Review of Nature’s Logic Raw Frozen Dog Food
Nature’s Logic raw frozen dog food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Nature’s Logic product line includes the 5 raw frozen recipes listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
|Nature’s Logic Pork Feast||5||A|
|Nature’s Logic Beef Feast||5||A|
|Nature’s Logic Rabbit Feast||5||A|
|Nature’s Logic Venison Feast||5||A|
|Nature’s Logic Chicken Feast||5||A|
Recipe and Label Analysis
Nature’s Logic Chicken Feast was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
Nature's Logic Chicken Feast
Raw Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken liver, chicken heart, montmorillonite clay, herring oil, dried apple, dried apricot, alfalfa nutrient concentrate, dried artichoke, dried blueberry, dried broccoli, dried carrot, dried chicory root, dried cranberry, dried kelp, dried parsley, dried pumpkin, dried rosemary, dried spinach, dried tomato
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 10.7%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||43%||25%||24%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||34%||48%||19%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.1
Chicken is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is chicken liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The third ingredient includes chicken heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.
The next 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 herring oil. Herring oil 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, herring oil should be considered a commendable addition.
The sixth ingredient is dried apple, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.
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 Nature’s Logic product.
With 5 notable exceptions…
First, alfalfa nutrient concentrate is 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.
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.
In addition, this product contains dried broccoli, which is a healthy green vegetable and a member of the kale family. It’s notably rich in vitamin C and fiber and numerous other nutrients.
Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is believed to provide anti-cancer benefits.
We also note the use of dried spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score2 of 91.
And lastly, although we find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, it’s reassuring to find a list of naturally present nutrients (for each recipe) detailed on the company’s website.3
Based on its ingredients alone, Nature’s Logic Dog Food looks like an above-average raw product.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 43% and a mean fat level of 26%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 23% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 62%.
Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical raw dog food.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the alfalfa nutrient concentrate, this looks like the profile of a raw product containing a significant amount of meat.
Our Rating of Nature’s Logic Raw Dog Food
Nature’s Logic is a grain-free raw dog food using a generous amount of named meats and organs as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.
Nature’s Logic Dog Food
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11/16/2021 Last Update