Nature’s Logic (Dry)


Rating: ★★★★★

Nature’s Logic Dog Food earns the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Nature’s Logic Dog Food product line lists seven dry recipes, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Lamb Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Sardine Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Venison Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Meal Feast
  • Nature’s Logic Canine Duck and Salmon Meal Feast

Nature’s Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Nature's Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 38% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 36%

Ingredients: Rabbit meal, turkey meal, millet, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pumpkin seed, yeast culture, spray dried pork liver, dried egg product, alfalfa nutrient concentrate, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, spray dried lamb plasma, dried tomato, almonds, dried chicory root, dried carrot, dried apple, menhaden fish meal, dried pumpkin, dried apricot, dried blueberry, dried spinach, dried broccoli, dried cranberry, parsley, dried artichoke, rosemary, dried mushroom, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidium fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, dried pineapple extract, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis38%18%NA
Dry Matter Basis38%18%36%
Calorie Weighted Basis32%37%31%
Protein = 32% | Fat = 37% | Carbs = 31%

The first ingredient in this dog food is rabbit meal. Rabbit meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh rabbit.

The second ingredient is turkey meal, another protein-rich meat concentrate.

The third ingredient is millet, a gluten-free grain harvested from certain seed grasses. Millet is hypoallergenic and naturally rich in B-vitamins and fiber as well as other essential minerals.

The fourth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The fifth ingredient is pumpkin seed. Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and, more importantly, linoleic acid — an essential omega-6 fat.

The sixth ingredient is yeast culture. Although yeast culture is high in B-vitamins and protein, it can also be used as a probiotic to aid in digestion.

The seventh ingredient is dried pork liver, a dehydrated product made from whole pork liver. Because it contains about 62% protein and 20% fat, this item makes a favorable addition to this dog food.

The eighth ingredient is dried egg product, a dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg product can even come from commercial hatcheries — from eggs that have failed to hatch.

In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The ninth ingredient is alfalfa nutrient concentrate, a vitamin and mineral-rich extract made from alfalfa.

Even though it contains over 50% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With three notable exceptions

First, montmorillonite clay is a naturally occurring compound rich in many trace minerals. Montmorillonite has been approved for use in USDA Organic Certified products.

Reported benefits include the binding of certain mold-based toxins and even controlling diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Next, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

And lastly, although we find no mention of added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, we’re reassured to find a detailed list of naturally present nutrients on the company’s website.

Nature’s Logic Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Nature’s Logic Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 38%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 36%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 37% and a mean fat level of 17%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 38% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 45%.

Above-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the alfalfa nutrient concentrate, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a significant amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Nature’s Logic Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a significant amount of various named species as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

04/07/2015 Last Update

  • Adrienne P.

    Update: We are almost finished with our 15 lbs bag of Beef and my dog is doing really well on this formula. Her stools are very firm and in smaller amounts. She has tried the Chicken and Rabbit but she didn’t like them as much. She wouldn’t even touch the bag of Rabbit we bought so we exchanged it for the Beef. Will definitely keep this in her food rotation!

  • Adrienne P.

    Yes, they did change it. I prefer the new packaging because I feel like the bag is more air leak proof and sturdy. The old packaging, in my opinion, was just a thicker paper material and wasn’t air tight even if unopened.

  • Pitlove

    Yes they did change packaging. Some stores (like the one I work for) still has some of the old packaging because they will continue to send it to us until it runs out. If you can find a retailer with the old packaging, I would suggest comparing the 2 bags to make sure they did not also sneak in a formula change.

  • theBCnut

    Either someone deleted their own profile or it was someone with an agenda that started causing problems, depending on which deleted post you mean.

    Unfortunately, companies like to change packaging without notice. It often signals that they had an ingredient change, or sometimes they just want to update their look.

    Dr Mike would appreciate it if you use the contact us widget at the bottom of the page and let him know that they have had an ingredient change.

  • Sherry

    Why are so many comments deleted? I just got my 4lb bag of lamb meal in the mail and it is in a totally different bag. The ingredients looked to be a small bit different too. Does anyone know if they changed their packaging? Thanks!

  • Rachel Pempsell

    Our French Bulldog has severe allergies, both food and environmental. She can have any kind of meat, but sadly she’s allergic to rice (white and brown), potato, sweet potato, green beans, peas, peanuts…and the list continues. Before we knew this, we were giving her and our Corgi Orijen, and she was occasionally having diarrhea. We felt horrible when we realized the food we were giving her-Orijen being a great brand-was actually doing her more harm than good. Nature’s Logic was the only food we found that she could have. We get the chicken meal recipe and she loves it. Her diarrhea has stopped, and her itching isn’t as severe as it was (although she still tries to chew her feet). Her allergies are an ongoing battle, but luckily Nature’s Logic is a 5 star food that’s done wonders for our Stella.

