The Osopure line of pet foods by the Artemis Company are specifically formulated to be grain free as well as full of healthy ingredients. This canned dog food is one of three flavors offered by the brand to provide some extra flavor interest for your pet. You can use it as a topper or a mixer to make his kibble more interesting but you can also feed it for his complete nutrition, since it is fully supplemented with all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Since it is 95% chicken, you are getting high quality protein that you can be sure that your pet will love.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
This canned food provides 264 Kcal per 12 oz can. Note that this is somewhat less than the caloric content of the Artemis Fresh Mix line of canned dog foods. The recommended feeding amount is 3/4 to 1-1/4 can per 15 lbs of body weight per day for adult dogs, up to twice that amount for puppies, and up to three times that amount for pregnant and lactating mothers.
A case of twelve 13 oz cans can be bought for around $29.99, which comes to $2.49 per can. A 30 lb adult dog would use about 14 cans of this food per week if fed as his complete diet.
|March 4, 2013
|Artemis Osopure Chicken Canned Dog Food
- Chicken broth
Other Ingredients List
- Guar gum
- 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 95% Chicken Canned Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
In order to make the label claim of 95% chicken, the requirements are that, if you remove the water (or in this case chicken broth) that is added for processing, chicken must make up 95% of the rest of the ingredients. There are no added vegetables or carbohydrates (grains or potatoes) added to this food so it is virtually pure meat. Guar gum is present as a thickening agent that aids in the canning process and improves the texture of the food as it served. The vitamin and mineral supplementation mean that this food is not only high quality protein, it also has all the nutrients needed for a complete food for your dog.
Review of the nutrition information show that this product is slightly higher in moisture than most other canned dog foods. This makes the protein and fat percentages seem even lower than usual for a wet formulation. Analysis carried out on the dry weight of the ingredients, with all the moisture removed, would show these numbers to be much higher. Remember that moisture content comes not only from the water added for processing but also the high moisture content of the fresh meat itself.
As noted above, this food is noticeably lower in calories than the Fresh Mix canned foods also offered by Artemis, perhaps because the moisture content is higher. This may mean that you would have to feed a higher volume to your pet to maintain his condition, increasing the total cost.
With only four listed ingredients, this food takes a simple approach to nutrition that matches the Osopure philosophy. This food would most likely be enjoyed by your dog and would support growth or maintenance when fed appropriately to a dog in any life stage.
The Artemis Company is based in California, but the company website has no information about the place of manufacture of their products, whether dry or canned foods.