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
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|
|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, 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.
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.
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.
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