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  • Is the 1st Choice brand recognized by agencies specializing in animal nutrition?

    The 1st Choice brand meets very strict quality criteria. The nutritional value of these products respect the standards set out by the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials).

  • What makes 1st Choice different from the other brands?

    The 1st Choice brand consists of a new generation of great tasting superior quailty dog and cat food that helps your pet stay as healthy as possible. 1st Choice guarantees that our dog and cat food meets the nutritional needs of your pet - now more than ever!

    Our pet food formulas contain specially selected vitamins and minerals that reduce the risk of chronic or metabolic diseases by strengthening your pet's immune system.

    See the information sheets for each product.

  • Should I choose a specific or a generic food for my pet?

    In the interests of promoting your pet's health, it is recommended you choose a formula that meets your pet's specific needs, based on the following criteria :


    • Age: puppy or kitten, adult or senior
    • Size: small, medium or large (dog breeds)
    • Physical condition: growing, maintenance, overweight, pet with allergies, working dog, pregnant cat, cat with a tendency to get hairballs, etc.
  • Why should I choose a 1st Choice product

    1st Choice is manufactured by a family-owned company established in Boucherville, Quebec in Canada since 1969. Since Day 1, our priority focus is quality:


    *Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment rival those of the most modern plants in the industry.

    *Our control protocols are strictly followed, as our factory is under a HACCP certification.

    *Our laboratory verifies the quality of our products at every stage of the manufacturing process, from the arrival of the raw materials at the plant to the finished product.

    *Our formulas are constantly reviewed to improve their performance.

    *Our team of nutritionists and extrusion technicians work closely together to prepare superior quality mixtures that taste great.

  • How do I introduce a new brand or type of food to my pet?

    When you must change your brand or type of pet food, you should progressively introduce the new brand by giving your pet a small quantity of the new food and slowly increase its amount while reducing the amount of the old food. This transition period may last anywhere from 7 to 10 days.

    Progressively introducing a new brand of food will avoid having your pet suffer from digestive problems.

  • What is the shelf life of 1st Choice food products?

    All 1st Choice formulas have a shelf life of 16 months. The expiration date is written on the back of each packaging.

  • Is there a difference in the size of the daily serving of a superior quality brand and a cheaper brand?

    The amount of the serving sizechanges from one product or brand to the next. Foods providing greater levels of metabolizable energy are served in smaller portions. Generally, portions are smaller for higher quality brands than lower quality brands.