Artemis Fresh Mix Weight Management Formula Dry Dog Food

Editor's Review: 4 / 5.0
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In keeping with the holistic philosophy of the Artemis brand, this dog food has fruits, vegetables, botanicals, and probiotics that are included to help boost your dog’s nutritional status. The Fresh Mix Weight Management formula lowers calories by reducing protein and greatly reducing the fat to enable an overweight pet to lose weight gradually while still allowing him to eat the same amount. A complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals provides healthy nutrition while he is on his way to a healthy weight.

Quick Look

Nutritional Content Information

  • Protein 20%
  • Fat 6%
  • Fiber 3%
  • Moisture 10%

Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup

This food provides 3293 Kcal per kilogram of kibble, which works out to 308 Kcal per 8 oz cup. This is fewer calories per cup than the regular Fresh Mix recipe so that your pet can eat the same amount but still reduce calories.


Three different size bags are available. The 4 lb bag costs on average $11.99, the 15 lb bag $34.99 and the 30 lb bag $49.99.

March 4, 2013
Artemis Fresh Mix Weight Management Formula Dry Dog Food


Main Ingredients

  • Rice — probably white rice, a source of digestible carbohydrates
  • Chicken Meal — a high-protein rendered chicken product
  • Chicken — fresh meat
  • Turkey — fresh meat
  • Barley — whole grain that supplies carbohydrates, fiber and nutrients

Other Ingredients List

  • Oatmeal
  • Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
  • Tomato pomace
  • Salmon meal
  • Potatoes
  • Flaxseed
  • Flavor enhancer
  • Salmon
  • Duck
  • Salmon oil (a source of DHA)
  • Fish meal
  • Choline chloride
  • Dried chicory root
  • Dried skim milk
  • Kelp
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  • Bluberries
  • Spinach
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary extract
  • Parsley flake
  • Pea powder
  • Green tea extract
  • Barley grass extract
  • L-Carnitine
  • Enterococcus faecieum
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles
  • Dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract
  • Vitamin E supplement
  • Iron proteinate
  • Zinc proteinate
  • Copper proteinate
  • Ferrous sulfate
  • Zinc sulfate
  • Copper sulfate
  • Potassium iodide
  • Thiamine mononitrate
  • Manganese proteinate
  • Manganous oxide
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Vitamin A supplement
  • Biotin
  • Calcium pantothenate
  • Manganese sulfate
  • Sodium selenite
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Vitamin B12 supplement
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin D supplement
  • Folic acid

AAFCO Statement

No AAFCO statement was found on the product website.

Product Overview

This product is billed as a weight management tool and it achieves its purpose mainly by having a notably reduced fat content as compared to the regular Fresh Mix adult recipe. The protein percentage is lowered as well, bumping one of the grain components of this food into first place on the ingredient list. Since it is not specified otherwise, the first ingredient is probably white rice, with chicken meal supplying the bulk of the protein and fresh chicken and turkey contributing to the protein as well. Barley and oatmeal are both whole grains that supply fiber and nutrients to the diet as well as carbohydrates.

There are several other high quality ingredients, including chicken fat, salmon oil and flaxseed (good sources of essential fatty acids) as well as a complete vitamin and mineral regime. The minerals are present in two forms. The kind of mineral that is chelated to protein tends to be absorbed and used more readily. The bacterial probiotics are believed to encourage healthy growth of good bacteria in the gut, contributing to a robust digestive system. The only potentially controversial ingredient is tomato pomace, which the material that is left when tomatoes are made into soup or ketchup. This material is naturally abundant in fiber and nutrients but some people are concerned about the possible presence of pesticide on the tomato skin. Review and analysis seems to show that this food is primarily grain based with a significant meat contribution. There are no wheat, corn or soy products in the food.

Since you will be using this as a weight management tool, be sure to measure your pet’s weight regularly and change how much you feed him if you are not seeing the desired results. A healthy dog should look lean and act energetic.

The Artemis Company is based in California but there is no information on the company website about where their dog foods are actually manufactured.


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