Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food
The BEST dried kitty food on the market!
I have fed my 4 Siamese and 1 Havana Brown quality (grain-free, byproduct free, "Animal" anything-free) dried food, as well as wet foods for several years since I brought them to the US in 2009. I STILL had issues with the Havana pulling his fur out.. he was always "dandruffy", and two of the Siamese who would over-groom a front leg until it was sore, scabby and bald. Also a Meezer with an auto-immune chronic eye condition necessitating regular cleaning and treatment with eyebright drops. No more! The first time I opened the first bag, they went nuts! After a week of feeding them via the Aikiou cat feeder (stops bolting then vomiting in my cats), our "Fat Boy" had gained a waist, Jake, our skin-and-bone boy was putting on weight, Harvey the Havana stopped plucking, the bald legs started growing fur, and we saw a visble reduction in Bodie's eye inflammation. So much so that the mask had started to darken again.. amazing! Harvey's short brown coat has always felt "greasy", but since we started with the Raw Instinct, it feels as smooth as silk and no more dandruff! By the way, the cost, per kitty, per week, is around $3.00. You can "do" cheaper than that of course, but for me, seeing my cats looking so beautiful and healthy, is worth every cent!
September 14, 2013
Disappointed. Doesn't contain but probably 10 % raw pieces. It is mostly just the instinct kibble with a few pieces of freeze dried raw thrown in. If it had more raw would have liked product better.
November 6, 2012
Changed Their Formula in 8/14
And now it gives my cats diarrhea!!
What happened to the old saw, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
In my opinion, there have been some real quality control issues over the summer of 2014, and now the formula change is the last straw. I have received 4 bags of this (including 2 of the new formula) that are at least 15-20% CRUMBS.
And now the new formula is much less kibble and much more of the "raw bits". This new balance may be tastier for the kitties, but it gives them the runs. The kibble is also a noticeably different color, so I have to conclude that there are different ingredients, or a different balance in them too.
After over a year feeding my two cats this food, I am going to have to switch.
September 12, 2014
Great for transition
A few of my cats have been very slow to get off of dry food. So I was thrilled when I found this. and that they eat it! they are the most finicky. So now I'm at least getting some freeze dried raw into them. and it's grain free - a must.
December 30, 2012
My very finicky cat likes this food especially the raw bites. I will order again.
January 25, 2014
Theo loves it, he is putting on weight (diabetic cat, had gotten very thin). He is feeling better and acting more like his old, playful self.
August 23, 2013
The only healthy food that my cat will eat.
My cat has tried many different brands of healthy, grain free, quality cat food and this is the only one he will eat. I didn't give it 5 stars, because he doesn't love it, but at least he will eat it, while he walks away to all others.
February 6, 2013
my cats love this procduct and don't eat as much as they use to. Shipping with this Chew is super fast.
December 29, 2012