Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Review

All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult

Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult

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Review of Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix
All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult

This product is manufactured by Castor & Pollux, Inc.

According to our data, this Castor & Pollux recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is beef. Although beef is an excellent protein source, raw beef contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of beef is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is beef broth. Beef broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, beef broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is beef liver. Beef liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, beef liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is dried potato. Dried potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, dried potatoes also supply protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fifth ingredient is dried pea. Dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Castor & Pollux recipe.

Next we have dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

The next ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, sweet potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.

Then we have xanthan gum, which is used as a thickening and suspending agent. It's usually produced by bacterial fermentation and does not provide any nutritional value.

Moving on, we have tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.

The remaining ingredients in this Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix All-Beef Sausage Links & Sweet Potato Entree - Grain Free Adult is 3.5 out of 5.