Artemis Fresh Mix Cat Food Review

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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 Fresh Mix “range” for cats. Let’s take a look…

Artemis Fresh Mix Cat Food Review

Cats need meat and meat products for their core nutritional needs. Sadly most dry cat foods are a combination of meat and cheaper stuff, like grains, and this is no exception. The first two ingredients are Chicken and Chicken Meal, but it’s likely the top five are very prominent. We need to consider the Peas, Barley, and Rice Bran as key ingredients, and it’s sad to see all of these.

When we consider the food is 30% protein, 20% fat, and I estimate around 1/3rd carbs, it doesn’t sit too badly against other higher carbohydrate cat foods. Unfortunately the 30% protein, despite being mostly from the chicken, will also be from peas which is not as digestible for a cat.

There are some pluses with the food, such as natural preservatives, salmon, flaxseed, fruits and veggies, and a more considered list of vitamins and minerals. The ingredients aren’t too bad as a whole (except perhaps rice bran), but it still errs towards a non-carnivorous diet.

If you choose to feed this food you could always add some real “fresh mix” to your cat’s diet by offering him or her some fresh meats, organs, fish, or perhaps a quality wet food.

Artemis Fresh Mix Cat Food Review

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Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Barley, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavour, Salmon Meal, Flaxseed, Sodium Bisulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Kelp, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Cranberries, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass Extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Saccharomyces Cerevesiae Fermentation Solubles, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract., Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement ,Manganese Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

7 Total Score

PROS
  • Chicken
  • Decent inclusions
  • Naturally preserved
CONS
  • Grains, grains, peas

5 Comments
  1. I’m trying to work out the best for a new kitten. I feed my 12 year old cat Osopure but noticed it says for cats and kittens of all ages. Would this be suitable for an 8 week old kitten onwards or would you recommend kitten specific food?

  2. Hi – after feeding my Kitty (14 months old) a mix of raw, dry and wet..and been devastated he doesn’t like any Ziwi Peak and other good/nutritious wet food brands – he seems to have taken a liking to Osopure WET food(yay)…by reading the ratings here for dry which is pretty good, does anyone have any info on the wet?

  3. hm, I’m wandering why so many people wouldn’t want to feed their pets with fish based diets? What’s wrong with that?

    • Hi Sasha, fish is a great source of omega-3, protein, and other nutrients, but it shouldn’t be fed continuously due to build up of toxic metals, chemicals, and pesticides which a lot of seafood can be contaminated with. There’s also a risk of thiamine and vitamin E definiciencies which may occur with prolonged feeding. That said, no food should be fed over an extended period so it’s well worth rotating and varying diet.

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