To Our Valued Customers,
FirstMate Pet Foods has been in business for 30 years. We have been producing quality pet foods since the beginning. It was our intention, right from the start, to develop diets that were formulated for quality, health and safety. This is our mission statement. We have maintained a business philosophy that is fundamental to achieving this goal, pets before profits.
First, we produced and tested through time diets that have proven to contain all of the elements of our mission statement. FirstMate and Kasiks products are high quality, healthy and safe.
Second, we invested in our own production facilities in order to have complete control of what we create and produce for our customers.
Third, rather than producing faddish diets, we stayed and stood by our principles to create long lasting healthy formulations so that pets eating FirstMate pet food will have long and healthy lives.
Fourth, during the time when the market was attracted to fresh meat-first diets which often resulted in the dilution of the amount of animal sourced protein in the diet, FirstMate stayed and stood by our nutritional philosophy of using concentrated dehydrated animal protein sources such as chicken meal, fish meal and lamb meal. Formulating with dehydrated animal meals results in high levels of animal sourced proteins in the diet mitigating any risk of diet related DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) should there be conclusive findings of correlation of DCM to low levels of taurine.
Lastly, given the current concern with DCM and grain free diets, FirstMate is reassuring our customers that our continued use of dehydrated animal protein ingredients, as well as the historic inclusion of taurine, methionine and the inclusion of the co-factor choline, will provide all the nutritional requirements for a healthy and safe diet.
In closing, we will continue to provide healthy options to our pet parents and their pets. We will follow our mission statement. The tincture of time has proven that following basic, good and honest management and science-based practices is fundamental to bringing products to market. FirstMate Pet Foods proudly stands by what we have produced and continue to produce for our customers.
President & Founder