Analyze 1st Choice Canada - Healthy Dog & Cat Food Made in Canada

Health at the heart of our nutrition - Premium dog & cat food made in Canada by a family-owned business established since 1969.

Page load speed analysis

  • First response

    3.3 sec

  • Resources loaded

    17.69 sec

  • Page rendered

    3.35 sec

  • Total page load time

    24.33 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 3.3 sec and then it took 21.04 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page.

Page optimization

  • HTML 46.1 Kb
    Images 1.69 Mb
    Javascripts 106.61 Kb
    CSS 164.43 Kb

    In fact, the total size of main page is 1.91 Mb. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 65% of websites need less resources to load.Images take 1.69 Mb which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 46.1 Kb
    • After minification 42.88 Kb
    • After compression 10.6 Kb

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 10.6 Kb or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 1.69 Mb
    • After optimization 1.63 Mb

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. 1st Choice needs image optimization as it can save up to 1.63 Mb or 96% of the original volume..The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 106.61 Kb
    • After minification 100.21 Kb
    • After compression 31.98 Kb

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 31.98 Kb or 30% of the original size.

    • Original 164.43 Kb
    • After minification 157.85 Kb
    • After compression 37.82 Kb

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 37.82 Kb or 23% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • gtm.js
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Our browser made a total of 58 requests and 3 domains to load all elements on the main page.We found that 83% of them (48 requests) were addressed to the original,7% (4 request) were made to fonts.gstatic.comand 7.% (2 request) were made to less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.3 sec) relates to the external

Additional info on


The browser has sent 51 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of 1st Choice. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.









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Good result

IP address uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace



DNS records

Type Info
MXMX preference = 10, Mail exchanger =
MXMX preference = 0, Mail exchanger = 2031148567 10000 2400 604800 3600
TXT"v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4: ?all"

Language and encoding

Normal result


N/A da language flag


EN-CAsv language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our system also found out that main page’s claimed encoding is UTF-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

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HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate.Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 80% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 5150 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Canada or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of 1st Choice. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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