Tag archive for "natural pet food"

Pet Health & Safety

Is there really a difference between natural and organic pet food? And does it matter?

5 Comments 16 November 2011

We have all read, seen, or experienced ourselves that healthy, natural, and organic foods are becoming mainstream in the food world. This category has been exploding for human food, with over 95% of households now buying natural and 68% of households now buying organic (1). In fact, the category (combined) represented nearly $40B in sales […]

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Castor & Pollux News, Pet Health & Safety

Read Any Ingredient Labels Lately?

3 Comments 07 September 2011

As I walked down the aisles of a local food for pets store, browsing at the various options I began to pick up the bags and look at the ingredients. I was more than a little surprised with what I saw. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that working for Castor & Pollux makes […]

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The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Pet Health & Safety

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

1 Comment 05 January 2011

Tis the season for articles containing food and weight loss tips- and they’re not just for humans. I’ve seen several stories talking about the growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats. And what is one of the main culprits for the extra pounds? Treats that contain added sugar. Many dogs, like humans, have a […]

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So Many Choices

Pet Health & Safety

So Many Choices

No Comments 04 October 2010

What to Consider When Selecting Food for your Dog or Cat Take a deep breath… the choice is staggering. Dozens of dog and cat food brands line the shelves. Within each brand, there are an equally overwhelming number of formulas. From organic to natural to grain-free to limited ingredient to holistic to weight management to […]

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What’s the Difference Between Natural & Organic?

Pet Health & Safety

What’s the Difference Between Natural & Organic?

No Comments 27 September 2010

We’re asked this question all the time. Here are some basic, concrete differences: 1) If an ingredient or product is certified organic, it is, by definition, natural. But, it doesn’t work the other way. If an ingredient or product is natural, it is not, by definition, organic. This is really important. The words “organic” and […]

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What’s the Difference Between Natural & Organic?

Pet Health & Safety

What’s the Difference Between Natural & Organic?

No Comments 27 September 2010

We’re asked this question all the time. Here are some basic, concrete differences: 1) If an ingredient or product is certified organic, it is, by definition, natural. But, it doesn’t work the other way. If an ingredient or product is natural, it is not, by definition, organic. This is really important. The words “organic” and […]

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Tips for Changing Your Pet’s Food

Pet Health & Safety

Tips for Changing Your Pet’s Food

No Comments 01 September 2010

Your dog or cat seems to enjoy their current diet, but you’ve made the decision to introduce them to a healthier food (like ORGANIX or Natural Ultramix :)). What’s the best way to make this change? Here are some tips that might ease your mind and your dog or cat’s belly! First, DO IT SLOWLY. […]

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What it Means to be Organic

Pet Health & Safety

What it Means to be Organic

2 Comments 28 June 2010

As pet parents, we’re all looking for that “perfect” diet for our dog or cat that will help them live a longer, healthier, happier life. Today, the choices are truly overwhelming. Hundreds of formulas fill the stores calling out features that, as recently as just a few years ago, weren’t available or even considered for […]

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There Are Facts, and Then There Are Facts…

Castor & Pollux News

There Are Facts, and Then There Are Facts…

2 Comments 17 June 2010

Limited ingredient formulas, raw, BARF, rotation diets, grain-free, home-cooked meals, dry kibble, canned foods, this ingredient, that ingredient… where does fact start and fad end? And what is really fact? Who do you rely on to provide unbiased, reliable information? How do you know what will be best for your dog or cat? As you […]

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A Discussion About Natural & Organic Pet Food

Pet Health & Safety

A Discussion About Natural & Organic Pet Food

2 Comments 03 May 2010

Shelley Gunton, co-founder of Castor & Pollux Pet Works, was recently a guest on Rick Rockhill’s talk radio show. The conversation centered around what it means to be a “natural” or “organic” product, and the benefits of feeding these foods to your pet. You can listen to the full show here: If you’d like more […]

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