Friday, June 24, 2011

Diabetes in Dog Controlled by Nature's Logic, but Not by Grain-free

Recently, we received an inquiry from a veterinarian. She reached out to us to let us know that she has a patient whose diabetes was well-controlled when on a diet of Nature's Logic, however, when the dog was switched to a grain-free formula of pet food, its diabetes was no longer kept under control. This particular veterinarian wrote to ask why that would be. You might be surprised by the answer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Montmorillonite Clay in Pet Food & Fear of Dioxin Contamination

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.
Recently Nature’s Logic was contacted regarding a discussion on a pet health forum regarding possible dioxin contamination in montmorillonite clay. We were asked to comment on the clay used in our foods. To help us better explain the quality of this ingredient in our 100% natural dog and cat foods, we interviewed Neal Bosshardt of Redmond Minerals, the supplier of the montmorillonite clay used in Nature’s Logic’s foods. But first, a quick review of dioxin.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Plasma in Pet Food Not Always a “Trick”

Recently we read a blog post regarding the use of spray-dried animal plasma used in pet foods by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker. Dr. Becker was responding to information posted on PetFoodIndustry.com, a trade publication to the pet food industry. The information revealed that companies can use plasma to absorb quality differences from one batch of meat by-products raw material to the next.¹ Dr. Becker referred to this as a “trick” but did go on to point out the carnivore-appropriate nutritional value of plasma. We’d like to expand upon that with a little more information about plasma and our foods.

Plasma Adds Natural Nutrients to Pet Food

While some pet food companies might be using plasma to cover up lower quality ingredients or bind watery foods, Nature’s Logic uses plasma for its nutrient value.