Nature’s Logic Information
Nature’s Logic was founded by Scott Freeman in 2005 with the aim to provide pet food that focuses on whole food nutrition and one which does not use synthetic supplements.
Nature’s Logic products are produced in the United States in a number of 3rd party facilities.
While it’s not clear which facilities are currently in use, Nature’s Logic has used those owned by Simmons and Mid American Pet Food in the past. These manufacturers produce pet food for other recognizable brands, such as Victor.
There are also reports that Nature’s Logic produces its raw products in its own facilities. However, we have not been able to verify this.
Nature’s Logic products are widely available for purchase across the United States at hundreds of retail pet stores.
You can also purchase Nature’s Logic online from most of the large pet food websites, including Chewy, Amazon, and Petflow.
Nature’s Logic Product Range
Nature’s Logic has a diverse yet modest range of dog food products. This includes a reasonable variety of traditional dry dog food recipes and a similarly-sized range of canned dog food recipes.
Each of these ranges includes a number of meat and fish ingredients, some of which are uncommon or unique.
Nature’s Logic recently released a new sub-brand of dry dog food known as distinction. These recipes are only available at independent pet specialty and natural food stores and are more catered towards dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies.
The packaging and branding for this new range appear to appeal to consumers concerned about the effect of legumes in dog food. However, the existing dry food products from Nature’s Logic were also Legume Free.
Nature’s Logic has also recently released its first grain-free recipes. Until very recently, Nature’s Logic had only sold grain-inclusive recipes, so this is quite the shift. There are grain-free recipes available within the Original range and the Distinction Range.
Lastly, Nature’s Logic also has a very small range of raw frozen dog food. Raw and Frozen dog food is becoming increasingly popular and is often used as a treat or as an alternative to traditional kibble.
Nature’s Logic cat food range is smaller than it’s dog food range. It includes a very small selection of dry cat food recipes and a slightly more extensive collection of canned cat food. While small, the range of meat and fish ingredients in the cat food range is still diverse.
At this time, Nature’s Logic has not expanded its Distinction range to cat food products, but this may happen in the future.
It is also worth noting that Nature’s Logic has not expanded its recently created grain-free range to its cat food products.
Nature’s Logic Nutrition
Compared to other dog food brands, Nature’s Logic recipes provide nutrition that is significantly above-average.
The nutritional profile of most of these recipes is excellent and contains high proportions of both protein and fat.
This is very appropriate for the majority of dogs and will provide them with the sustenance required to enable their active lifestyles.
If you’d like to learn more about dog nutrition, we recommend you head over to our Dog Food Guide.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a Nature’s Logic dry dog food recipe.
One important trait that differentiates Nature’s Logic from its competitors is that its products are not high in plant-based protein. Many brands make extensive use of legumes and legume by-products like Pea Protein.
These ingredients are very high in plant-based protein, which in course, inflates the overall level of protein in the recipe, despite unimpressive levels of animal or fish protein.
Find out more about Pea Protein in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Nature’s Logic products do not contain any legumes or legume by-products.
Nature’s Logic cat food recipes provide above-average nutrition when compared to their competitors, which is high in animal-based protein and fat.
However, Nature’s Logic’s dry cat food recipes still contain a notable portion of carbohydrate content. A cat’s digestive system is not designed to consume large quantities of plant-based material.
In an ideal world, this portion of carbohydrates and plant-matter would be reduced.
If you’d like to learn more about cat nutrition, we recommend you read our Cat Food Guide.
However, Nature’s Logic makes specific references on their website that cats are Obligate Carnivores and must eat a diet consisting of primarily meat and fish.
This is a fact that many cat food brands choose to ignore, and instead, they load up their products with high proportions of plant matter.
Nature’s Logic’s canned cat food products, however, contain little to no plant-based content and are a very fair reflection of a cat’s natural diet.
Nature’s Logic Ingredients
Nature’s Logic dog food formulas include a vast range of high-quality meat and fish ingredients. This includes the favorites of the dog food world, such as Chicken, Turkey, Beef, and Salmon.
These ingredients feature in almost all pet food recipes as they are low-cost and easy for manufacturers to source.
However, some of the ingredients used by Nature’s Logic are unique or uncommon and could be considered novel meats.
