Nature’s Logic is a new brand I’ve discovered that believes in a natural approach to pet nutrition. So I was thrilled to get the opportunity to taste test one of their all-natural treats: beef tendons.
In 2005, founder of Nature’s Logic, Scott Freeman, started developing the concept for a pet food focusing on the benefits of whole food nutrition without using added synthetic supplements widely used in the pet food industry to meet the nutritional analytical levels of dog and cat food.
One company and a long time veterinarian friend had similar approaches to nutrition but mainly in the realm of supplements. Their work and vision made a lasting impression on Scott to see if it was possible to do complete pet diets with the same rationale of providing all essential nutrients from whole foods rather than depending on synthetics to easily and cheaply meet requirements.
In late 2005 the first test batches of Nature’s Logic were created and by January 2006 some of the first product was being retailed in the USA.
The ultimate goal of Nature’s Logic is to provide the most nutritious and safest product that people can feel good about feeding their canine and feline family members.
These chews are made with only real beef tendon without any artificial preservatives or flavors.
Size, Texture & Consistency
Each tendon was about 12 inches long and varied in shape and width. Some were straight while others were more twisted. The beef tendons are a bit greasy to touch, but they are not highly odorous.
When I try to break one with 2 hands, the tendon is slightly flexible and does snap with some pressure. But considering that raw beef tendon is not hard to begin with, these chews are best for easy to moderate chewers.
“Nature’s Logic Canine Beef Tendon Treat is made from only all natural, Midwest beef sources and cattle graded USDA Prime. Great for carnivore appropriate recreational chewing and for promoting good dental hygiene. Made in the USA.”
When Alaska started going to town on her beef tendon, I was surprised that it was more crunchy than I had expected- making it more of a treat than a chew. Perhaps it’s the method of cooking or the thin nature of the chew, but one tendon only lasted Alaska 3-4 minutes. Although she is a small dog, her chewing habits are ferocious so I am always looking for chews that last enough time to give her a jaw workout and mental stimulation.
Beef tendons are not the first chew that Alaska has tried in Nature’s Logic treat line. She has also tried the beef scapula, which unfortunately did not agree with her stomach. It also made her stools very dark and mushy, but the team at Nature’s Logic kindly rectified the situation. I’m happy to report that the beef tendons did not give Alaska any digestive upset. I love everything about them; however, I will not buy these for her in the future only because they are not suitable for her chewing habits. She consumes them too quickly for my liking and being the overprotective pet parent I am, I sometimes get worried when she’s down to the last stub but she’s still gnawing away persistently.
While these treats did not meet my expectations, I would recommend them for smaller dogs with easy to moderate chewing habits and/or senior dogs who need a lighter chew but also one that stimulates their gums and teeth.
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