Nature’s Logic (Raw Frozen)

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Rating: ★★★½☆

Nature’s Logic raw frozen dog food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.

The Nature’s Logic product line includes four raw 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 Natural Rabbit Dinner Fare
  • Nature’s Logic Natural Beef Dinner Fare (2.5 stars)
  • Nature’s Logic Natural Chicken Dinner Fare (4 stars)
  • Nature’s Logic Natural Venison Dinner Fare (2.5 stars)

Nature’s Logic Natural Rabbit Dinner Fare was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Nature's Logic Raw Frozen Rabbit

Raw Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 40% | Fat = 43% | Carbs = 8%

Ingredients: Rabbit, rabbit liver, pumpkin seed, montmorillonite clay, cottage cheese, egg shell meal, whole eggs, sardine 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
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis40%43%NA
Dry Matter Basis40%43%8%
Calorie Weighted Basis26%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, esophagus or other tissues accompanying the flesh.1

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 seeds. Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and, more importantly, linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fat.

The fourth ingredient is 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 is cottage cheese. Compared to other dairy products, cottage cheese is high in protein yet 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 sardine oil, which is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, sardine oil should be considered a commendable addition.

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, although alfalfa meal is high in plant protein (about 18%) and fiber (25%), this hay-family item is more commonly associated with horse feeds.

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 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 Frozen Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Nature’s Logic looks like an above-average raw 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 40%, a fat level of 43% and estimated carbohydrates of about 8%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 38% and a mean fat level of 47%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 7% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 122%.

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

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the alfalfa meal, this looks like the profile of a raw product containing a significant amount of meat.

Yet with 68% of the total calories in this example recipe coming from fat as compared to just 26% from protein, it would be inappropriate to award this product a higher rating.

Bottom line?

Nature’s Logic is a meat-based raw product using a significant amount of various named species as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.

Recommended.

However, the higher fat content associated with this product may not be appropriate for every animal.

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.

For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.

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Notes and Updates

05/29/2014 Last Update

  1. Adapted by The Dog Food Advisor from the definition of meat published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (2008)
  2. Nature’s Logic website
  • Melissa

    Awesome Food, Awesome Company! It is the only dog food I trust, Nature’s Logic!!! No Synthetic Vitamins, No Gluten, No Grains, No Tapioca = No Problems!! And Never A Recall For this Company!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598089668 Michelle Jadin

     I wouldn’t say there was anything ‘bad’ about the ingredients. I had asked them a question regarding the ‘rabbit’ if that meant the bone was included. The bag states ground rabbit bone…the website doesn’t. I did find a rabbitry in my state that I can order from at about half the price per pound of NL. I did order some whole ground rabbit & I hope he does well on it..he has some digestive issues that went away when I changed him to the kibble & raw from NL.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Michelle Jadin –

    Out of curiosity, what was the issue with the ingredients that you don’t want to use it even though your dog was doing well on it? Where there some bad ingredients on the packaging that weren’t on the site?

    If you’re looking for a good place to get rabbit, I order my dogs’ rabbit from hare-today.com. They raise all their own rabbits in pennsylvania. I buy the whole rabbits (fur and all), but they have ground products as well. The prices are reasonable and the shipping is reasonable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598089668 Michelle Jadin

    ok…so Nature’s Logic website and the bag for the raw rabbit totally differs in the ingredients. I did contact the company last week, no response. So, is it safe for me to assume the website is correct since companies have a year to change their packaging? Disappointing since my dog is doing well with their venison kibble & one medallion of the rabbit per day. I think I’m going to find my own supplier for the rabbit & just supplement the kibble with ground whole rabbit

  • DAWN LEDER

    OH…WHERE DID I SAY SHE WAS BEING UNDERFED?
    WHATS THE “OLD” SAYING?
    “IF YA AINT GOT NUTTIN NICE TO SAY…SAY NUTTIN AT ALL”
    :o) :o) :O)