Examples include Venison, Rabbit, and Sardine. Novel Meat formulas are often sought out by dog owners whose dogs have severe allergies or sensitivities.
Find out more about Novel Meat dog food in our article Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
You can also check out information about some specific novel meat ingredients in the below articles.
Some of Nature’s Logic recipes include organ meat ingredients such as the Liver. A specific example of this could be Nature’s Logic’s extensive use of Pork Liver.
Organ meat such as the Liver is often included in premium dog food recipes as it can enhance its flavor and provide vitamins and minerals that traditional meat cuts lack.
Other Notable Ingredients
One of the most critical discussion points around ingredients in Nature’s Logic products is the use of the grain Millet. Some brands steer clear of any grains, but Nature’s Logic embraces Millet.
Grain ingredients are a controversial addition to pet food recipes, with many pet owners being strongly against their use. This is especially true of grains like Corn and Wheat.
However, some pet owners are more comfortable with the use of select grains such as Millet. Other examples of “superior” grain ingredients include Brown Rice and Oatmeal.
Millet or these other grain ingredients are reliable sources of carbohydrates, fiber, and select micronutrients.
If you are interested in learning more about Millet, check out our article Millet In Dog Food.
Some Nature’s Logic recipes include a small portion of Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden Fish are harvested from the ocean for their fish oil, but once this is extracted, a nutritious fish meal remains.
Menhaden Fish Meal is a common addition to pet food recipes and is a low-cost option to boost the overall levels of animal-based protein and fat without splashing out on more premium ingredients. Utilizing Menhaden Fish Meal is preferred to plant-based alternatives like Pea Protein or Potato Protein.
If you’d like to learn more about Menhaden Fish Meal, check out our article Menhaden Fish Meal in Dog Food.
While most brands utilize legume ingredients in their grain-free recipes, Nature’s Logic makes use of Tapioca.
Tapioca is a starch ingredient and is best compared with other starches like Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes. Many in the western world are not familiar with Tapioca, but it is extremely common and popular in other regions of the world like South America.
Tapioca provides very similar nutrition to other starch ingredients, which includes being a dense source of carbohydrates.
If you’d like to read more about Tapioca, head on over to our article Tapioca In Dog Food.
Lastly, Nature’s Logic recipes often include animal fat ingredients like Chicken Fat. These ingredients are dense sources of animal-based fat and are included in pet food recipes to improve flavor and boost the overall proportion of animal-based fat.
Chicken Fat is the most common of these ingredients in the industry and is used by a huge number of brands.
It is preferred to alternatives as it is low-cost and easy to source. However, Nature’s Logic also uses other animal fat ingredients like Pork Fat and Beef Fat.
If you’d like to understand more about the use of Chicken Fat in pet food, read our article Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Nature’s Logic Animal Testing
We have little information on whether Nature’s Logic takes part in animal testing, but we believe that they do not.
They do mention conducting feeding trials on their website, which is a common approach to test dog food in a non-invasive or cruel manner.
Some brands choose to skip over extensive feeding trials and only choose to test their food at a small scale. Many experts are concerned about this, and that food could be unproven or unsafe.
Invasive or laboratory-style testing of pet food is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be severely reduced or eliminated in the future.
Nature’s Logic Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that leads us to believe that any of Nature’s Logic products have been recalled to date.
While Nature’s Logic is still quite a small brand in comparison to some of its competitors, a lack of recalls is a great trait and is likely due to strict and more thorough safety and quality controls put in place at the manufacturing facilities they use.
However, as we mentioned earlier, Nature’s Logic does not manufacture its own food. Instead, it is produced by third parties such as Simmonds Pet Food.
Some may argue that this style of indirect production comes with certain risks; however, others would counter that there are dozens of brands produced in this manner, all of which are recall-free.
Best of Nature’s Logic
Canine Duck & Salmon Meal Feast Review
As we discussed earlier, Nature’s Logic’s dry dog food recipes make use of the grain Millet.
While we don’t consider Millet to be quite as advantageous as other grains like Brown Rice and Oats, we believe it is far superior to other grains such as Wheat and Corn, which are low-quality fillers.
The Duck & Salmon Meal Formula featured above contains a mix of Duck, Turkey, and Salmon ingredients along with Pork Liver.
