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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

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Product Description

Nature’s Variety Instinct is formulated like your dog’s ancestral diet, thoughtfully balanced with the wholesome foods your dog would eat in nature, like high levels of real meat, poultry or fish, healthy vegetables and fruits, and no grain or gluten. A pure, biologically appropriate diet like this provides nutrient-rich, highly digestible nutrition to help your pet thrive. Feed ancestrally – give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Grain-free and gluten-free nutrition
  • No corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Protein-rich diet made primarily from animal ingredients your dog would eat in nature
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health
  • Freeze dried raw coating for pure nutrition and great taste
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds
  • Made in the USA

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Item Number 48294
Breed Size
  • All Breeds
Special Diet
  • No Corn No Wheat No Soy
  • Grain-Free
  • Gluten Free
Country of Origin
  • United States
  • Adult
  • All Stages
Food Form
  • Dry Food

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Important Information


Salmon meal, salmon, tapioca, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), menhaden fish meal, white fish meal (pacific whiting, pacific sole, pacific rockfish), herring meal, peas, tomato pomace, chickpeas, natural flavor, montmorillonite clay, potassium chloride, 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), minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, sodium selenite), choline chloride, freeze dried cod, dried bacillus coagulans fermentation product, rosemary extract

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by great, Dogs couldnt handle the food Both my golden retrievers got terrible gas and diarrhea from the food. The food has great ingredients but something just did not agree with my dogs. I ordered this food via auto ship. I needed to return the bag of food and they said that they will credit my account and to donate the food instead of sending it back. That's amazing. 5 stars for being an amazing company..;) April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product My dog's allergist/dermatologist recommended Nature's Variety. Both my dogs love it, their coats are more beautiful than they have been in a long long time. The bonus is that it truly reduced the size of their stool. A lot of dog foods claim this, but this is the first time I've experienced this result. Just wish it were a little less pricey. February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for skin health and allergies I have an english bulldog that has some contact allergies as well as an allergy to something in grain that causes her to itch. This food removes any dandruff, makes her coat completely soft and shiny when she used to be coarse and unhealthy looking from the dinginess of her coat. She thrives on this food. From a cost standpoint, we did try to switch to something else cheaper - twice - and each time I regretted it and started the process of switching back within weeks - she started to itch, got dandruff, etc. This is worth the price for the quality of food and the quality of life this gives your dog. May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solved my Corgi's problems We have been feeding Nature's Variety to our Corgis for many years. When we got our new boy three years ago, we continued using the feed we had always used. We noticed that Smokey was constantly licking and chewing on his paws. Our breeder suggested we try a grain free Salmon dog food and we tried a bag of Instinct Grain-Free Salmon. Amazing!! Smokey no longer chews his paws!!! We are now on our third big bag and both our Corgis are loving the new food and doing well on it. The comfort and health of our boys is well worth the added expense. Thanks Nature's Variety and thanks too Mr. Chewy for making it easy and economical to order our dog food shiipped directly to our door when we need it. Happy Corgis - Happy Corgi People!! March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like it and will change to this brand I bought this because it has similar ingredients to my old brand and it was on sale. I switched both dogs - GSD and Lab - quickly because I was out of my regular feed. Both like it very much, there was no upset, their stools have shrunk to the size of olives from their usual cow patty. The kibble size is smaller than usual but very hard and crunchy. An open bag can smell up the whole room. January 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Improvement in 12 hours Our 3 year old GSD has major allergy issues now for over a year. 5 food changes later, I can't believe it but could not wait to comment, we started converting her over 12 hours ago and already she has started to reduce her constant scratching and chewing on her feet and knees. She has been on a vet prescribed limited diet for over 2 months now with no relief in sight. A friend/trainer of ours for over 20 years suggested a diet of gluten/grain free food. We had already had her on grain free for a year. The vet diet number one ingrediant is Potato. Our trainer said that potatoes can be a real problem, that conversation was yesterday. That led us to this food, and I can't believe what we have seen already. This poor dog scratched herself every wakened moment and now for the first time in a year is relaxed and showing signs of relief sleeping now like a baby. I pray tomorrow shows continued relief and if so Natures Variety will have won over a new best customer! March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by practically allergy free... Our Schnoodle has suffered with allergies since the day we adopted her. We tried about 5 different dry dog foods, giving them each about 4 weeks, to see how she reacted. She definitely seemed better with salmon/fish over meat or fowl as the main ingredient (less paw licking/scratching/ear infections) but she still had some skin irritation. Next, the Vet suggested cutting out grains and white potato! Well, this really limits options! I thought I would have to start making her food. lol. Alas, after much research, I found this grain free!, potato free! salmon meal! formula. She has been on it about 2 weeks and already a MARKED improvement. She loves it too (yes, it's smelly but it REALLY attracts her.) We hope it will only get better... August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shih-Tzu Lovers...Pay Attention! My husband and I are die hard shih-tzu lovers, to which we own 2 beautiful shih-tzus. Both of our furbabies are rescues and once we got them we noticed a few issues that seem common to the breed. 1. Shih-tzus vomit a hideous thick yellow foamy bile just about everyday. 2. Shih-tzus have allergies to foods, which causes them to constantly itch and scratch and lick their paws. Both of our dogs did this. We decided to try our dogs on this dog food and are proud to say that the vomiting and scratching has just about stopped!! If you are a shih-tzu owner and are experiencing the same types of problems, then give this dog food a try. You won't be sorry:) May 20, 2013
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