Why should I feed Artie?

At Artie, we believe EVERY family member deserves warm, home-cooked meals. But most of us don’t have the time to prepare food for our pets from scratch, or the knowledge of how to make food that is nutritionally complete & balanced. Every Artie Harvest Bowl has been developed by expert food formulators and approved by our Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® to be perfectly portioned, perfectly nutritious (and delicious), and perfectly prepared by our Artie appliance.

How do you formulate your recipes?

Artie recipes are formulated to be nutritionally complete & balanced and validated under the guidance of our Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist®.

What ingredients and nutrients are used in your recipes?

Every one of Artie’s artisan-inspired Harvest Bowls includes a nutritious blend of freeze-dried/dehydrated proteins, whole fruits and vegetables, healthy grains, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. Visit our recipes page to see a complete list of our ingredients.

Do I need to refrigerate the meals when they arrive?

No! Since our recipes include freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients, they require no refrigeration or freezing. Each Harvest Bowl is sealed and shipped shelf-stable so that it can be stored in your kitchen, pantry, or cabinet.

Does your food meet AAFCO standards?

Yes! Artie Harvest Bowls are formulated to meet AAFCO standards and where appropriate, exceed them based on the direction of our Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist®.

Should I consult my vet before using Artie?

It’s always a great idea to consult with your veterinarian before switching your pet to any new diet. All Artie Harvest Bowls are complete & balanced for adult dogs or cats, unless specifically designated for puppies. All diets meet AAFCO standards and where appropriate, exceed them based on the direction of our Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist®.

Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

Artie appliances and Harvest Bowls are shipped in 100% recyclable cardboard. Each Harvest Bowl meal container is made with 100% recyclable paper with lids made of recyclable aluminum. The containers also contain a polymer (or plastic coating) so please check with your local recycling center as they may not be recyclable in your area. We hate the plastic coating and are working towards a compostable solution. We’re always exploring more sustainable packaging options, so if you have any suggestions for us, please Get in Touch

Is your food "human-grade"?

All our meats/poultry are USDA certified and locally sourced. We formulate our diets to the strict standards of our Board Certified Veterinarian Nutritionist® and hold ourselves to the highest food safety standards - well above what is required by the industry. We are choosing not to pursue a "human-grade" claim at this time. We've done the research and found that most "human-grade" diets can claim no health benefits from doing so. Don't just take our word for it though, check out this article from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine addressing the topic.

Are your ingredients non-GMO?

We are working toward full non-GMO certification for all our ingredients. Although we would love to claim this now, it is something we take very seriously, and we will not add a non-GMO label until we have a certified and verified source for every single ingredient so we can stand confidently behind that label.

How does the appliance work?

Simply fill the water reservoir, insert your pet’s Artie Harvest Bowl, then press the button. The Artie appliance scans the bar code on the bottom of the Harvest Bowl then delivers a precise combination of steam and hot water to lightly cook and prepare your pet's meal. This “blooming” process unlocks the fresh flavors and natural aromas within each ingredient, while creating a nutritious and mouth-watering bone broth your pets will love.

Cooking is complete in about 3 minutes and a melody plays telling you (and your pet) that your Artie Harvest Bowl is ready. Simply peel back the lid, gently stir the delicious bone broth into the meal, and transfer it directly into your pet’s bowl to be served.

Warm, home-cooked meals at the press of a button!

How big is the appliance? Will it fit on my counter?

The Artie appliance is roughly the same size as a traditional coffeemaker and will take up approximately the same amount of space. Product dimensions are roughly 10” wide (from left to right), 11.5” deep (from front to back), and 12” high (from top to bottom).

How do I make sure the food is not too hot for my pet?

With each Artie Harvest Bowl, the appliance will scan a barcode on the bottom of the container that ensures it delivers the right amount of steam and hot water to prepare the meal. After cooking each meal, you'll remove the lid and gently stir the ingredients before transferring the meal to your pet's bowl. This allows the meal to be served at the perfect warm serving temperature or Prey Temperature™ of around 100°F.

What colors does the appliance come in?

The Artie appliance is currently available in 4 colors: Teal, Black, White & Red. We’re always looking for other great colors to add to our assortment. If there are other colors you would love us to consider, please Get in Touch.

Meal Plans
How do the meal plans work?
  1. Take our quiz. You’ll answer a few questions about your pet. Simple and easy. Takes about 3 minutes to complete and you'll feel like a hero.
  2. Select a recipe and an appliance color that compliments your kitchen. Snazzy.
  3. We will ship your new appliance (nice color choice!) and your 15 Day Intro Box, which includes 30 breakfast & dinner servings. After 15 days, you'll automatically receive your next full month of Artie meals. Update your subscription online at any time.
How much does it cost to feed my pet Artie?

Your price depends on your pet’s Artie Meal Plan and how many calories they need each day. Click Get Started now to see your pet's Meal Plan and the associated price.

Do I need to transition my pet to Artie?

Yes, we strongly recommend you provide at least 1-2 weeks of time to help your pet gradually adjust to an Artie diet. Transition instructions will be provided. Please note your 15 Day Intro Box may be slightly lower in calories as compared to your 30 Day Meal Plan. This is meant to make the transition process as easy as possible for you and your pup. After the two-week period, your calories may be adjusted slightly to the final 30 Day Meal Plan.

How often will I receive shipments?

After the initial 15 Day Intro Box, Artie Meal Plans will be shipped to you every 30 days. Each monthly shipment will include 2 perfectly-portioned Breakfast and Dinner servings for each day (60 Harvest Bowls total).

Is shipping free?

Yes, shipping is FREE within the 48 contiguous US states. Sorry Alaska and Hawaii; we wish we could!

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