If you’re a cat owner that values cat foods made from organic ingredients, Castor & Pollux Organix deserves serious consideration. Made primarily (although not completely) from organic ingredients, Organix provides cats with the types of ingredients they need to stay healthy while keeping pesticides and other chemicals to a minimum.
Pros: Most of the cat owners who purchased Castor & Pollux Organix were extremely pleased with the product. It received very high ratings from the vast majority of the owners who tried it, and most cats found the recipe to be very tasty. Several owners reported that their cat’s coat and skin condition improved, and more than one owner of an indoor cat reported a reduction in hairballs and fewer litter box odors after making the switch. Many others noted that their cat became more energetic after switching to Organix for a while and started acting like their former selves again.
Cons: A few cats did not appear to tolerate this food well, so be sure to monitor your cat for any signs of illness after making the switch. Additionally, as is common in almost every cat food on the market, a few cats found the recipe unpalatable.
Ingredients: Organic chicken – a wonderful whole protein – is the first listed ingredient for Castor & Pollux Organix, but it is followed by several other, supplemental proteins (including chicken and salmon meal) farther down the list. In lieu of corn, wheat or soy, the recipe relies on organic peas, organic barley, and organic brown rice to supply the food’s carbohydrate content. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of fruits and vegetables included in the recipe, but it is fortified with vitamins and minerals to help prevent nutritional deficiencies. Organic flaxseed (a good source of omega-3 fatty acids) is a nice touch and the manufacturer includes a probiotic at the end of the ingredient list to help ensure proper digestion. According to the manufacturer, none of the ingredients contained in Organix are sourced from China.
Price: Castor & Pollux is a premium product and it has the premium price tag to match. However, this is entirely justifiable, given the ingredients and manufacturing processes used by the company. In most cases, organic ingredients cost more than those that are not farmed in such ways, so it makes sense that Castor & Pollux Organix is more expensive than the average cat food. Try to reduce your cat-food expenditures by purchasing your feline’s food in the largest quantity possible.
Ideal For: Organix is a great choice for most healthy adult cats, although it is not intended for kittens, seniors or lactating females. It is not designed to specifically treat any health challenges or problems, but because it is made without grains or artificial additives, it may be a good option for cats who are sensitive to these ingredients. Additionally, because it also contains organic flaxseed, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it may help improve your cat’s skin and coat condition.