Castor & Pollux Natural Ultramix Grain-Free Duck

I’ve become quite the fan of this brand. Recently we decided to give the Natural Ultramix kibble a try after the dogs took well to the canned food by the same name. Ellie and Argos have been on Evanger’s Grain Free for a very long time and it was time for a change. Can you imagine eating the same stuff day in and day out, twice a day? Yeah. And if I know anything about my dogs is that they love Duck and Fish anything.

The kibble comes in the shape of hearts and there are bits and pieces of dry vegetables. It’s being wolfed-down so fast I actually need to start putting obstacles in their bowls to keep the dogs from hurting themselves. At approximate $1.80 per pound of kibble I think it’s worth a try. Might I remind you that Argos used to be the worst picky eater. I mean, to the point where he would starve himself rather than eat something he didn’t want. This kibble has two things that have worked for us. For one, it’s grain free (I don’t think I’ll ever go back to anything other than such) and it has duck meat, one of his favorite proteins. So, if you find yourself in the same boat, give it a go. I contacted Castor & Pollux about returning product in case the dogs didn’t like it and they reassured me that the product is 100% guaranteed or your money back.

So there you have it.

Review: Castor & Pollux Canned Foods

I took advantage of the PetSmart $5 for $25 coupon a couple of weeks ago. For those of you who haven’t used it yet, you have until the end of February to do so. You can print it twice and couple it with some sale items for a really good deal.

I used my coupons to purchase some Castor & Pollux that is on sale at PetSmart until March. Chris printed two coupons as well and used it with his PetSmart pet perks card. I top Argos and Ellie’s food with wet dog food for variety and to keep them interested. It helps me keep them on an eating schedule, specially since I don’t like leaving food out in the bowls. I find that both Ellie and Argos lose interest in their food the deeper we get into a 15 lb of dog food. This is one of the reasons I don’t sign up to repeat deliveries from places like or, because I change up the dry food every time I have to purchase a new bag and I never know which brand or recipe I’ll  be trying next. I also liked purchasing from PetSmart in person because they have the single cans, so you can mix and match flavors and recipes and that is definitely not possible when you order from the web. If you want packs of canned dog food from online suppliers, you are limited to one recipe/flavor per pack.

With the PetSmart coupons I bought 19 cans of of 13.2 oz Castor & Pollux Ultramix Indulgent Mix and 20 cans of 12.7 oz of Castor & Pollux Organix Butcher & Busshel.

Natural Ultramix Indulgent Mix

Natural Ultramix Indulgent Mix

Because these are cans of dog food and not just dog food toppers, they actually have big chunks of meat in them. My tricky little fur balls started to pick out the big chunks of meat and only eat that, leaving the kibble behind. Now, when I open a can of food, I put it in the blender to make it one homogenize mixture. Ha! A can lasts about 6 days, so my supply should last me a good 7 months.

The Organix Butcher & Bushel has a 4.5 stars and the Natural Ultramix Indulgent Mix has 5 stars on so I felt pretty confident it was gonna go over well with the dogs.  And it sure did! Dinner time is done in 5 minutes. They haven’t tried all the flavors yet but I know I won’t have a problem with that.

Now I am searching deal sites and online stores for good deals on kibble. I got a coupon for a free 1/2 lb trial size bag of Now Fresh dry kibble so we’ll give that a try to see how well it goes over.