cassia gum, carrageenan and BPA cans. It is a very moist and smooth pate which my cat loves, and it smells good too. I also love that it's limited ingredient (just turkey, chicken liver and potato) so there's less for my cat to react to. This company has never had any recalls and they have their own cannery in Canada so they have complete production control. Literally, my cat went from vomiting almost every day, Wow! This food stopped my cat's vomiting, and I couldn't be happier for both of us! I think it's because of the exceptionally high quality ingredients it contains, and NONE of the GI irritating (toxic) ingredients so common in other canned cat food such as guar gum, xanthan gum, cassia gum, carrageenan and BPA cans. It is a very moist and smooth pate which my cat loves, and it smells good too. I also love that it's limited ingredient (just turkey, chicken liver and potato) so there's less for my cat to react to. This company has never had any recalls and they have their own cannery in Canada so they have complete production control. Literally, my cat went from vomiting almost every day, to not once yet since starting this food. She has been eating it now for 2 weeks. Worth every penny, I highly recommend it!!! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our cats favorite food

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    Our new vet recommended this for our two domestic cats and they absolutely love it! We had been giving them My BFF prior but the vet said this is much better due to the lack of "bad" ingredients and I couldn't agree more! There seems to me nothing in it they don't love.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful food!

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    I've been looking for a food that doesn't break the bank and can handle a flurry of health issues - Pancreatitis, IBS, Diabeetus. This is it. This food looks good, smells good to me, and MORE importantly than that - it's ingredients are GREAT and my critters both kitties and doggo LOVE IT. They can't get enough of it! I was worried about the potato at first but at 5.5% carbs on a dry matter basis, I'm no longer worried at all compared to what they were eating. That's a great number to see. Note to others, it's considered a pate, but not in the usual sense we're familiar with. Because this had no binding agent's (and that is a WONDERFUL thing) it's more cottage cheese like than the usual tomato I've been looking for a food that doesn't break the bank and can handle a flurry of health issues - Pancreatitis, IBS, Diabeetus. This is it. This food looks good, smells good to me, and MORE importantly than that - it's ingredients are GREAT and my critters both kitties and doggo LOVE IT. They can't get enough of it! I was worried about the potato at first but at 5.5% carbs on a dry matter basis, I'm no longer worried at all compared to what they were eating. That's a great number to see. Note to others, it's considered a pate, but not in the usual sense we're familiar with. Because this had no binding agent's (and that is a WONDERFUL thing) it's more cottage cheese like than the usual tomato paste like pate format. … more

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