Friday, January 8, 2016

Food Friday: Artemis Pro A.L.S.

I got this sample of Artemis Pro A.L.S. at the seed and feed around the corner from my house. This is a value brand, a lot like Fromm Classic and at a similar price point. It only comes in one formula, chicken and brown rice.
dog food and dinosaurs
I was surprised to see that Artemis's bottom-of-the-line food here received the same 3.5 star rating on Dog Food Advisor as their their top-of-the-line OsoPure food. This is probably because all of their foods are primarily plant-based with only a moderate amount of meat in them.

As I've mentioned before, Artemis is basically a dog food marketing company, and their actual products are produced by Diamond Pet Foods. There have been some major recalls due to issues at this facility, so this would not be my first choice for a daily diet.
dog food and dinosaurs

That said, this is a fantastic value brand made from quality ingredients. It contains no by-products or scary stuff, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to someone looking for something better than Pedigree, Beneful, Ol' Roy, Kibbles 'n' Bits, etc. Like Fromm Classic, it's definitely a very high-quality value food. It's not the best of the best, but it's worlds better than the foods you find at the grocery store.

Brisbane, who is allergic to everything (poultry, eggs, corn, barley, sweet potatoes, wtf?!) couldn't taste test this food for me, but Sisci was happy to try it. She's a little more discerning in her tastes but thought the Artemis Pro A.L.S. made for a pretty good dinner. This is an All Life Stages food (that's what the ALS stands for), meaning it is basically puppy food and can be fed to any dog of any age. It's about $0.15 more per pound than Fromm Classic, but Fromm's value line is limited to adult food. Right now, Artemis Pro ALS is my pick for quality puppy food on a budget.

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