Most kibble pet food contains a grain or other starchy ingredient to help form the kibble and hold its shape, which is referred to as a “binder.” Ingredients such as wheat, corn, barley, oats or other similar grains can be used this purpose. These starchy ingredients also serve as a source of carbohydrates in the food to give pets energy and add fiber to their diet.
Nature’s Logic 100% natural foods do not contain gluten, corn, wheat, rice, soy, peas or potatoes, so the company has carefully selected millet as the grain of choice for their line of dog and cat diets. Millet is gluten-free and carnivore appropriate and has more protein than wheat, rice, or corn.
Compared to wheat or rice, millet is an excellent source of nutrition, checking many important boxes including:
- Healthy carbohydrates
- Fatty acids
- Minerals such as magnesium
- Dietary fiber
Because of its high fiber content, millet has hypoglycemic effects, meaning it helps to keep blood sugar levels low. The complex carbohydrates and fiber contained in millet are more slowly digested and absorbed, helping to reduce blood sugar spikes after a meal.
Millet is a grass seed, similar to one a carnivore in the wild might consume from eating the stomach of a bird or herbivore. It is much more likely to occur naturally in a wild dog or cat’s diet so will be more familiar to their digestive systems. Millet has been harvested for human and animal food for over 7,000 years. Nature’s Logic uses proso millet, a variety grown in the United States.
Millet is one of the unique ingredients in Nature’s Logic’s protein-rich, nutrient-dense diet formulated for carnivores. When used as an ingredient as part of a diet that includes a variety of meats, fruits and vegetables, millet is a safe and healthy addition to a balanced diet that pet parents can feel good about feeding to their pet.