Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Rabbit Meal Formula Dry Cat Food
Apparently very tasty
I'm amazed that both of my cats are eating this. I'd like to feed all canned, but they want kibble too. One of mine is impossibly finicky and the one of the only canned foods she'll eat is Nature's Variety rabbit flavor. For kibble, for a while she liked Blue Wilderness chicken, then stopped eating it. Then she liked Blue Basics fish & potato, and recently stopped eating that too, so I bought this.
I didn't try to mix it in, since I don't care which food they eat. I just left out the 3 different kinds of kibble.
The big surprise is that the cat who doesn't like the canned rabbit ignored the other two and she absolutely inhales this.
The one I bought it for wouldn't go near it for the first few days, and I think it was because the shape of the kibble is quite different from most. The pieces are about the same size as regular kibble, but they're round and flat, like small, concave discs. She was attracted by the smell and took a couple of pieces. But she clearly couldn't swallow or chew them and had a bit of a gag reaction. She spit them back out (she didn't vomit). But she seems to have gotten used to the new shape, because now she loves it too.
So if your cat llikes rabbit but won't eat it at first, don't give up right away. It might be just because it's different from what they're used to. And even if your cat doesn't like rabbit, it's worth trying out.
April 6, 2013
Great High Quality Food
My cats LOVE this dry good. I have 3 Peterbald Sphynx and all 3 chow this right down. I mix about 1 cup of Nature's Variety dry kibble (rabbit flavor is their favorite# with one 3 oz can of Nature's Variety Instinct wet #my cats LOVE the rabbit flavor# and they go crazy over it and lick their plates clean. Nature's Variety Instinct is the ONLY cat food #canned and dry) that I will give to my cats. I have tried all 6 wet canned flavors and my cats LOVE all 6 varieties and I have tried the Rabbit and the Chicken flavor in the dry kibble and all 3 of my cats LOVE it! My cats eyes are brighter and they have much more energy. I also noticed my cats always had brown wax build up in their ears and I was told that was a sign of food allergies and I have to say since I started using Nature's Variety Instinct No Grain, they barely have any build up in their ears anymore. I can't say enough good things about this brand of cat food. I HIGHLY recommend!
October 25, 2012
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Rabbit Meal Dry Cat Food
This is a very high-quality food. You can tell by the color that it is not like most dry foods out there. It has a very dark, rich color. It's protein-dense, just like a good cat food should be. Just a note to those out there that have cats with allergies: this food does have some chicken meal in it, so I have one cat that I cannot feed this to, because she has a poultry allergy. The other 3 get this food and LOVE it! :-)
February 20, 2013
A Must Try.
This is the only brand/flavor that all my 4 cats eat. I have tried at least 70% of all the grainless out there, and keep 5 different bags.
I put all the flavors in 5" glass bowls and my cats get to eat twice a day for about 5 min and they always rotate to different flavors while one might stick more with a specific flavor/brand at times.
When the Rabbit was introduced they all pushed to get to it ignoring the other bowls, at the end. this had to become a treat between meals since they would not eat anything else while this was part of the mix. Eventually I will try to mix it with the others, but cats have a way of picking what they want also.
December 29, 2012
My cat loves it!
I just opened the bag and before I could get it all out my cat was devouring it. She is usually pretty picky but loves this food.
October 25, 2013
Both cats love this flavor.
Haven't tried the other flavors. One cat nibbles a bit on dry and eats the wet while the other nibbles on the wet and eats the dry. Stool has improved greatly with the older cat. He developed irritable bowl on well known brand named food. Tried NVI grain-free brand and IB has gone away. Food costs 4-5 times more but health of cats has improved greatly. Rabbit is their most favorite flavor, wet and dry.
July 30, 2013
A Welcomed Change
A customer came into the pet supple store that I work at & told me her 2 cats fight over the bowl of N.V. Rabbit meal. So I tried it with my 5 cats. They all LOVE it. It sets well with them too - less to no vomiting.
They have been eating food with mainly a chicken protein & I think their digestive systems needed a change.
July 28, 2013
Cats like this new rabbit food
I have a cat that is in the very early stages of renal failure (renal insufficiency) and Dr. recommended using a good quality lower protein food. She was eating Natures Variety Instinct Chicken Meal which is 86% protein and the rabbit version is 75% protein. The other kibble cats like it too which is a surprise since they're somewhat finicky. I may switch them over to the rabbit as well.
July 15, 2013