Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Review

Castor & Pollux Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 366 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • organic chicken
  • chicken meal
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • organic brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon meal
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is organic chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2452 cat foods in our database, Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Castor & Pollux Organix Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe has approximately 366 calories per 100g (104 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on March 4, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Peas, , Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Salmon Meal, Pea Protein, Organic Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Flaxseed 9source of Omega 3 fatty acids), Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Egg Product, Choline Chloride Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Magnanese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, d- Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dried Yeast Culture, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
31.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
39.7%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
44%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
366/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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