I hadn’t heard of Artemis until I stumbled across them on the internet. I don’t think their food is readily available, with My Pet Warehouse being the only place I’ve found that stocks it.
I’ve decided to review the rather unique Bison & Garbanzo variety. If you don’t know what garbanzo beans are then I’ll forgive you, they’re chickpeas – an excellent ingredient and great source of fibre, lecithin, potassium, and vitamins A, B, and C. With quality ingredients like that it sticks out from the crowd, and I’m excited about this food. It’s also one of the few grain free dog foods available in Australia, which is great for dogs that suffer allergies.
Bison is a quality ingredient, found in a few decent pet food brands including Canidae. We need to be mindful of the fact it’s weighed before cooking and mostly water, but that’s okay as it’s backed up by salmon meal, another quality meat product packed with protein and nutrients. Garbanzo is very unique in a pet food, but it’s great for dogs as previously mentioned.
Next comes sweet potato and potato, arguably the best carbohydrate source in pet food. Peas are a great source of fibre too, as well as protein.
Canola oil is a good choice of oil, and this is supported with salmon meal and ocean fish meal. Flaxseed is good for a healthy, shiny coat. There’s a range of fruits and veggies as well, including chicory root, blueberries, and raspberries.
The food is slightly on the low side for protein (24%), with chickpeas and peas being a constituent of this, so it may be more suited to older or less active dogs. Otherwise the ingredients are well chosen and it feels very balanced to me. If you’re looking for higher protein, then have a look at Artemis Pro Power.
Where to buy?
Superb ingredients, well thought out.
Nothing worth mentioning.
* 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%).
Bison,Salmon Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes,Peas, Canola Oil, Ocean Fish Meal,Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Natural Flavour,Salt,Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root,Tomatoes, Blueberries,Raspberries,Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass Extract, Dried fermentation products of Enterococcus Faecieum,Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Casei and Lactobacillus Plantarum,Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.