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Artemis SOS

Artemis SOS

* SOS is no longer available, but other Artemis brands are available from My Pet Warehouse.

Artemis are a good brand and make some decent foods. I personally believe their Osopure and Pro Power varieties are marginally better, although S.O.S isn’t to be sniffed at.

Duck Meal is the top ingredient. It’s always good to see a meat meal in the top spot, and a sign of a decent food. Duck is a slightly fattier meat than chicken and other sources. Next comes a line up of grains – Brown RiceOatmeal, and Barley. All three are excellent choices of grain, but to me it makes the food a bit too grain heavy. I’d prefer to see more meat content in a pet food.

Brewer’s Yeast is included in this as well as the Pro Power food, which is a shame to see. It’s a by-product of the brewing industry and used to bulk up a pet food cheaply. Nutritionally it has no value to a dog (or cat). It’s relatively far down the ingredient list so not too big an issue, especially as we often see brewers rice and wheat much higher up the ingredients in other more well-known foods. Salt is also fairly high in the ingredients which is a shame.

This food is still pretty good. I’ve given it 4 stars although it’s a low 4 stars. If Osopure is available I’d opt for that.

Available from My Pet Warehouse


Good points…

A meat meal in the top spot, and decent grains.

Bad points…

Brewers rice, and too many grains.

Guaranteed Analysis

* 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%).


Ingredients

Duck Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Brewers Yeast, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, 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 D Supplement, Folic Acid.


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