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Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-Free Organic Dry Dog Food Review

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-Free Organic Dry Dog Food Review

Our Recommendation

Castor & Pollux is one of the most popular organic dog foods out there. There is no question that this is a top-quality formula that is great for your dog. It is suitable for dogs that are sensitive to a lot of commercial dog foods.  This is a good choice for senior dogs and large breeds that need some extra glucosamine and good levels of fats.

  • Organic free-range chicken and organic sweet potatoes are the first ingredients.
  • Coconut oil, flaxseed, chicken fat, and fish oil provides a complex of oils that help with skin and coat. This is a great formula for dogs that have suffered in the past or are currently suffering from skin allergies or a dry and dull coat.
  • At least 95% of the ingredients in each bag are certified organic. You might ask why not 100%, but the fact is that you cannot always find certified organic. That doesn’t mean that they are not produced holistically, just that it is not certified.
  • No GMOs.
  • No corn, wheat, or soy.
  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • No animal by-products or digest. Only the highest quality ingredients are used in Castor and Pollux formulas.
  • Dime sized kibble means it is small enough for all dogs to eat.
  • Probiotics for better digestion and the promotion of healthy gut bacteria.

I can recommend this dog food but the high cost is going to keep a lot of pet parents away. I can see using this formula as a supplement to a cooked or raw diet. For example, if you are traveling with your dog it could be hard to cook or have enough prepared meals to get through the trip.

If you have a small dog then this would, of course, be a more affordable choice. Like a lot of organic dog foods, such as the Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix dog food, the cost of dog food is probably going to go down as more people take a stand about the questionable ingredients that are still allowed in commercial dog foods.


Organic Chicken, Organic Chicken Meal, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Chickpeas, Organic Peas, Organic Tapioca, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Sunflower Seed Meal, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Organic Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Organic Chicken Liver, Organic Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Sunflower Oil, Salt, Salmon Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Potassium Chloride, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Organic Rosemary Extract.

Scout’s Pick

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food 18lbs

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Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:

1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level

Caloric Content

3,689 kcal/kg, 369 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE PROTEIN 26..0% min
CRUDE FAT 15.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 5.0% max
MOISTURE 11.0% max
GLUCOSAMINE 800 mg/kg min    
CHONDROITIN SULFATE 800 mg/kg min    

* – indicates not yet analyzed

Transition Instructions

Over the course of 7-10 days mix in an increasing amount of Organix until you have your dog eating just Organix. If your dog is not really sensitive you can reduce the transition to five days. The biggest concern when making a diet switch is an upset stomach. If this happens you should still continue to transition since it usually passes quickly. This super premium dog food is highly unlikely to cause even the most sensitive dogs any issues at all.

Feeding Amounts

Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food in their daily feeding amounts.

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
_______________________ _______________________
3 LBS 1/3
6 LBS 2/3
10 LBS 1
15 LBS 1 1/4
20 LBS 1 1/2
30 LBS 2 1/4
40 LBS 2 2/3
50 LBS 3 1/4
60 LBS 3 1/2
70 LBS 4
80 LBS 4 1/2
90 LBS 4 3/4
100 LBS 5 1/4

The Bottom Line

The ingredients are amazing and you don’t have to worry about any crazy chemicals,  GMOs or nasty artificial ingredients. If you don’t have time to cook or provide a raw diet for your dog then this is a good alternative and probably close to the same cost. I like that there are a lot of different oils and probiotics to complete the formula.

If you really want to cut out all the possible harmful ingredients, Castor & Pollux has a lot of formulas to choose from that are all made with the same quality standards in mind. It is hard to find any better quality out there if you can afford this brand. If you want to use this food set up subscribe and save on delivery through Amazon.

Scout’s Pick

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food 18lbs

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