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 4 out of 5 by FinancierdeChat One cat loves it the other not so much
One cat - the fat one loves it - the thin one we bought it for will eat it but not as crazy about it as Fat Ace.
Poor little Tuck is still bones with fur drapped over them. We just can not find a way to help him gain a bit of weight. The food he loved Salmon appears to have cause skin issues and the Vet had us stop it. He is still eating the Hills dry the vet had us get but we think Tuck is loosing weight on it. I may try another favor in this canned brand and see it he will eat it.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahWI6884 A favorite of my cat
I have tried the rabbit, beef, venison, chicken, salmon, and duck in the wet food. I recommend the smellier of the wet food: the salmon, chicken, and duck. Although all of the products are excellent, my cat seems to prefer the ones that have a stronger smell. 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 BigJim My cats love this!
They all set at my feet at dinner time waiting for their can of food. One is very persistent until I give it to him.
They love both flavors I have for them one is turkey and duck and the other is rabbit. These are all indoor cats, (two male, one female.)
April 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by nicole2178 Great company, quality product, wish my cats weren't so picky
I love the company - they were so quick to respond when I asked for charts showing percent of carbs, protein and fat since I have a cat that is diabetic and shouldn't have food that is higher than 7-8% carbs.
Maybe I just haven't found the right flavor yet but so far my cats just like the juice in the food and leave the actual food. I have more flavors to try but the fact that they responded in less than 24 hours with their charts shows me they are dedicated to their customers. I've written to Tiki cat 6 times and have gotten zero responses.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katz32 Great results
I adopted a cat from the local shelter knowing that the cat had health issues. He was so underweight that when he was on his side he looked like road kill. He also had very bad diarrhea. My vet found nothing wrong with him. So I tried several different cat foods to no avail. I thought that I was going to have to put him down. Then I tried Nature's Variety Instinct grain-free. Within 24 hours his diarrhea had stopped. He's been eating this food for several months now and no longer looks like road kill. I also began to feed this food to another cat who vomited frequently. Guess what? No more vomit. I would highly recommend this food.
February 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CairnMom Juicier than most canned cat food.
My allergic cat likes this food and doesn't itch after eating it. There is a lot of fluid in the can, maybe due to the duck.
March 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magg Picky Kitty says yes!
This is actually the second flavor of Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free that my cat has tried. The first, rabbit, was a runaway success. After a rocky start, the duck has also been welcomed on the menu.
My cat is on a restricted anti-inflammatory diet temporarily: no chicken, shellfish, grains and as few veggies and fruits (carbs) as possible.
This Instinct formulation of Nature's Variety absolutely fits the bill: limited ingredient diet with limited protein sources and very limited fruits and vegetables. No grain or gluten. Of course, no fillers, by-products or artificial ingredients. In this case, 95% duck and turkey liver and only 5% vegetables, fruits and other. No potatoes!
Nutritional analysis: Crude Protein: 10% min; Crude Fat: 7.5% min; Moisture: 75% max; Omega 6 Fatty Acids: 1.0%; and Omega 3: 0.2%.
This food has a mild flavor and odor. It is dense and slightly less moist as canned cat food goes, so I am able to add some water without any harm to the food and to help my cat's water intake.
Even after my cat returns to her normal diet, I plan to add Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free to the rotation. It is just that good!
July 6, 2015