Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Formula Canned Cat Food

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

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
  • Delicious loaf is complete and balanced for all life stages, including kitten, adult and senior
  • Great for all lifestyles, including indoor cats
  • Made in the USA

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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.

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.

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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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.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by 82 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Limited Ingredient Favorite, Lamb and also Turkey Flavor My two kitties, sisters who are fifteen-years-old, needed special diets; one has early chronic kidney disease and the other has some gastrointestinal issues. I sent a copy of the guaranteed analysis, plus vitamin, mineral, and amino acids content to our veterinarian who deemed the food excellent for my GI-challenged girl. Although I don't have the dry matter analysis, the protein and phosphorus levels are acceptable for my kitty with early CKD. They both love the lamb, but turkey gets vote of only one. For both of them I add water and stir up in sort of a porridge that looks icky but which they like, and it gives them additional fluid. I like the fact that it is available in small cans so I don't have leftover food sitting around. I recommend a trial of this food to those looking to reduce or eliminate the extraneous ingredients their kitties eat. October 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Almost All Protein Both my cat and my foster cat love this food. What really bugs me is that I wish it didn't have the peas but the cats don't mind them. I feed my cats mostly a raw diet, but when I'm out of raw food this food is high in protein and grain free so it works well with my cats. Thank you Chewy for the awesome customer service! October 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality ingredients, affordable price If you're looking for a cat food without carrageenan, guar gum, xantham gum, articifical colors/flavors, mystery meats/fillers, and grains, this is your best bet. I believe the lamb is the best of the best, but it is quite pricey, so I ordered the LID turkey and found that you don't have to sacrifice any of the standards put into Nature's Variety with a different flavor. I first fed my ten month about 1.5 oz three hours after his full breakfast and he went to town. Will your cat like this food, I don't know. I know there tons of cat food brands to choose from, but you can't go wrong with this one. At roughly $1.90 a can, none of the other brands at that price point or below can boast the quality of what's in (and most importantly -NOT- in) this recipe. I read that Nature's Variety recently underwent a change at ownership: a 50% partner bought out the rest of the company and now has sole ownership. Stay tuned to what's next for the company, though they assure nothing will change in terms of its commitment to a healthy at food. May 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by They are cutting corners on their food with poor results. I used to feed NV line of wet cat foods to my previous cats and it helped with IBD etc. Now NV is using way way too much liquid not to mention sharp bone fragments. If I pour the liquid from a 5.5 ounce can it then weighs 4 ounces and it is a very very soggy 4. I actually have to paper towel it or both of my cats will get the runs. That results in more cans fed just to keep the cats from getting too hungry. NV is more interested in the bottom line financially then providing value for the dollar. I think they have changed hands or are just getting greedy. Don't waste your time calling; they don't really care about your concerns or opinions. They used to but not now. August 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Inconsistent apperance and interest from my cats. I was attracted to this product because it does not contain questionable ingredients like carragenan. Unfortunately sometimes they will eat it and sometimes they will act like they are burying there business in the litter box. There is inconsistency from can to can in appearance and odor to me as well. Also, whole peas and other veges are not necessary for cats. It is just filler. I appreciate the company's attempt to limit ingredients and make a quality product but there is work to do. September 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trusted product now seems contaminated I have fed my cats this food for many months. They enjoy it, eat all that is in their bowl, and with no digestive complaints. Now, They take one sniff and will not touch the "same" food from a new batch. switched out with food from a few cans I had left of the old batch. Same result every time. Wouldn't touch food from the new batch, consumed all of the of the bowl from the old batch. Did this with six different cans and each time results were exactly as described above. I am informed there has been no change recipe. Obviously something is wrong with the food. August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Food - Works for the Food Allergies One of my cats has a tough food allergy. This food seems to be working! Finally! He loves it. It is terribly expensive but has more appropriate ingredients for our animals -- more meat! Not all the fillers. I'm hoping that will keep him healthy over the long term. Expensive food, but offset by fewer health problems over the years. They put so much junk in most pet foods. I believe this product did not have caarageen which I was trying to get around too. August 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good ingredients, cats don't like Not sure why they won't eat it, but I wasted a ton of money on something they don't like. :-( They do like the lamb, however. August 30, 2016
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