Liver can provide many minerals and vitamins that traditional meat cuts can not. The proportion of protein and fat in this formula is extremely satisfactory and suitable for dogs of all activity levels.
Nature’s Logic has a number of other dry dog food formulas, including a Pork Formula, which is worth mentioning for those dogs who do not react well to multiple meat and fish ingredients.
Its nutritional profile is identical, but it only contains Pork Meal and Pork Liver alongside the ever-present Millet.
Canine Sardine Feast Review
Nature’s Logic has a full range of canned dog foods that line up with their dry food range. The Sardine recipe is one of our favorites, thanks to its excellent nutrition. The recipe has a satisfactory proportion of protein and fat that is ideal for a dog’s diet.
In addition, thanks to being based on a fish ingredient, the level of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids present is significantly above average.
These can provide a number of health benefits, such as improved skins and coats and improved brain function.
The recipe has very little plant-based content and does not contain any of the usual legumes, starches, or grains.
It, however, does contain minimal amounts of some fruits and vegetables such as Apple, Apricot, Blueberry, and Broccoli.
Feline Sardine Meal Feast Review
While the variety offered by Nature’s Logic’s dry cat food range isn’t quite as expansive as its dog food range, there is still a number of meat and fish ingredients available. Similar to the recipe mentioned above, we chose to highlight a fish-based recipe in Sardine.
Nature’s Logic’s cat food follows a very similar model to its dog food with a core meat or fish ingredient and Millet. The Sardine provides a satisfactory proportion of protein and fat that is above-average for dry cat food.
While Millet isn’t an ideal cat food ingredient, it isn’t necessarily worse or inferior to other plant-based ingredients, and most cats should see no significant ill effects.
The recipe contains very few other ingredients, and those that are present are in tiny proportions. Examples include Pumpkin Seeds, Alfalfa, and Kelp.
Feline Rabbit Feast Review
Nature’s Logic’s Rabbit-based recipes could provide some variety and unfamiliarity to your cat. This is as there are very few Rabbit-based recipes on the market, and it is unlikely that they would have encountered it before.
This Rabbit-based formula contains a large portion of Rabbit meat, which then provides a plentiful supply of protein and fat. This is combined with trace amounts of plant-based material.
This lack of plant-based material is ideal for a cat’s diet as they are obligate carnivores. While wet cat food such as this may not be affordable for all, combining it with dry cat food could provide some noticeable health benefits to your cat.
Nature’s Logic Featured Articles
Due to the unique ingredients used in Nature’s Logic, they have featured in many of our articles, especially those in which we recommend products for unique or special circumstances. Check out these articles below.
Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide – Finding a suitable dog food for a dog with severe allergies or sensitivities can be an incredible challenge.
This article dives into common causes, symptoms, and approaches to dietary allergies for dogs. Nature’s Logic is featured in this article as a recipe that is free of legumes or starches.
Best Dog Foods Without Peas – Nature’s Logic recipes take a well-deserved place in this article, which discusses the options for those dogs who can not eat Peas because of allergies or concerns around dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.
This is as Nature’s Logic produces high-quality and nutritious recipes that make use of the grain Millet and do not contain peas or any other legumes.
Best High Protein Dog Food – Despite not marketing itself as high-protein dog food, Nature’s Logic manages to land a place in our article exploring the rise of high-protein dog food, what kind of dogs benefit the most from it, and showcasing the best recipes on the market.
This is thanks to the very high proportions of meat and fish ingredients used in Nature’s Logic dog food formulas.
Best Dog Foods Without Potatoes – Potatoes, alongside legumes, are a problem ingredient for many dogs.
This article suggests some alternatives to Potatoes as well as some formulas that use these ingredients. As you’d expect, Nature’s Logic features thanks to its use of Millet.
Best Dog Food Without Chicken – Chicken is one of the most common meat allergies alongside Beef, which presents a problem as it is also the most popular meat ingredient. This article explores alternatives, ranging from the obvious to the exotic.
Nature’s Logic is a brand with a number of exotic meat ingredients, which is how it earns its place in this discussion.
Best Dog Foods With Rabbit – As we mentioned earlier, Nature’s Logic makes use of some less common meat and fish ingredients, one of which is Rabbit.
