Petsumer Report Review of the Month
November 2010 Petsumer Report reviews 4 new Cat Treats, 8 new Dog Treats from Evangers Pet Food; 2 new cat foods, 3 cat treats, 1 new dog food 4 new dog treats from Evo Pet Foods; 5 new dog foods and 5 new dog treats from Evolve Pet Food; 2 new cat foods, 9 new dog foods, 1 new dog treat from First Mate Pet Food. 44 new products added this month.
Petsumer Report Online provides reviews, grade of ingredients, country of origin information, warning of risk ingredients, FDA recall information (and more) for 708 cat foods, 99 cat treats, 1047 dog foods, and 233 dog treats; a total of 2087 pet product reviews.
First Mate Pet Foods
First Mate Pet Food is manufactured at company owned facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Meat meal ingredients (example chicken meal) are made from muscle meat only. Fish meal is guaranteed to be ethoxyquin free. For more information visit www.FirstMate.com
Classic Formula Cat Food Dry
Ingredients: Fish meal, chicken meal, pearled barley, oat meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), phosphoric acid, dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, methionine, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, 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).
Red Flag Ingredients: None
US Only Ingredients: Most ingredients sourced from Pacific Northwest, most vitamins/minerals sourced from Europe, some vitamins minerals sourced from Asia, lamb from New Zealand and Australia
Natural Preservatives: Yes
Shelf Life: 18 months
Crude Protein: 32% Crude Fat: 19% Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 10%
Plus: The First Mate Representative told me ingredients are human grade/human quality.
Minus: The mineral listings do not read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption). This food does not appear to contain probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet).
To explain the rating – only the first five ingredients – the majority of the food – are rated and listed in bold type. Grey Font ingredients imply ingredients providing pets little to no nutrition, and Red Font ingredients are Red Flag ingredients that are potentially dangerous to pets. Quality ingredients are listed in bold black font. Five quality ingredients gives the pet food a five Paw Print rating. Four quality ingredients gives the pet food a four Paw Print rating, and so forth. Four Paw Prints is the highest rating possible for a canned pet food. Do not rely on the paw print rating alone; read the Plus/Minus information and manufacturer information at the top of each page.
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