Meal (Nutrient-Dense Protein)
“Meal” is a powder form of the protein source used to create it. This is why meals have higher protein by weight than fresh meats…the water and fat have been removed. Nature’s Logic® meals are dried versions of the high-quality protein sources that go into our foods: Clean muscle meat, which can contain the skin and bone for calcium and other nutrients, but with NO internal organs, feathers, feet, heads, etc.
Millet (Carnivore-appropriate Starch)
Dry pet food contains a form of either grain or other starchy ingredient, not because of the nutritional value, but because it makes the kibble stick together and hold its shape. In our dry food, we use millet, a grain that is low in natural sugar and carbohydrates, gluten-free, and carnivore-appropriate.
Millet is a grass seed, similar to one a carnivore in the wild might consume from eating the stomach of a bird or herbivore. It is much more likely to occur naturally in a wild dog or cat’s diet so will be more familiar to their digestive systems. Nature’s Logic foods contain NO gluten, corn, wheat, rice, soy, peas, or potatoes.
Montmorillonite (Natural Alternative)
Montmorillonite clay is used in some natural pet foods as a natural anti-caking agent. It allows high-quality pet foods to remain free of man-made and chemical agents for this purpose. In addition, it is a natural source of minerals so it may bring with it added health benefits to pets. Since montmorillonite clay comes from the earth, some customers have asked about contamination by dioxin. Nature’s Logic® purchases its clay from a supplier whose product has been tested and shown to contain no dioxin.
Nature’s Logic® uses Mixed Tocopherols, a natural antioxidant preservative naturally derived from vegetable oil with no chemical processes.
Natural Vitamins & Minerals
Nature’s Logic®offers a full line of commercial pet food with no chemically-synthesized nutrients. All of the vitamins and minerals in our formulas are derived from food. This is the safest way to supply nutrients to pets. Here are the whole food ingredients we use to naturally supply pets with essential nutrients:
- Pumpkin Seed – provides minerals such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc and Vitamin K.
- Dried Kelp – great source of iodine and iron, contains unique antioxidants, contains fucoidan.
- Alfalfa – good source of calcium, contains Vitamins B, C, and K, as well as nutrients such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate.
- Dried Chicory – its active compound, inulin, is a prebiotic and has been shown to stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria, which are regarded as beneficial strains in the colon. Chicory is also high in dietary fiber, Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, thiamin, niacin and zinc.
- Almonds – a rich source of Vitamin E and B Vitamins, as well as dietary fiber, minerals and monounsaturated fat.
- Dried Blueberry – highest antioxidant content of all fresh fruits, high in Vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber.
- Dried Apricot – high in beta-carotene, lycopene, Vitamin A, fiber; they also contain potassium, iron, calcium, silicon, phosphorus, and Vitamin C..
- Dried Cranberry – source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, manganese, and Vitamin K; wide array of phytonutrients.
- Dried Parsley – rich in antioxidants; excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K; good source of B Vitamins, folate and iron.
- Rosemary – provides several minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium; good source of Vitamins A and C.
- Egg Shell Meal – provides food source of calcium. The natural eggshell also contains 2 to 3 percent egg membrane, which supplies a unique natural source of hyaluronic acid, glucosamine chondroitin, and collagen.
- Dried Tomato – excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K; good source of potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, B vitamins, Vitamin E, folate, copper, niacin, magnesium, iron, pantothetic acid, and phosphorous; phytonutrient rich – specifically in lycopene.
- Dried Apple – provide quite an array of phytonutrients and polyphenols (naturally occurring organic compounds in fruit and vegetables) which act as antioxidants in apples; source of B complex vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid the cobalamins), Vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous, as well as dietary fiber.
- Dried Carrot – excellent source of an array of phytonutrients (especially beta-carotene), as well as Vitamin A; a very good source of Vitamins C and K, dietary fiber and potassium.
- Dried Pumpkin – excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene and potassium.
- Dried Broccoli – excellent source of Vitamins A (antioxidant), C (immune support), and K (anti-inflammatory), folate, as well as fiber; good source of manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, B vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, and Vitamin E. Also rich in phytonutrients.
- Dried Spinach – excellent source of Vitamins A, C, and K, folate, riboflavin, pyridoxine, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and iron. Very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorous, copper, zinc, and Vitamin E. Also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, niacin and selenium.
- Dried Artichoke – very good source of Vitamin C, folate, and manganese; good source of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin A, and potassium.
