The Artemis brand offers three flavors of Holistic canned dog food that will tempt even the most picky eater. Many dogs prefer wet food and you could use this as a mixer or a topper to add interest to his dry kibble or as a complete food. It has all the vitamins and minerals needed for a nutritional diet. Wet food is also more palatable for dogs that have dental problems. This food is appropriate for all life stages, including puppies, adults, seniors, and pregnant and lactating mothers.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
This food has 132 Kcal per 100 g of food. This means that each 13 oz can has approximately 486 Kcal.
A case of twelve 13 oz cans of Artemis Fresh Mix Lamb canned food costs approximately $22.99, which is around $1.90 per can.
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|Artemis Holistic Lamb Canned Dog Food|
- Lamb — a quality fresh meat ingredient
- Chicken broth — needed for processing, more flavorful than just water
- Ocean fish — high-quality secondary source of protein
- Carrots — high in beta carotene and fiber
- Peas — easily digestible carbohydrates as well as some protein 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 Lamb Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Review and analysis of the ingredients show that this food is made from high quality protein sources with some vegetables added for nutrients and probably for good food consistency as well. The term ‘ocean fish’ is somewhat vague, and it may have been nicer to to use a named fish species. However, fish is often a good source of protein and essential fatty acids. Guar gum is a thickening agent made from a certain kind of bean plant that aids in the canning process as well as improving the consistency of the food as it is served. Some may question the inclusion of brewers yeast. However, unless your pet is specifically allergic to it, it is a nutritious addition that is high in protein and other nutrients. Complete vitamin and mineral supplementation is included as well.
Canned food is naturally high in moisture. That is part of its appeal to your pet after all. However, the high moisture content makes the protein and fat percentages seem abnormally low for a product made with so much meat. An analysis based on the dry weight of the food with the moisture removed would make those percentages jump to the more usual ranges.
Keeping your dog’s weight at a healthy level is important since dogs are subject to some of the same diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, that we are. If you are changing your dog’s food or adding to it, start with the recommended amounts and keep checking to see if he is gaining or losing weight. Change how much he eats if you see an inappropriate difference after a few weeks so that he can keep his lean profile. A healthy dog should be lean and energetic and have a shiny coat. The company recommends that you feed 3/4 to 1-1/4 cans per 15 lbs of body weight per day for an adult dog, up to twice that amount for puppies, and up to three times that amount for pregnant and lactating mothers. An adult dog that weighs 30 lbs would eat around 14 cans of this food per week.
The Artemis Company has its corporation headquarters in California but their website has no specific information about where their foods are manufactured.