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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 Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Dry Cat Food by Nature’s Variety. 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, a nutrient-rich, easily digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids.
  • 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 on 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
    119124
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

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

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

Feeding Instructions

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the cups 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.

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

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

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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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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  • Kitties aren't crazy about it...

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    I purchased this product as a replacement for the Science Diet Prescription Rabbit (only meat protein source) dry food, as the allergist said I could switch to something a bit more affordable. I was excited to find a Limited Ingredient food that is not prescription, and a bit more reasonable for my budget. This kibble is quite small and really dry, whereas the other was not soft, but softer than this. The kitties are not very enchanted with this food, although it's only been about 2 weeks. I have one kitty who actually prefers dry food to canned food, and even she is not electing to eat the dry first. In the longrun, I don't know if this will work as their regular dry if they don't pick up in I purchased this product as a replacement for the Science Diet Prescription Rabbit (only meat protein source) dry food, as the allergist said I could switch to something a bit more affordable. I was excited to find a Limited Ingredient food that is not prescription, and a bit more reasonable for my budget. This kibble is quite small and really dry, whereas the other was not soft, but softer than this. The kitties are not very enchanted with this food, although it's only been about 2 weeks. I have one kitty who actually prefers dry food to canned food, and even she is not electing to eat the dry first. In the longrun, I don't know if this will work as their regular dry if they don't pick up in interest of it. I'm going to give it a few more weeks and then update my review. … more

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  • Cat refused to eat

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    My cat has been on hypoallergenic and limited ingredient foods due to food allergies. The one he has been on is okay but his allergies were still not as controlled as I would have liked. This food had exactly the ingredients that I was looking for and it looked perfect! Unfortunately, my cat did not feel the same way. There honestly were maybe 5 pebbles mixed in with his regular food and he went on a hunger strike for 2 days. Even when I washed his bowl and replaced it with just his regular food he absolutely was not having it. I finally convinced him I wasn't going to put any more of this food in and he's eating now. Very expensive bag of food for my cat to not eat it :( It does seem like a My cat has been on hypoallergenic and limited ingredient foods due to food allergies. The one he has been on is okay but his allergies were still not as controlled as I would have liked. This food had exactly the ingredients that I was looking for and it looked perfect! Unfortunately, my cat did not feel the same way. There honestly were maybe 5 pebbles mixed in with his regular food and he went on a hunger strike for 2 days. Even when I washed his bowl and replaced it with just his regular food he absolutely was not having it. I finally convinced him I wasn't going to put any more of this food in and he's eating now. Very expensive bag of food for my cat to not eat it :( It does seem like a very high quality product though! … more

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  • Outdoor cat loves this food!

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    My eight year old, outdoor cat loves his mice and squirrels but he comes running across the field for this food every morning! I soak 1/3 cup of food in a little warm water for about 5 minutes. He gobbles it up in no time! Seriously, he makes smacking, gulping sounds while he stuffs his mouth in record time. I switched from another high quality brand that uses the same clay and although he liked that food, too, this one doesn't have the specific probiotic I was trying to avoid. I've been feeding this for 2 weeks and haven't noticed any problems. He had no problem transitioning to this food. His coat and skin are the same and so are his eyes, mouth/gums and ears. I watch him closely since he's My eight year old, outdoor cat loves his mice and squirrels but he comes running across the field for this food every morning! I soak 1/3 cup of food in a little warm water for about 5 minutes. He gobbles it up in no time! Seriously, he makes smacking, gulping sounds while he stuffs his mouth in record time. I switched from another high quality brand that uses the same clay and although he liked that food, too, this one doesn't have the specific probiotic I was trying to avoid. I've been feeding this for 2 weeks and haven't noticed any problems. He had no problem transitioning to this food. His coat and skin are the same and so are his eyes, mouth/gums and ears. I watch him closely since he's outdoors 90% of the time. He loves it and seems to do well on it - it's a keeper! I deducted one star for peas being the 2nd ingredient. That means they rely on the protein from peas as at least half the total protein reported. I would prefer the amount of peas to be much, much less. Cats don't eat peas and neither do their prey. … more

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  • Thank Goodness for LID Rabbit Kibble

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    My 11 year old tabby was recently diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease; his appetite was poor and he was vomiting and had frequent loose stools. I wanted a novel protein and a grain free diet for him and this recipe fits the bill. He seems to really like this rabbit kibble more than anything else I've tried with him and the grain free recipe and limited ingredients seem to be gentler on his digestive system.

