Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: January 18, 2024

Artemis Osopure Dry Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Artemis Osopure dry cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4.5 stars.

It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

Pros
  • Rich in animal protein
  • Contains probiotics and prebiotics
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • Contains taurine
Cons
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Low in moisture

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The Artemis Osopure dry product line includes one cat food.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Feline Grain-Free Salmon & Garbanzo Bean 4.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Osopure Feline Grain-Free Salmon & Garbanzo Bean was selected for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Osopure Feline Grain-Free Salmon & Garbanzo Bean

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

38.9%

Protein

20%

Fat

33.1%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Salmon, salmon meal, peas, garbanzo beans, sunflower oil, flaxseed, natural flavor, Dl-methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, pumpkin, coconut oil, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus reuteri fermentation product, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, 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


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is salmon meal. Because it is considered a meat concentrate, fish meal contains almost 300% more protein than fresh fish itself. Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations. 1

The third ingredient is peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber. However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this cat food.

The fourth ingredient is garbanzo beans, legumes naturally high in dietary fiber and other healthy nutrients. However, beans contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this cat food.

The fifth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The sixth ingredient is flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

  The seventh ingredient is natural flavor, we’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

The eighth ingredient is DL-methionine. DL-Methionine is an amino acid. This is usually included to improve protein quality of the food. DL-Methionine is seen as a positive addition to this food.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

However this recipe contains sodium this recipe contains sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium. Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.

We note the inclusion of dried fermentation products in this recipe. Fermentation products are typically added as probiotics to aid with digestion

We view the presence of taurine in this recipe as a positive addition.

This recipe receives a 4.5-star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Osopure Feline Grain-Free Salmon & Garbanzo Bean looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 38.9%, a fat level of 20% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 33.1% alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 51%.

This means the Artemis Osopure dry cat food contains near-average protein, near-average carbs and above-average fat when compared to typical dry cat food.

Final Word

Artemis Osopure dry cat food contains an excellent source of carbohydrates, nutrients and protein along with oils and taurine, all to help maintain a healthy active cat.

Has Artemis cat food been recalled in the past?

No, Artemis has had no known recalls.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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About

The Artemis Pet Food Company was founded in 1998 and is currently based in La Habra, California. Artemis adheres to a holistic and all-natural approach to pet nutrition. 

The Osopure range is limited to one dry and a handful of wet foods, all made in the USA with imported ingredients.

Sources

1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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