Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Meal Formula Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet delivers optimal nutrition through the fewest, most essential ingredients. Each formula is made with pure, simple ingredients that have been carefully chosen for their nutritional value and high digestibility. Made with only one animal protein source, Instinct Limited Ingredient Diets are free of common pet food ingredients like grain, gluten, potato, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef and fish. Now your cat can enjoy a great tasting, nutritious diet that is easy on her digestive system and nourishing to her whole health.

Key Benefits

  • Only natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • A grain and gluten-free formula that does not contain any corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Formula is specifically made for cats with food sensitivities and only made from a single animal protein
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health

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  • Brand
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, 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), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract.

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Keep It Simple

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diets are made with one animal protein and just a few other essential and easily digestible ingredients. They contain a unique green tea extract coating for a great taste and aroma your cat will love. Formulated for cats with food sensitivities, they are free of common ingredients like grain, gluten, potato, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef and fish.

Keep It Simple
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


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.


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 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.



Supplies fatty acids that nourish the skin. It is also highly digestible and easily utilized for energy.



Made from green tea leaves that have been carefully harvested and ground. It provides great taste and aroma.



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

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.

Customer Reviews

Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Meal Formula Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked by All All six of my cats will eat this. I have 2 cats with allergies to chicken. That being said all of the cats get a limited ingredient diet to avoid any issues with my allergy kids. I wish the protein was a little higher but it's a good food to alternate with in their diet.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product changed the quality of life for my IBD kitty My 10 year old male Siamese was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) about two years ago. Daily and often more frequent vomiting plagued him, with intermittent diarrhea. After trials of numerous vet-prescribed diets for food allergy as possible cause, I found this limited protein (turkey) and other ingredient diet (Natural Instinct LID turkey) through my own research. It was the first that he would eat and vomiting decreased considerably very quickly. My other kitty eats it too and seems to enjoy it. I have also offered the wet food version and the LID duck, which are both very well tolerated, and actually "looked forward to" by the cats. I have not looked back or to any other brands since!
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real food for real cats Easy to bite bits of what my 5 cats can agree on (the only dry food). The zip bag could use an improvement and doesn't always stay shut, so I typically "repackage it" breaking it down and putting it into several gallon size Ziplock bags. Have used product for more than 6 months after it was recommended for 2 of our cats with health issues.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great limited ingredients dry cat food! I have three cats, one of which has a sensitive stomach. The two cats immediately ate this food with no hesitation and the cat with the sensitive stomach isn't bothered by this food, even with it being the dry option.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Cats with IBD I have two kitties with food intolerance issues that result in IBD. The vet recommended avoiding cat food with chicken and grains, as those are two of the most common culprits. I had tried a few other brands of chicken-free, grain-free dry foods. But either the cats wouldn't eat them, or the food intolerance issues continued. (I suspect that fish is also a trigger for one of them). Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Formula is truly a limited ingredient food; there's only one protein source and one source of starch. The cats really like the flavor and I've seen no evidence of this food causing any digestive upset.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great product from Instinct My Maine Coon mix loves every variety of Nature's Variety Instinct (minus the raw boost ones), but this one seems to be a winner out of the mix. She has always had a very sensitive stomach, and it was quite a battle when she was younger just to find a product that didn't give it upset. It took us months of trying this cat food and that cat food to find Instinct. Now it's the only brand she's eaten for 2 years. I absolutely recommend this brand, and out of all of the flavors we've tried, my girl agrees that the Limited Ingredient one is the best! Now she feels like a real carnivore--no more 20-30% fruit and veggie recipes for her. More meat, more eat! And her coat looks and feels AMAZING since switching from the original recipe to the Limited Ingredient one!
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small, tasty bits My older cat, with no teeth, feeds frequently. I use this food at night. My cat loves the aroma and taste of this food. The food is pea size, and swallows easily. My cat also has food allergies, and this is a great cat food made for cats like mine.
Date published: 2012-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My guys love it I have three male felines with picky and hardy appetites. They are seniors and have gotten allergies to chicken and some fish. I have had them on this dry food for approximately 6 months and they love it!!
Date published: 2015-01-19
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