If your dog finds dry food difficult to eat because of dental problems if he just prefers the moisture and taste of wet food, this is one of three canned food offerings of the Artemis brand that will most likely please your pet. You can feed it as a mixer or a topper to add interest to dry kibble or it can be used for complete feeding because it contains all the essential nutrients needed for health. You can use this food for feeding puppies, adult dogs, or gestating or lactating mothers.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
This product provides 187 Kcal for every 100 grams of wet food. This is approximately 689 Kcal in every 13 oz can. Note that the beef flavor is significantly higher in calories than the chicken and lamb flavors of this canned dog food.
This canned food can be bought in a case of twelve 13 oz cans for $22.99. This comes to $1.90 per can. A 30 lb adult dog would probably consume 14 cans of this food per week.
|March 4, 2013|
|Artemis Holistic Beef Canned Dog Food|
- Beef — fresh deboned beef
- Chicken broth — a tasty alternative to plain water that is needed for processing
- Beef liver — good source of nutrients
- Ocean fish — a high protein ingredient
- Carrots — high in beta carotene and dietary fiber
Other Ingredients List
- Guar gum
- Dried brewers yeast
- Poasssium chloride
- Choline chloride
- Vitamin/mineral premix: Vitamins (Vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate [source of Vitamin C], thiamine mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], riboflavin supplement [source of Vitamin B2], folic acid, Vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, Vitamin D supplement), Minerals (zinc sulfate, iron sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, selenium yeast, potassium iodide)
Artemis Beef Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
If you just judged by looking at the nutritional content information you might think that this food was low in protein. The high moisture content of wet food, however, only makes it seem that way. If you could see the analysis of the food with the moisture content removed, the actual protein and fat content would be quite a bit higher. The food appears to be made of quality ingredients with beef, beef liver, and fish as the protein portion. It may have been nicer to have a named species instead of the nonspecific ‘ocean fish.’
Carrots, peas, and potatoes provide nutrients and carbohydrates. Guar gum is a thickening agent used to give the food a good consistency and to hold it together as it is being served. Some may take issue with the inclusion of brewers yeast, a by-product of making beer. However, it is a good source of protein and some other healthy nutrients. It is possible, however, that some animals may be allergic to yeast. This product does not include the same wide variety of fruits and botanicals that are in the dry kibbles. However, the vitamins and minerals added to this food provide the nutrients necessary for it to be considered a complete diet.
Analysis and review of the ingredients show that this canned food is meat-based and contains no grains. It is judged nutritionally appropriate for all stages of life. Directions indicate that you should feed your dog between 3/4 and 1-1/4 cans of food per 15 lbs of body weight per day for an adult, up to twice this amount for puppies, and up to three times this amount for gestating and lactating bitches. Since this product is higher in calories than the other flavors, make sure to monitor your dog’s weight carefully so that he keeps his lean profile.
The Artemis Company has its headquarters in California but there is no specific statement on the company website about the sources of their ingredients or where their canned foods are manufactured.