Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: January 18, 2024

Artemis Osopure Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Artemis Osopure wet 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
  • Single source of high-quality protein
  • Grain-Free
  • Contains taurine
Cons
  • More expensive than the dry product range
  • Contains guar gum

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

The Artemis Osopure wet product line includes five cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Shrimp 4.5 A
Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Pumpkin 4.5 A
Osopure Feline Grain-Free Wholesome Tuna in Gravy 4.5 A
Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Chicken 4.5 A
Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Salmon 4.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Artemis Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Shrimp was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

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

Osopure Feline Grain-Free Tuna & Shrimp

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

80%

Protein

10%

Fat

2%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Tuna, tuna broth, shrimp, natural flavor, tapioca, sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, guar gum, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, celery extract, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, salt, taurine, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese sulfate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, copper glycine complex, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), biotin supplement, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), potassium iodide


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life. This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations.1

The second ingredient is tuna broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The third ingredient is shrimp. Shrimp are small crustaceans closely related to krill. Shrimp is a rich source of many nutrients, including Iodine and Omega 3 fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is natural flavor, natural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 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 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 tapioca, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The sixth 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-3’s, 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 seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

The eighth ingredient is guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product. 

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 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 Tuna & Shrimp looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 80%, a fat level of 10% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 2%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 80% and a mean fat level of 10%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 2% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 13%.

This means the Artemis Osopure wet product line contains above-average protein, below-average carbs and below-average fat when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Artemis Osopure wet cat food  is made from a single source of high-quality animal protein. It has added taurine, an essential amino acid for cats associated with the healthy function of heart muscle and eye sight, and is crucial for maintaining good health in cats.

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: Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials

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