Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Turkey Formula Canned 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

  • Formulated for cats with food sensitives
  • Made with one animal protein source and no grain or gluten
  • Contains the fewest, most essential, easily digestible ingredients
  • No potatoes, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef or fish
  • Includes healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat

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  • Food Texture
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver, Peas, Montmorillonite Clay, Flaxseed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Salt, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine.

Caloric Content

  1. 1,360 kcal/kg, 115 kcal/3 oz can, 212 kcal/5.5 oz can
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 10.5% min
Crude Fat 7.5% min
Crude Fiber 2.0% max
Moisture 75.0% max
Calcium 0.25% min
Phosphorus 0.2% min
Vitamin E 25 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 30 mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 0.65% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min

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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.

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  • No fillers or gums!

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    I have an outdoor cat who hunts for most of his food, but I do supplement one meal for him in the daytime, when cats sleep. I used to give him Newman's Own but wanted more out of a natural food. This Instinct LID has what cats are meant to eat. It even has ground up bone! My cat loves this food and I feel really good about not feeding him gums and fillers - something not natural to any animal. One thing to note, for anyone who hasn't tried this, because it doesn't have any fillers or gums, it is runny and does not stick together like most canned cat foods. This is REAL food only. I love it!

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  • Not their favorite

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    I have one cat who has issues if not restricted to limited ingredient diet, so everyone has to eat the limited option. Trying different brands etc. This one was not so well received, may just be my cats, but all but one snubbed it. Gave it a 3 cause there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with food, just not appreciated by my cats

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  • Good Cat Food

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    My cats will eat this one but not very well and my cats usually will eat almost about anything. They can be picky at times, but they will not eat any can cat food with chicken. They have always liked turkey. They really don't like it. My friends cats won't eat it at all, but she has very picky eaters. Now that's not saying that all cats won't eat it because my friend is feeding two cats that are strays. She has been feeding them everyday for months. They love it and eat it very well. So it is pre the cats taste.

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  • Clean and appealing

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    The ingredients in this product appear to be quite clean, free of the usual garbage in pet foods. My 3 cats really like this one, as well as the duck and rabbit formulas. Contrary to popular knowledge, they love variety.

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  • What do cats want?!?

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    I love this. The cats, however, do not. The turkey LID is a firm, somewhat dry, calorie-dense pate. Except for the hallmark clay, it contains no suspect ingredients (e.g., carrageenan, menadione) or exotica (papaya, etc.). Yes, it has peas, whole peas, easily removable if someone would just try instead of crouching in front of her food dish for an hour, attempting to glare the peas--or maybe the liver, or both--out of existence. Highly recommended for cats with inflammatory issues who aren't drama queens.

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  • 12 year old female cat loves this

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    My Ruth cat is a former feral that was part of a TNR, now she is a house pet. Instinct pet food has actually made her healthier. She would not eat anything from a can but the turkey limited ingredients is something she begs for!

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  • Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Formula Grain-Free

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    Good food. Firm moist patty. Enjoyed by my two very picky fur-babes . . . one can had a bit of foamy broth on the bottom of the patty which concerned me, but it smelled perfectly fine, no other observations of decline of product, and obviously it tasted fine to the cats, and they tolerated it just fine. Will consider ordering cases of it with next month's order. Truth is, you get what you pay for . . . "usually" - one thing is for sure, whatever the outcome, Chewy stands behind every single item, always! Chewy, we love ya!

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  • I don't know about this brand anymore

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    My cat is a VERY picky eater and she used to love this brand however I noticed recently that the texture and moisture of the food has cHanged and so has my cats love for the food. I just bought a whole box that my cat won't even touch. It was dry and hard wouldn't even slide out the can the way it did before.

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  • cost is skyrocketed!!!

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    I like this food but now the cost of it has skyrocketed into outer space!!! Its ridiculous and I will not be buying it anymore.

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  • Great for sensitive stomach cats

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    My baby is one of those and throws up frequently. Moist food seems to be best for her and she likes this and Wellness Beef & Chicken.

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