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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 by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon 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 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 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
    119116
  • Weight
    4.5 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • 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

4,470 kcal/kg, 525 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 40.0% min
Crude Fat 23.0% 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 0.75% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.1% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

4.5 lb Bag: |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|

5.5 lb Bag: |Weight|Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup)|Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)| |---|---|---| |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+|

10 lb Bag: |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/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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  • It's A Winner!

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    Had to replace my cat's dry food due to not being available anymore, and worried anything new would be refused by my picky cat. Researched the possible alternatives, and decided on Instinct Original Grain Free Real Salmon Dry Cat Food. Added it to the current one in increasing amounts over a couple of weeks, and it was happily accepted from day one! In fact, she started leaving the old product behind, preferring the new! A true Success for my cat and for me!

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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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  • 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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  • Cats love it

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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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  • great food

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    We got a new kitten, who wasn't in very good shape, now his fur is just silky soft, and he's so full of energy I almost think I'd get more peace if he had a worse food! He went from weighing 1 pound 7 ounces to 4 pounds in less than 2 weeks, and he's just a crazy nutcase running around terrorizing everything! The vet is very impressed with his growth and health improvements.

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  • Love, love, love it!

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    Roxi (my cat) seems to really enjoy this food. I thought it was going to take some time for her to get accustomed to a new food. Boy, was I wrong! Since I first opened the package, she was all over it. Thank you.

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  • Had no problem switching my cats to this product Real Salmon Dry Cat Food

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    I was using another cereal that was grain free. I read other reviews that said their cats really enjoyed it. Wow ,they were correct . My two cats love it.

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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 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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  • She likes it !

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    My cat is enjoying the new food. Since this is our first time with this brand, I wish it came in smaller bags, maybe 1 or 2 lbs. The smallest bag is 5 lbs. I will be sharing it with my daughter's cat.

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