Why Organic?

Why Organic?

The Leader In Organic & Natural Pet Food.

Going Organic

It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard when it comes to the food you put on your table, organic options can play a large role in your overall health. But can a natural and organic diet benefit your family pet too? The answer to that is simple, YES!

The potential benefits of an organic diet for your dog or cat include a reduction of allergies and itchy skin, reduced digestion problems, and better health overall. Castor & Pollux is proud to be a leader in natural, organic food for your pets.

 

What's the difference between organic and natural?

According to AAFCO, the regulatory body that governs pet food, “Natural” means the product comes from plant, animal, or mined sources that are either unprocessed, or processed without synthetic chemicals.

"Organic," on the other hand, is kind of like "natural-plus." Being certified organic takes "natural" to a whole new level given the extremely rigorous regulations that form the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).

 

Three levels of organic certification

  1. 100% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) -Requires product to be made with 100% Organic Ingredients.

  2. 95% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) –Organix Canned Foods and Dog Cookies – Requires the product to be made with at least 95% organic ingredients

  3. 70 – 94% organic (Made With Organic – cannot carry the seal) –Organix Dry Formulas – Foods made with 70 – 94% organic ingredients

What gets approved?

Every single ingredient that goes into a certified organic product must be approved by the third party certifying agency regardless of whether or not it’s organic. The standards are very rigorous, and the agency is meticulous in its scrutiny of everything that goes into the product.

Below we have listed our certifications so you can learn more about what makes us the leader in organic & natural pet food.

Learn more about why organic is important and what it means below.

 
 

Understanding the Seals

Click on a seal to learn more about what it means