FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula Review

FirstMate Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: None

Est. Calories: 94 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • boneless turkey
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

None

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is boneless turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula also contains as top ingredients pea starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet.

This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that cats who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly less fiber than average
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, FirstMate KASIKS Cage-Free Turkey Formula has approximately 94 calories per 100g (26 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other wet cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on September 14, 2019.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Boneless turkey, Water sufficient for processing, Pea Starch, Chicken liver, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Kale, Minerals, (Zinc Proteinate Iron Proteinate Copper Proteinate Manganese Proteinate Calcium Iodate), (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins, (Vitamin E Supplement Niacin Vitamin A Supplement Thiamine mononitrate Riboflavin Biotin Vitamin B12 Supplement D-pantothenic Acid Folic Acid Vitamin D3 Supplement), (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Blueberries, Raspberries, Cranberries, Coconut,


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
10.0%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
0.2%
Carbs: (est)
4.6%
Ash: (est)
2.2%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
45%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
1%
Carbs: (est)
21%
Ash: (est)
10%
Calories: (est)
94/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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