Castor & Pollux Natural UltraMix Grain-Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food Review
This dry dog food is manufactured by Castor & Pollux in The United States .
2.) Chicken Meal
3.) Turkey Meal
4.) Sweet Potatoes
5.) Dried Potatoes
7.) Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)
8.) Salmon Meal
9.) Pea Protein
10.) Potato Protein
This dog food is reccommended for all breeds. It's estimated cost is $2.16 per lb.
Detailed Nutrition Analysis
This dog food was found to have a healthy nutrient breakdown.
Breakdown of the Main Ingredients
Knowing What's Good and What's Not
Full Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Potatoes, Dried Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Chicken Liver, Bananas, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Dried Organic Alfalfa Meal, Salmon Oil, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
- Natural flavor: What exactly is "natural flavor"? It's impossible for us to say exactly. It's some sort of meat-based or plant-based additive to make the dog food taste better. Due to the mystery behind what exactly is being added to the dog food, we suggest you avoid this ingredient. Reference
- Carrot: Carrots are high in fiber, beta-carotene, and Vitamin A. Reference
- Alfalfa: Alfalfa is an herb with many health benefits including arthritis pain relief and it's loaded with important nutrients. Reference
Ingredients You May Wonder About:
- Chicken: Chicken is an extremely common meat used in dog foods and typically the cheapest meat source available. There's nothing wrong with feeding your dog chicken, but it's also not uncommon for dogs to have a chicken allergy. If you find your dog excessively itching, it would be best to try a dog food with no chicken products.
- Mixed tocopherols: Tocopherol may sound like a nasty chemical, but it's actually a naturally occuring organic chemical compound and a type of Vitamin E. Tocopherol can be derived from various nuts and vegetable oils. These serve as a natural preservative for dog foods.
- Copper: Copper is found in nearly all living things and is required in the diet to keep a dog healthy. As a result, nearly all dog foods add small levels of copper in accordance to AAFCO guidelines.
- Calcium pantothenate: This is another B Vitamin that's healthy for your dog and considered a requirement for a complete diet by the AAFCO. Reference
- Niacin: Also known as Vitamin B3.
- Pyridoxine: Also known as Vitamin B6, a healthy part of your dog's diet. Reference
- Thiamine mononitrate: This is a scientific name for Vitamin B1. Too little Vitamin B1 can cause a variety of health issues and any excess is easily flushed from the body. Most manufacturers add this dog food to stay in line with AAFCO guidelines. Reference
- Yucca: Yucca is a plant that has the primary benefit of having your dog's stool smell less. It's a very common dog food ingredient. Reference
- Lactobacillus casei: Lactobacillus Casei is a probiotic with many known benefits in humans. Reference
- Lactobacillus acidophilus: Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a probiotic added to help promote a healthy stomach and digestion in your dog.
- Rosemary: Rosemary is a natural preservative and is very common in dry dog foods.