Friday, August 21, 2015

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Nature's Logic Dry Dog Food

Hey, everyone!




Today I'm working Nature's Logic to bring you a review of Nature's Logic All Life Stages Dry Kibble. Nature's Logic makes high quality wet and dry food for both dogs and cats, as well as treats, supplements, and even cat litter. Here's a little about them:



In 2005, founder of Nature’s Logic, Scott Freeman, started developing the concept for a pet food focusing on the benefits of whole food nutrition without using added synthetic supplements widely used in the pet food industry to meet the nutritional analytical levels of dog and cat food.
One company and a long time veterinarian friend had similar approaches to nutrition but mainly in the realm of supplements. Their work and vision made a lasting impression on Scott to see if it was possible to do complete pet diets with the same rationale of providing all essential nutrients from whole foods rather than depending on synthetics to easily and cheaply meet requirements.
In late 2005 the first test batches of Nature’s Logic were created and by January 2006 some of the first product was being retailed in the USA.
Since nothing like this had ever been created, Scott sent the dry dog and cat food for AAFCO feeding trials to have them substantiated for All Life Stages. They passed without any problems and recently the canine canned diets have also been substantiated for All Life Stages.
The ultimate goal of Nature’s Logic is to provide the most nutritious and safest product that people can feel good about feeding their canine and feline family members.




Nature's Logic produces high quality foods at a very reasonable price, which something that I really appreciate. Even though my dogs are small, food expenses aren't cheap! On Chewy.com a 26lb bag goes for about $60 depending on the formula you choose, and it's available in  4.4lb, 15.4lb and 26.4lb sizes.


Their kibble is high protein, meat based, relatively low carb, and completely free of: MSGs, hydrolyzed protein, corn, wheat, rice, soy, tapioca, peas, potatoes, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This makes it a fabulous options for dogs that may struggle with yeast issues!

Their dog food line of kibble comes in the following flavors: chicken (single protein), beef, lamb, duck and salmon, venison, rabbit, and sardine (single protein).

We were sent the Lamb formula to try out. Here's the ingredients:
Lamb Meal, Millet, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin Seed, Yeast Culture, Spray Dried Pork Liver, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Spray Dried Lamb 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




As you can see, it's not technically a grain free food as it does contain millet. However, millet is one of the highest quality grains available, and is gluten free. To be frank,  I'd much rather feed a grain inclusive food with millet as the only grain than a grain free food that's chock full of potatoes (*cough* I'm looking at you, Taste of The Wild *cough). I'd be perfectly comfortable feeding Nola this, even though she eats a grain free diet otherwise.






I love the kibble size!






Pike and Liv were the test subjects here, and since they're very different dogs I was curious to see how they'd do. They've been on the food for over two weeks now.

Pike is about 8lbs, 18 months old and off the wall hyper active. He has trouble holding weight, and can be very picky. He's been getting 1 cup a day.
Olivia is 13 months old, 11lbs and  lower activity than Pike but still bouncy, and is a very easy keeping (read: she gets fat if I don't watch her closely). She's been getting about 1/2 cup a day.

One issue Olivia was having prior to Nature's Logic was some reddish staining of her fur around her armpits and between her toes. She also had gunky ears. Both issues have completely disappeared on this food!


They both love the food, and Pike still willingly eats it every day. Pike's holding his weight just fine, and Olivia isn't gaining. Their poop is small, firm, and low odor (oh, the joys of the dog world!). Ears are clean and their coats absolutely gleam. Olivia as less "doggy smell",  and Pike's not shedding quite as much as before.
I am so thrilled with this food, and will be adding it to my rotation. I highly recommend!


- Dachshund Mommy





6 comments:

  1. We heard that was pretty good stuff
    Lily & Edward

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  2. This is a great review...thanks for sharing this food with us. Mom has looked this brand over a time or two when looking for something new for me to try, but has never gone ahead and purchased it. With one of my rotation brands having sold out to Purina...maybe it's time she buckles down and we give it a try.

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