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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 77%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 75%
? 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 55%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 86%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 44%

Company HQ

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

Parent company

FirstMate Pet Foods

Sourcing and Manufacturing


Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy

Chewy Only Natural Pet Amazon


  • High protein content
  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • FirstMate makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles


  • None

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 384 dog foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $3.15/lb $2.90/lb +$0.25/lb
Dog Wet Food $0.28/oz $0.30/oz -$0.02/oz
FirstMate dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

FirstMate Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared FirstMate dog food to the other 384 dog foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Wet Food 49.48% 43.25% +6.23%
Dog Dry Food 28.69% 30.23% -1.54%
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?

Yes, all of FirstMate recipes are AAFCO approved.

Has FirstMate dog food been recalled?

No FirstMate has never been recalled.

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