Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Review

Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs

Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs

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Review of Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix
Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs

This product is manufactured by Castor & Pollux, Inc.

According to our data, this Castor & Pollux recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 turkey meal. Turkey meal is produced by cooking turkey using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of turkey and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The third ingredient is lamb meal. Lamb meal is produced by cooking lamb using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of lamb and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The fourth ingredient is salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking salmon until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with salmon (i.e. salmon meal).

The fifth ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs 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 pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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 Grain Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Whole Peas Entree For Adult Dogs is 5.0 out of 5.