Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food

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Nature’s Variety Instinct is formulated like your pet’s ancestral diet, thoughtfully balanced with the wholesome foods your cat would eat in nature, like high levels of real meat or poultry, healthy vegetables and fruits, and no grain or gluten. A pure, biologically appropriate diet like this provides nutrient-rich, highly digestible nutrition to help your cat thrive. Feed ancestrally – give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Only natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • A grain and gluten-free formula that does not contain any corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Protein-rich diet focuses on the primal nutrition a cat would have in the wild
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health

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  • Weight
    12.1 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Chicken (Including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 109 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food SUPERB dry food for a sensitive tummy cat. He has done super great on this food, better than the Rx food. I think the no grains is a huge reason. October 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our cat Myka loves this food and we don't worry about what he is eating. Store brands are not a possibility for any of our pets. #1 cat food! I wish our 3 dogs could afford the dry dog food. October 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My kitties love this food! My two fussy ragdoll kitties love this food! They wake me up in the morning to get their bowls filled. No leftovers. Poops are great too!! October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Food for Pets! Outstanding product! Have been purchasing this brand for years. The only food I will feed my pets. Grain free. Small kibble size. Highly recommended. October 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by More filling than grain-based food We switched to this food from a popular grain based brand to see if it would help reduce the amount of fur balls our medium-haired cat produced. We think it has helped but don't have a super reliable way of measuring this; he still produces furballs but less frequently than before. Our cat eats less of this food than the grain-based kind but is still satisfied and healthy, he also poops less. It was easy to switch, he seemed to take to it right away, only maybe one day of "hesitant" eating, and then it was like it was the only food he ever had!! I totally recommend it because it is healthier for him and ends up costing less than the grain-based food from the grocery store because the bag comes with more and he needs a smaller amount to be full. We give him a little bit of the canned pate of this same brand and he goes crazy for it! This was our first time ordering from Chewy.com, usually we use Amazon, but we got a great first time buyer's discount and free shipping, which ended up being super fast! The food arrived in one day which was totally unexpected. June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great alternative to less healthy foods Finding a healthy kibble that my cats won't turn their noses up at is a tough game, but Nature's Variety delivers! They run to it just as quickly as they did to Purina and they seem to think it's a treat rather than a meal. My cats are both a year old and prone to eating a lot, but one 12-lb bag lasts me nearly two months, especially when mingled with canned food every other meal (I like to keep moisture in their diets). Its history is a lot more reassuring than other "healthy" brands like Wellness and Blue Buffalo, too, so I definitely recommend. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cats and Kittens love it and so do I! All my rescue cats love this food and it keeps them "regular", which means quicker and less messy litter box cleaning time. They all "ask" for their food when I walk into the room. No wasteful food anywhere in their crates, as they eat every last morsel. It was way less expensive purchasing it from Chewy.com than my local pet store and shipping was free, so it works out well for me with all these rescue cats and kittens! September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitten loves it! When I got my kitten, the owner had told me she was eating blue buffalo. I had done tons of research and definitely did not want my kitten eating blue buffalo. Well the first day I brought her home, she would eat a couple of mouthfuls and walk away. For a couple of days I kept her on blue and tikicat/weruva wet food. She would eat 90% of the wet food but not even 50% of the dry food. I started mixing in natures variety with blue buffalo dry and she started eating more of it! Some days I came home and her dish was almost empty! I feel confident and safe feeding her NV and will never buy any other brand of dry food. August 20, 2016
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