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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 by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck Dry Cat Food. 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 to support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • It’s the only kibble with the pure, real nutrition of raw in every piece, and 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
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

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

Caloric Content

4,440 kcal/kg, 522 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 41.0% min
Crude Fat 21.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.4% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.6% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
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 3 times the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the 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.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 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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70% REAL ANIMAL INGREDIENTS

70% REAL ANIMAL INGREDIENTS

You'll find at least 70% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 30% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients. Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meals or artificial colors or preservatives.

HIGH-PROTEIN KIBBLE

HIGH-PROTEIN KIBBLE

High in animal protein, grain-free and guided by Instinct's belief in raw, each recipe starts with real meats like cage-free chicken, USA-raised beef or farm-raised rabbit.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

They put the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet by tumbling their kibble with crushed, freeze-dried raw—raising the bar in nutrition and taste.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand

LEAD WITH RAW

It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.

KEEP IT REAL

Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.

MAKE IT SIMPLE

Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.

GIVE BACK

Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of pets.

MAKE IT BETTER

Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

ONE MILLION MEALS

All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • The best food ever!

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    My 8 y.o. cat always ate duck flavor dry food. I tried this one after Fromm stopped being sold on Chewy. And, oh, boy! She loves it so much! She is not a big eater, but I have noticed her plate with dry food started getting empty much faster! Also, her poop started looking much softer and healthier. Before it was always too hard. I am very happy with this food and will keep my cat on it from now on!

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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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  • GREAT FOOD

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    My cats love this food. Small nuggets , easily digested.

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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

    By on Top 10 Contributor

    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

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    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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