Rated 5 out of 5 by Ageshkla Great for taste buds, great for tummies!
I was looking for a healthy, grain-free wet food that meets the needs of all three of my cats without having to spend a fortune. I hit the jackpot with Instinct's limited ingredient formula. All three love the taste, and the simple ingredients are easy to digest and don't cause any stomach upset with my sensitive-stomached cat. Its high protein and low carb count are great for helping my overweight cat lose a few pounds. I could not be more pleased with this product.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by traveler Allergy food
My cat itches from allergies. He is 14 years old now, and has become a fussy eater. His food has to smell just right, or he will not eat it. This food continues to be one he loves. The smell is always good for him, and he readily eats this. Most of his teeth are gone, so I soak the food overnight in the fridge. I also give him the canned version of this food. My cat is diabetic, and this food also works well with his diabetes.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dee1961 This message if for anyone who have cats with allergies
I went through the whole itchy/scratching thing with my 4 cats. To find out if it is a food allergy can take up to 12 weeks. You take away 1 food at a time and wait 12 weeks to see if they stop itching. If not you take away another. For cats Beef, Seafood, chicken & or eggs could be the culprit. But if that does not work, have your vet recommend a specialist and have a skin scrapping done. Actually I would do that first. I wasted 8 months, doing shots, prednisone etc only to find out my kittens had mites, which you could not see. Even if it is not the food or mites it could be something else and the vet &/or allergist specialist can do the skin scrapping (does not hurt) and do blood work which will give you more insight. This food however does work great for pets with certain food allergies.
Hope this helps all of you. Also get pet insurance. It is so worth it. Trupanion.com
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by branwen good product
My cat enjoys Nature's Variety Instinct canned foods, and the brand offers the types of proteins she should have without ingredients to which she has allergies. I recommend this limited-ingredient line to anyone whose cat has difficulty digesting other foods or has allergies. Nutrition is of highest priority for health.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Triplets Works for IBD
I wish I'd known about this novel protein solution for IBD earlier, I could have saved myself $1,000 in vet bills. The only complaint I have is that I bought the small cans first and they were so much drier he wouldn't eat them. Luckily I had one larger can and there was a lot more juice in it and he loves it. Also: I actually tried the duck first, but he turned his nose up at it after a week and I had to sprinkle Fortiflora on it to get through the case. If your cat won't eat BTW, that's a great trick. I always keep a box on hand. (PS He was on Purina EN for months and his diarrhea persisted, one day on this and it nearly disappeared.)
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAVB Another Winner
Our finicky 17 year old with allergy problems likes
the LID Turkey more than the duck which she ate, but was't very fond of it. She loves the turkey !!
August 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dohdeelicious Looked at it but won't touch it
Neither of them would eat it. I thought they'd go for it because they LOVE chicken and also eat duck. Figured... Fowl = my cats will eat it. Oh, how wrong I was... I'm learning logic and cats don't mix.
It's a high-quality ingredient list so if your cats eat turkey, give it a try. I have a case here less one can if you want it (LOL! Seriously, It's going to rescue).
I have other recipes here from Nature's Variety: Instinct Lamb & Pride Chicken. They have been mostly well-received.
Figuring out these ratings is tricky. Just because my cats won't eat it doesn't mean your cats won't. Right?
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gracierat Great food!
My cat loves this food! and I like that it is free of carrageenan and "gums" My cat doesn't get diarrhea from this canned food. I will defiantly buy this again!
March 21, 2015