Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Review

Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner

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Review of Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel
Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner

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 Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner 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 Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is organic turkey. Although organic turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey 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 organic chicken broth. Organic chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, organic chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which is a fairly self-explanatory ingredient.

The fourth ingredient is organic chicken. Organic chicken is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, chicken contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of chicken is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fifth ingredient is organic chicken liver. Organic chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner 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 organic pea protein. Organic pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The next ingredient is organic pea. Organic peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.

Then we have organic dried egg product. Organic 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 remaining ingredients in this Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel 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 Organix Grain Free Butcher & Bushel Organic Chopped Turkey & Chicken Dinner is 3.5 out of 5.