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Castor & Pollux Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationAmarillo, Texas

Parent company

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food, Dry Puppy Food

Ratings

54%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 55%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? 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 30%
? 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 46%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 47%
Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Castor & Pollux makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Price is above market average

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 Dog Food Cost

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

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $5.25 $3.25 +62%
Price per 100 kcal $0.32 $0.21 +51%
Price per day $0.19 $0.12 +58%

Castor & Pollux Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.38 $0.35 +9%
Price per 100 kcal $1.29 $1.25 +3%
Price per day $0.77 $0.75 +3%

Castor & Pollux Wet Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $5.34 $3.29 +62%
Price per 100 kcal $0.33 $0.27 +21%
Price per day $0.20 $0.16 +25%

Castor & Pollux Dry Senior Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $5.49 $3.37 +63%
Price per 100 kcal $0.33 $0.20 +64%
Price per day $0.20 $0.12 +67%

Castor & Pollux Dry Puppy Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Castor & Pollux Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared Castor & Pollux dog food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 32.28% 30.03% +7%
DM Fat 17.26% 16.01% +8%
DM Fiber 4.54% 5.37% -15%
DM Carb 45.91% 47.69% -4%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 40.26% 42.92% -6%
DM Fat 23.32% 22.91% +2%
DM Fiber 6.56% 7.10% -8%
DM Carb 28.20% 26.32% +7%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 29.21% 28.44% +3%
DM Fat 15.17% 13.38% +13%
DM Fiber 5.62% 5.48% +3%
DM Carb 50.00% 51.94% -4%

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 30.34% 32.35% -6%
DM Fat 16.86% 17.94% -6%
DM Fiber 5.06% 4.66% +9%
DM Carb 47.75% 44.25% +8%

All of Castor & Pollux dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Castor & Pollux Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Castor & Pollux - 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

faq-item-image Who owns Castor & Pollux dog food?

Castor & Pollux is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

faq-item-image Where is Castor & Pollux dog food made?

Castor & Pollux is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Castor & Pollux AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Castor & Pollux recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Castor & Pollux dog food been recalled?

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

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