With only 3 ingredients and a fat, this is a very simple dog food . It has been designed for those dogs that have allergies. Today, many dog owners feel that many of the ingredients in dog food are not needed by dogs, it is refreshing to see a food designed with these ideals in mind. While we would prefer to see a meat listed as the first ingredient, there is a good deal of meat in this dog food despite having potatoes as the first ingredient. The senior formula is recommended for aging dogs or dogs that require a weight control food. Overall, we do recommend this dog food.
First Mate Pacific Ocean Fish Senior Ingredient Analysis

  1. Potato http://dogfoodchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/first-mate-trim-and-light-dog-food.png
  2. Herring meal
  3. Tomatoe pomace
  4. Chicken fat
Potato is a decent ingredient in dog food.

Herring meal is a very good meat source for dogs and is very good for their skin and coat.

Tomato pomace is a fiber.

Chicken fat, all dogs need a fat in their diet and this is a very good quality fat.



First Mate Pacific Ocean Fish Senior Ingredient List

Potato, Herring Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Fish Oil, dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, calcium propionate, Yucca plant extract, Minerals (zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, cobalt, selenium), Vitamins (vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, d–pantothenic acid, thiamine, vitamin A, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin D3), glucosamine

First Mate Pacific Ocean Fish Senior 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)………………18.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………......8.0 %
Moisture (maximum)……………10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………..8.0 %
Ash (maximum) ………………..….6.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..0.8 %
Phosphorous ……………………....0.5 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ....1.6: 1.0
KCal As Fed...470 (155grams/8oz cup)

First Mate Pacific Ocean Fish Senior Feeding Guide

Suggested Daily Rations

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

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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup