Rated 2 out of 5 by Deb55 Not much Raw
I was excited to see this new product, because I was buying the kibble and freeze dried raw and mixing it myself. There really isn't much raw in this product. How disappointing. I won't buy it again and will go back to buying 2 products and mix it myself.
August 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hbgatl Ingredient change as of May 2015
I happily used this food for 2 years without any problems. Ever since my dog has been eating her current bag of this food she has had loose stools and gas and I couldn't figure out why. I also noticed the kibble looked darker and there was significantly less freeze dried bits in the bag. I was at a small specialty dog food store today and I found out why. The company was bought about 6 months ago by a company that is actually owned by Mars. They changed the ingredients without putting a warning label on the bag. There is significantly more turkey and canola oil and they added salmon and several other more minor changes. On the companies website if you look up this product it will list the old ingredients vs the new ingredients. Just wanted to post this as an FYI. I am switching now.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PKDVM High quality dry food
I really like this entire line of grain free dry foods for my dog. 5 star rating from dogfoodadvisor.com, my dog likes it and is doing well on it. There are several protein sources to choose from and it is designed for rotational feeding.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by J8503 My dog loves this dog food
I had to switch my dog to a high protein dog food because of cancer. He loves this dog food!
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JamieK Great food, Allergy Relief
Our dog got some nasty allergies to his food out of nowhere. He's on meds from the vet that are no longer working. Instinct is helping to clear that up and after only two weeks his fur is soft and lush and he's no longer trying to eat himself and rip out his fur! He's always been soft, but he's REALLY soft now, it's keeping his natural coat and skin oils healthy.
The food is great, high quality, our very picky dog actually likes it, and he seem happier and satisfied on it.
The only issues I have with it are: Cost and peas.
Peas: The new formula has peas.They have a risk of causing kidney stones, bladder blockages and eventually kidney failure. Poor fiber choice. Every food has a downside, unfortunately that is a big one.
New formula also causes some gas....
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lolo123 Great food
I finally have control of my dog's sensitive GI tract with this food. love it!!!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaxsonsMom My Picky dogs love this food
I have 3 large (80 lbs +) dogs that are pretty picky eaters. Although they have been eating other flavors of Nature's Variety kibble, they go nuts over this one. They stand in their respective spots tails wagging waiting for their food bowl to be put down. I even feed it to my non-grain-free dogs. You and your dogs will be happy!
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hulk Great product....
I spent we'll over four to five thousand dollars trying to help my pitbull out. Every vet went threw the same ole same guidelines of test. Steroid shots were the only thing that would help clear up my dog for a week or so then back to chewing and scratching himself to nothing. He would have these serious outbreaks, nothing would help they ran test on him and all. They Still couldn't tell me what he was allergic to. I started home prepping him his meals, which the main ingredient was chicken. That's when I notices how bad and worst his reaction got so I did some research and I tried every grain free dog product out there. I finally came across natures variety raw boost venison and lamb meal because there wasn't chicken or turkey in it. My dog cleared right up after a week are so. He's doing much better his coates healthy, shiny and soft to touch. Diezel is 9yrs old, I would recommend this product to any dog that may have food allergies...it helped save me the head ache I was going threw with not knowing what could help my dog.
May 12, 2015