Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Cat Food

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  • Breed Size
    All Breeds
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free
  • Made in
    United States
  • Food Form
    Dry Food

Instinct Raw Boost combines high-protein kibble and freeze dried raw pieces together in the same bag – the perfect marriage of convenience and nutrition to give your pet energy, vitality and vibrant health. This dry food delivers a grain-free, gluten-free nutrition similar to what your cat would eat in nature, with a diet rich in protein and nutrients to help maintain an ideal weight and lean muscles. Additionally, the freeze dried raw pieces provide enzymes for digestive health, nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat, and a great taste your cat will crave. Formulated to mirror your cat’s ancestral diet, it’s never been easier to nourish your pet with the pure and wholesome nutrition of raw.

Key Benefits

  • High-protein kibble plus freeze dried raw pieces provides a nutrient-rich diet and pure nutrition for digestive health
  • Contains natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Grain-free and gluten-free nutrition with no corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune health
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages including kittens and adults, and all lifestyles including indoor cats
  • Made in the USA

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Give Them More Real,
Raw Nutrition

Instinct Raw Boost is grain-free, high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw pieces all in one bag. Real meats, whole fruits and vegetables, coconut oil and turmeric are just some of the ingredients Instinct uses to provide naturally derived nutrients and enzymes that contribute to overall wellness, immune and digestive health, lean muscles and healthy skin and coat.

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.

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.


Naturally freeze-dried to lock in nutrients and taste without the use of chemicals or additives.


Provides beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.


An all-natural hypoallergenic starch that is highly digestible, grain-free and gluten-free.


Source of important vitamins, minerals and carotenoids to help support the immune system.

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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Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Freeze Dried Turkey, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Chicken (Including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Potassium Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, 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), Taurine, Butternut Squash, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My cats LOVE this food I used to feed Wellness Grain Free and Earthborn Holistic and my cats were happy. I bought a bag of Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost and now my spoiled little pride won’t eat anything else. If I try to switch back to either of my previous foods they pick at the food in their bowls and pester us constantly as if their bowl are empty. They all love it so much that I have to ration it out like candy to kids. Two of my cats even prefer it to the small amount of wet food that I feed each evening. I keep my dry food in an airtight container and do notice a difference in the amount of Raw Boost pieces in each bag, but my cats love the food either way, so it’s not a big deal to me. June 16, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by They are not consistent with their product. We have been feeding raw boost for a year. They are not consistent with their product one bag will have no freeze dried raw and the next will be all freeze dried raw and lack of guaranteed analysis for a high end feed. I contacted the company and received no reply I will be changing cat food. We love Chewy! May 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This dry food is a hit My two Maine Coons love this dry cat food. They think the raw boost bites are treats! I love that it's grain-free and so healthy! April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for sensitive tummies. I have two kittens that came to me with severe diarrhea from intestinal parasites. I got those taken care of with the help of my vet, but had a hard time settling their little bowels down. Instinct Raw Boost is the only kibble that I have been able to feed them that hasn't exacerbated the situation. They have tolerated it well, and really enjoy it. I love it as I no longer have to cook chicken for them every other day, and they have something to nibble on during the night, and between feedings. February 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cats don't like it I was very excited to receive this food. I want my cats to eat a healthier diet and this looked great. Unfortunately none of them like it. Even my kitten who is a food hound turns his nose up at it. Also, one of my other cats had constant diarrhea. I had no choice but to switch him back to his other food. He has been fine since. March 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by cats love the raw bits and eat them first. Major complaint is the inconsistency of the amount of raw bits in the bags. Was told company claims that controlled amounts are added to each bag. If that is true, and I do not believe it is, something is wrong with the quality control of the machinery dispensing the raw bits. If I get another bag with a sparce amount of raw bits, I will switch to another brand. Have already switched from instinct raw bits dog food to Merrick raw bits and have so far been very pleased with quantity and consistency of raw bits in each bag received. Instinct manufacturers need to listen up. Am on the search already for another company that makes dry raw bits for cats and when I do, I will switch brands. January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cat loves the freeze dried bits! My cat loves this food and picks through it to get the freeze dried bits too. He gobbles it up. He is 18 years old, so it is hard to find something he likes that is also good for him, so this food is great. January 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Product -No grains- Low in Carbs My cat became diabetic so I needed to cut his carb count (per company 12.5 carbs). Plus this food doesn't have a lot of starches (potatoes & peas) that make it grain free. January 5, 2016
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