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FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food

FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
British Columbia, Canada
Parent company
FirstMate Pet Foods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.27
Cost per day: $0.54
Primary proteins


Boneless Turkey Water Sufficient For Processing Rice Minerals (Salt Calcium Carbonate Monodicalcium Phosphate Choline Chloride Potassium Chloride Zinc Proteinate Iron Proteinate Copper Proteinate Manganese Proteinate Calcium Iodate) Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement Niacin Vitamin A Supplement Thiamine Mononitrate Riboflavin Biotin Vitamin B12 Supplement Folic Acid Vitamin D3 Supplement D-Calcium Pantothenate) Taurine Kale Blueberries Raspberries Cranberries Carrots

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Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 34%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 81%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 68%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 8%

Fat: 8%

Fiber: 0.5%

Moisture: 74%

Ash: 2%

Carb: 7.5%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 30.77%

Fat: 30.77%

Fiber: 1.92%

Carb: 28.85%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 22.9%

Fat: 55.62%

Carb: 21.47%

Our Review

  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to FirstMate since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 FirstMate has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Boneless Turkey Water Sufficient. Boneless Turkey Water Sufficient is Turkey meat sourced from cage-free turkey. This meat is rich in protein, vitamins B, and low in fat. Boneless Turkey Water Sufficient when mixed with other pet dry foods helps promotes muscle development.

The second ingredient is Taurine Kale Blueberries Raspberries Cranberries Carrots.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 30.77% 52.8%
DM Fat 30.77% 17.7%
DM Fiber 1.92% 6.35%
DM Carb 28.85% 13.93%
Caloric Content 1079 kcal/kg 957 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 22.03% less protein
  • 13.07% more fat
  • 4.43% less fiber
  • 12.01% less carb
  • 122 more kcal/kg

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per oz $0.27 $0.43
Price per 100 kcal $0.90 $1.76
Price per day $0.54 $1.05

Analysis Overview

FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food is priced below the average market price for wet cat food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in FirstMate Turkey & Rice Formula Cage-Free Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

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