We’ve rated Artemis cat food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Artemis cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Artemis Cat Food on What Matters
We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. Here’s how it rates in each of these six crucial areas.
- Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
- Ingredient Quality – 8/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 10/10
Overall Score: 7.6/10
In total, we give Artemis cat food a 46 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.
About Artemis Cat Food
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 under the belief that “prevention is the best cure for any disease and that a long, healthy life starts with a high-quality, biologically appropriate diet.”
Artemis pet foods are formulated to exceed industry standards and informed by the latest advances in food technology and nutritional science. According to the company website, this brand performs continuous research and development to produce foods that promote pet health and wellbeing.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
The Artemis website provides very little in the way of details about their products. Their selection is limited to two dry foods and a handful of wet foods, all “made in the USA with imported ingredients,” according to the packaging.
The Artemis Pet Food Company is headquartered in La Habra, California but I was unable to find any specific information about whether they have their own manufacturing facilities or not. I was also unable to find any specific information about the sourcing of their ingredients.
To our knowledge, Artemis has not had any product recalls.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Artemis Offer?
The Artemis Pet Food Company offers an assortment of wet and dry foods for both dogs and cats. Their cat foods are divided among two product lines with a third product line available for dogs.
The Fresh Mix line from Artemis includes three canine and one feline formula. Fresh Mix cat food is formulated for all life stages and made in small batches from multiple sources of protein including chicken and fish.
The Osopure line from Artemis includes both dry and wet cat food products. There is one dry food formula featuring salmon and garbanzo beans as well as five canned foods. Osopure canned foods are made primarily with tuna, but some recipes also contain chicken, shrimp, or salmon. The singular Osopure dry food recipe is a limited ingredient formula made with a single source of animal protein.
What Do Customers Think Of Artemis Cat Food?
Because Artemis’ cat food selection is more limited than their dog food selection, I wasn’t able to find many reviews online. Even Artemis’ most popular Osopure canned cat food has fewer than 30 customer ratings on Amazon. The Osopure dry food has closer to 75 but none of Artemis’ cat products had more than 10 custom ratings on Chewy at the time of review.
While customer ratings for Artemis cat food online are limited, they are largely positive. Numerous customers comment on the quality of Artemis cat food (specifically in comparison to cheaper brands like Friskies) and the price seems right for customers who choose Artemis dry foods.
There will always be cats who simply don’t like a certain brand and the same is true for Artemis. Aside from the preferences of picky eaters, Artemis doesn’t seem to get any major complaints from customers.
Let’s take a look at a few reviews from some of the most popular recipes from Artemis.
“I have tried everything to please all my kitties taste buds. They loved the “Junk” foods that Friskies and Purina made. However, I wanted a healthier option for them to encourage more water in their diets. None of the foods I tried pleased all 4 of my kitties. There seemed to always be waste or a couple would try to bury their food like they do in the litter box. Not a good sign of a raving kitty review. UNTIL THIS!! After introducing a couple flavors of this brand, all my kitties licked their bowls clean. No more trying to “bury” their food. Yay, success!!” – Shopaholic Reviewing Artemis Osopure Canned Cat Food
“The only dry cat food my cat will eat! We used to travel from Arizona to California just to stock up on the food which is unavailable in Arizona. My friend owns a pet store in California who is ultra-passionate about healthy foods and healthy pets. She carries this food because she has researched the ingredients and feels safe selling this product!” – Sheck Reviewing Artemis Osopure Dry Cat Food
“My cats tasted it but didn’t go back to it. It was a no for them. I have such picky cats. Hunt is on I guess to find them some more variety.” – Jojo Reviewing Artemis Osopure Tuna Recipe in Gravy Canned Cat Food
“My cat use to love this food. Then the company went and changed the formula. She is 18 years old in early kidney failure. At this stage in her life she is very picky about her food. Out of desperation i thought I’d try it. She won’t even touch it. The packaged arrived today and I have tried twice to get her to eat it. I know she is hungry because as soon as I opened a different brand she went right to it. Hopefully my other cat will eat it. If not I’ll take the food to the shelter. This is the second brand of food that has changed their recipe at the worst possible time.” – Tabby Reviewing Artemis Osopure Tuna & Pumpkin Recipe Canned Cat Food
What Did Our Test Cats Think?
To test Artemis cat food, I ordered both dry food recipes and the tuna in gravy recipe canned food. The kibbles were both very small and crunchy and my cats seemed to like them. The wet food, however, was much more popular. It featured big chunks of fish in liquid that had more of a broth-like consistency than gravy, but my cats will eat just about any wet food, so it wasn’t a problem.
I appreciate that Artemis canned foods come in the smaller 3-ounce cans because I feed a combination of wet and dry food. For cat owners who prefer a wet food-only diet, however, it might be more cost-effective if Artemis offered the larger 5.5-ounce cans.
Artemis Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Main Protein Source||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Artemis Fresh Mix Feline Formula Dry Cat Food||Dry||Chicken||367 kcal/cup||$0.17 per oz||C|
|Artemis Osopure Tuna Recipe in Gravy Grain-Free Canned Cat Food||Wet||Tuna||65 kcal/3-ounce can||$0.43 per oz||B-|
|Artemis Osopure Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Salmon & Garbanzo Bean Formula Dry Cat Food||Dry||Salmon||361 kcal/cup||$0.23 per oz||C|
How Much Does Artemis Cat Food Cost?
Generally speaking, Artemis cat food is pretty affordable. Their dry foods are both priced under $0.20 per ounce. The wet food is more expensive at about $0.43 per ounce but is similarly priced to popular brands like I and Love and You as well as Earthborn.
To feed a 10-pound cat Artemis dry food would cost between $0.30 and $0.42 per day. Feeding your cat Artemis Osopure wet food would cost closer to $4 per day.
Overall, Is Artemis Cat Food A Good Choice?
Because Artemis doesn’t provide information about how their products are manufactured or where their ingredients come from it’s difficult to make a complete assessment of the brand. That being said, they don’t use any major red flag ingredients and customers seem to approve of the brand as a whole.
The primary downside to Artemis cat foods is the high carbohydrate content. Both dry foods contain starchy peas and other carbs, not to mention plant-based fats as the primary source of fat in several dry and canned food products.
While Artemis cat foods are high in carbs, they’re much higher in quality than cheap brands like Meow Mix but still fairly affordable at less than $0.50 per day. If you’re looking for an inexpensive dry food, you can certainly do worse than Artemis. Their canned foods are going to be more species-appropriate in terms of meat and moisture content but they’re also more expensive, similar in price and quality to Earthborn canned cat food.
Where Is Artemis Cat Food Sold?
You can purchase Artemis cat food in some pet stores and feed stores, though in-store availability may be more limited on the east coast versus west coast. The best place to find Artemis cat food is online through major retailers like Chewy and Amazon or in stores throughout California.