Artemis Dog Food
Artemis Dog Food Review
Artemis dog food is made and manufactured by, Artemis Company. The company was Established 1998 and based in North Hollywood, California.
We highly recommend Artemis dog food and believe that is one of the best dog foods available.
According to its website, Artemis dog food products are tailored with a holistic approach to create… a food that balances all the necessary nutrients and support the natural healing process”.
The Artemis dog food line is subdivided into three main formulas—the Fresh Mix, the Professional Formula, and the Osopure formulas.
The fresh mix formula is designed to meet the specific needs of the different life stages and dogs which need special diets. Osopure has a power formula designed to meet the high protein requirements of pregnant and lactating bitches, and puppies. It has also an immune support formula. There is only one Artemis professional formula.
Among the different variants and formulas of Artemis dog food products, chicken and/or chicken meal is often considered the main animal protein source. Although raw chicken is a good source of protein, it still contains about 80% water thus when it undergoes processing, only about 80% of the meat is left. Since chicken meal is considered as meat concentrate, it contains much higher amounts of protein (approximately 300% higher than raw meat), however the problem lies in the fact that chicken meal is often made from parts of the chicken which have been deemed unfit for human consumption.
Other sources of animal-based protein include turkey and fish. In their raw form, they also contain a considerable amount of water which evaporates or is removed when processing, leaving only a small amount of protein source.
Artemis dog food formulas also incorporate whole grain sources which constitute the carbohydrate component of the diet. Brown rice is an easily digestible complex carbohydrate. Aside from being rich in carbohydrates, barley has a higher glycemic index and is also a good source of fiber. Since millet is gluten-free, it is a hypoallergenic ingredient which is rich in vitamins B and other essential minerals.
Artemis dog food formulas also incorporate sources of omega-6 fatty acids such as chicken fat and certain fish oils. Glucosamine and chondroitin are also incorporated in some formulas to support bones and joints.
Some ingredients which have been met with some form of doubt include tomato pomace, beet pulp, canola oil, and garlic.
Tomato pomace is a by-product when tomato is processed into soup, catsup or juice. Although it has a high nutrient and fiber content, some sees it as an inexpensive filler. There is also a danger of pesticide residue when tomatoes which have been recently sprayed with pesticides are used for processing.
Although beet pulp is rich in fiber and, it is also considered an inexpensive filler.
Canola oil has been lauded for its omega-3 content but many still consider it as an unhealthy fat.
Artemis also claims the addition of probiotics to boost digestive and immune functions. Their products also incorporate chelated minerals that assures easier absorption and utilization of essential minerals in the body.
Many dog owners are satisfied with the quality ingredients present in Artemis dog food. They reported that dogs given Artemis have better energy levels and better joint health.
Since quality does not come cheap, dog owners often gripe about Artemis being an expensive dog food. A few dog owners also reported of allergic reactions in dogs which can be attributed to chicken and/or skim milk.
We highly recommend Artemis and believe that it is a very high quality dog food produced by a responsible company.
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Artemis Dog Food Reviews
Artemis Dog Food Formulas:
- Artemis Small Breed Puppy
- Artemis Small Breed Adult
- Artemis Medium/Large Breed Puppy
- Artemis Weight Management
- Osopure Artemis Small Breed Adult
- Artemis Agarx Immune Support
- Artemis Power Formula
- Artemis Maximal
- Artemis Fresh Mix
Artemis Dog Food Consumer Review
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