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FirstMate Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

Parent company

FirstMate Pet Foods

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationCanada

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food, Dry Puppy Food

Ratings

64%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 46%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 70%
? 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 49%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 76%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 43%
Pros
  • To our knowledge, FirstMate has never had a product recall
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • FirstMate makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content
  • Price is above market average

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 price to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $3.45 $3.43 +1%
Price per 100 kcal $0.23 $0.22 +6%
Price per day $0.14 $0.13 +8%

FirstMate Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.33 $0.36 -8%
Price per 100 kcal $1.24 $1.32 -6%
Price per day $0.74 $0.79 -6%

FirstMate Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $4.08 $3.45 +18%
Price per 100 kcal $0.29 $0.29 +3%
Price per day $0.18 $0.17 +6%

FirstMate Dry Senior Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $4.33 $3.57 +21%
Price per 100 kcal $0.27 $0.22 +27%
Price per day $0.16 $0.13 +23%

FirstMate Dry Puppy Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

FirstMate Nutrient Profile Comparison

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

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 28.52% 30.03% -5%
DM Fat 14.26% 16.01% -11%
DM Fiber 5.69% 5.37% +6%
DM Carb 42.45% 47.69% -11%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 43.74% 42.92% +2%
DM Fat 21.85% 22.91% -5%
DM Fiber 2.05% 7.10% -71%
DM Carb 24.16% 26.32% -8%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 20.00% 28.44% -30%
DM Fat 8.89% 13.38% -34%
DM Fiber 0.00% 5.48% -100%
DM Carb 64.44% 51.94% +24%

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 31.11% 32.35% -4%
DM Fat 20.00% 17.94% +11%
DM Fiber 8.89% 4.66% +91%
DM Carb 31.11% 44.25% -30%

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 Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 FirstMate has never been recalled.

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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns FirstMate dog food?

FirstMate is owned by FirstMate Pet Foods.

faq-item-image Where is FirstMate dog food made?

FirstMate is manufactured in Canada .

faq-item-image Is FirstMate AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of FirstMate recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has FirstMate dog food been recalled?

No FirstMate has never been recalled.

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