Castor & Pollux Dog Food

Castor & Pollux Dog Food Review

Castor & Pollux Dog Food

Castor & Pollux Pet Works is a premium pet food manufacturer started by Shelley Gunton and her husband Brian Connoly in the year 2000 in Oregon USA.

Castor & Pollux Natural Petworks pride themselves in being the first to produce a premium quality line of natural specialty food and supplies for pets. The company’s website claims that all their pet food formulas are “crafted with natural and organic proteins plus real fruits and vegetables…”

We believe strongly recommend Castor and Pollux brands, especially Organix formulas and believe this is one of the best dog food brands available today.

Castor and Pollux dog food products are marketed in three dog food brands—Organix, Natural Ultramix, and Good Buddy.

The Organix line of dry dog food includes—Organix Adult Dog, Organix Weight Management, and Organix Puppy.

The Natural Ultramix dry dog food line includes—Natural Ultramix Large Breed, Natural Ultramix Lamb and Rice, Natural Ultramix Puppy, Natural Ultramix Adult Dog, and Natural Ultramix Weight Management.

Good Buddy is the company’s line of dog food treats.

Among the Castor and Pollux Ultramix dog food line, four meet the AAFCO nutrient profile for adult maintenance while formula meets the standard for puppies.

The Castor and Pollux Organix product line has two formulas that satisfy the AAFCO nutrient standards for adult maintenance and one formula for puppies.

The protein component of the dog food lines is derived primarily from meat-based proteins including organic chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, and salmon meal. The protein value of the dog food is further increased with the addition of plant-based protein sources such as peas.

Although the first ingredient for both the Ultramix and Organix lines is organic chicken, it is still considered raw meat with almost 80% water content. Upon processing, water is lost and what’s left is only a fraction of the original ingredient.

It is for this reason that chicken meal, turkey meal, or salmon meal is added, usually as the second or third ingredient. Meat meals are also called meat concentrates which can provide 300 percent more protein to the ration compared to fresh or raw sources.

Both Organix and Ultramix dry dog food formulas are high in carbohydrates. Almost half of the ration is made up of carbohydrates derived from milo, ground whole oats, ground whole barley, brown rice, dried bananas, brewer’s dried yeast, organic brown rice, organic millet, and organic oats.

Most of these carbohydrate sources are claimed to be organic particularly in the Organix dog food line. They are mostly complex carbohydrates which are easily digestible and provide natural fiber in the diet. Millet is gluten-free grains which are hypoallergenic and rich in B-vitamins.

Among the many ingredients of Castor and Pollux dog food products, tomato pomace and brewer’s dried yeast received the most flack because these ingredients are often considered as an inexpensive pet food filler. Yeast has also been linked to increasing the risk of developing Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, a life-threatening condition.

Many dog owners like the fact that Castor and Pollux dog food formulas do not contain any form of corn particularly among the first five ingredients of each ration. Good results have been reported in dogs given any Castor and Pollux dog food products including shiny hair coat, high energy levels, and better skin condition.

A couple negative reviews arise from hypersensitivity reactions to chicken and chicken meal which are popular dog food allergens. There are also dogs which suffer from grain-based allergies. Dog owners also comment on the Castor and Pollux dog food products to be a bit expensive.

Overall, Castor and Pollux dog foods are some of our highest rated formulas. We strongly recommend this brand.

Please visit the links listed below for Castor and Pollux dog food reviews by formula.

Have a comment or question about our Castor and Pollux dog food review? Want to share your experiences with others? We welcome your comments!

Castor & Pollux Dog Food Formulas:

  1. Natural ULTRAMIX Adult Canine Formula
  2. Natural ULTRAMIX Large Breed Adult Canine Formula
  3. Natural ULTRAMIX Puppy Formula
  4. Natural ULTRAMIX Lamb & Rice  Formula
  5. Natural ULTRAMIX Weight Management Formula for Dogs
  6. Natural ULTRAMIX Canned Adult formulas (3 flavors)
  7. Natural ULTRAMIX Canned Puppy Formula (1 flavor)
  8. ORGANIX Adult Formula Dog Food
  9. ORGANIX Puppy Formula Dog Food
  10. ORGANIX Less Active Formula
  11. ORGANIX Canned Formulas: (4 flavors)
  12. Organix Grain-Free Range with Raw Bites

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Castor & Pollux Dog Food Consumer Rating:

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23 Responses to “Castor & Pollux Dog Food”
  1. Laura B says:

    For those who mentioned it’s not 100 organic and they are trying to fool you. Please go to their website and read their FAQ’s they explain it all and no they are not trying to fool you. They never state there food is 100% organic.

