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Nature’s Logic Dog Food Review 2022: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Chantelle Fowler

By Chantelle Fowler

Nature’s Logic Dog Food Review

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Nature’s Logic Dog food a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. 

Introduction

Nature’s Logic was founded in 2006 by founder Scott Freeman. Freeman wanted to develop a pet food that zeroed in on whole food nutrition without adding any synthetic supplements typically used throughout the pet food industry. Their current product line-up consists of dry, canned, and frozen raw dog foods. They also have supplements and treats and an entire cat-centric product line.

Nature’s Logic’s commitment to all-natural nutrition shines in every one of its recipes. Though this is a premium dog food brand at a premium price, it’s worth learning a bit more about the company, its formulas, and how its food can benefit your pup.

Keep reading to learn more about Nature’s Logic to determine if this will be the best food for your canine friend.

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At a Glance: The Best Nature’s Logic Dog Food Recipes:

Rating Image Product Details
Our Favorite
Winner
Nature's Logic Canine Duck & Salmon Nature's Logic Canine Duck & Salmon
  • Responsibly harvested salmon
  • No preservatives
  • Minimally processed ingredients
  • Second place
    Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Feast Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Feast
  • All-natural whole food
  • No peas
  • 90% animal ingredients
  • Third place
    Nature’s Logic Beef Lung Treats Nature’s Logic Beef Lung Treats
  • Great for dogs with allergies
  • Single ingredient recipe
  • Made with 100% natural beef lung
  • Nature's Logic Canine Beef Meal Nature's Logic Canine Beef Meal
  • Contains dried kelp, blueberries, spinach and cranberries
  • Grain-inclusive formula
  • MSG-free formula
  • Nature's Logic Canine Rabbit Feast Nature's Logic Canine Rabbit Feast
  • All-natural whole food
  • Free from potatoes, peas, lentils, wheat, corn, rice, soy, potato
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, and low in carbohydrates
  • Nature’s Logic Dog Food Reviewed

    Who Makes Nature’s Logic and Where It Is Produced?

    Nature’s Logic has several warehouses throughout the United States. Their dry food is manufactured in Texas, while their canned and raw foods are manufactured in Kansas and Nebraska, respectively. All their plants are registered with the USDA and the FDA and are also AID or EU Certified.

    Their ingredients are sourced only from countries with good food safety practices, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and select countries in Europe. In addition, the company is quite strict when sourcing their ingredients, as they require all vendors to guarantee that their ingredients are not from China.

    Mid America Pet Food, LLC acquired Nature’s Logic in August 2021. Mid America Pet Food’s other brands include Eagle Mountain Pet Food, Wayne Feeds, and Victor Super Premium Pet Food.

    Which Types of Dogs is Nature’s Logic Best Suited For?

    Nature’s Logic is a high-end dog food best suited for pups who do well on an all-natural diet. In addition, since their recipes are 100% natural and synthetic-free, they’re an excellent pick for dogs who may have sensitive tummies or those with food allergies.

    Nature’s Logic has plenty of different protein options to keep your picky pooch interested in meal time. Their recipes are not high in plant-based proteins such as legumes and peas, which can potentially lead to canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

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    Which Types of Dogs Might Do Better with a Different Brand?

    We think that nearly every dog can benefit from Nature’s Logic food. However, if, for some reason, your dog needs a diet higher in plant-based protein, you might opt for a different brand like Merrick, whose food contains much more plant proteins.

    Pet owners on a tight budget might wish to steer clear of Nature’s Logic as it is quite a bit more expensive than other dog food brands. Of course, the adage “you get what you pay for” applies here, but we understand budgetary constraints.

    Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good and Bad)

    There are several ingredients that you’ll see throughout many of Nature’s Logics recipes. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common ingredients.

    Meal (Good)

    The word “meal” is commonly seen in the ingredient list of pet foods. Meat meals sometimes get a bad reputation, but truthfully, many meals, especially those in Nature’s Logic, are just as high quality and easily digestible as whole meat. High-quality meat meals are whole meat that’s been cooked and ground down so it can be used in fry food recipes.

    Millet (Good)

    Dry pet food needs some grain or starch to form the kibble and help it keep its shape. Millet is a cereal grain (technically, it is a seed) low in sugar and carbohydrates. In addition, millet contains vitamins B3 and B6, which can help lower cholesterol levels and boost brain function.

    Beef (Good)

    Many of Nature’s Logic’s recipes contain beef as one of the first ingredients. Beef is a fantastic, high-quality protein source that can help your pooch build muscle. The fat content in beef can help promote satiety as well as vitamins and minerals that can keep your dog’s coat and skin looking its best. In addition, beef provides a great source of zinc, which is essential for dogs as a deficiency in this mineral can make your pup more susceptible to infections and interfere with normal cell development.

    Alfalfa (Controversial)

    Nature’s Logic uses dried alfalfa in several of its recipes. While it has some nutritional benefits, there are some drawbacks to using this ingredient. Since alfalfa is so high in protein, pet food manufacturers sometimes use it to inflate the protein level of their formulas with a cheaper plant-based protein versus a more expensive and premium animal-based protein. In addition, the protein in alfalfa will not provide your dog with the amino acids it needs to thrive.

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    Nature’s Logic Product Line-Up

    Schnauzer puppy dog eating tasty dry food from bowl
    Image Credit: Maximilian100, Shutterstock

    Nature’s Logic has several different dog food product lines.

    Their Distinction line consists of four recipes, each with real meat as the first ingredient. These recipes are legume-free and are highly digestible for pups with sensitive stomachs. Unfortunately, this line is only available at select specialty pet stores. The Distinction line is also available in three grain-free recipes.

    Their Original line consists of nine recipes, each with a high-protein meat meal as the first ingredient. You can choose meats such as turkey, rabbit, pork, sardine, or venison. Two additional Original recipes are gluten-free.

    Their Canned Diets line consists of eight recipes. Each formula is 100% all-natural and grain- and gluten-free. However, grain-free diets may not be suitable for all dogs, so it’s essential to ask your vet if your dog needs to be on this kind of diet.

    They have several types of treats, including biscuits, chews, and crumbly meal toppers. Each of these treats is made with 100% USDA Prime Beef, so they’re not only tasty but healthy, too.

    Nature’s Logic also manufactures its own line of peanut butter. This tasty spread is made with just three ingredients: peanuts, chia seeds, and coconut oil. It’s 100% all-natural and free of the most common allergens.

    Though not currently listed on their official website, this brand also offers supplements, such as this Pumpkin Puree, Sardine Oil, and Beef Bone Broth. They have this Extra Meat Shin Bone treat that is not listed on their official site and an entire line-up of frozen raw foods, including patties and meat rolls.

    The Benefits of Plasma Nutrition

    Many of Nature’s Logic’s recipes list plasma as one of the ingredients. This is rather uncommon to see in the ingredient list of dog foods, but it is highly nutritious and essential. Plasma is the fluid part of blood where blood cells and platelets are suspended. Not only will its inclusion in Nature’s Logic’s food provide your pooch with health benefits, but it also makes the recipes more palatable.

    Plasma proteins can supply sources of iron, potassium, phosphorus, and many amino acids. According to Nature’s Logic’s Spotlight on Plasma, it can improve the texture of the food, support gut health, and even enhance immune response.

    Carnivorous animals in the wild routinely eat the blood of their prey. It’s as natural as the meat and bone they consume, so it’s only natural that it’s an ingredient in this brand’s formulas.

    labrador dog eating
    Image Credit: Olena Yakobchuk, Shutterstock

    Ingredient Sourcing Transparency

    It’s important to us that we know where the ingredients in our pet’s food come from. Nature’s Logic clearly agrees with us on this subject as they are very transparent about where the ingredients they use in their recipes come from.

    Not only do they require their vendors to guarantee that their products are free of preservatives, herbicides, and insecticides, but they have an entire page on their website dedicated to sharing the sources of their ingredients.

    For example, their dry food recipes’ beef, chicken, and turkey are sourced from Nebraska and Kansas. The lamb and venison for their dry and wet food come from New Zealand. The plasma in their recipes comes from Iowa, and their fruits, vegetables, millet, and eggs come from various United States sources.

    Commitment to Sustainability

    If you’re an eco-conscious pet owner, you’ll love Nature’s Logic’s commitment to sustainability. They are the leaders in manufacturing 100% natural pet food without synthetic vitamins or man-made ingredients, and their food is made with 100% renewable energy. They even create 1 kWh of renewable energy with every pound of food you buy. In addition, their bags use 20% less plastic than other companies in the industry, and their cans are 100% recyclable.

    In 2020, Nature’s Logic became the first pet food company to join the American Sustainable Business Council, which focuses on building a vibrant, prosperous, and sustainable American economy.

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    A Quick Look at Nature’s Logic Dog Food

    Pros
    • Transparent about ingredient sources
    • High-quality whole protein and meat meals
    • Many protein options for variety
    • No man-made vitamins
    • Highly digestible formulas
    • No legumes or peas
    Cons
    • Pricier than other dog foods

    Recall History

    Nature’s Logic has not had a single recall at the time of writing. Whether this is due to the high-quality nature of the brand’s ingredients which are all sourced from human-edible processing facilities or its commitment to stringent and routine testing on both the ingredients and finished foods, it’s a huge feat that Nature’s Logic should be proud of.

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    Reviews of the 3 Best Nature’s Logic Dog Food Recipes

    Let’s take a closer look at Nature’s Logic’s best-selling dog food recipes.

    1. Nature’s Logic Canine Duck & Salmon Meal Feast

    Nature's Logic Canine Duck & Salmon

    Nature’s Logic Canine Duck & Salmon Meal Feast is a high-protein dog food with a tasty blend of duck meal and salmon meal. This 100% natural formula contains minimally processed ingredients such as blueberries, spinach, and dried kelp. This recipe is grain-inclusive and is made with non-GMO millet, a healthy source of carbohydrates that’s easier for dogs to digest than wheat.

    There are no chemically synthesized ingredients in this food, nor are there artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives to keep your dog’s diet as high-quality and natural as possible.

    Eco-conscious pet owners will love that this kibble and its packaging are produced using 100% renewable energy to keep the carbon footprint as small as possible. The salmon in the recipe has also been responsibly harvested.

    This recipe will provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition for dogs in all life stages.

    Pros
    • Responsibly harvested salmon
    • No preservatives
    • Minimally processed ingredients
    • 100% natural formula
    Cons
    • Expensive

    2. Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Feast

    Nature's Logic Canine Chicken Feast All Life Stages

    This all-natural canned food features nutrient-rich muscle and organ meat to give your pup a highly palatable and nutritious meal. It’s made with 90% animal ingredients and despite being gluten-free, doesn’t contain peas as many gluten-free dog foods do. This is a definite plus for this recipe as peas are a highly controversial ingredient in dog food right now.

    Dried vegetables and fruits like apricot, artichokes, broccoli, and herbs like parsley and rosemary are included to pack an even stronger nutrient punch.

    As with Nature’s Logic’s dry food, this recipe has no chemically synthesized vitamins, preservatives, or artificial flavoring.

    This recipe does contain brewer’s yeast which can be a controversial ingredient in some circles. It is rich in B vitamins and high in minerals that your dog needs for cell and organ function, but it can cause stomach or intestinal upset in some dogs.

    Pros
    • All-natural whole food
    • No peas
    • 90% animal ingredients
    • No preservatives
    • Highly palatable
    Cons
    • Can cause gas

    3. Nature’s Logic Beef Lung Dehydrated Treats

    Nature's Logic Beef Lung Dehydrated Dog Treats

    Nature’s Logic Canine Chicken Feast doesn’t only produce high-quality dog food, but their treats are top-notch, too. These crunchy dehydrated treats are made with 100% natural beef lung. This meat comes from Midwest USA beef sources that have been cattle-graded USDA Prime.

    These treats are perfect for chewing and can help direct your dog’s inappropriate chewing into healthier behavior. They can also promote good dental hygiene.

    The treats are made in a USA factory and don’t feature peas, chemically synthesized vitamins, or trace nutrients.

    These high-quality dehydrated treats are great for dogs with food allergies and sensitivities, as they are made with just one ingredient.

    Pros
    • Great for dogs with allergies
    • Single ingredient recipe
    • Made with 100% natural beef lung
    • Made in the USA
    • Great for chewers
    Cons
    • May be too crunchy for some dogs

    What Other Users Are Saying

    Nature’s Logic has been in the pet food industry for some time, so it’s easy to find reviews and opinions about the brand from consumers, veterinarians, and self-proclaimed pet food experts. Here is what some of our favorite websites had to say about Nature’s Logic:

    • Dog Food Guru: “There are lots of things to like…especially their commitment to using whole, natural ingredients and avoiding synthetic, man-made chemicals”
    • HerePup: “They use the same type of natural sourced foods our dog’s originally evolved to eat, instead of chemically synthesized vitamins, minerals and amino acids.”
    • Amazon: We don’t only count the reviews from professionals in the pet food industry. We love hearing experiences that real dog owners like yourself have with pet foods. This is why we love reading consumer reviews on Amazon. You can read these by clicking here.

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    Conclusion

    Nature’s Logic is a high-quality, premium dog food that has consistently received rave reviews from professionals in the pet food industry and consumers alike. Their commitment to whole and natural foods is evident in all of their formulas, through their careful selection of ingredient sources, and in their stringent testing protocols. It’s not hard to see why this company has not been subject to any recalls in its 15-year history.

    Though Nature’s Logic is more expensive than many other commercial dog foods, we highly recommend it to any dog owners with the finances.

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