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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Venison 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% venison and pork 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 49563
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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Important Information


Venison, pork liver, water, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, peas, 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, potassium chloride, 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 4.5 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent quality and great for cats with IBD or allergies My sweet girl cat Marcela loves all of the Nature's Variety flavors that I have given her. She is 10 years old, very finicky and I have to be very careful with what I feed her. She was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease about a year and a half ago and the best plan I've found for her is a high protein and grain free diet. Since I’ve been feeding her Nature’s Variety canned cat foods I have been able to get the problem under control. No more vomiting or diarrhea. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to get their cat back on a healthy track or simply maintain good health. February 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IBD My 12 year old Siamese has been battling IBD. We tried the Instinct Venison Canned food as she had 'burned out' on the prescription venison diet she was eating. In searching for another option, I ran across Nature's Variety. She likes it!!!! AND it is working well for her. Thanks. April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I would recommend anything from this company! We love Nature's Variety here! We've had to adjust our choice of products from their offerings to what our one cat with allergies and digestive issues can eat without problems. We stick with their L.I.D. Instinct kibble, but she can handle the 95% regular Instinct canned foods. She seems to do better with the flavors that don't contain any eggs (venison, duck, rabbit). I recommend this wholeheartedly!! July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitty Loves this Flavor My 10 year old cat has multiple food allergies, so it is difficult to find food that she can eat and also likes. This venison is one of her favorite flavors, and I like the fact that it has no carrageenan which so many companies put into pet food. June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality product I have tried the rabbit, beef, venison, chicken, salmon, and duck. I recommend the smellier of the wet food: the salmon, chicken, and duck. Although all of the products are excellent, my cat seems to prefer the ones that have a stronger smell. The beef, rabbit, and venison have very little smell at all—something I think attests to the cleanness and quality of the meat—but my cat does not seem to enjoy it as much. As far as the beef, rabbit, and venison are concerned, the vet recommended warming the food in the microwave for 30 seconds to give the food a stronger smell. I do not like microwaves, so leaving the food out at room temperature seems to work for the beef, rabbit, and venison, although, once again, it is not a favorite. It is, however, worth a try like all Nature's Variety wet food products. It is the very best wet food I have encountered in my years as a pet owner, i.e. 10+ years. It is worth every penny. February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by like the variety of foods but the venison is dry. My fussy two kitties like the Instinct food. It is expensive so they only get it once a week or less to rotate their diet. I like the idea of giving them a variety in their diet besides just chicken, fish, & turkey. The Venison formula must not have a lot of liver in it as my cats will not eat liver. The texture is quite dry and I must add a couple of teaspoons of hot water and mix it well to get the kitties to eat it. January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by All 3 cats approve I really like Nature's Variety and I love that there is no carageenan. All 3 cats like this venison flavor. It is a bit dense, so I mash it a little with some warm water. I rarely have to throw any away. I'm going to try some of the other flavors soon and I hope they like more than just this flavor. :) No issues with tummy upset or any litterbox troubles. I noticed this flavor and a few others don't have egg in it, but some of the flavors like chicken do, so that's worth noting if any of your cats have allergies. October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good food for your cat. I have 2 allergic cats and the vet recommended venison, rabbit, or duck foods. My cats loved Instinct and devoured it at every meal. February 25, 2014
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