Rated 5 out of 5 by AndreaT High quality
I've read the ingredients on nearly every wet cat food product on this site. This is the only brand that has complete nutrition, but doesn't contain any potentially harmful ingredients, such as carrageenan and guar gum. Nature's Variety has informed me that they use dioxin-free calcium Montmorillonite clay in their products, which I've read has many health benefits.
July 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by susieQ Neutral
They loved the first can or two then decided they didn't like it.
June 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Whisper Some cats like it, some cats don't
When I first opened the can I was surprised by how unappetizing the food looked. It is a pate style food and it looked like a can of mud. It was gray and mucky. However, I don't know that animals particularly care what their food looks like. It's all about taste. I have two cats that typically eat canned food and had absolutely no interest in it. I tried mixing it with other food and they eventually ate a little bit of it. My daughter's cat thought she had just been given a bowl of fresh steak and gobbled it up. Animals are no different than people. They have different tastes. So I cannot recommend or not recommend this food based on my cats reaction.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahWI6884 Qulaity food
I have ordered cases of the rabbit, beef, venison, chicken, salmon, and duck. Although all of the products are excellent, my cat seems to prefer the ones that have a stronger smell.The highest of the rankings is, therefore, smellier flavors: the salmon, chicken, and duck. The beef, rabbit, and venison have very little smell at all—something I think attests to the cleanness and quality of the meat—but my cat does not seem to enjoy it as much. As far as the beef, rabbit, and venison are concerned, the vet recommended warming the food in the microwave for 30 seconds to give the food a stronger smell. I do not like microwaves, so leaving the food out at room temperature seems to work for the beef, rabbit, and venison, although, once again, it is not a favorite. It is, however, worth a try like all Nature's Variety wet food products. It is the very best wet food I have encountered in my years as a pet owner, i.e. 10+ years. It is worth every penny.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cynna My cats won't eat it
My cats prefer junk food --- I can't get them to even try to beef flavor. I know it's one of the best recipes on the market and so frustrating that it ends up being eaten by the outdoor critters when my cats won't touch it.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Illi Thankfully no Carrageenan
Happy to have found a product without Carrageenan and without Guar Gum. My cat throws up right after eating other brands, but not after eating Nature's Variety Instinct, which I attribute to the carrageenan. Wish this brand would be more affordable.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreatLakesGal Excellent Food
My male cat has food allergies so my Vet recommended this and my cat likes it. I can tell it is very high quality and the symptoms are gone.
March 30, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Whitish fat? On top
When I opened the can there was a layer of thick white yuck on top, fat maybe? It was not really solid, but not liquid either. So far none of the flavors are a hit with my cats.
March 6, 2016