Rabbit is a viable solution to certain dogs with dietary issues, and the formula from Nature’s Logic is one of the best available.
Best Dog Food For Dalmatians – Dalmatians are one of the most recognizable dog breeds, thanks to the hit movie 101 Dalmatians.
However, Dalmatians have some unique dietary requirements, which make choosing an appropriate diet vital. This article digs into those requirements and suggests a number of formulas, including one from Nature’s Logic.
Best Dog Food For Great Danes – Great Danes are one of the largest dog breeds and can weigh more than an adult man.
Their colossal size demands a large volume of food to maintain. This article highlights how to feed a Great Dane puppy and how to afford to satisfy their appetite without resorting to low-quality kibble.
Alfalfa In Dog Food – Alfalfa is a little-known ingredient but one that is seeing increasing use in dog food as a supplement or additional ingredient. Nature’s Logic is mentioned in this article as one of the brands that are using it regularly.
Dried Chicory Root In Dog Food – Dried Chicory Root is another ingredient that most consumers will not be familiar with.
It is usually in dog food in minimal quantities, but some believe it provides noticeable health benefits. Nature’s Logic is one of several brands to include it in their products.
Nature’s Logic Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Distinction Beef Recipe
Distinction Chicken Recipe
Distinction Pork Recipe
Distinction Sardine Recipe
Distinction Grain Free Red Recipe
Distinction Grain Free Fowl Recipe
Distinction Grain Free Land & Sea Recipe
Canine Beef Meal Feast
Canine Chicken Meal Feast
Canine Duck & Salmon Meal Feast
Canine Lamb Meal Feast
Canine Pork Meal Feast
Canine Rabbit Meal Feast
Canine Sardine Meal Feast
Canine Turkey Meal Feast
Canine Venison Meal Feast
Grain Free Canine Beef Meal Feast
Grain Free Chicken Meal Feast
Grain Free Duck & Salmon Meal Feast
Canned Dog Food
Canine Beef Feast
Canine Chicken Feast
Canine Duck & Salmon Feast
Canine Lamb Feast
Canine Pork Feast
Canine Rabbit Feast
Canine Sardine Feast
Canine Turkey Feast
Canine Venison Feast
Canine Beef Tripe
Raw Frozen Dog Food
Raw Frozen Beef Feast
Raw Frozen Chicken Feast
Raw Frozen Pork Feast
Raw Frozen Rabbit Feast
Raw Frozen Venison Feast
Beef Liver Bites
Dry Cat Food
Feline Chicken Meal Feast
Feline Rabbit Meal Feast
Feline Sardine Meal Feast
Feline Turkey Meal Feast
Canned Cat Food
Feline Beef Feast
Feline Chicken Feast
Feline Duck & Salmon Feast
Feline Rabbit Feast
Feline Sardine Feast
Feline Turkey Feast
I was given a sample of your dog food natures LOgic Chicken recipe to try because I am looking for a dog food that will not kill my another one of my german shepherd dogs. I lost a beautiful GSD that was healthy as could possibley be competing in Utility class in Obedience when she died. She had vomiting and diarrhea from the first meal out of the new bag of dog food. My vet was not sure what the cause was but we sitched her over to the dog food he had and put her on a lot of medications and she seemed to make a full recovery. My problem was with the Mars/IAMS company. They flat out lied to me when I asked if any other consumers had had any problems with the diarrhea or vomiting. they lied and said no. Well since we didn’t know if it was th dog food, I reintroduced it and two days later she died. I had an autopsy done and the state FDA looking into it, until the women I was working with was killed in a horse accident so I lost all my help with it. So now I have another GSD who has been eating Nutra source dog foods to find out it may contribute to heart issues. So I do not want to lose another shepherd . Has your company ever had any recalls and if so, why? I am about to go raw for her. I do not trust dog food companies or sales people selling it. This shepherd is so picky about the food. I have several calls into several companies to see what it is that will work for my dog
The article mentions Natures Logis as being legume free – Alfalfa is a legume. I am currently feeding Nature’s Logic dry dog food to my lab pup. You will need to research the Calcium / Phospherous ratio of their different offerings. Some contain a ratio that may not be safe for Pups, as it exceeds standards, and may lead to poor joint development.