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  • Unique Protein Source

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    After chicken, turkey or salmon again and again...it's a good feeling to be able to offer my kitties something different and something they'd probably hunt after in the wild! Would give 5 stars but they're still loving it mostly yet on some days ...still getting used to it? Might be richer or heavier to digest?

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  • Lightning fast shipping....cats loved their first meal!!!!

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    My little female has been diagnosed as having a food allergy. Her food trial was done with prescribed canned rabbit. By week 10, all of her sores were gone and her fur started growing back. Once back on commercial food, she broke out in horrible sores 3 days later and had licked most of the fur way on her sides. She was then placed on a prescribed hydrolyzed protein kibble; that was bad, bad, bad news as she was throwing up after every meal. I wanted to return to the canned rabbit she had during the trial; but I wasn't happy with the ingredients list (or the reviews I had read about the company and their products). As this is my first time dealing with a food allergy, I wasn't aware that My little female has been diagnosed as having a food allergy. Her food trial was done with prescribed canned rabbit. By week 10, all of her sores were gone and her fur started growing back. Once back on commercial food, she broke out in horrible sores 3 days later and had licked most of the fur way on her sides. She was then placed on a prescribed hydrolyzed protein kibble; that was bad, bad, bad news as she was throwing up after every meal. I wanted to return to the canned rabbit she had during the trial; but I wasn't happy with the ingredients list (or the reviews I had read about the company and their products). As this is my first time dealing with a food allergy, I wasn't aware that you could buy canned rabbit without a prescription. After reading some cat owner's posts on what they've tried, I found out that Chewy carried this particular brand (which had great reviews) and Chewy also had the best prices. I ordered the 5.5lb bag as I am preparing to switch both of my cats over (brother & sister adopted from a shelter....the brother has itching issues...nothing near as bad as his sister). All I can say is WOW on the shipping!!!! I ordered it yesterday and it was on my doorstep when I got home today. The ONLY issue I had with this ENTIRE order is that the box rattled when I picked it up (seemed odd since this shipment only contained a bag of kibble and a pack of canned food). When I opened it, there was a tear in the front, middle of the bag and some kibble had spilled out. Nothing a little duct tape couldn't fix! It kinda made me laugh b/c the hole is shaped like a fish ;-) I gave the food to my cats tonight for supper and it was gone immediately (the prescribed hydrolyzed protein food went straight in the trash). I am hoping that this kibble and the canned version help with my little girl's issues. We are off to a great start!!!! Once I have further results, I will leave a complete product review. Thanks Chewy!!!!!!!!!!!! I have heard nothing but good things about your company. So glad to be a new customer :-) … more

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  • Instinct by Nature's Variety my cats won't eat it

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    This is a very dark almost black colored dry food and the pellet size is fairly large. Out of 10 cats, none seem to like this food. Ingredients are great but if they won't eat it it does no good.

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  • Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula

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    5 paw prints down from my cat Pebbles. She has a lot of tummy troubles, so I thought I'd try this brand. She was eager for me to open the package but took one sniff and walked away. She wouldn't even try it. I never heard of this brand before and will not recommend it to anyone else. An expensive mistake. Have to try and pawn this stuff off on someone else now. Spent 50.00 on two different kinds of cat food and she doesn't like either one of them. Why don't company's offer trial sizes, especially on new brands???

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  • Happy with my Order

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    Ordered 1 bag of Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Rabbit on Saturday May 20th...It arrived on Monday the 22nd...Very happy about the fast delivery, since I wasn't expecting it to arrive that quickly. I just ordered the same LID Rabbit in the 3.3oz cans...My kitty didn't like the dry food, so I'll probably donate it to the cat shelter. This was my first order at Chewy---it was a good experience.

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  • Puuurrrrrfect

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    I noticed that my cat was obsessively licking herself and took her to the vet with an expensive vet bill and still no answers. So I decided to pursue the cheapest route and rule out food allergies. She was originally eating Orijen that had beef and chicken, and I tried offering her fish that she refused. So I gave her this food with meat she's never had and I have seen a MASSIVE improvement. NO MORE ITCHING!!! I am so happy and her coat is beautiful with this food. I also find that she seems to have more energy as well. definitely recommend for any circumstance and definitely worth a shot if you have a similar experience with an itchy cat.

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