Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free Review
Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate
Review of Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free
Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate
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 Pristine Grain Free Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 water sufficient for processing, which increases the food's moisture content.
The third ingredient is 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 fourth ingredient is organic dried pea. Organic dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
The fifth ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavoring does not contribute any nutritional value.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate 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 calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.
The next ingredient is organic cranberry. Organic cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.
The remaining ingredients in this Castor & Pollux Pristine Grain Free recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
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 Pristine Grain Free Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe Pate is 3.0 out of 5.