  • Rachel Pempsell

    Our French Bulldog has severe allergies, both food and
    environmental. She can have any kind of meat, but sadly she’s allergic to rice
    (white and brown), potato, sweet potato, green beans, peas, peanuts…and the
    list continues. Before we knew this, we were giving her and our Corgi Orijen, and
    she was occasionally having diarrhea. We felt horrible when we realized the
    food we were giving her- Orijen being a great brand- was actually doing her more harm than good. Nature’s
    Logic was the only food we found (actually the pet store employee found for us)
    that she could have. We get the chicken meal recipe, and she loves it. Her
    diarrhea has stopped, and her itching isn’t as severe as it used to be (although she
    still tries to chew her feet). It’s an ongoing battle, but luckily Nature’s
    Logic is a 5 star food that’s done wonders for our Stella.

  • DogFoodie

    Sorry, but that doesn’t sound like much of a breeder.

  • Judy

    My Son got Athena his pit at 2weeks of age cause her mother died when the pups were just 2 weeks old. The breeders needed someone to care for them so they gave them away to good loving homes. I was the one who found a Pit breeder to talk too about her skin on a pit forum. BB Wilderness works for Athena and today she looks great.

  • Pitlove

    I got my pitbull from a terrible backyard breeder that told me the same thing. My dog started his life on Blue Wilderness and it did not go well. I don’t like Blue as a company either and I don’t use any of their products anymore. He’s on Fromm now and doing much better.

  • Judy

    My son owns a pitt that had this. They switched to blue buffalo wilderness and was told by pb breeders that bc she is blue it will run its course and go away. And now she looks great. Good luck!

  • Pitlove

    Thanks for your concern Amanda. We are seeing a new vet and plan to also see a dermatologist per her recommendation. So far he’s doing well on the food he’s on, along with the salmon oil he gets daily with both meals. A lot of the hair loss in those pictures has improved a lot. I still need to get him to the dermatologist, but I’m currently in a financial bind as I need to pay for a hernia surgery for my cat.

    To me his symptoms mimic seborrhea, but it has not been diaganosed yet. I do have a special shampoo for him that is working fairly well, but I plan to get a shampoo that is meant to treat seborrhea to see if it helps. He had a couple sores on him that I was able to heal in one day using coconut oil topically and they haven’t come back. So far things are looking better than they were.

  • Amanda Hurst

    Pitlove…have things been getting better with your fur baby? I had some of the exact same issues awhile back, and changing his food wasn’t all that was needed.. it was caused by some bad dog food and allergies….he ended up needing a some medications from the vet and special shampoo and a fast change in dog food, we keep him on a steady food.. I was like u and feeling like I failed and in tears, and if u do not have a vet that will help or listen please find a new one….u can email me at [email protected] and maybe I can help you some since by these pics it looks like you are going through the same thing we did

  • Judy

    Thanks!!! and yes I do believe 100% it is systemic yeast. We are now on the 4health beef no potatoes. I know I been all over the place with dog foods but I have another problem a Yorkie that peed like crazy on the Nature’s Logic. I guess its the higher protein.

  • Kellie

    My doxie had the same problem on the chicken formula of this food so I switched her to something that was rated low glycemic (something without a really starchy carb like potatoes) and same protein just to try something different. The crusty ear problem and scratching her feet went away in less than a month. Don’t let it get too out of control it isn’t a good thing. For more info you can check out systemic yeast infections in dogs! Hope any of this helps! After all, we all want the best for our fur babies! This is really great food but it just wasn’t the food for her for whatever reason. My other two do okay with it :)

  • Judy

    Thanks I will give them a look see!!! Right now I have them back on TOTW and poos are back to 2x a day. I will be donating the last 2 bags.

  • Kathy Niskala

    I also rotate with the different dry grainfrees,but to be honest.. my crews poop is the best when eating the different raw commercial diets, like Primal and North West Naturals..always smaller and firmer end results !!! but it is more expensive to use….

  • Judy

    Been gone most the afternoon and came back to runny eyes. And ones ears are red. So now what?

  • Pitlove

    shelters get way worse food. I think donating would be a good idea

  • Judy

    I’ll mix it. I think it would be a problem for the shelter really

  • theBCnut

    Throw one in the freezer and mix the other one in with the new food. Or donate to a local shelter. They always need food.

  • Judy

    Bought TOTW yesterday with less poos already today. Now I have 2 unused bags. ugh

  • Judy

    oh OK! Well mine are use to rotation changes, but not brand changes.

  • Pitlove

    My dog is used to frequent changes in food. It was the 4lb bags.

  • sandy

    It’s been two or three days for my boys to be on both the Duck and Rabbit formulas and so far their output schedules have not changed. But they are all acclimated to frequent food changes. They had just finished a bag of Trufood.

