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Castor & Pollux Cat Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 43%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 65%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 74%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 47%

Company HQ

LocationAmarillo, Texas

Parent company

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dog Dry Food, Dog Wet Food, Cat Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Fresh Frozen Food

Where to Buy

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Pros

  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients

Cons

  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Castor & Pollux is an organic pet food brand that focuses on creating recipes for dogs and cats. The company distinguishes itself as “The only complete line of USDA organically certified pet food.” Castor & Pollux pet foods are made with responsibly sourced ingredients including grass fed beef and wild caught salmon.

How Much Does Castor & Pollux Cat food Cost

We’ve compared Castor & Pollux cat food to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $4.65/oz $3.40/oz +$1.25/oz
Cat Wet Food $0.44/oz $0.43/oz +$0.01/oz
Castor & Pollux cat food is priced above the average market price for cat food.

Castor & Pollux Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Castor & Pollux cat food to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Cat Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 38.21% 38.10% +0.11%
Fat 15.73% 17.04% -1.31%
Fiber 4.02% 5.15% -1.13%

Cat Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 43.65% 53.23% -9.58%
Fat 19.78% 17.34% +2.44%
Fiber 5.77% 6.50% -0.73%
All of Castor & Pollux cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Castor & Pollux since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Castor & Pollux, Merrick - Beef dog treat varieties (05/23/2018) -+
Date: 05/23/2018
Company Name: Merrick Pet Care
Product Description: Beef dog treat varieties
Recall Reason: Ingredient Level
Castor & Pollux, Merrick - ‎Beef dog treat varieties (03/27/2020) -+
Date: 03/27/2020
Company Name: Merrick Pet Care
Product Description: ‎Beef dog treat varieties
Recall Reason: Ingredient Level

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FAQ

Who owns Castor & Pollux cat food?

Castor & Pollux is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

Where is Castor & Pollux cat food made?

Castor & Pollux is manufactured in the United States .

Is Castor & Pollux AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Castor & Pollux recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Castor & Pollux cat food been recalled?

Castor & Pollux has been recalled 2 times in the years 2018, and 2020.

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