Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food
I have issues with my English Bulldogs being a breeder their health is a great concern. Nature's Instinct is starting to dry up their tears stains and yeast infections in their folds...its great.
August 10, 2012
After 8+ yrs still LOVING this food.
Over the last 8 yrs I've fed Instinct on a rotational basis along w/other grain-free foods of the same quality and have never been disappointed ( well, until the prices skyrocketed ). This is still one of THE best quality foods for the money. Oh and FYI.... MEAL is what you WANT ...not whole meats. There are no "fillers", no GMO Canola oil but instead quality fat sources. My dogs LOVE this food.
May 30, 2013
Superior Quality Food
Dog food doesn't get much better than Nature's Variety Instinct. I originally switched one of my Great Danes to this food (Limited Ingredient Diet Rabbit) due to allergies. I was so impressed with how she did on this food that I switched my other two Danes over to one of the other varieties of this food. I love that they offer such a range of products too.
I would take the comment made by the one reviewer that didn't recommend this food with a grain of salt. You definitely want a food made with a meat MEAL, not the undried meat suggested by the reviewer. If the protein is not in meal form you are just paying for a lot of water and your dog is not getting as much protein.
The only down side to this food is the cost. This is one of the most expensive foods on the market. However, I will gladly pay the price knowing that I am feeding my family members one of the best foods available.
January 18, 2014
This is the first dry food my dog has liked and actually eaten!
February 26, 2013
All Grain Free Food isn't Grain Free
Instinct is a grain free brand of food of exceptional quality. I have dogs who must be on a high protein, low carb diet void of fillers, gooble-de-goop and preservatives. Many grain free dog foods are very expensive and use rice instead of grain often mixed with peas, sweet potatoes and other high carbohydrate vegetables. Usually, the purpose in removing Grain from the diet is to aid the endocrine system, aid with weight gain, diabetes and skin disorders. Adding high carbohydrate vegetables into a high carbohydrate rice-for-grain product can prove counter-productive. The package may read "Grain Free" but in my book, Rice is a grain that promotes insulin resistance in animals. Dogs are carnivores, not vegetarians. They need a Meat diet. To me Grain Free means MEAT not breads and vegetables! Instinct is whole chicken meal. The amount of carbohydrates listed in the ingredients is minimal. I switched to Canidae for several months because it cost less. Using the recommended amount at each meal, twice a day, my dachshund gained 6 lbs over 6 months. Any savings I gained was picked up in pounds by my dachshund, Iams. Lesson learned.
October 21, 2014
Our dog 10 year old Lab is thriving on this product
Our dog loves this kibble and we've noticed his dumps looks better too.
December 8, 2013
Instinct continues to deliver, and this new product is no exception
My two pups have been eating Instinct for over a year now, and I've been thrilled with how both dogs handle grain-free. We happily rotate through kibble and wet food, but can't quite find a place in our budget for straight raw. I love that Nature's Variety came out with a compromise for this - both dogs have been doing great on it, and NV doesn't skimp on the freeze-dried raw bits - there's plenty in the bag! I'd definitely recommend the Raw Boost - worth the few extra dollars for sure.
August 13, 2012
Dog eats it! Seems good. You should try it. Give it a try.
December 9, 2013