What are your thoughts on Nature’s Logic dog food?
OK…..so I may be WAY off here, but these things are that peeks my curiosity and makes me say hhhmmmmmm! As a supplement additive the montmorillonite probably would be good b/c of all the trace minerals BUT using clay as one of the top 10 ingredients in their food? I’m not so sure. It also does NOT say human ingredients anywhere that I looked.
I looked at the beef dinner.
The first thing that jumped out at me as the SEVENTH ingredient was the Montmorillonite. (The FORTH ingredient in the chicken dinner ). What exactly is that?????? I didn’t know! It is sold as a livestock feed additive.
Here is what Wikipedia says in quotes.
“Montmorillonite is a very soft phyllosilicate group of minerals that typically form in microscopic crystals, forming a clay.” What is phyllosilicate or silicate???
“Silicate minerals all contain silicon and oxygen.” what is silicon and is it required additive or a filler in dog food???
“Silicon is an essential element in biology, although only tiny traces of it appear to be required by animals. It is much more important to the metabolism of plants, particularly many grasses, and silicic acid (a type of silica) forms the basis of the striking array of protective shells of the microscopic diatoms.”
I gotta look into this further!
MILLET: It’s rich in B vitamins but I remembered something about millet (2nd ingredient) and this is what it was. “As none of the millets are closely related to wheat, they are appropriate foods for those with coeliac disease or other forms of allergies/intolerance of wheat. However, millets are also a mild thyroid peroxidase inhibitor and probably should not be consumed in great quantities by those with thyroid disease.” Although a good flour type staple for people who are allergic to wheat, what would this do to a dog with hyper or hypo thyroidism?
BREWER’S YEAST-4th ingredient probably for a protein source: Considerations: Bloating in dogs according to ehow.com “If you are suffering from a dangerously impaired immune system, do not take brewer’s yeast unless instructed by your doctor.” from ehow.com
Check with your veterinarian before beginning a brewer’s yeast regimen. Diabetic dogs should not take brewer’s yeast as it can interfere with the insulin cycle. from ehow.com
“You can experience bloating and extreme gas while taking brewer’s yeast according to Pdrhealth.com”
This statement is for humans but it makes me wonder about dogs. “According to Mothernature.com, brewer’s yeast should be avoided if you have high levels of uric acid or gout. If you have an existing allergy to mold, brewer’s yeast might not be for you. If you are pregnant or nursing, ask your health care provider if you should be taking brewer’s yeast. ”
I know Dr. Pitcairn recommends Brewer’s but only a very small amount compared to this.
That is just a quick look at it.
Regards, Karen ;~)