Plasma (Natural Food Ingredient)
No life exists without blood, and the nutrients it provides to carnivorous animals are essential. Carnivores in the wild routinely consume the blood of prey animals. The animal blood is as natural a part of a carnivore’s diet as the meat and bone consumed from prey. It is an important natural food ingredient. Plasma supplies iron, sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, numerous vitamins, and over 18 amino acids. These nutrients found naturally in animal blood plasma play a large role in creating a safer and more natural diet for pets. The inclusion of porcine plasma is one reason Nature’s Logic® does NOT need to add any chemically-synthesized vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients to our formulas.
Probiotics, Prebiotics & Digestive Enzymes
Probiotics are naturally-present bacteria that reside in every pet’s normal, healthy digestive system. By competing for space and nutrients with the organisms that can make pets sick, these healthy microorganisms keep any pathogens present in check. Probiotics also support the absorption of nutrients and contribute to a healthy immune response. Nature’s Logic uses a probiotic blend chosen to complement one another and work harmoniously, for the maximum benefit:
- 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
Nature’s Logic uses probiotics developed using a proprietary process that creates strains that grow and multiply in higher temperatures. These thermo- positive probiotics remain viable for up to two years, without refrigeration.
Prebiotics are substances that selectively help the naturally-present bacteria (probiotics) to flourish, increasing their benefits on digestive health. Nature’s Logic foods contain chicory as a prebiotic. Its active compound, inulin, has been shown to stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria, which are regarded as beneficial strains in the colon.
Enzymes are proteins naturally present throughout all healthy bodies. Enzymes speed up various processes carried out by cells in the body. Certain enzymes are required to digest the different types of foods pets eat. Protease digest proteins, amylase digest starches, cellulase break down fibrous foods, and lipase digest fats. Nature’s Logic uses a proprietary blend of these four enzymes, specially formulated to support the digestive system of dogs and cats eating the high animal-protein diets formulated for natural carnivores.
- Dried Pineapple Extract (Papain)
- Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract
- Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract
- Dried Trichoderma Longibrachtum Fermentation Extract
Activated by Moisture
Dry pet food has very low water content. It is baked to reduce moisture which allows the food to stay fresh without refrigeration. The probiotics and enzymes have also been dehydrated and processed in a manner to ensure activity. Inside the bag of dry pet food, they are stable but inactive. When they come into contact with saliva and the moisture of the cat or dog’s gastrointestinal tract, they are rehydrated and begin their beneficial roles in aiding digestion. They only become active when they come in contact with moisture.
Added After Heat
These specially-prepared probiotics and enzymes are applied to the dry pet food after the heat and drying steps. This ensures that they remain viable and active when pets eat the foods containing them. They remain dormant until the right conditions are present for them to activate. The dried enzymes need moisture to become active, while probiotics require a source of food, optimal temperature and pH, as well as moisture to grow.
Protein & Fat (High Quality Animal Sources)
Nature’s Logic® uses high-quality proteins and fats obtained predominantly from animal sources, just as dogs and cats would naturally consume in the wild. Our beef, chicken, duck, lamb, fish, venison, and rabbit come from human-edible processing plants and are simply the surplus not sold to supermarkets during the daily production cycle. The lamb, venison, and beef sources are all grass-fed. The chicken, duck, turkey, and rabbit sources are commercially-raised for human consumption and are fed vegetarian diets. They are antibiotic and hormone-free.
Since our foods are made from high levels of animal protein, all Nature’s Logic® diets naturally contain sufficient levels of the Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They also exceed AAFCO*’s protein amino acid requirements for arginine, histidine, isoleucine leucine, lysine, methionine-cystine, methionine, phenylalanine-tyrosine, phylalanine, taurine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
|Chicken meal||Lamb meal|
|Salmon meal||Spray-dried chicken liver|
|Beef meal||Spray-dried beef liver|
|Venison meal||Dried egg product|
|Rabbit meal||Chicken fat|
|Porcine plasma||Turkey Meal|
|Pork Meal||Turkey Fat|
|Raw frozen chicken||Raw frozen rabbit|
|Raw frozen chicken liver||Raw frozen rabbit liver|
|Raw frozen lamb||Raw frozen rabbit heart|
|Raw frozen lamb liver||Raw frozen beef liver|
|Raw frozen lamb heart||Raw frozen duck|
|Raw frozen venison||Raw frozen duck liver|
|Raw frozen venison liver||Raw frozen duck heart|
|Raw frozen venison heart||Raw frozen salmon|