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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food

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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food, 12.1-lb bag

Instinct is formulated like your cat's instinctive diet - high protein, grain-free, and gluten-free. Each formula is thoughtfully balanced with the wholesome foods your cat would eat in nature, like real chicken, healthy vegetables and fruits, and no grain or gluten. A pure, biologically appropriate diet like this provides nutrient-dense, highly-digestible nutrition to help your cat thrive. Feed instinctively - give your cat the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free and gluten-free nutrition
  • Freeze-dried raw coating for pure nutrition and great taste
  • Probiotics to support healthy digestion
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for skin and coat health
  • Contains antioxidants to help maintain a healthy immune system
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds

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Item Number 74995
Country of Origin
  • United States
Special Diet
  • No Corn No Wheat No Soy
  • Grain-Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Adult
  • All Stages
  • Dry Food

Original Formulation: Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Salmon Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Pumpkinseeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Kelp, Salt, Taurine, Inulin, Apples, Chicken Eggs, Cranberries, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Freeze Dried Chicken (Including Freeze Dried Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Heart, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Olive Oil, Blueberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Persimmons, Rosemary, Sage, Clove

New Formulation: Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Chicken (including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries

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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food Customer Reviews

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food 4.6 5 37 37
Say "NO" to potatos and "YES" to clay...... I have 9 cats (thanks to people dumping their pregnant cats out at my house), and even though it ends up being tremendously expensive, feed a grain-free diet. I am an RN and have studied nutrition, not only human, but cat, dog and horse nutrition as well. I believe each species should eat what their bodies are designed to digest and use. If I could, my dogs and cats would be fed a raw diet, however, time and money prevent me from achieving that. (I do supplement their diets with chicken hearts and gizzards that are only slightly cooked.) Anyway, I will not feed any of my animals a product that contains, corn, wheat, soy, rice or white potatos. A lot of the grain-free products contain white potatos which is disappointing. It's used as a filler because it is cheap and I understanding keeping a product affordable. However, the problem with white potatos as a cat food is that it can cause an insulin spike, which is detrimental to your cat's health. Dogs can handle this effect better, but I prefer to not feed white potatos to any of my pets or myself. Nature's Variety Grain-Free fits the bill. It also contains montmorillonite clay which supports the efficiancy and health of the intestines. I rotate between the chicken and the turkey cat food by Nature's Variety. For the price I think it's the best deal, especially when you get free shipping and no tax from Chewy's. June 21, 2013
They think it's treats I got a small bag to test out. My cats had been eating Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken for the last few years. They absolutely love Instinct. I actually put some in a jar on the counter and use it as a replacement for cat treats. When you consider how expensive grain-free cat treats are, it's a wonderful find. April 12, 2013
Our go to dry food My cat has been eating this dry food ever since he finished his first kitten dry food bag. The pieces are small, and he really loves the flavor. He chooses this sometimes over his wet food, which says a lot. March 4, 2013
This is my new go-to grain-free food. Seven cats give this thumbs up (if cats had thumbs). December 18, 2013
My cat loves it. Grain free is the way to go. My cat gets constipated with the mass market dry foods out there. But not with Instinct. She feels great, she looks great, and she's playing more than before. December 28, 2012
As Good As Dry Food Gets Our Highland lynx cats love this food. It is grain free and has the added benefit of a raw coating. No synthetics or added chemicals; high quality for dry food (no cat should have more than 30% of diet in dry food - not enough wet food contributes to kidney disease). September 19, 2012
Highest Quality Food for a Decent Price My first two cats were FeLV (leukemia) positive. Because of their ease to get sick and have health problems that cause their short lifespans, I wanted to provide them with a high-quality food that didn't have any questionable ingredients or potentially carcinogenic additives. I researched into pet food ingredients and made a list for myself for what would eliminate certain pet food brands. Searching for a brand that didn't/doesn't have BHA/BHT preservatives, grains, brewer's yeast/rice products or dyes was rather easy. But when potentially carcinogenic or questionable ingredients like artificial Vitamin K (menadione bisulfite/bisfulfate and other forms of the menadione), cellulose (wood), and carrageenan, were considered, my choices in food were severely limited. Even with allowing wood and sawdust fibers into my cat's diet didn't widen the brands that were in my budget. There are several brands out there that don't have these mentioned ingredients, but the one I and my cats fell in love with was Nature's Variety. There is a wide variety of proteins to keep them loving their meals and the raw bites and frozen raw bites are a way to add even more diversity to their diets. My boy - who had several issues with waste consistency, pica and throwing up - was able to form solid stools; he stopped eating plastic bags, random things on the floor and attempting to chew on metal. Both my cats coats began to shine and be silky smooth. Overall their ENTIRE health improved by being on a high quality brand that put the cat's interest first. I believe that this food even helped prolong my FeLV+ kitties lives during their time here. **While I do agree the price per bag of this cat food can be a little pricey for some, I have seen superior results in all of the cats I have owned. I'm adopting a 4th cat, and still don't regret choosing a higher priced product that doesn't contain ANY harmful ingredients - just healthiness all wrapped up into a delicious smelling and tasting kibble** July 9, 2014
All my cats seem to like this. First, second & fourth are named meat products, high meat content, grainless, quality ingredients throughout. I am reviewing several grain free cat food products that I feed to my cats, so I am pasting some notes that are general and changing only what needs to be. This is not the highest in named meat products, but still an excellent cat food and as the summary indicates, All my cats eat this without fuss. (this does not mean yours will) I only feed grainless to my cats. I have 4 and they all have different tastes. Not all mine like this, but they will all eat it if I leave them no choice. It seems that with grain free cat food they eat smaller amounts. BTW, I rotate 6 different brands of grain free Cat Food to my cats just so they have the best I can offer. Different brands include different ingredients and I want them to have it all. To be honest to any quality grain free cat food, if your cat does not eat it as readily it does not make it bad. You should rate the ingredients not by what your cat thinks. This is an excellent product and your cat WILL eat it if you give them no other choice. Just remember, their built in instinct is survival and they will eat even though they complain at the same time. Also worth mentioning, the prices and service here especially if you purchase over $50 with the free shipping is better than what I can do anywhere local. April 16, 2012
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