Rated 4 out of 5 by Daisy555 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.
Chewy.com 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 JL24 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 5 out of 5 by PeachyBuddy 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 Mick99 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 TibbyMom 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 purrfectmom 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 Pongongo good taste bad cans
My cat loves the Instinct duck and other Instinct flavors. However, the cans seem to be made of an inferior product, so many arrive dented. When just a gently pressure is put on their sides, (I was just picking one out of the box) when it made the same sound that a dog trainer's clicker makes. I was able to repeat this with several other cans. The cans look fine when packed in their box and looking at them from the top, but remove the cellophane and take them out of the box almost all of them are dented either on the side or bottom and will dent on their side with just a gentle push.
So far the cans that contain rabbit or duck have the fewest problem, pork has had the most. (two cases had to be tossed)
My cats really enjoy this product, it's the cans that aren't of the same quality as the food they contain.
November 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sunbird 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