Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain-Free Duck, Sweet Potatoes & Peas Entree Adult Dry Dog Food
I feel this product has great ingredients that are healthy for my pets.
My dogs all liked this dry food and it has no rice in it and the first ingredient was duck. I had to purchase it because I have a dog with allergies and this seems to work the best.
October 16, 2013
Another quality food...
I like to rotate my dog's food as he gets bored easily! I thought I would try this as a change from Merricks for awhile since it was on sale. I can't say I've noticed a drastic change, since I think the quality is on par w/Merricks, but he likes it and is doing well after an initial stomach upset (my fault--introduced too quickly). I will continue to use this as a change once in a while. I do love the little heart shaped kibble!
August 6, 2014
A good fit
Food Product awareness is something that not many owners have. Typically, you will not know which foods are better than others until you have shopped around for a while. I was one of those shoppers. I kept looking at many name brand companies and kept scratching my head on which to feed my beloved dog.
From seeing reviews online and reading customer feedback on different foods, I ended up going with 2x 25lbs bags of Merrick Grain-free Real buffalo with sweet potatoe as my introduction higher end food for my dog, which is a 1.5yr old Pitbull.
Before this, I had her on Purina dog food which she loved. However, it turned out that food was not the greatest because of the ingredients it was made from. Again, this is when I started to be more aware of what I was actually buying for my dog.
After much, much reading, I came to the conclusion that I did not want any food that came from any of the Diamond plants. They have had too many recalls, and they make a huge amount of different dog food, that gets relabeled. After making sure that Merrick was not made by Diamond, I went ahead and bought it.
I transitioned my dog from her old food to the Merrick in a span of 3 weeks. I noticed that although I was only doing 25%:75% Merrick:Purina respectively, my dog was not reacting well to it. I extended the amount of time to do the transition because of this, and after the 3 weeks, after she was fully on the Merrick, she was still not doing well on it. I noticed that she seemed more lethargic. She actually lost some weight, and lastly, she was not enthusiastic about eating Merrick. This is coming from a dog that had never, and I do mean never, left a morsel of food in her bowl before. To the point where I had never seen a dog eat anything that was put in front of her.
That is when I started getting really suspicious about the Merrick food. It did not smell bad or anything, but my dog was having loose stool after a month of feeding her this food. Needless to say, I didn't finish with feeding both bags of the Merrick. At the time, I also had my brother's dog at my house, another pitbull, and he showed some of the same problems, loose stool, loss of appetite, weight loss, and I noticed after a month on the food that they were both getting bumps on their skin.
To make a very long story short, I went back to researching and reading, and while the Castor & Pollux is just a few dollars more per bag, I chose to give it a try. It turned out to be a great decision. Shortly after switching over, she started devouring her food again. She started gaining weight (I did follow the advised feeding amount on both bags, which just happens to be the same amount on both), and her stool was nice and uniform after only 3 days of being on this food. You would never imagine that uniform, solid dog stool would put a smile on your face, but it did with me.
My dog is back to being her old self, and I'm happy I chose to go with another food. This is not to say that the Merrick brand is a bad one, because every dog reacts differently to different food, but our dog(s) did not react well at all to the Merrick food. It is unfortunate because I spent well over $100 on both bags (locally) and I felt super let down by that company.
I will continue to order Castor & Pollux for my dog from now on, and hopefully I will find another food which she likes in order to rotate the food so that she does not have to eat the same thing over and over again.
Thank you Chewy for the great prices, great shipping, and affordable prices!!!
August 5, 2014
This dog food seems to follow all of the rules for healthy non-grain nutrition. My dog eats it up!
July 6, 2014
This product checks all the boxes
We have 2 medium size boys, a 20# Australian Terrier Mix and a 30# Standard Schnauzer. (Box#1)In an effort to avoid allergies we searched for a Grain Free product. (Box#2)With all the recalls and health issues of imported products, we insisted on Made in the USA. (Box#3) Our boys love fruits and veggies. With this product you can see real pieces fruits and veggies. And the ratio of it to the kibble is excellent. (Box#4) The kibble quality is top of the line. It holds together very well, no crumbs in the bottom of dish and even very few in the bottom of the bag. (Box#5) The packaging of this Brand keeps it much more fresh. It smells delicious, like "real" food. (Box#6) The Boys love it, they eat every ingredient and our Vet says they are perfect weight and healthy. (Box#7) Is for Chewy.com, we travel extensively and finding a "brick and mortar" store that carries our brand/variety is often difficult/impossible. Chewy.com's shipping is lightening fast and the price is very fair when you factor in the time and travel to find a store.
July 1, 2014
My Golden Retrievers Favorite
I started feeding my Golden C&P after he started getting a skin reaction to the Nutro Brand. He always cleans his bowl when I feed him C&P. Ive had him on the duck kind for over a year. Ive had success with the salmon as well and today I ordered the beef to try. Keep it up C&P!
June 23, 2014
Best. Kibble. EVER.
I love this stuff!
It's premium, high grade, good enough for humans type dry dog food. Even better? My goofy picky Labs (I know, "picky Lab" is something of an oxymoron,) LOVE THIS STUFF.
And that Chewy.com delivers it to my door?
All the better.
Chewy can count on my return business, as can Castor and Pollux
June 3, 2014
My dog loves this stuff. He eats it so fast I wonder how he can even taste it.
April 21, 2014