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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Cat Food

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Satisfy your pet’s need for real food with Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Cat Food by Nature’s Variety. Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw nutrition, this recipe unlocks your cat’s ability to thrive. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods, like real chicken and vegetables, plus guaranteed levels of probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants. The result is a tasty, high animal protein diet that promotes maximum digestibility, a healthy coat and skin, and immune health.

Key Benefits

  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 81% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 19% fruits, vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • It’s the only kibble with the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece. Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Nature's Variety has recently undergone a packaging and slight formulation change. Please refer to transition instructions when transitioning your pet to the new formula. Note: Customers may receive the old formulation during this transition.

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  • Item Number
    119111
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages, Kitten, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Old Formulation: 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.

New Formulation: New Formulation: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Chicken, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

Old Formulation: 3811 kcal/kg, 448 kcal/cup

New Formulation: 4150 kcal/kg, 488 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 43.0% min
Crude Fat 19.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* 85 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.45% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% min
Bacillus coagulans* 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile

Feeding Instructions

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the cups per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water. Along with dry food, we recommend feeding raw or wet food to help increase the amount of water in your pet’s diet.

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (Cups)
5 lbs 3/8 1/4
10 lbs 1/2 3/8
15 lbs 3/4 1/2

Kittens: Feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant or Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount shown above.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations and information on how to easily combine different forms of food.

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    I'm beginning to think this dry food is magic. Since we got our cat Odin at 6 months old, he has thrown his food around everywhere while eating and scooped it out of his bowl between munches. He never finished the food portion throughout the day; there was always leftover that he wouldn't ever eat. This new food, HE LOVES. Not a single piece of kibble is left in or around his bowl. And he eats it all in one sitting! Magic! What's more, my older cat has been discontent with his food for about a year. We've tried a bunch of food. He meows and cries all day long and is unhappy and seems hungry all day, even though he was eating. With this food, he is completely content! He munches it all down I'm beginning to think this dry food is magic. Since we got our cat Odin at 6 months old, he has thrown his food around everywhere while eating and scooped it out of his bowl between munches. He never finished the food portion throughout the day; there was always leftover that he wouldn't ever eat. This new food, HE LOVES. Not a single piece of kibble is left in or around his bowl. And he eats it all in one sitting! Magic! What's more, my older cat has been discontent with his food for about a year. We've tried a bunch of food. He meows and cries all day long and is unhappy and seems hungry all day, even though he was eating. With this food, he is completely content! He munches it all down and is full and happy all day! THANK YOU Instinct!! … more

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  • My kittens love this food

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    I have 2 Bengal kittens who love this dry food. I took it out of the Chewy box which they love to climb in and out of and left the food bag out on the table for less then 5 minutes to put my laundry in the dryer. When I got back to the kitchen they had chewed the bag and there was wall to wall dry food all over the place. I just shook my head and said, "well I guess it passes the taste test". They all but attack me when I take this out for them. So far it's there absolute favorite!

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  • Finally found the perfect cat food

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    I've been trying to find a grain free cat food that was high quality and my cats liked it. I tried Blue but read so many negative reviews about it causing urinary blocks, and I wasn't willing to take that chance. I mostly feed my cats wet food, but also offer some dry food. This is expensive, but they definitely eat a lot less than the cheap stuff. It's the best dry cat food I've found.

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  • great stuff!

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    My cats really enjoy the flavor. I really like the ingredients and prefer this product over Hills and Blue Buffalo.

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  • Will no longer feed this to my cat after formula change

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    Used to love this food but now it's gotten worse! Less animal protein, starchy peas added, smaller bag. Very disappointed with this formula change. No longer going to recommend it to anyone and taking my cat off this when she's done with her old bag.

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  • Helps with digestive issues

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    This food is what my cat eats to keep from having diarrhea. She has had it since she was born and so far this is the only food she can eat that keeps it at bay. Chewy is a wonderful company and I cannot say enough good things about them. They have a customer in me forever.

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  • #1 on the hit parade~

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    I wouldn't shop anywhere else for my cat food....the service is exceptional and there is very prompt delivery. ty chewy for the great service and great products to choose from.

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  • Bad formula change

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    Less animal protein, more plant-based ingredients, and a smaller bag. Also peas (which have been linked to bladder stones) were added. Will not feed this food anymore.

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  • Use this product as treats.

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    This product is excellent! Our cats are on prescription diets, but we use this nutritious food as their treats. They love the taste!

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  • Great Diet and my cats love it!

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    This is a very healthy diet. My cats look great with healthy coats and body weight. They are very active on this diet. One is 5 and the other is 7. I will probably be switching to a senior diet by the same company next year.

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