Rated 2 out of 5 by mb1984 My Cat Loves This Line of Cat Food But Not This Flavor
He enjoyed the duck at first and then turned his nose up at it. I offered it to the stray cats and neighbor's cat (yea, they all come to my house) and they even walked away from the duck flavor. The chicken and turkey is very popular with my cat though.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Dodo For my cat with last stage kidney failure
My baby cat, 13 years old, was diagnosed with last stage of kidney failure 3 weeks ago. I ordered and fed her the Hills Science prescription KD diet but she would not eat that food. Her condition worsened a week later and had to be treated at an emergency hospital. I decided to give this brand a try due to its low phosphorus and sodium content in the limited ingredient series. OMG, my baby is so eager to eat every bite and finishes everything in her plate. Her appetite and physical condition also seem to improve in the past week under this Nature's Variety limited ingredient diet. As of today, she eat 1 1/4 can (5.5oz) per day, improved from 1/2 can a week ago. She seems to like duck significantly more than the turkey one though. I've ordered the rabbit one yesterday and will update the review once she tries it. For both turkey and duck flavor, the texture seems to be moist and full of good quality meat. I usually add a little bit of water to promote my baby's water intake to combat the dehydration issue under kidney failure. Overall, this is the best I've tried in the past three weeks and my baby's favorite. I've tried Weruva (average taste, has Guar Gum with higher phosphorus content), Nulo (very tasty but bad for kidney with the highest phosphorus content at 1.5%), Trader Joe (tasty, inexpensive but lots of filler), Soulistic (has Guar Gum and my cat constipated after eating this brand), and Nature's Variety original duck canned food ( my cat threw up immediately after eating perhaps due to the extra fruits, such as cranberry, and veggies in the original recipe).
Overall, I highly recommend this Nature's Variety limited ingredient food for cats with health issues that require low phosphorus and sodium. This one is about 0.8% on dry matter basis for phosphorus; typical prescription diet ranges from 0.5-0.75% for Hills Science and Royal Canon.
July 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by CI1000 Excellent choice for IBD
My sweet girl, Marcella, has been suffering from IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) for over 3 years and it is incredibly difficult to find food that she will eat and most importantly does not cause diarrhea or vomiting. When she was first diagnosed she was able to eat many different "novel" foods and my vet recommended Nature's Variety. I have been feeding her Nature's Variety off and on for over three years. She developed an intolerance for egg which is in some of the Nature's Variety products so I can no longer feed her those foods. I have tried so many different foods over the past few months it is making me crazy..... She became really sick a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't figure out what to do..... so I put her back on Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient foods and am so thankful that after 1 week she is healthy again. This particular flavor has a nice consistency.... and she loves it!! Thank you Nature's Variety for making a one protein product that my cat loves!!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly One of the best canned cat foods
No cat food is perfect, but this one and the other LID Instinct foods are some of the best. These are definitely my cat's favorite foods by far, and if it were up to her she'd eat them every day. I really like that they have different options for proteins to give some variety to my cat's diet. This LID duck is the most calorie dense of any of the foods I've tried, so I have to be careful with portions. Even with feeding less, it's still much more expensive than other foods in my rotation. It also contains peas, which isn't as bad as other foods but it's still a filler and not necessary for a cat's diet.
My cat does not have any food sensitivities, but I do like feeding LID because there are fewer fillers. This food also has no carrageenan, which is great! My cat has chronic constipation issues, and I've noticed that she does particularly well when she gets one of the Instinct foods every few days. I suspect the clay has something to do with it.
I do wish I could find the pork flavor of these LID foods more easily, because while she loves all of these flavors, that one is her favorite.
March 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by buddacup this product helps my furbaby to live...he is allergic to chicken and turkey and fish,,,so keep the duck comin,,thank you
you all do a fantastic job..you are kind and understanding and out to help ,,,,thank you so much for being there...
May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary56 My cat loves it!
It is hard to find quality cat food these days! My kitty has allergies and I have to watch what is in the cat food. She loves the duck favor far better than the rabbit! I wish Instinct would decrease the cost. I have 4 other kitties and I have to feed them another brand due to cost!
April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sylviesmom Simple, wholesome and my cat loves it!
After my cat developed an apparent intolerance to chicken and turkey, I switched her diet to some novel (for her) proteins, namely Nature's Variety Instinct in salmon and lamb. I was looking for another novel protein to add to the rotation, and I read that cats who can't tolerate chicken and turkey often can tolerate duck. I decided to try the LID formula of this product because it seemed like a safer bet than the regular formula, which contains turkey liver. I was afraid that such a "plain" food might not appeal to my cat, but it turns out that she loves it!
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChunnysMom Kitty's happy, I'm happy!
After 8 years of eating the same dry food with absolutely no issues, my kitty suddenly started to display periodic signs of gastric upset. After ruling out all the scary things it could be, my attentions turned to her diet. I've tried many different foods (luckily my girl will eat pretty much anything) but she really does seem to enjoy this food, and I feel good knowing it is giving her everything she needs, without the amount of bad stuff usually found in pet food. I also like the variety of protein sources, as it's good for kitty to switch things up (Cats should not live on chicken alone!)
February 23, 2016