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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Duck Formula Canned Cat Food

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Product Description

Nature’s Variety Instinct is formulated like your cat’s ancestral diet – high in protein and free of grain and gluten. Each recipe is thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods your pet would eat in nature, like real meat or poultry and healthy vegetables and fruits. In addition to providing great tasting, quality nutrition, Instinct Canned Cat Food can be rotated with other Instinct grain-free diets to give your cat variety at the food bowl. Feed ancestrally – give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Formulated to mirror your cat’s ancestral diet
  • Made with 95% duck and turkey liver and 5% vegetables, fruits and wholesome ingredients
  • Contains natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Grain-free and gluten-free nutrition
  • No corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Includes healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages including kitten, adult and senior, and all lifestyles including indoor cats
  • Made in the USA

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Item Number 49564
Breed Size
  • All Breeds
Special Diet
  • No Corn No Wheat No Soy
  • Grain-Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Adult
  • All Stages
Food Form
  • Wet Food
Country of Origin
  • United States

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Duck, turkey liver, water, ground flaxseed, tricalcium phosphate, montmorillonite clay, peas, potassium chloride, carrots, lecithin, vitamins (choline chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, riboflavin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), dried kelp, salt, taurine, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, sodium selenite, ethylenediamine dihydriodide), artichokes, cranberries, pumpkin, tomato, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, kale, parsley

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ! My cat had urinary issues and the vet suggested a hills diet. I didn't want to feed a corn based diet and did my research- this diet has been working great for him the past 3 years! He's the happiest he's ever been! And I'm happy he's getting the proper nutrition he deserves. August 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kitty loves the duck and rabbit best My older kitty with IBD loves this food but I've been having problems getting him to eat some of the April Best By dates. He actually likes the rabbit better than the duck but rabbit has been out of stock due to manufacturer having trouble getting raw materials. Ordered some 3 oz cans of duck but they seem to have too much liquid in them. I will stick to the 5.5oz cans unless desperate. is great! Customer service is pleasant and attentive. Thank you for being such an excellent company! September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for cats with food allergies! No more vomitting! My cat used to vomit on a regular basis (at least a few times every week). I tried many different cat foods, including prescription diets of duck, rabbit, venison. These were expensive, and still didn't help. I finally found Nature's Variety instinct in the duck variety and my cat loved it. And the best part is that he hardly ever vomits now (maybe once every month or two!). I also introduced him to the dry version of Instinct. It has turkey and duck in it, and the only grain is tapioca. He tolerates the food wonderfully. Overall, I'm very pleased with the Instinct duck line of cat foods. Natural ingredients, low/no grain, no chicken, gluten, corn, etc. And a reasonable price compared to some of the prescription diets. I highly recommend you give this food a shot if your cat has food allergies or a sensitive stomach. August 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by My finicky cats love it! Nature's Variety's Instinct is the only one of the many top-quality, grain-free, gluten-free foods that I've tried that my finicky cats will eat, and they love the Duck Formula. Duck Formula comes in a Low Ingredient Diet version that doesn't have the small amount of turkey that the regular version contains. My kitties seem to prefer a little turkey with their duck. There is a small amount of carrots and peas, which are of no value to our obligate carnivores, and my only criticism is that I wish they'd not include the few whole peas and chunks of carrot in each can. The cats don't like them and will stop eating if they gobble them, so I've become adept at flipping them into the disposal with the lid of the can when I put the food into the bowls and break it up with the lid. August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best wet food in the world (esp for cats with food or health issues)! Despite my five cats' many food and/or other health issues, this food never fails. They love it (along with the rabbit and chicken varieties) no matter how often they eat it. I love it because of the high protein content and lack of frivolous ingredients. One of my five kitties can't eat other wet food without getting seriously ill. (I am not exaggerating. I have tried everything, including cooking her salmon every day until I found this product.) December 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Has good ingredient content. Thinking Duck would really impress my kitten, I bought a case. Of course what do I know. Appears to favor the Chicken a little more. I have mixed it with chicken to encourage him to eat it. Though I am still impressed with the product, kitty has a different take on it. Thank u Mr. Chewy for making ordering such a easy and pleasant experience. August 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best pet food we have found Romeo is 13 now and after scary struvite crystal bouts when we first received him we ended up with only feeding him wet Nature's Variety Duck. He has feline fiv and his health seems excellent. One thing we do like about the food is NO CARRAGEENAN!! Wife hates the stuff...they use clay instead..Who knows!! We use Duck dry for treats only...we trust no other foods for him!! Thank you Nature's Variety May 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by No thank you This is a good product but my cat's just don't seem to like anything made by this company. It is no reflection on the product as the ingredients are good. Some combinations just don't always work with everyone. July 2, 2015
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