Nature’s Logic Raw Frozen dog food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.
The Nature’s Logic Raw product line includes three frozen 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 Raw Frozen Beef
- Nature’s Logic Canine Raw Frozen Rabbit
- Nature’s Logic Canine Raw Frozen Chicken
Nature’s Logic Canine Raw Frozen Rabbit was selected to represent the others in the line for this review.
Nature's Logic Raw Frozen Rabbit
Raw Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Rabbit, rabbit liver, pumpkin seed, montmorillonite clay, cottage cheese, egg shell meal, whole eggs, cod liver oil, parsley, blueberry powder, suncured alfalfa meal, cranberry powder, almond powder, tomato powder, apricot powder, artichoke powder, spinach powder, apple powder, broccoli powder, carrot powder, pumpkin powder, kelp, chicory root, rosemary
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3%
Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||40%||43%||8%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||26%||68%||5%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is rabbit. Rabbit is considered “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered rabbit” and associated with skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.1
Like most meats, rabbit is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is rabbit liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The third ingredient is pumpkin seed. Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and, more importantly, linoleic acid — an essential omega-6 fat.
The fourth ingredient mentions montmorillonite clay, 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).
The fifth ingredient includes cottage cheese. Compared to other dairy products, cottage cheese is high in protein and contains 70% less lactose than whole milk.
The sixth ingredient is egg shell meal, used here as a natural source of dietary calcium.
The seventh ingredient is whole eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
The eighth ingredient is cod liver oil, a fish oil known to be rich in both EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A and D.
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 two notable exceptions…
First, 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 added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, it’s reassuring to find a list of naturally included nutrients (for each recipe) detailed on the company’s website.2
Nature’s Logic Raw Dog Food
The Bottom Line
Judging by its ingredients alone, Nature’s Logic Raw looks to be an above-average frozen dog food.
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.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 39% and a mean fat level of 44%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 9% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 115%.
Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical raw dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a raw food containing an abundance of meat.
However, with 68% of the total calories in this food coming from fat as compared to just 26% from protein, it would be inappropriate to award this product a higher rating.
Nature’s Logic Raw Frozen is a meat-based dog food using an abundance of beef, chicken or rabbit as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.
Those desiring a lower fat content for their pet’s diet may wish to look elsewhere for a another product.
For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.
Rice ingredients can sometimes contain arsenic. Until the US FDA establishes safe upper levels for arsenic content, pet owners may wish to limit the total amount of rice fed in a dog's daily diet.
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Notes and Updates
06/16/2011 Original review
02/22/2012 Lower rating due to new DFA analysis of fat content
11/06/2012 Last Update