If you're concerned about proper feline nutrition, ingredient quality, allergies, nutrition profiles, weight loss or simply feeding your finicky cat, the CatFoodDB is the perfect research tool to help you find the best cat foods - the ones that meet your cat's individual needs.
CatFoodDB: Decoding nutrition labels so you don't have to!
According to their website, FirstMate Pet Foods is a family owned and operated Canadian pet food manufacturer who maintains full control over the quality of their ingredients and manufacturing procedures, and introduced pet specialty’s first Grain Free option in 1995.
Recently, FirstMate has also introduced the KASIKS product line, introducing grain free products made in their British Columbia, Canada facility.
Overall, with 18 varieties reviewed producing an average score of 5.9 / 10 paws, FirstMate Pet Foods is an average overall cat food brand when compared to all others brands in our database.
However, due to the nature of their ingredient composition dry foods typically score less than wet foods on average. Hence, it's often helpful to break down the ratings into wet and dry food categories in order to get a more complete understanding of how the brand rates.
Of these 18 products, 14 are wet foods. These wet foods scored on average 6.2 / 10 paws, making FirstMate Pet Foods an average wet cat food brand when compared against all other wet food manufacturer's products.
Hence, the remaining 4 products are dry foods, and scored an average of of 5 / 10 paws, making FirstMate Pet Foods an average dry cat food brand when compared against all other dry food manufacturer's products.
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|FirstMate Cage Free Chicken & Rice Formula|
|FirstMate Cage Free Chicken & Wild Tuna 50/50 Formula|
|FirstMate Cage Free Turkey & Rice Formula|
|FirstMate Cage Free Turkey & Wild Tuna 50/50 Formula|
|FirstMate Grain Free Chicken Formula|
|FirstMate Grain Free Salmon Formula|
|FirstMate Grain Free Turkey Formula|
|FirstMate Grain Free Wild Tuna Formula|
|FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Chicken Formula|
|FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula|
|FirstMate KASIKS Grub Formula|
|FirstMate KASIKS Wild Caught Coho Salmon Formula|
|FirstMate Wild Pacific Salmon & Rice Formula|
|FirstMate Wild Salmon & Wild Tuna|
At CatFoodDB, we calculate two ratings for each product. These values are then combined to create the the overall product score.
The first rating is based on the product's ingredient list. Each cat food product is assigned a value from (low) to (high) paws. Generally speaking, higher ratings are rewarded to those products that contain quality proteins and limit the amount of cheap fillers in their most plentiful ingredients.
The second rating is based on our analysis of the product's published nutritional information. Higher rated products will contain more protein and fewer carbohydrates than average. Each product is assigned a score from to paws based on this nutritional analysis. Please note that the nutritional values used are only an approximation and may not represent "as fed" values due to variations in manufacturing and the laws that specify how these values are reported.
Finally, the nutrition and ingredient ratings are added together to create a score ranging from 1 - 10 paws for the evaluated product.
Please note that although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score does not necessarily indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.
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