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Author Topic: First Mate Grain Free Cat Food  (Read 5062 times)
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Laurie
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« on: January 30, 2008, 09:50:08 AM »

 Please post any experiences with this food here.
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Sandi K
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 02:52:53 PM »

I was wondering if anyone has used this food and if so, what was your experieince.  What do you think of the ingredients in the cat food, and they do have grain free dog food too....

http://www.firstmate.com/about_us.aspx


Herring meal, potato, chicken fat (reserved with mixed tocopherols), whole blueberries, dicalcium phosphate, dl-methionine, choline chloride, calcium propionate, yucca plant extract, minerals (zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, cobalt, selenium), vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, d-pantothenic acid, thiamine, vitamin A, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin D3), glucosamine.
FEED ANALYSIS:
Protein (minimum) .......................................... 42.0%
Fat       (minimum) .......................................... .18.0%
Moisture (maximum)…………………………...........10.0%
Fibre    (maximum) .............................................3.0%
Ash      (maximum) .............................................6.0%
Magnesium ……………………………………............0.089%
Calcium.................................................................1.9%
Phosphorous.........................................................1.3%
Cal/Pho Ratio...........................................................1.5
KCal/Cup As Fed.................570 (155grams/8oz cup)
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 05:11:54 PM »

I haven't used it because it is a fish based food and don't want to risk it since about half the cats i take care of are males.  It also doesn't list taurine levels in the analysis which is enough for me to not feed a cat food.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 07:30:00 PM »

Oh I hadnt even noticed it not listing taurine!  Thank you for pointing that out, what would I do without Itchmo!
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TBOBINA
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 10:53:24 AM »

First mate has a new lineup of Grain free cat/dog foods (canned) Limited ingredients with no Carageenan, or Guar gum
The different flavours are chicken, Turkey, or Salmon.
If you feed your cats all wet you can also buy the large cans of the dog food, as it is the same exact ingredients as the cat, just bigger cans.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 06:31:10 AM »

I really wish these companies would make their limited ingredient diets consistent.  The turkey flavor is made with chicken liver.  Newsflash, there are those of us here with cats who are allergic to chicken.  Sheesh.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 07:03:02 AM »

TBOBINA, are those wet foods the pate type or shredded? 
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 05:17:28 PM »

The salmon flavor is pate, soft and smells/looks just like ground salmon.  It does have potato but I think the only other ingredients are the supplements, and parsley at the end of the list.  The can is a heavy dark metal, probably steel.  I wonder who cans them.  It looks like they have their own plant, but I think it's just for dry food.

Just found this, not sure if this means it's actually canned at the human-grade facility:
http://www.firstmate.com/cat-food/canned-limited-ingredient/
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 07:12:40 PM »

Food looks good and it does appear it is manufactured in a human grade facility.  I was going to tell my daughter about it, but it appears that it is mostly available on the West Coast here in the states. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2013, 01:52:35 PM »

TBOBINA, are those wet foods the pate type or shredded? 
They are all pate. Update not feeding this wet food as it seems my cats started to drink far more water eating this. So I  look at ingredients again, looks like a lot of salt in the ingredients, so scratching that off my list.
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