Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Rabbit Meal Formula Dry Cat

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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

  • Only natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • A grain and gluten-free formula that does not contain any corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Formula is specifically made for cats with food sensitivities and only made from a single animal protein
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health

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  • Weight
    5.5 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Rabbit Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Rabbit, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract.

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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 4.5 out of 5 by 67 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cats love it but.... I started feeding this to see if it would help my cat who has allergies. They loved the new rabbit flavor. Unfortunately, it didn't do anything for Ginger's allergies. However, it has another side effect we could do without. It causes very smelly stools. I never had this problem before. Since it isn't fixing my cats allergies I will probably go back to nature's variety weight management flavor. October 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good ingredients but my cats stopped eating it. Although the product seems good after about 3 weeks my cats stopped eating it. They are fussy and one is allergic to all protein except rabbit so this appeared to be a great product for him. Unfortunately he won't eat it anymore. October 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Flavor My 4 year old cat has had some food allergies and we have tried all the brands. She doesn't like most dry foods and is picky about wet food texture. We had no problem with either of the Natures Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Rabbit. She always wants more. She is tolerating this food well and seems to be back to her old self! We will continue to purchase this brand and flavor. We will continue to purchase it from Chewy.com. October 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A protein change became necessary Due to a need for a protein change for my cat I had to search for a new product. I was surprised at how quickly my cat adapted to the taste difference. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cat has allergies that have started recently My cat has developed allergies. Under my veterinarians recommendations I chose the limited ingredients rabbit diet. After two weeks on the diet she has almost stopped grooming herself excessively. Both of my cats took to the diet very readily.(They are very picky eaters) October 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by High quality food for cats with food intolerances/allergies Ever since discovering one of our rescue cats has allergies to fish and poultry (chicken, turkey, duck) after several bouts of eosinophilic plaque and vasculitis on the ear, we've had a heck of a time finding quality foods with a single protein source. So glad we found this brand and limited ingredient line of foods! Both our cats love it, and even though it is relatively more expensive, when you think about how short a time we have our pets in our lives, it's worth every penny. Note that Nature's Variety makes this formula with ONLY rabbit protein, and two other formulas (raw boost and grain-free) that contains rabbit, turkey, chicken and fish meal; get the Limited Ingredient type if you have a cat like ours that has allergies to these proteins. The Limited Ingredient is hard to find in big-box stores, so very happy to find here! August 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by An expensive mistake Like many others considering this food, I have a cat with multiple food allergies (chicken, turkey, duck, egg). I had been feeding Orijen Six Fish, which they all liked, but one of the other cats was having occasional loose stools, so I wanted to try them on a mammal-based protein. I purchased the small bag of this food first; it met with approval from all three kitties. I mixed it with the Orijen and transitioned them gradually over a period of two weeks. All seemed to be going well, so I bought the 12 lb bag. Within a few days, and once the cats were only eating Nature's Variety Instinct L.I.D. Rabbit Meal, all three developed consistent loose stools. On top of that, after about a week, the cats all began to lose their taste for the new food, and were losing weight. That was the final straw, so I went out and purchased another fish-based food that I can get locally (TOTW Canyon Creek). Within a day or two, the cats were eating, and pooping, normally again. This cat food did not work for my furry family! April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally! I have three cats. One of whom has suffered from loose bowels and semi-chronic vomiting, hasn't been enough to slow him down too much, but still suffering. I have tried a lot of different products and after a bit of research I decided to give this a shot. My husband kind of groaned when I switched yet again, but I did start to see an improvement, and his brother (who had previously only liked fish based foods) liked it too. His loose bowels are a thing of the past and while he'll still vomit, it's down to a once every other month instead of a couple times a week. His coat is much nicer now too - I saw some improvement when I switched to grain free with his coat, but the other foods still had the other issues. August 11, 2016
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