  • Judy

    The bags you bough were they the 4 # size or larger? Just wondering if it was the small maybe it needed more time to get moved in and get comfortable… LOL if it was 2 large bags yea.. that was plenty enough time. Mine are the small 4# bags.

  • Pitlove

    Well my point was that yes, it is something with the food. The poop is firm and small, but my dog was pooping twice as much as normal. When I switched to Fromm it stopped.

  • Judy

    Oh gosh I was hoping this was THE FOOD. Plan to finish the 4 small bags then probably go back to taste of the wild.

  • Pitlove

    No it didn’t. I didn’t continue feeding the food for more than 2 bags, but he was pooping 3-4 times a day the whole time on the food.

  • Judy

    SO it got better?

  • Pitlove

    I had the exact same experience through 2 bags of Nature’s Logic. No idea what causes it. His poop never looked better but he was pooping 3-4 times a day.

  • Judy

    All my dogs are pooping way more often on Natures Logic (Venison) but small small. I’m hoping with time it’s gonna get back to 1-2 times a day.

    Did anyone find this to be true, that with time its becomes less often that its a body adjustment?

  • Judy

    No the smell is still lingering, but I haven’t bathe them since the last post. Just maybe its a chemistry change and will settle down. All my dogs coats are looking great! They like it too but all my dogs eat pretty much whatever I give them.

    I feed all mine a few tablespoons of Pure Balance 95 canned in the mornings. I free feed meaning I keep food in the bowl. I got a couple that wont eat till afternoon if I don’t give them canned they get the empty stomach heaves then vomit. I got 2 more 4.4# bags and will feed them that till its gone. Then I will decide on wither or not to buy another flavor.

    PS I have 3 Yorkies, 1 Shih-tzu, and 1 Maltese. To me Yorkies have a stronger smell than any other breed I have ever owned. Keep us updated.

  • Adrienne P.

    Really? I was hoping to ask for samples for Vension and Sardines. Did the smell go away?

  • Adrienne P.

    UPDATE #2: My pup seemed to like the chicken but after a week she lost interest, which is discouraging because it’s hard to find kibble she’d stick to. She did great on the Beef formula. Ate her food every single time! To try to get her to eat the Chicken I opened our 15 lbs bag of the Rabbit which she loved the samples of a month ago but this time not so much. I mixed the Chicken and Rabbit together and she’d sniff it, ate a few kibble then walked away. Then I tried to feed them separately to see which one she liked better. I scooped some of the rabbit kibble directly from the bag to the floor, she start rubbing her mane in it, ate a few pieces then walked away. Another day, I put the 2 formulas on separate plates and seemed to preferred the chicken but only ate a few kibble then walk off. Is it that she doesn’t like the flavor or something’s wrong with the kibble? The 15 lbs of Rabbit we got was the old packaging; not sure if that matters. Anyway, I requested from the pet store that I bought the bags from if I could exchange the Rabbit formula for the Beef.

  • Judy

    My pack of 5 inside little dogs are all on Natures Logic Venison for a one month trial. Did any of you notice an old grease odor on the dogs not from the bag? all of them have the same odor.

  • Judy

    Should get the results in a week or 2. Can’t wait!!

  • Judy

    That’s encouraging…I’m hoping the stains on my Shihtzu and Maltese will lessen. I was feeding TOTW It’s only been 2 weeks though and it seems my Maltese stains are lighter. One 4.4# bag (Venison) fed 5 dogs for 2 weeks. If it works I’ll pay it!! and be happy to do so.

  • Adrienne P.

    UPDATE: It has been 18 days since we started our 1 1/2 year old American Eskimo-Pomeranian mix on the Beef formula and today she finished the 4.4 lb bag. Before trying Nature’s Logic we contacted the company through their website and asked if they gave coupons or samples. They responded the next day. In the mail, we received a Frequent Buyer Program envelope, coupons, and the samples. My dog immediately loved the kibble. She started rubbing her mane all over it; an amusing site if I say so myself. We decided on the Beef flavor as our first bag and she finished her food every time. I also noticed immediately she had consistently firmer stools. Today, we will start on the Chicken formula then Rabbit right after. So far, I’m a big fan of Nature’s Logic. I also love how quick they respond to my emails. Nature’s Logic isn’t sold in many stores but I am able to special order it from our local pet food store for a decent price. Physically, I noticed my dog doesn’t have anymore tear stains and her coat is shiny as ever.

  • Judy

    Hello I am slowly switching to Nature’s Logic Venison Dry. I have a Shihtzu that gets nasty dark scaly ears, red stained feet and mouth and also stains on the insides of her elbows. I am not sure what problem my girl has but I THINK its yeast. I had her tested but the vet said no yeast in her ears. She said the stains were from saliva. There is yeast in the Venison dry. Which brings me to my question.

