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I hadn’t heard of Artemis until I stumbled across them on the internet. I don’t think their food is readily available, but you can buy it online if you search around.
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★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., 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★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber. are a great source of fibre too. Canola oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food. is a good choice of oil, and this is supported with salmon meal and ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meal. Flax seed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. is good for a healthy, shiny coat, as well as being a source of omega fatty acids. We also have a range of fruits and veggies including chicory root, blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., and raspberries.
What’s good about this food….
Superb ingredients, well thought out.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing worth mentioning.
Bison,Salmon Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes,Peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., Ocean Fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. Meal,Tomato Pomace★★ Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset., Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Natural Flavour,Salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride.,Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Dried Chicory Root,Tomatoes, Blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes.,Raspberries,Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality. Grass Extract, Dried fermentation products of Enterococcus Faecieum,Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Casei and Lactobacillus Plantarum,Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Iron Proteinate★★★★★ Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction., Zinc Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..