This canned food by Artemis is one of three flavors offered by the brand that can give your pet an interesting alternative to the usual kibble. This chicken flavor is made from a minimal list of healthy ingredients and fully supplemented with vitamins and minerals. It can be used as a mixer and topper or for complete feeding since it contains all the elements necessary for a nutritional diet. Wet food is not only more appetizing to a picky eater, it is easier to eat for an older dog that might have dental problems.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
This food provides 133 Kcal for every 100 g of food. This comes to approximately 490 Kcal per can.
This canned food can be purchased in a case of twelve 13 oz cans for $22.99, which comes to about $1.90 per can.
|March 4, 2013|
|Artemis Holistic Chicken Canned Dog Food|
- Chicken —fresh deboned chicken
- Chicken broth — a more flavorful alternative to the water needed for processing
- Ocean fish — a good source of protein
- Carrots — provides beta carotene, other nutrients, and fiber
- Peas — supplies digestible carbohydrates, nutrients, and fiber
Other Ingredients List
- Guar gum
- Dried brewers yeast
- Potassium 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 Chicken Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Review of the ingredients show that Artemis Fresh Mix Chicken canned food is made with chicken as its primary ingredient with other protein contributions made by ocean fish and peas. It may have been nicer to see a named fish species rather than the more vague term, but this is a quality source of protein. Carrots, peas, and potatoes are added for nutrients, fiber, and probably for food consistency as well. Guar gum is present as a thickener to add in the canning process and to improve the consistency of the food. Though it is possible that some dogs may be allergic to it, brewers yeast is a good source of protein and nutrients.
The food contains a full spectrum of vitamin and mineral supplements so that you can be sure that your dog is getting all the appropriate nutrients. When feeding your dog a new kind of food, keep an eye on his condition to see if the food agrees with his system. Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is important for his overall health, since dogs can be subject to some of the same metabolic diseases, like diabetes, that people are. Begin by feeding the recommended amounts and increase or decrease how much he eats if you start seeing a notable gain or loss of weight. Healthy dogs are lean and athletic and should have plenty of energy.
At first glance the protein and fat levels may seem to be rather low but you must keep in mind that these are based on weight. Wet food naturally contains a high water content, and analysis based on the dry weight of the food would reveal these percentages to be much higher.
It is recommended to feed 3/4 to 1-1/4 cans per 15 lbs of body weight per day for adults, up to twice that amount for puppies, and up to three times that amount for pregnant or lactating bitches. A 30 lb adult dog would consume about 14 cans of this food per week.
This product seems to be a healthy food that your dog will probably love, since most dogs enjoy wet foods more than dry kibble. Other flavors are also available that may increase flavor interest for your pet and encourage even those who seem to pick at their food.
The Artemis Company is located in California, but there is no specific information on their website about where their foods are manufactured.