Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Dry Cat Food

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Give your cat simple and essential nutrition with Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Dry Cat Food. Because when your cat has food sensitivities, knowing exactly what’s in his food is important. That’s why this recipe features a purposefully short ingredient list, made with just one animal protein and one vegetable. Guided by the purity and simplicity of raw nutrition, it’s the simple and essential food that your cat needs to thrive—and it’s all made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits

  • Limited ingredient recipe includes just one animal protein and one vegetable for pets with food sensitivities.
  • Made with farm-raised rabbit, an easily digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids your kitty needs.
  • Guaranteed levels of natural omegas and antioxidants promote healthy skin and coat, plus immune health.
  • It’s the only limited ingredient kibble with the nutrition of raw in every piece, made with the finest ingredients from around the world.
  • Never contains any grain, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, sweet potato, potato, chickpeas, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info


Rabbit Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Rabbit, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Montmorillonite Clay, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), DL-Methionine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Rabbit, Salt, Pumpkinseeds, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

3,890 kcal/kg, 457 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 35.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.5% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.7% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.4% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs 3/8 1/4
10 lbs 1/2 3/8
15 lbs 3/4 1/2

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water. Along with dry food, we recommend feeding raw or wet food to help increase the amount of water in your pet’s diet.

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.

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About Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Cat Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Cat Food


The ingredient list is purposefully simple for pets with food sensitivities. It focuses on one animal protein and one vegetable—versus the mix of each you'll find in most pet foods.



Sometimes what's not included is just as important as what is. These recipes are made with grass-fed meat or cage-free poultry and always made without grain, dairy, eggs, potato, corn, wheat, soy or artificial ingredients.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

They put the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet by tumbling their kibble with crushed, freeze-dried raw—raising the bar in nutrition and taste.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand


It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.


Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.


Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.


Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of pets.


Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece


All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • Awesome Food!

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    This food is great! It has saved my very sick kitty who had vomiting and diarrhea for over a year. The vet was on the verge of putting him on major meds. and then said, let's try one more thing. We took him off all poultry, even food containing poultry, and went to rabbit. IT WORKED. This food is a super dark color, almost black, which for some reason is kind of fun because it's so diff from normal dry food. Even my picky, older female kitty loves it! Can't say enough good things.

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  • Great for allergic kitties and cats with bad teeth!

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    Our rescue kitty had severe food allergies as well as advanced periodontal disease so she only has a couple of teeth left. She loves dry and wet food mixed but her Royal Canin would cause her to throw up as she just cannot chew it, plus it has sharp edges being shaped like triangles. This food is indeed harder than most dry foods, but it is perfectly round and very tiny. She can gulp this down and loves it! No vomiting and no scratching. It does have that special clay that helps filter toxins so be ready for a slightly stinkier litter box. She is much healthier and happier now that she has her favorite dry foods to eat along with her wet canned food!

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  • Recommended for cats with food allergies!

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    We started using this brand and formula when our cat, Olive, developed food allergies as a kitten. It's expensive but worth it especially if your cat has allergies or sensitivities to food. Dry food in a single source protein is hard to find! The other cats like it too. I hope this kind doesn't go away anytime soon!

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  • Great for sensitive stomachs

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    My cat vomited almost on a daily basis even though I fed him Orijen dry cat food. After switching him over to instinct rabbit dry (and canned), we have now gone a couple weeks with no vomiting! I am extremely pleased with this product!

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  • Cat With Possible Allergy

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    I got this because it was a totally different protein than my cat had ever had before as I am trying to establish if she has a food allergy. I like that this formula has limited ingredients to help keep track of what she is eating and to eliminate unnecessary foods. Unfortunately she is not loving it as much as other foods she has had but it is serving the purpose that I purchased it for.

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  • My cat loves this!

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    One of my cats has chronic GI issues, and I thought I would give this food a go, in case he has sensitives to more common proteins like chicken and turkey, etc. He hasn't been on it long enough for me to tell a difference via the litter box, but boy he screams his head off at food time now! He LOVES this food!

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  • Improvement in skin and coat within days!

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    Our cat has been suffering from dermatitis for a long time. We have spent so much money on tests, treatments, and trial an error remedies. Nothing ever worked. After we bought this product, within days his skin rashes cleared up and his coat became so soft and healthy again. I highly recommend trying it! It really works and he loves it.

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  • Perfect for food Allergy Kitty

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    This seems to be working out perfectly for my cat who was recently diagnosed with food allergies. He really loves this food (maybe a little too much) and seems to work well with his digestive system.

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  • Cats love it

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    All of my cats love this food, and it works well for my IBD boy- which is a huge relief, as feeding in a multi-cat household is always tricky.

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  • Too rich for my cats' blood and my wallet

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    I have a cat with IBD so I've been trying desperately to find something that he could eat. My other cats eat this, but there's an awful lot of vomiting. I think it's too rich for their stomachs. And it's pricey, but I suspect it's because they don't add fillers, for which I'm thankful. Tuffy, my IBD cat, rarely even looks at it.

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