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

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Satisfy your pet’s need for real food with Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon 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 salmon 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

  • Wild-caught salmon is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 77% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 23% 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
    119116
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult, Kitten, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Herring Meal, Peas, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Tapioca, 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, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Freeze Dried Cod, Potassium Chloride, Salt, DL-Methionine, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

4410 kcal/kg, 525 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 43.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% 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* 1.8% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.0% 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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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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  • Worked for my elderly kitty

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    My elderly kitty has evidently developed an allergy for either grain based or chicken based food. So I tried Instinct based on reviews from other cat owners whose cats had the same symptoms as mine. Worked like a charm. She passes over the Pounce treats to get at this food. She is gaining weight again, has almost no upchucks and has reverted to her old habit of biting if I give her too much attention! I was afraid, being the finicky eater she is, that I would need to try several foods to find one she likes. No troubles there. And the small wafer like food is just right for her old choppers. I'm satisfied and so is the kitty. Only drawback is this stuff really smells ... keep the bag My elderly kitty has evidently developed an allergy for either grain based or chicken based food. So I tried Instinct based on reviews from other cat owners whose cats had the same symptoms as mine. Worked like a charm. She passes over the Pounce treats to get at this food. She is gaining weight again, has almost no upchucks and has reverted to her old habit of biting if I give her too much attention! I was afraid, being the finicky eater she is, that I would need to try several foods to find one she likes. No troubles there. And the small wafer like food is just right for her old choppers. I'm satisfied and so is the kitty. Only drawback is this stuff really smells ... keep the bag tightly closed or your storage space will smell like a feed store. … more

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    I got some Sphynx kittens who have a poultry allergy (red bumps). The breeder fed them Taste of the Wild Canyon River, which they do eat, but they seem prefer other foods, and I have an 8-year-old Sphynx who won't eat it. I've been tried both flavors of Candidae Limited ingredient, tuna and salmon, and they will eventually eat it, but it can sit out a few days. I decided to try this natures variety instinct salmon, and all six of my cats love it! I don't free feed dry kibble, so they only get this for a snack or small meal once a day. It is fairly fragrant, but not offensive in my opinion. I just hope they don't mess with the formula, because I've been noticing they've been changing I got some Sphynx kittens who have a poultry allergy (red bumps). The breeder fed them Taste of the Wild Canyon River, which they do eat, but they seem prefer other foods, and I have an 8-year-old Sphynx who won't eat it. I've been tried both flavors of Candidae Limited ingredient, tuna and salmon, and they will eventually eat it, but it can sit out a few days. I decided to try this natures variety instinct salmon, and all six of my cats love it! I don't free feed dry kibble, so they only get this for a snack or small meal once a day. It is fairly fragrant, but not offensive in my opinion. I just hope they don't mess with the formula, because I've been noticing they've been changing the formula on other flavors. … more

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  • Thumbs up from Lucy Cat

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    My kitty loves this! She has been eating Nature's Instinct canned cat food for about a year now and suddenly seemed to want dry food. I'd had an old bag of it lying around and she sniffed it out and cried for it every day. I didn't want to give her that old food so I ordered this from Chewy to see if it would be good for her, and she's a huge fan. I love that it's healthy ingredients without fillers, and it's a great value since the bag will last months, I'm sure. It's hard to find salmon dry food!

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  • Great for my cat's skin

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    I get this for my old Sphynx cat who has skin allergies to some foods, even grain free ones. It works well for her, nice size kibble, not too big or small. She can be finicky with it though, eats it some days, won't eat it on others. I still like it for its health benefits.

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  • Kitties like it!!

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    This is my first bag of this brand of food. I read a lot of reviews for it before deciding to try it. I have a 3 year old cat and a 2 month old kitten so I switched them to the kitten food. They both like it and have had no problems with the switch.

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  • Great food but expensive

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    My cats loved this food but it's a little too expensive for the amount you get. After about 2 weeks I noticed my cat's coat was shinerer and eyes brighter. I recommend product but I will probably look for something more budget friendly.

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  • Cat Treats

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    My cat loves this. When I adopted her I wanted to get her on wet food. I did that while supplementing with this as a treat.. She used to get Temptations but now it's Instinct and she loves it.

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  • My 3 sons are very happy

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    While I have purchased this brand in the past, elsewhere, I had no idea they had salmon flavor until I found it on chewy.com. The price was lower, the shipping is fast, my 3 boys love it so mommy's happy too.

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  • Good for sensitive stomach

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    My cat has a very sensitive stomach but had had no problems with this food. Poop not odorous as the rabbit formula.

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  • Freeze dried coated kitty love

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    I have been searching everywhere for this food and chewy had it at a great price. I got it for my cats way back and it got taken off pet supermarket shelves. Thanks chew chew

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