Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet 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
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our cat loves this product. Our oldest cat, probably at least 15 years old, was probably on his 9th life. He was withering away, unable to keep food down. Our niece recommended we try Instinct Turkey canned food. He ate it voraciously, it didn't upset his stomach, and he is now gaining back weight. January 11, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good limited ingredient option! All 4 cats here have diet sensitivities & all love this food! The consistency, smell, taste all appeal to them & the issues associated with food sensitivity ~ diarrhea, vomiting, itching, hot spots, infection ~ are taken care of! Very pleased with this & other flavors, especially Rabbit & Duck. January 5, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by This food is great for my sensitive belly cat Yes, tried the dog formula because this food has the same formula as cats. Something in the dog formula was different because Dretzel loves his cat food and doing well. January 1, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finicky eaters approve We've tried several other flavors of this brand - the salmon, rabbit. The turkey is by far the preferred flavor. In addition, one of my cats has digestive issues and this brand is one of the only ones he can eat with no GI distress. December 31, 2016
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 My kitty loves it, so do I Our kitty just switched from dry food due to bladder stones, and he absolutely loves it! Hes always crying like crazy when I go to feed him haha. My only complaint is how pricy it is, but I would definitely recommend this! December 10, 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 5 out of 5 by Great food Iv'e been feeding this to my cats for a long time. It's great quality soy and grain free food. But one of my cats wont eat it suddenly....gave up after trying for a week, even tried a different batch. So its great food, but after I'm guessing a year at least, one cat is sick of it I guess. November 1, 2016
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