  • DAWN LEDER

    ???? NO CLUE WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT…I SAID “THEY” SAY ONLY 3-4 MEDALLIONS I DIDNT SAY THATS WHAT I GAVE HER! ITS VERY HIGH IN FAT…ITS NOT A “TRUE” BARF DIET…EVERY MESSAGE BOARD I GO TO FACEBOOK 90% ALL SAID THEIR DOGS GAINED WEIGHT TOO…..THEY WOULDNT BE EATING THREE HUGE EGGS ALONG WITH TWO OTHER PROTEINS IN THE SAME MEAL WITH CLAY IN THE WILD…A NICE YUMMY MEATY RAW BONE AND HER CHICKEN/TURKEY NECKS SHES GOOD TO GO {WITH SUPPS ALONG THE WAY TOO) :o)

  • melissa

    Dawn-

    If your dog gained “so much weight” on Natures Variety, then she was obviously not starving “the rest of the day” based on 4 medallions a day. Gaining weight should be an indicator that she was being overfed, not underfed.

  • DAWN LEDER

    MY SOPHIE GIRL GAINED SOOOO MUCH WEIGHT ON NATURES VARIETY…AND IT WAS HARD TO KEEP HER ON IT BECAUSE THEY ONLY HAVE “ONE” RAW THAT HAS “ONE” PROTEIN AND THATS THE “ORGANIC” CHICKEN BUT BECAUSE OF THAT ITS MUCH MORE MONEY..AL THE OTHER ONES HAVE 6-7 DIFF PRTEINS IN IT!!! IF YOUR PET IS HAVING A PROBLEM YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHICJ PROTEIN COULD BE BOTHERING IT :o/ LIKE IT SAYS YOUR BUYING CHICKEN BUT ONLY THE FIRST PROTEIN SAYS CHICKEN THE NEXT 3 SAYS TURKEY EVERYTHING SO IF YOUR DOG/CAT IS ALLERGIC TO TURKEY YOU CANT HAVE IT PLUS……THE VERY LAST LINE OF INGREDIANTS HAS THE OTHER 3 PROTEINS IN ALL ITS FLAVORS QUAIL EGGS PHEASANT AND I BELIEVE DUCK! THATS IN ADDITION TO THE THE ONES AT THE TOP! AND THE EGGS FROM THOSE BOTTOME PROTEINS ARE HUGE…SHE HAD A LOT OF GAS BECAUSE ITS SO MUCH EGGS :o( (OH I THINK THE RABBIT HAS JUST RABBIT AT THE BEGINNING HMM NOT I THINK IT SAYS PORK WITH IT..THERE WAS JUST WAY TO MUCH PROTEIN AND FAT. AND IT SAYS THEY CAN HAVE 3-4 NUGGETS FOR THE…WHOLE…DAY EEEKKKK THATS SO LITTLE…..SO THEN THEYRE STARVING LATER ON..IDK THIS WAS MY EXPERIENCE… THE CANS ARE THE SAME OF INSTINCT NICE NO GRAINS BUT TO MANY DIFF PROTEINS IN ONE CAN/BAG…HOPE IT WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU…OH AND THE TEXTURE OF NV IS MEGA PASTEY….YOU CAN CUT IT UP WHEN ITS IN THEIR MOUTH..LOL ITS LIKE THEY HAVE PEANUT BUTTER IN IT!! THEIR TONGUE GETS ALL TONGUE TIED TO IT CUZ SO PASTEY.. I USE PRIMAL GREAT TEXTURE ONLY ONE PROTEIN MUCH MUCH BETTER (TO ME) THEN NV….IM CURIOUS WHAT YA ENDED UP GOING WITH? :o)
    BY THE WAY….DOGGIES DONT..NEED….VEGGIES :o)

  • PJ

    I am testing both Nature’s Logic and Nature’s Variety… one thing I noticed with the Nature’s Logic is the ingredients list fruit powder and vegetable powder, whereas with Nature’s Variety it list just the fruit and/or vegetable.