Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeB 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 4 out of 5 by Dodo For cats with kidney failure
I wrote review previously for NV Limited Ingredient canned food for Turkey, Duck, and Rabbit flavor. They still work well for my cat, who currently eats NV LID Turkey and Duck, both have phosphorus at about 0.8% on dry matter basis. However, I found out through the manufacture that their rabbit formula actually has extremely high phosphorus at about 1.5% which is not suitable for cats with kidney failure. So, turkey and duck are the only ones I feed my cat now. She loves them.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenn6301 Great canned food
Love what NV does not put into this food. All of my cats love this flavor. I like how much moisture is in it. The consistency seems perfect.
July 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kimono WHAT HAS CHANGED???
I used to give this five stars. I , as an incredibly picky cat butler and well informed on pet nutrition, LOOOOONG time customer of NV Instinct; in more recent years using the LID products In the last few months two out of three of my cats have been throwing up shortly after the NV meals of the duck and turkey I love that NV doesn't use carrageenan, guar gum or agar agar BUT wonder what's going on. I did call them and leave a message,
regarding this but to date ( over a month) it has been ignored.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KittyMom 5 Stars from 3 very different Cats
I was looking for a healthier canned Turkey food that wasn't loaded with grains & by products and was made in the USA. Instinct fit every criteria. The switch with all 3 kitties, a mouthy Calico, a big goofy Tabby and a little feral kitty who adopted us was instantaneous! They won't touch their old Turkey canned food now. Remaining cans will be donated to our local no-kill animal shelter.
July 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Korean my kitten got diarrhea
I've fed this canfood to my kitten
my kitten is 3 month old she is a ragdoll
after my kitten ate this canfood, she got diarrhea.
this stuff is not for my kitten
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jjkane Almost Perfect Cat Food
FINALLY! If Nature's Variety would JUST leave out the peas, this could be the food I have been trying to find for my Sophie! I can pick out the peas, but wish I didn't have to do so.
14 yr old kitty that has had radio active iodine treatment for her hyperthyroidism reacts terribly with gas pains and poops outside her box with vegetables and the fruit fillers contained in most foods. It seems impossible to get manufacturers to understand cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES and don't need human foods. This is as close as I can find and she is happy and feeling great! WITHOUT the PEAS !
May 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catt Awesome food!
I switched to this brand because my 3 picky cats all liked Nature's Variety Instinct dry kibble food with the freeze dried raw chicken, and their freeze dried raw treats and meal mixer. I wanted to put them on wet food to maintain their weight and I heard it was better for them. It was hard to find any canned food without carrageenan, dextrose, xantham gum, guar gum, or anything questionable in it or with fish as a main ingredient until I came across this one. My cats love it and I feed them the turkey, chicken, and duck versions of the canned food. Very satisfied customer and very happy cats! :-)
May 20, 2016