    “Our Organix formulas contain organic, free-range chicken as the #1 ingredient followed by chicken meal – outstanding sources of highly digestible, animal-derived protein. At this time, there are no sources of organic chicken meal…”

    And chicken meal is not the same as chicken by-products. ‘Meal’ is actually beneficial to your pet. Just read people read.

  2. Derek Stiles says:

    I started my pug puppy on Castor and Pollux Organix dry, mixing in a spoon of the Ultramix wet, and she absolutely adores it! Amazingly, she pitches a fit the moment I go for the food, something our previous pugs never did on other brands like Ultra and Blue Buffalo.

    I have nothing negative to say about this food. I love the ingredients list, I find the price middle of the road, and as I testified 🙂 Sadie the Pug loves it!

    I’m a guy that reads reviews, studies ingredients, and genuinely cares about pet health. Unless someone convinces me otherwise, it’s Organix for life.

  3. Susan M. says:

    My 10 year old mixed breed was very sick this week. Wouldn’t eat, but would drink water. I gave her Pedialyte and baby food (without onion powder–you have to check) mixed with a small amount of cooked organic chicken liver, and she started to come around. After a couple of days, I offered her some Organix adult food. To my shock, she ate it all (half a can). I’ve been feeding her Organix now for the past 4 days–she’s up to 2 cans a day. She likes it and has perked up considerably. Not making any claims, just pleased that she’s eating again and will continue with this food.

  4. beverly says:

    my dog seems to really enjoy this food. he stays with the bowl and finishes every morsel. i like how the pieces are now cut into heart shapes and that i can see the banana chips, peas and carrots. it looks healthy. i couldn’t locate the food at first because they changed their bags from the red and white stripes. i have also used blue, natural balance and other fancy brands, but this is the one my dog seems to enjoy the most, followed closely by natural balance

  5. Amanda Davis says:

    I started our rescue puppy out on C&P Organix Puppy Formula. She loved the food and I was impressed with the holisitc ingredient list. However, we have since switched to Blue as the C&P seemed to give her an amazing amout of flatulence. We kept her on the C&P for 6mo in an effort to give things the time to sort itself out, to no avail.

    The pet store had sold out of C&P Puppy Food so I tried the Blue on recommendation of the store clerk. There was no wheat, corn or soy so I thought I’d give it a try. She was completely out of food and I had to have something for her to eat. She really liked the Blue puppy food and I noticed that the frequence of flatulence as well as the …er… strength of the odor was greatly decreased by the switch.

    I don’t know if anyone else’s dog has problems such as our dog’s while eating Castor & Pollux. 🙂

  6. kim stansell says:

    Want to try natural ultramix lamb and rice and I’m worried about the brewers yeast and will it cause bloat. does anyone have any comments about this?

  7. Mickey O'Donnell says:

    I have just put my 4 year old Samoyed on Organix Grain Free Adult Dog Food and she seems to be having some digestive problems. She doen’t want to eat anything, and won’t even drink much water. You can hear her stomach making noises, and she seems to have gas. Has anyone had digestive problems with their dog on ths food?

  8. Susan Frisco says:

    My three Shelties (one of the breeds infamous for stomach upsets) LOVE their Organix dog food – particularly if I spoon a little homemade beef or chicken stock over it. They had numerous problems with other brands (except the Nutro Lamb Small Bites and the Paul Newman adult food) including both the cheap foods with corn and other nasty ingredients, and some premium brands (which gave them the nastiest smelling gas requiring us to evacuate the house). This is perfect for their health, does not overly dent my budget and reduces the amount of stool. By the way, they have not required a vet visit for any type of illness since they started on it over three years ago.

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