Rated 5 out of 5
by 1lovely cat likes it
excellent food. my cat has food allergies. this one seems to help and he goobles it up.
May 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer My cats didn't love it
This food is extremely dry and dense for a canned food. The smell of the venison is overwhelming, ugh. My cats did not care for this food.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elaine My cats love it
What can I say except the cats love it, all 7 of them. Would like it to come out in a larger can.
March 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahWI6884 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 RandO Excellent ingredients
The ingredients are so wholesome but the cats get bored with it quickly. Fortunately, the feral cat eats the leftovers.
February 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elizabeth Excellent but be careful of the Peas if there are allergies
I was concerned about the "dryness" of this food after reading the reviews but they must have improved the formula because this food was moist and wet in my experience. My cats loved the Venison Flavor. One kitty has an allergy however and it seemed that every-time she ate NV brand, she would begin to scratch. After speaking with a Chewy Rep, they mentioned this could be the PEAS they use. Indeed the brand she does very well with (I and Love and You Rabbit) does NOT have Peas so this makes perfect sense. All of the NV foods are on an approved list of Cat Foods according to Dr. Jean Hofve's Book "What Cats Should Eat" so if you are looking for a quality food, I feel this is a good one and I think your cat will love the Venison Flavor. If your pet has food allergies however, you may want to be mindful of the peas used.
August 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maus1 Very good brand and ingredients. Bit tough.
Our Kittens don't love this flavor. They prefer chicken! It is a bit drier and tougher.
December 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovemyCavie My pets thrive on this
I have been feeding all of my pets (I have cats and dogs) Nature's Variety Instinct for several years now. I actually prefer their frozen raw food, but I had to drive so far to get it, I could no longer justify the cost. The Instinct canned is the next best thing and it's delivered right to my doorstep for free! My cats and dogs eat all flavors of Instinct canned except the pork, which I believe is only be offered in the dog food. I have no negative or positive opinion on the pork, as the pets have never tried it. All of the other flavors are a hit with my pets. I like the fact that there is no corn or grains of any kind in Nature's Variety Instinct. I highly recommend this brand and their products.
August 29, 2013