Rated 5 out of 5 by OMGJenny2 It's Worth Every Penny
I have a tummy sensitive Weimaraner that cannot tolerate many recipes. This is our go to food. No gas, no bloat, not excessively thirsty, and nice firm potty. She eats it happily every day. For us, it has to be grain free, gluten free, no chicken, no potatoes. The starch in this one is tummy friendly as is the protein. This one solved the loose potty problem in almost the first serving.
January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerryoki Good for Sensitive dogs
Before this food, my dog was sick with some inflammatory bowel issue. After an antibiotic and Science Diet GI wet food from the vet, it cleared up, but whenever I tried to switch him back to Taste of the Wild from the Science Diet canned food, the problems would return...
His stools were better on Science Diet, but it was giving him a "doggie" odor, bad breath, and his coat was losing its luster. Determined to go back to grain free, I turned to Nature's Variety Instinct - recommended by my vet.
I chose limited ingredient hoping that it would clear up his bowel issues if they were related to an allergy or some other sensitivity. Whatever it is, this food is magic. Stool is smaller, darker, and firmer than on Science Diet. Coat is incredibly shiny, no more bad breath or doggie smell! No gas either like he had on Taste of the Wild. Great food for sensitive dogs - would definitely recommend.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarEagle22 Fantastic food
Like the other reviewers, I found this food as I was searching for something that would be good for my dog's allergies. My 7-year-old golden retriever loves the food, and the quality is fantastic. Chewy's service is awesome as well. I buy the big bag, and it's a little pricey, but it lasts longer than the other brands I've tried, so I feel that I'm actually saving money. My dog has done the best on this food than anything else I've tried, and I've tried a lot, so it's worth every penny, as another reviewer said. I recommend it highly.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Bulldog32 excellent
My 1 yr old english bulldog loves this food...I tried so many dog foods for him and it seems like this one is the one for him!!!!
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAH1108 This dog food has changed my dog's life
This dog food has literally changed our dog's life. We have a large golden retriever who is 8.5 years old and has had a sensitive stomach since we adopted her at age 1. She had frequent bouts of diarrhea and loose stool. She was on antibiotics and other medications constantly. To add to her problems, she also has skin allergies. Around age 2-3, we got her on Wellness Healthy Weight and she improved. She still had occasional loose stool on a weekly basis, but was not severe. Around the age of 7.5-8, things began to worsen and her loose stool and diarrhea were constant. Our vets were of NO help. We heard the same short term solutions (chicken/rice diet, etc.) but no long term answers. Finally, I decided to switch her food and after much research settled on Instinct-Limited Ingredient Lamb diet. My expectations were low since I had previously done food trials with her with poor results. Within the first day of gradually introducing this food, my dog's stool improved. She has been on it now for 2 months and she has not had one episode of loose stool or diarrhea. Her stool is perfect! She is happy, comfortable and looks great! I also just brought her to her annual check-up and she had lost 10 pounds since being on this food!!! She was previously overweight at 88 pounds (I had brought her into the vet approximately 2 months ago for her diarrhea) and now is a healthier 78 pounds!! I was expecting her to gain weight on this food since she was on Wellness Healthy Weight, not lose weight! Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this food. My dog loves it, we love it and it has changed our lives for the better. Her annual exam was glowing---her coat looked great, her weight was great, and her teeth looked great. We are so relieved and happy!
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosie3 The Best Dog Food Out There...By far
I have tried many dog foods over the years. Almost if not all of the high end, holistic ones have made it into Belle's bowl. Nature's Variety is by far the most nutritious product out there. Belle has had the kibble with the freeze dried raw bits and loved it and thrived on it. Now for a change we are trying the Limited Ingredient Diet and no doubt this is the best. Her energy is boundless, her coat is gleaming. She is 4 1/2 years old but everyone thinks she is a puppy because she has that enthusiasm that only pups have. I definitely attribute this to her diet. I recommend this HIGHLY.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DogmominAtl Superior dog food
We normally try to rotate our dogs' food as it helps to prevent allergies and weird digestive issues. Our setter recently had a bout of diarrhea and once he recovered, we switched him to this food. We've had great results - his stool is firm and his energy has improved greatly.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by txbatman Great Product.
I got this food for my 6yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback due to food allergies she developed in her ears. Within 2 weeks of putting her on this, she was completely cleared up. She enjoys eating it and she is my only picky eater, so a win all around.
May 13, 2013