Nature’s Logic Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Nature’s Logic Dog Food product line lists 9 dry dog foods.
Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
Important: Because many websites do not reliably specify which Growth or All Life Stages recipes are safe for large breed puppies, we do not include that data in this report. Be sure to check actual packaging for that information.
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- Nature’s Logic Canine Pork Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Lamb Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Rabbit Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Turkey Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Sardine Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Venison Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Meal Feast [A]
- Nature’s Logic Canine Duck and Salmon Meal Feast [A]
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
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 porcine 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) = 5.5%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||40%||17%||36%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||34%||35%||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 includes pumpkin seeds. 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 four 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, we find menhaden fish meal, yet another high protein meat concentrate.
In addition, 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 Review
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.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 39% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 37% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 40%.
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.
Nature’s Logic is a grain-inclusive dry dog food using a significant amount of named meat meals as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
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.
Nature’s Logic Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
08/17/2019 Last Update