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FirstMate Small Bites Australian Lamb Meal Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 20 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Potato (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 1 other sketchy ingredient, Tomato Pomace.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this FirstMate recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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FirstMate
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 20 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 1 Sketchy Ingredient

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe FirstMate Small Bites Australian Lamb Meal Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Potato
All-Natural
20 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Choline chloride, Calcium propionate (preservative), Minerals (zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt carbonate, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, D-pantothenic acid, Thiamine hydrochloride, Vitamin a supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement), Taurine, Yeast extract (a source of prebiotics) glucosamine hydrochloride
Nothing sketchy
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
Tomato pomace
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Potato, Lamb Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat* (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Blueberries, Raspberries, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, D-Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, Yeast Extract (a Source of Prebiotics) Glucosamine Hydrochloride.