FirstMate Weight Control Limited Ingredient Diet Senior Grain-Free Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

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FirstMate’s Pacific Ocean Fish Weight Control/Senior formula uses only wild fish from the herring family as a single source, novel protein. This reduced calorie or senior diet offers ideal bite size kibble and glucosamine to aid in joint health. 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 diets available in today’s market. FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish Formula is great for rotation or elimination diets. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at our plant located in Chilliwack B.C. Canada with care.

Key Benefits
  • Single source, novel protein & single source carbohydrate, eliminates the risk of allergies derived from chicken. A great hypoallergenic formula
  • Reduced calorie formula, ideal for seniors, less active dogs, or overweight pups
  • Grain-free recipe for a simple, easily digestible meal that’s ideal for rotation or elimination diets
  • Glucosamine to aid in joint health, added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available

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  • Item Number
    88361
  • Weight
    28.6 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Senior
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Weight Control, Gluten Free, Pea-Free, Low-Protein
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: Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, Ocean Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, *Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate, 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, Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Caloric Content

3,060 kcal/kg, 474 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein18.0% min
Crude Fat8.0% min
Crude Fibre8.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Magnesium0.09% max
Ash6.0% max
Calcium0.8% min
Phosphorous0.5% min
Glucosamine100mg/kg
Calcium/Phosphorous Ratio1.6:1
Feeding Instructions
WeightSenior/Less Active Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Daily Feeding (cup)Puppy Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 5 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 3/43 1/2 - 4 1/4
110 - 140 lbs3 - 43 3/4 - 4 1/24 1/4 - 5
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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    She likes it!

    By Ladybug on Oct 27, 2021 top500Contributor

    My dog likes this food, so far, and I like that it has simple ingredients that sound healthy. My only concern is that the kibble seems unusually hard and crunchy. I'm almost afraid her older teeth might break while chewing. I can tell she struggles some while eating, like it's super difficult to chew. Im wondering if the other firstmate foods are as crunchy hard?

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    High cholesterol fix

    By Montysmom on Aug 1, 2021

    Monty loves this food, and when we switched 100% from his old food to this new food, his stomach wasn’t affected at all! I’m happy to find a more natural option for our aging pup.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for kidney issues

    By Noelle on Dec 13, 2019

    I was trying to get my dog to eat the prescription food for kidney disease, but she would spit it out on the floor. This food has lower protein and phosphorous than other foods, not quite as low as the prescription food but close enough that my vet is happy we found something my dog will actually eat. my spoiled girl has gotten accustomed to fish-based foods and none of the prescription foods were fish-based.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Wanted better quality food for dog with kidney disease

    By Dana on Oct 17, 2019

    I recently received my first bag of FirstMate so I can't tell you more than my dog seems to like it. I was told that my dog would have to eat Purina NF prescription dog food for the rest of her life due to kidney disease (she is not overweight) because high quality food contains a high protein content, which apparently makes the kidneys work harder. But the quality of the Purina NF prescription is poor and very expensive. So I am taking a chance on FirstMate because of it's high quality ingredients and relatively low protein as compared to other quality dog foods. It's actually a little less expensive and my dog seems to like it better too.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not recommend

    By bbbb on Feb 3, 2020

    My dog has never been a picky eater but will not eat this

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Noticing a change in my dog already

    By Tami on Jul 28, 2019

    The last bag of food I bought was only a change in flavor and it didn’t agree with my dog. I am still in the process of introducing this food and I can already see good changes in my dog. Her coat is shiny and she is more playful. She has less stomach problems and she wants to eat again. Only drawback is the price and no autoship discount but if this is the food that is best for my baby then I will pay.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog food for large senior dog

    By Myadog on May 1, 2019

    I look for Dog food, specially with low allergy-type fish from N America, also with additional vegetable/fruit containing lots of fiber, made in a Canadian plant, not China or overseas.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Delicious and Helpful

    By Gabby on Jun 9, 2018

    My dogs love Firstmate. So many diet foods are not big hits with our guys. This was a very pleasant find and, we can already see a difference in their weight.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food for seniors

    By Harveysdad on Feb 28, 2018

    Since we switched to this food for our senior akita/shepherd mix (11yrs) He has been doing so much better. His coat shines beautifully and he lost a bit of weight. I usually mix it with a little extra omega 3 and some wet food. We also started to give it to our two little seniors and they like it as well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast Delivery

    By Pepper on Dec 10, 2017

    It was really nice to have a company promise that it would be a quick delivery and it was. Needless to say I've been disappointed by some of the other delivery history at other places I've ordered but chewy.com came through and I received a quality product that my dog loves.

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