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Artemis are a Californian company and not as large as some of the other US brands we find on our shores. There’s a single recipe in the Osopure “range” which is a fish recipe, and I’d love to see them offer a chicken recipe as well. Contrary to popular belief, a natural feline diet doesn’t really include fish.
Let’s take a look…
Osopure is grain free so that’s a very good start. Cats don’t need grains, period.
The main ingredients are salmon, salmon meal, and ocean fish meal, which are all really good high protein inclusions. Any cat food should be predominantly meat or fish so the largest box is ticked.
The forth ingredient is a rather unusual inclusion of garbanzo beans, more commonly known as chickpeas. It’s another source of protein as well as fibre, and has nutritional merit for cats despite being vegetable. Peas, found in the 5th spot, are a very similar ingredient, making these two veggie very prominent in the food along with the fish.
Chicken fat is included as one of the best sources of energy and essential nutrients, and flaxseed for a healthy heart, skin, and glossy coat. Chicory root is great for the digestive system as a natural prebiotic. We also find a range of fruits, veggies, vitamins and minerals of good sources, to give a very balanced “holistic” food.
This really is a great food which I find hard to fault. Personally I wouldn’t feed a fish diet exclusively, so it’s worth rotating this with a chicken formula of some sort.
Artemis also offer wet food and fresh mix formulas which are worth checking out.
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Superb ingredients, well thought out.
Nothing worth mentioning, but I wouldn’t feed a fish diet exclusively.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Salmon, Salmon Meal, Ocean Fish Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Flavour, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Blueberries, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.