Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Where Do Ingredients in Nature’s Logic Pet Food Come From?

We often get questions from conscientious pet parents that want to know more about the ingredients we use in Nature’s Logic® 100% natural food for dogs and cats. This is understandable, especially in light of the nearly steady stream of pet food recalls in the industry these days. Most pet food recalls that have occurred over the past ten years have been due to either pathogenic bacteria contamination, like salmonella or e. coli, or due to synthetic additives, such as melamine (synthetic protein) or a man-made vitamin or mineral. Nature’s Logic takes many specific steps to ensure the safety of our pet foods.

Ingredients from Qualified Suppliers & Reputable Countries

Nature’s Logic selects vendors that can supply ingredients from the USA and other countries with good food safety practices, such as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Europe. We

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Safest Way to Supplement Your Pet’s Diet

In an effort to provide the best possible nutrition for their dogs and cats, pet guardians are increasingly feeding them vitamin and mineral supplements. According to the 2011-2012 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, the average US pet owner spends $95 each year on vitamins for their dog and $43 annually on cat vitamins.¹ What many of these well-meaning pet parents don’t know is that the majority of these supplements are chemically-synthesized and carry unwanted and potentially harmful ingredients. The safest source of nutrients for your pet is food, or supplements made from whole foods, not chemicals.

Synthetic Vitamins

The man-made vitamins in most pet supplements contain processing aids and carriers, and many also contain chemical preservatives. Corn oil, starch,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Study Finds Hidden Ingredients in Dog Food Not on Label

Recently, we read a blog article questioning the accuracy of pet food labeling. The piece referenced a study in the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition first published October 29, 2010. The study analyzed four unidentified brands of dry venison dog food to determine if pet owners and veterinarians could safely use them in an elimination diet to test for food allergies in dogs. Venison or venison meal had to be listed as the first or second ingredient and the list could not contain a soy or beef ingredient. Three of the four venison canine dry foods with no soy products named in the ingredient list tested positive for soy, as well as other ingredients not listed on the package. ¹

Possible Reasons Soy Found

The soy found in three of the four dog foods tested may have come from the formula’s flavoring. The main ingredient in most "Natural Liver Flavors" is

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Three Important Steps for Protecting Your Pet in Disasters

We’ve all seen the terrible images of natural or man-made disasters on television, and many people have experienced them first hand. There are hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. Occasionally there are hazardous material spills or other releases of toxic chemicals. Wherever you live, there is a chance that some catastrophic event may create the need for a quick evacuation for your family, including your pets.

Each year, on the second Saturday in May, Animal Disaster Preparedness Day gives pet guardians the opportunity to think about how they might ensure their pet’s safety in the event of a disaster. It is a gentle reminder that your pet relies on you for his safety. There are a number of simple things you can do to that will significantly increase the chances your pet will survive a disaster…unharmed.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Quality Requires a Commitment to Pets, Not to Profits

Nature’s Logic is committed to providing the highest quality and safest nutrition for dogs and cats. When formulating our kibble, canned, and raw frozen diets, every ingredient is carefully selected.  Our foods are not developed to capitalize upon the latest market trend, or to grab more shelf space with as many variations as possible, or to increase profit margins. Instead, we try to closely match the nutritional make-up of the prey cats and dogs would naturally eat in the wild. Here are just five examples of how we put the health and safety of pets above high-profits:   

1.      No Synthetic Ingredients – Nature’s Logic is unique. We have created the first and only full-line kibble, canned, and raw frozen pet food in the world with no chemically-synthesized vitamins or minerals. All nutrients in our formulas are derived from whole foods and 100% natural ingredients. We could reach the recommended nutrient levels less expensively by adding man-made vitamins and minerals, but we believe the safest nutrients for pets come from food, not chemistry.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What’s in a Cat’s Name?

This post comes from our Guest Blogger, Barbara Mader. Barbara has been an animal lover all her life. Cats are her favorites. She has loved up to fourteen at a time including abandoned new moms with litters of kittens and disabled strays. “We can learn so much about gratitude, loyalty and love from our adopted pets,” she states. Barbara writes Cats in New York for www.examiner.com.

A new furry bundle arrives in your life. You have just welcomed a kitty into its forever home: yours. Congratulations! Bask in that happy glow for a bit, then get down to the business of “catting.”

One of your first “cations” will be selecting a name for your cat. You and your furry friend took time to select each other, so now invest great care in kitty’s nomenclature. How do you make the best choice for this new companion?