Review: Castor & Pollux Organix chicken treats

I have been wanting to try an item from Castor & Pollux’s line of organic products (aka “Organix”) for a while, so we jumped at this review opportunity from Chewy. We got a chance to try the brand’s organic chicken cookies:

Castor & Pollux Organix treats

The cookies are solid, small discs (bigger than a US quarter) that must give off a very alluring aroma, because Pyrrha came running as soon as I unzipped the bag.

Castor & Pollux Organix treats
Close shot of the cookies.

In her eagerness to win one of these cookies, Pyrrha gave her best begging eyes and even knocked the bag off the table with her muzzle.

Castor & Pollux Organix treats
OK. I’ve been patient.
Castor & Pollux Organix treats
Knocking the bag off the table in her enthusiasm.
Castor & Pollux Organix treats
Smells good!

In short, she’s a big fan!

Castor & PolluxIf you’re not familiar with the brand, Castor & Pollux markets themselves as “the leader in organic and natural food for pets.” In the United States, this seems to be true. The company was bought by Merrick in 2012, which seems to have raised its profile in pet supply stores.

This product is USDA Organic-certified and made in the United States, which can almost always put a pet owner a bit more at ease. These treats also tout a very trustworthy ingredients list:

Organic Chicken, Organic Peas, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Chicken Fat naturally preserved with mixed Tocopherols(form of Vitamin E) Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Organic Flaxseed, Rosemary Extract

I think these treats are too hard to use for training purposes (in which tiny, soft bits always seem to work best for us), but we will certainly enjoy them as the high-quality biscuit for when Pyrrha has been an extra good girl (or for when Guion needs to make some bribing magic happen). At Chewy, a 12-oz. bag of these treats sells for $6.09, which I think is a good deal; the bag is generously sized and filled up almost to the top, so it even feels like you’re getting a lot for such a high-quality product.

One other comment about Chewy itself: I am SUPER impressed with their shipping times! I don’t know if we happen to live really close to a distributor, but we seem to always get our Chewy products within a day or two of requesting them. Impressive service, to say the least!

Has your dog ever tried a product from Castor & Pollux? If so, what did you think?

Disclaimer: We were provided with a bag of these treats in exchange for our honest review.


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