    Is that an OK kinda yeast or is all yeast the same? Vet said she probably has a food allergy. I am going to be allergy testing her soon. Thanks in advance! Judy

  • Pitlove

    ya, I have no idea what causes that. I believe my vet mentioned something about that and food allergies, but I can’t remember.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Just watch carefully and if it keeps up, you may have to switch to the last food you think worked.

  • Pitlove

    Yeah we are going to keep him on Fromm. He’s been licking his butt a lot today though. More than usual

  • Crazy4dogs

    Yeah, the photo is marketing. Just see what happens with Fromm, get an accurate diagnosis & go from there. :)

  • Pitlove

    Ya Shawna you are right. I’m just jealous of people who don’t have problem dogs I guess lol

    Bentley’s fur does go back when you rub it the wrong way, but some parts of the middle of his back feel more rough than others. He’s always had shine to his coat. That hasn’t changed.

  • Shawna

    You could be feeding raw but if there’s an ingredient in that raw food that Bentley is reacting to you are going to see the same problems.

    As you know I feed raw – if I feed lamb to my Papillon mix she develops reverse sneezing. If I feed goat or any grains to my Shih Tzu mix her coat get HORRIBLE as well as develops other issues. If I feed any poultry to my Pom Gizmo she gets goopy eyes and her coat becomes more coarse. If I fed my mix Audrey barley she would get a rash across her shoulder blades that would be severely red and hot to the touch as well as other issues.

    PS – any food with adequate omega fatty acids will give a nice sheen like that (IF there isn’t a food intolerance issue). My criteria for how well a dog is doing is the coarseness and pliability of the coat. Can you rub the fur the wrong direction. I’ve had Boston Terriers to short haired Chihuahua to my current puppy sitting dogs (a Dachshund and a Min Pin mix – both short coated). When I rub their fur against the growth it was prickly and extra stiff. After only four days of having high quality toppers (still feeding their normal food) both have coats that are significantly more pliable then when they got to my house last Sunday. The foods they are eating are not horrible either. The puppy is eating Nutro Natural Choice and the 13 year old Dachshund is eating Newman’s Own Organic canned food. Both four star foods. I’ve been adding a small amount of commercial raw complete and balanced and Answer’s Goat Milk.

  • Pitlove

    The first review on this food with the picture of that beautiful GSD makes me mad about how much money I’ve spent on higher quality foods that Bentley doesn’t seem to get better from.

    Someone shoot me if Aimee has been right about Purina ProPlan this whole time…

  • Pitlove

    ya i think we are going to bring him to another vet who will actually listen to me and do a skin scrape

  • Pitlove

    I think for him that might be the best idea right now.

  • Shawna

    Once you identify what the problem ingredient is you can continue with rotation, if you wish. But until then, I agree with Crazy4dogs that sticking with one food can help rule some things out — a sort of elimination diet.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Seborrhea has a flaky/greasy consistency. IMHO, I would pick a different vet and have a skin scrape done to rule anything out or get a firm diagnosis. I thought a foster had ringworm, it looked just like ringworm. It was demodex. Skin scrapes are lifesavers.

  • Pitlove

    I think thats what my problem was. I never fed one food long enough to actually be 100% sure he was doing well on it. My boyfriend and I decided we are going to feed the Fromm Prairie Gold (beef and pork based) for probably 3 months or so and see if anything changes. My bf doesn’t want to keep changing foods every few weeks. He wants him to be on one food long enough to see the effects and I feel that for my dog thats probably the best thing to do. Maybe a completely healthy dog can do a full on rotational diet, but I don’t think he can.

  • Crazy4dogs

    You’ll get it figured out, it just takes some time and a good vet to help diagnose. You could go to a dermatologist, if you can’t control it, but finding the right vet is the key.

    Changing his food often doesn’t always cause problems, but if you don’t have a good idea of what he’s reacting to or what the condition is, I probably would stay with one food long enough to figure it out, and slowly go back into a rotation.

    Just out of curiousity, is his skin oily/greasy or smell? Looking @ photos of seborrhea, it could be that, but again, I could be wrong.

  • Pitlove

    I think we just need to go to a dermatologist or something. I don’t know. I’m honestly thinking about only feeding him one food now because I feel like changing his food so often is what left me in the place I am because he is not a normal dog and is not 100% healthy.

    I’ve got this bag of Fromm and I’m only one meal in, so I’ll finish this bag and if I don’t see an improvement I might just go back to Orijen or EVO. Maybe only feed those 2 for now.

  • Crazy4dogs

    This link has some info that I’ve used before and found somewhat helpful. It almost looks like seborrhea, but you might be able to tell more easily. And I have guessed wrong in the past, which is why if it doesn’t clear in a few days, it’s off to the vet for me.

    I am with the others, if my vet didn’t at least look and comment, I would definitely find another vet!

    Here’s the link: