This dog food could use more meat. But it does contain high quality ingredients and the grains are some of the better quality grains. We do recommend this dog food, but we also recommend adding some meat.
First Mate Maintenance / Adult Formula Ingredient Analysis

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  2. Pearled barley
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Brown Rice
  5. Chicken fat

Chicken meal is a good meat for dogs.

Pearled barley is a medium grade grain.

Oat meal has been linked to the control of heart disease in humans.

Brown rice is a high quality grain.

Chicken fat all dogs need some fat in their diet and chicken fat is a good fat for dogs.



First Mate Maintenance / Adult Formula Ingredient List

Chicken meal, pearled barley, oat meal, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), herring meal, fish oil, potato flour, tomato pomace, dicalcium phosphate, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, calcium propionate, calcium propionate, sage extract, rosemary extract, garlic oil, minerals (zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, cobalt, selenium), vitamins (vitamin E, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, d-pantothenic acid, thiamine, vitamin A, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin D3), glucosamine

First Mate Maintenance / Adult Formula Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

Protein (minimum) ..............26.0%
Fat       (minimum) ................15.0%
Fibre    (maximum) ................4.0%
Ash      (maximum) ................8.0%
Moisture (maximum) ..........10.0%
Calcium ..................................1.65%
Phosphorous ........................1.16%
Calcium /Phosphorous ratio .....1.4 : 1.0
KCal/Cup As Fed...540 (155grams/8oz cup)

First Mate Maintenance / Adult Formula Recommended Daily Feeding

Dog Weight(lbs) Daily Feeding Cups
3 to 12lbs                       1/2 to 3/4
12 to 20lbs                      3/4 to 1
20 to 50lbs                       1 to 2
50 to 100lbs                  2 to 3 1/2

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