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FirstMate Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 58%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 45%

Company HQ

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

Parent company

FirstMate Pet Foods

Sourcing and Manufacturing


Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Dog Dry Food, Kitten Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Wet Food, Senior Dog Dry Food, Puppy Dry Food

Where to Buy

Amazon Chewy Only Natural Pet


  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • Lower than average protein content

Brand Overview

FirstMate pet foods are made with natural ingredients, without GMOs, binders, or artificial colors. The company offers a complete line of wet and dry foods for dogs and cats of all life stages. Many FirstMate pet foods are grain-free. Limited ingredient recipes are available.

How Much Does FirstMate Dog food Cost

We’ve compared FirstMate dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $2.41/lb $2.49/lb -$0.08/lb
Dog Wet Food $0.27/oz $0.31/oz -$0.04/oz
Senior Dog Dry Food $2.68/lb $2.51/lb +$0.17/lb
FirstMate dog food is priced within the average market price for dog food.

FirstMate Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared FirstMate dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 28.52% 30.10% -1.58%
Fat 14.26% 15.92% -1.66%
Fiber 5.69% 5.27% +0.42%

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 43.74% 43.26% +0.48%
Fat 21.85% 22.89% -1.04%
Fiber 2.05% 6.99% -4.94%

Senior Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 20.00% 28.36% -8.36%
Fat 8.89% 13.52% -4.63%
Fiber 0.00% 5.43% -5.43%
All of FirstMate dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog 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.
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Who owns FirstMate dog food?

FirstMate is owned by FirstMate Pet Foods.

Where is FirstMate dog food made?

FirstMate is manufactured in Canada .

Is FirstMate AAFCO approved?

Not, all of FirstMate recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has FirstMate dog food been recalled?

No FirstMate has never been recalled.

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