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Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Duck 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

  • Made with one animal protein source and no grain or gluten.
  • Contains the fewest, most essential and 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.
  • A delicious loaf that is complete and balanced for all life stages, including kitten, adult and senior.

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  • Item Number
    59661
  • Food Texture
    Pate
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult, Kitten, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Duck, Duck Broth, Peas, Montmorillonite Clay, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed Oil, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), 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), Salt, Taurine.

Caloric Content

1,440 kcal/kg, 122 kcal/3 oz can, 224 kcal/5.5 oz can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 10.0% min
Crude Fat 7.5% min
Crude Fiber 2.0% max
Moisture 75.0% max
Calcium 0.3% 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* 0.15% min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile

Feeding Instructions

ADULT: Feed 1 can per 6-8 lb of body weight per day.

KITTEN: Feed up to twice the adult amount per day.

GESTATION & LACTATION: Feed up to three times the normal adult amount per day.

Refrigerate unused portion.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations and information on how to easily combine different forms of food.

Transition Instructions

It is always a good idea to start out slowly on a new diet with any pet. Slowly increase the amount of new food being added to the present diet over a period of 5-7 days. If any digestive upset or loose stool occurs, make the transition more gradual. It is a good idea to allow your pet's digestive system to calm down and return to normal before proceeding.

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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

PURE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES

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.

FREE FROM FILLERS

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 BENEFITS

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.

COCONUT OIL

COCONUT OIL

Supplies fatty acids that nourish the skin. It is also highly digestible and easily utilized for energy.

GREEN TEA EXTRACT

GREEN TEA EXTRACT

Made from green tea leaves that have been carefully harvested and ground. It provides great taste and aroma.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

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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  • Nature's Variety not as good as it was under the previous owner.

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    I have been buying the Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient grain free Lamb for over a year for my Persian Kitty who has IBSD. With the addition of some Metamucil he has been doing just fine. I did not mind paying what I think is a premium price for it as it was a good full packed can and fed him for a day. A while back it started getting very watery, with not as much meat. Then it was discontinued all together. So I went to the Limited Ingredient Duck, same problem can full of water, less meat. Same with the venison. We tried the rabbit and he refused to eat it. Now takes two cans to fill him up for the day because of all the water. He is a small cat only weighs 6lbs. 3oz. I am going I have been buying the Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient grain free Lamb for over a year for my Persian Kitty who has IBSD. With the addition of some Metamucil he has been doing just fine. I did not mind paying what I think is a premium price for it as it was a good full packed can and fed him for a day. A while back it started getting very watery, with not as much meat. Then it was discontinued all together. So I went to the Limited Ingredient Duck, same problem can full of water, less meat. Same with the venison. We tried the rabbit and he refused to eat it. Now takes two cans to fill him up for the day because of all the water. He is a small cat only weighs 6lbs. 3oz. I am going to be looking at some other options now. I have no quarrel with Chewy, they are good to deal with and do what they say they will do. Shipping is fast, goods are well packed. … more

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  • Good limited ingredient food... but...

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    This is a good cat food for cats with allergies. It even includes Montmorillonite Clay, which is controversial but so many modern vets recommend as a modern toxin flushing agent. PROS: - An actual limited protein source food. Duck is all. No chicken, no turkey, no beef... just all Duck which is needed for cats with allergies. - 10% minimum protein... well, this isn't great but we live in the world of 4-7% minimum protein with canned cat food, so this puts this high on the list. - Ample supply. This is the most important factor. For those of us with special diet cats, we have to switch often from limited supply. This is always in stock and has ample production to keep-up with steady This is a good cat food for cats with allergies. It even includes Montmorillonite Clay, which is controversial but so many modern vets recommend as a modern toxin flushing agent. PROS: - An actual limited protein source food. Duck is all. No chicken, no turkey, no beef... just all Duck which is needed for cats with allergies. - 10% minimum protein... well, this isn't great but we live in the world of 4-7% minimum protein with canned cat food, so this puts this high on the list. - Ample supply. This is the most important factor. For those of us with special diet cats, we have to switch often from limited supply. This is always in stock and has ample production to keep-up with steady consumers. CONS: - Very low taurine/B content. Cats require lots of taurine and vitamin B and this cat food is deficient in both. If you make this a daily staple, please consider taurine and B-complex supplements to mix into this food. Not much either- too much is worse than too little. Scoops here are 10-20mg scoopers. These are like 50-60 granules to add at best... i.e. a 1/16th teaspoon is way too much per can. It would be easier if NVL bumped the taurine and added some B-complex into the cans -Lose so many carbs. Peas and carrots do not replace the lower carb brains, organs, etc. in a natural cat diet. Maybe consider putting duck brain, spleen, stomach and intestine? I know it sounds grisly for an ingredient list, but you can substitute it for "whole duck parts" or similar to put the right kind of animal carbs in the right amount into your food. This is about pet health and a great product. -If you do the two above, you can surely raise your price as needed. People that care for their pets are not a niche market. Your sales are generally people looking for alternatives to their regular staple ready to pay more for quality, great product for their cats. You cannot compete in the Friskies or Fancy Feast space, so why bother? Be the best in your market. You'll win BIG to focus on the market you target. Plus, your product is 90%+ in that space anyway. … more

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  • Good LID food but GREAT customer service

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    One of my furry boys must now eat a limited ingredient (LID) food and that means his brother is eating it too. Nature's Variety Instinct LID offers 4 proteins but only two LID dry choices to combine with the canned. The boy who needs LID prefers the canned rabbit. Fortunately his brother likes the Duck. When I received some "non-LID" Duck, staff at Chewy was terrific about getting the right kind to me. Thanks so much!

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  • Picky cat loves this

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    My newly food allergic cat loves this food - and it's more reasonably priced than the vet prescription diets!

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  • Sick cat loves this one and can eat it.

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    One of my three cats was recently diagnosed with intestinal cancer and it has been a struggle to find food he can digest and will eat. This food fit the bill. He loves it and it is easy on his digestive track. It's nice to know he is eating food he enjoys, and that he is comfortable for now.

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  • Great Quality Food

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    My Bengal loves this brand, I would say his favorite is the rabbit and this would be his 2nd fave. I'm going to try the lamb next since I have him on a rotation diet of rabbit/duck/chicken now. I recommend this food and I highly recommend Chewy!

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  • Not available in stores

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    One of my cats is on a limited ingredient diet--duck, rabbit or venison. I was very glad to find this duck at Chewys. It is not available in stores. He likes it better than other brands of duck. I have to check ingredients on can labels as some that may say duck will also have chicken in them.

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  • Great product

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    My kittens love this food and it is helping the one with skin allergies.

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  • High Quality

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    My 13 year old rescue Kitty had some health problems when I adopted her. She has overcome those issues and I attribute that to the Nature's Variety canned food I feed her. She loves this kitty food!

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  • the ingredients in this food are top quality

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    I like the limited ingredient Foods because it seems to be easier on my cat's stomach and they also really enjoy the taste. I think all 3 of my cats would vote this food a winner

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