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

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Satisfy your pet’s need for real food with Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck 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 duck 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 duck 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.

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  • Item Number
    119113
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages, Kitten, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Duck, Turkey Meal, Duck Meal, Chicken Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Montmorillonite Clay, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, 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 Duck (Including Freeze Dried Ground Duck 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.

Caloric Content

3,726 kcal/kg, 438 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

Optimal feeding amounts vary with weight, age, size, and activity level, so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation only. Be sure to reduce your pet's daily food intake based on the calories consumed through treats and supplements. And always remember, regular activity is an important part of your pet's overall, healthy lifestyle.

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

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

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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Food that Follows Nature's Lead

Instinct is thoughtfully crafted to match your pet's instinctive diet with high protein levels and no grains or gluten. Each blend contains nutrient-dense, highly digestible ingredients like real meat or poultry plus fruits and vegetables for a pure, biologically appropriate diet. Dry formulas feature a freeze-dried raw coating to help your cat thrive.

Food that Follows Nature's Lead
Transforming the Lives of Pets

Transforming the Lives of Pets

Nature's Variety Instinct believes that everything we feed our pets should be real, whole, pure and as close to its natural state as possible. They are on a mission to transform the lives of pets and make it possible for more people to feed their own pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Instinct is on a mission to transform the lives of pets through the pure, real nutrition of raw. Their belief in the power of raw inspires every food they make. Instinct has carefully crafted their foods to provide easy ways to incorporate raw into your pet's diet.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Real Food for Real Nutrition

PURE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES

Instinct believes protein should primarily come from pure animal sources. Animal protein provides all the essential amino acids, which vegetable protein alone can't provide.

FREE FROM FILLERS

Instinct never uses fillers like grain, gluten, corn, wheat and soy, because they think every ingredient should have a specific nutritional and functional purpose.

REAL BENEFITS

Real meats, whole fruits and vegetables and turmeric are a few of the ingredients Instinct uses to provide naturally derived nutrients and enzymes for overall wellness.

The Mindful Choices Instinct Makes

Every Instinct recipe shows the careful, deliberate approach they take in crafting their food. They use only real ingredients, and you'll never find artificial colors, flavors or preservatives or fillers like corn, wheat or soy.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Well-balanced food source that contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene.

CHICKEN EGGS

CHICKEN EGGS

Provide a complete amino acid profile, including essential nutrients for optimal health.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

An all-natural hypoallergenic starch that is highly digestible, grain-free and gluten-free.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Helps maintain the proper balance of acid and alkaline throughout the body.

About Nature's Variety

Nature's Variety is an independent pet food company based in St. Louis, Missouri with manufacturing operations in Lincoln, Nebraska. They believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients. Nature's Variety makes a variety of premium, wholesome, natural foods to keep pets healthy and happy. The company produces pet food through two brands - Instinct, the leader in raw pet food; and Prairie, a balanced holistic line of food.

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About Nature's Variety

Instinct is sharing the pure, real nutrition of raw by providing over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats in all Best Friends Adoption Centers nationwide. This includes their sanctuary in Kanab, UT as well as shelters in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and New York. Together, Instinct and Best Friends Animal Society can transform - and save - the lives of pets.

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  • Great for my diabetic cat!

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    Start using for my diabetic cats and was able to cut his insulin dose in half ! Some days we are even able to skip the dose all together!! hoping we'll be in remission soon!

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  • Great Cat Food

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    I have 8 cats and they all like this brand of cat food. I rotate between the turkey, chicken and rabbit flavors to keep things interesting so the cats don't get bored. It is easy to rotate because only the main ingredient changes. Some of my cats are picky eaters and one has IBD but all do well on this cat food.

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  • Very pleased with quality

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    I am trying to minimize feeding dry food to my cats these days, but if I do, this one seems to be excellent quality with a good ingredient profile. Both my cats love it.

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  • Feral cats love it!

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    I feed a colony of spayed/neutered feral cats. There is more indoor cat food on the market without mention of outdoor cats and their needs. This product is not only high in protein (much needed in feline diet) but they also love the taste!

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  • Definitely Excellent

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    My ferrets love this food and it's really healthy for them..I am glad to have a food my ferrets love and is perfect for them that I can afford

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  • Not a Favorite

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    The ingredients in this food is very good for cats with food allergies. I have one that is allergic to so many things but he will only eat this as a last resort. Not sure why. I've tried it on my other cats that aren't as picky and they aren't fond of it either. Again have no idea why since it is a good food. It has no chicken, eggs, potato or peas which are high allergens at my house. It's very very difficult to find food without these 4 ingredients any more. Seems like the pet food industry decided peas, potatoes, eggs and chicken should be in almost all food formulas. I say give it a try if you have one with food allergies.

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  • Good for kibble

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    I'm not a big fan of feeding cats dry food, especially my neutered males who are more likely to develop crystals or a bladder infection, but this stuff is decent as far as dry cat food goes. I recently adopted a 1 year old neutered male cat who was being fed Science Diet adult kibble. He was very scared and skittish, so in order to ease his transition I kept him on the type of food he was used to. I wanted to feed him better though so I transitioned him onto this. I've used the Instinct canned diets in the past when my first bengal was a kitten and had good results, so I trust the brand. My new bengal really liked this food, and I noticed he put on a little bit of weight, which he needed. My I'm not a big fan of feeding cats dry food, especially my neutered males who are more likely to develop crystals or a bladder infection, but this stuff is decent as far as dry cat food goes. I recently adopted a 1 year old neutered male cat who was being fed Science Diet adult kibble. He was very scared and skittish, so in order to ease his transition I kept him on the type of food he was used to. I wanted to feed him better though so I transitioned him onto this. I've used the Instinct canned diets in the past when my first bengal was a kitten and had good results, so I trust the brand. My new bengal really liked this food, and I noticed he put on a little bit of weight, which he needed. My other cat even likes to steal pieces like they were treats. … more

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  • Great Food, all my 5 cats love it!

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    This is the best food yet. All my 5 cats love it. It was recommended by a friend who has 9 cats (we volunteer for an animal shelter) and all hers love it too. My big grey cat was having hairball issues, throwing up at least once a week. Since he has started eating nature's variety, he has not thrown up at all, its been 5 weeks. My original reason for changing food was for my long hair cat, Ziggy, she was getting constipated a lot. She also is doing great on the grain-free duck & turkey! Her constipation has cleared up. It's a little pricey, but far cheaper than a visit to the vet!

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  • Another favorite of Rosie's!

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    Happy to report Rosie loves Nature's Variety Duck and Turkey! She's been on a roll lately, liking the new foods I have introduced.. She started itching terribly and losing fur on Fromm's Game Bird, I was sad because she loved the Game Bird so much and I decided to try her on Nature's Variety Duck and Turkey since it had 3 bird ingredients but didn't have potato in it, thinking that was the culprit. She has stopped itching on the Nature's Variety Rabbit as well as the Duck and Turkey plus she loves them both! I love that they don't have potatoes and Pees! Not good for pets that have yeast problems.. Very happy that she is enjoying Nature's Variety with no itching!

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  • my cat keeps asking for more

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    I replaced the rabbit formula with this one due to concerns over where the rabbits were coming from. My cat loves this type even more.

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