Well, when the rep contacted me for my address, CindyLu's Muse had mentioned that I was a blogger as well. So, I was offered a bag of Nature's Logic kibble, my flavor choice (well, I had the choice of canned as well, but kibble works out better for us)! Good deal, right?
Elka was pretty excited when I told her...primed at the food bowl, in fact.
The Sardine Oil (which I keep calling Salmon oil, in my head and to other people, but isn't [I actually reread the beginning of this post and had typed "salmon" instead of "sardine" in the link]) came first. It's in a flip-top bottle, and I put a squeeze on her food at a time. It does in fact have a serving suggestion (1 teaspoon per twenty pound of weight, so about a tablespoon and a half. You can see, now, why I just kinda give a squeeze?) It doesn't really smell, which was a concern. I mean, it's kind of fishy, but not strongly fishy, and it doesn't linger on Elka's face. I know, because Elka's face is frequently close to mine, and I detect no eau du sardine.
The kibble came a bit later. Dog Food Analysis rates the Nature's Logic Duck and Salmon formula at 5 stars. It kind of weirds me out that one of the ingredients is "dried porcine plasma" (dried pig's blood, for those of you keeping track at home), but it was an ingredient in every one of the kibbles, and Dog Food Analysis doesn't mention it specifically. They do say "Fat as the fourth ingredient is a concern. Research at Purdue University has identified a fat in the top four ingredients of a dry food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs." which I had never heard. The Bloat Bogeyman is a serious one, to be sure.
(You see, in Photobucket, the picture is right side up. When I share it here? On its side. I've fixed it six times. I'm sorry, I don't care anymore.)
Every time I get kibble in a sample capacity, or giveaway like this, I tend to use it for training or as part of what gets put into a puzzle toy, so Elka never gets a quantity such that I'm overly concerned with issues resulting from something like this. The kibble is also very small, which facilitates this kind of treat/topping usage.
And I will say, Elka's coat has been nice and shiny as the weather has gotten colder and the heat has come on. I took this picture of the top of her head, so you could see!
Overall, Nature's Logic seems to make decent products. I'm certainly happy with the ones that we've tried! They also offer frozen raw food in Rabbit, Chicken, or Beef. No stores in my area carry it at current, but maybe I'll pick it up to try at some point in my travels. I'm not against raw feeding. I just haven't done the requisite research to know about nutritionally balancing such a diet.
FTC disclosure: I received the Sardine Oil by merit of winning another blogger's giveaway. I received a 5 lb bag of Nature's Logic for the purposes of writing this review.