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Artemis Fresh Mix Medium Large Breed Puppy Dry Food Reviews


This food specially designed for the nutritional needs of larger breed puppies has the same mix of fruits, vegetables, and botanicals that the Artemis brand includes in all their products. These are thought to promote a natural approach to disease prevention and healing through prime nutritional status. Feeding your larger puppy an adequate diet is especially important so that he grows at the proper rate. Too-fast growth in larger breed puppies caused by too many calories have been linked to the development of some types of musculoskeletal disorders.

Quick Look

No Nutritional Content Information Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
1 Protein 27% This puppy food contains 3500 Kcal per kilogram, which works out to 327 Kcal per 8 oz cup.
2 Fat 13%
3 Fiber 3%
3 Moisture 10%


You can get this food in a 15 lb bag for around $35.99 or in a 30 lb bag for $59.99.


Main Ingredients

  • Turkey- fresh deboned turkey
  • Fish meal- concentrated cooked fish high in protein and nutrients
  • Chicken meal- concentrated cooked chicken high in protein and nutrients
  • Chicken- fresh deboned chicken
  • Brown rice - whole grain source of easily digestible carbohydrates
Other Ingredients List
Zinc sulfate L-Carnitine
Zinc proteinate Lactobacillus casei
Vitamin E supplement Lactobacillus acidophilus
Vitamin D supplement Kelp
Vitamin B12 supplement Iron proteinate
Vitamin A supplement Green tea extract
Tomatoes Folic acid
Tomato pomace Flaxseed
Thiamine mononitrate Flavor enhancer
Spinach Ferrous sulfate
Sodium selenite Enterococcus faecieum
Salmon oil (a source of DHA) Egg product
Salmon Duck
Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles Dried chicory root
Rosemary extract Dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract
Rice Cranberries
Riboflavin Copper sulfate
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) Copper proteinate
Probiotics Choline chloride
Potatoes Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
Potassium iodide Carrots
Pea powder Calcium pantothenate
Parsley flake Blueberries
Oatmeal Biotin
Millet Barley grass extract
Manganous oxide Barley
Manganese sulfate Ascorbic acid
Manganese proteinate Apples

AAFCO Statement

The company website provided no specific AAFCO statement regarding the nutritional value of this food.

Product Overview

Good nutrition is important for every dog but especially for puppies. Your large breed puppy has particular requirements. Growing too fast due to an overabundance of calories can promote the development of musculoskeletal problems like hip or elbow dysplasia. 

His growth should be gradual. You want to feed him a diet that provides appropriate but not excess calories while still giving him the complete nutrition that he needs. This food has slightly lower calories per cup and a slightly higher percent of protein than the regular adult Fresh Mix recipe.

Review and analysis of the extensive ingredient list show that this kibble is based on whole grains with a significant addition of meat-based protein. Cooked whole grains provide the kind of carbohydrates that are easy for your pet to digest. The protein is probably supplied primarily by the chicken and fish meals, with some addition from the fresh chicken and turkey. 

Much of the weight that places these fresh meats so high on the list comes from water that is lost during cooking. The meals are high-quality sources of protein and nutrients, though it would be nicer to have a named fish source.

The food contains complete vitamins and minerals, including minerals chelated to the protein that are more easily absorbed. Probiotics in several forms encourage healthy bacteria growth in the gut and help to maintain a robust digestive system. Various sources of fatty acids supply these nutrients in the diet that are important for your dog’s skin and coat condition as well as for his general health.

You should feed your dog at first according to the package directions for his size and adjust how much he eats as appropriate to maintain a healthy growth pattern. Some signs that your pup is doing well are if he is energetic, has firm stools, and has a shiny coat.

The Artemis Company has its offices in California but no information was available on the company website about where the food is actually manufactured.

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