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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Venison Formula Canned Dog Food

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Nature’s Variety Instinct is formulated like your dog’s ancestral diet, thoughtfully balanced with the wholesome foods your dog would eat in nature, like real meat or poultry and healthy vegetables and fruits. Instinct Canned Dog food provides great tasting, quality nutrition that’s free of grains or fillers and formulated to be rotated with other Instinct grain-free diets to give your dog variety at the food bowl. Feed ancestrally – give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • Made with 95% meat protein and liver to mirror your dog’s ancestral diet
  • Contains 5% vegetables for wholesome ingredients that are a natural source of vitamins and minerals
  • Includes healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Grain-free and gluten free for complete and balanced nutrition even dogs with food sensitivities can enjoy
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, corn, soy and potato

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  • Item Number
    48253
  • Food Texture
    Pate
  • Brand
    Instinct
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Venison, Pork Liver, Water, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.

Caloric Content

  1. 1,320 kcal/kg, 228 kcal/5.5 oz can, 546 kcal/13.2 oz can
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 11.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Calcium 0.25% min
Phosphorus 0.2% min
Vitamin E 20 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 30 mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 1.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min

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Food that Follows Nature's Lead

Instinct is thoughtfully crafted to match your pet's instinctive diet with high protein levels and no grains or gluten. Each blend contains nutrient-dense, highly digestible ingredients like real meat or poultry plus fruits and vegetables for a pure, biologically appropriate diet. Dry formulas feature a freeze-dried raw coating to help your dog thrive.

Food that Follows Nature's Lead
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.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Well-balanced food source that contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene.

CHICKEN EGGS

CHICKEN EGGS

Provide a complete amino acid profile, including essential nutrients for optimal health.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

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

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Helps maintain the proper balance of acid and alkaline throughout the body.

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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  • NVI Venison

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    Venison is a favorite of my dogs. I chose Nature's Variety Instinct and one other brand as the two I would feed. NVI always provides for a healthy addition to kibble or fed straight from the can. Quality is important to me and NV provides that along with enticing aroma and no fillers or questionable ingredients. The cans are filled with solid meat and little broth, not the sloppy mess I have found with some other brands. To me, the price of quality food is not the most important factor. My dogs enjoying their meal and looking and feeling good are my main objectives. I definitely recommend NVI Venison or any of their other meat varieties. Neither you or your dog will be disappointed.

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  • Great Food

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    I have two dogs and no other products have been able to address all their needs in a complete and holistic way in which Nature's Variety has. The reason is because these foods were developed to meet the natural needs of canines and truly nourish their systems. The benison is by far the favorite in our household, though we do use a rotation of their products. The one and only suggestion I have is to expand the Instinct dry kibble line with a red meat like venison and/or bison and a pork formula. This food is high in protein with super high quality ingredients. I highly recommend it.

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  • Great dog food!!

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    This food is the best!! My dogs love it and it is great for their allergies and/or skin issues. Pork liver is fine for allergies as it is not known to cause any problems that way. I'm a bit concerned as far as feeding the organ meat to my cushinoid dog. Still, pork is not the main ingredient so I would continue to give my dogs until more information on organ meats and Cushing's.

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  • The Venison version seems to not have much moisture, some cans were dryer than others in the total package of 12.

    By on

    But I would still recommend the Venision, My dog did not have a problem woofing it down. Just isn't as moist as some of the other can items like the rabbit, beef and lamb. I guess this is a HUMAN preference!

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  • would love to order this again but it has pork....

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    Because I read the name as "Venison - grain free" and not the fine print, I didn't see it also included "pork". So I ordered this even though it is more expensive (I love my doggie! :). It was only afterwards that I realized that it also contains "pork" which is unhealthy for humans and pets so we won't be ordering this again :( Had I read the finer ingredients list I would have also saved $50 on the case I ordered -so for now as long as Instinct doesn't add pork to their chicken line, we will just stick to the chicken by Instinct (as it contains only chicken, no pork). Otherwise, I like this brand as it aims to be healthy with no fillers, dyes, etc. Just a thought, if the venison tends to Because I read the name as "Venison - grain free" and not the fine print, I didn't see it also included "pork". So I ordered this even though it is more expensive (I love my doggie! :). It was only afterwards that I realized that it also contains "pork" which is unhealthy for humans and pets so we won't be ordering this again :( Had I read the finer ingredients list I would have also saved $50 on the case I ordered -so for now as long as Instinct doesn't add pork to their chicken line, we will just stick to the chicken by Instinct (as it contains only chicken, no pork). Otherwise, I like this brand as it aims to be healthy with no fillers, dyes, etc. Just a thought, if the venison tends to be "dry" and less fatty and this is why they added the pork, why not add coconut oil (which has innumerable health benefits or even chicken livers instead of the pork)??? … more

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  • Cleans his plate

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    Judging by its ingredients alone, Nature’s Variety Instinct looks like an above-average wet dog food, plus my dog completely cleans his plate showing that he really likes the taste.

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  • Too Dry

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    Unlike some of the other flavors that Nature's Variety has the Venison is too dry for a canned dog food. No gravy at all in the cans.

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  • High protein and balanced nutrients

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    I have an old pug that I cook for, but I use Instinct canned dog foods for 1/2 the recipe. Right now he's on the venison formula. He loves it, he looks great, I have never had any problems with this food, PLUS Chewy delivers it right to the door! How good is that!

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  • Good food for sensitive dogs.

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    We have been looking for a food that had no grain or too many carbs as our dog has yeast infections.

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  • Pickey Boxer+Natures Variety Instinct Grain Free Venison = Happy Boxer !

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    When we got our dog it was difficult to find a food she would eat, very picky pallet :-). Natures Variety Instinct Grain Free Venison is one of her favorites, she doesn't leave a morsel, licks her bowl clean. Thank You Natures Variety Instinct!

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