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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck Dry Dog Food

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Satisfy your pet’s need for real food with Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck Dry Dog Food by Nature’s Variety. Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw nutrition, this recipe unlocks your dog’s ability to thrive. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods, like real duck and vegetables, plus guaranteed levels of probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants. The result is a tasty, high animal protein diet that promotes maximum digestibility, a healthy coat and skin, and immune health.

Key Benefits

  • Cage-free duck is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 73% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 27% fruits, vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • It’s the only kibble with the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece. Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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  • Item Number
    119056
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Duck, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Chicken Eggs, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Duck Meal, Tapioca, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Chickpeas, Montmorillonite Clay, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Freeze Dried Duck (including Freeze Dried Ground Duck Bone), Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

4,400 kcal/kg, 517 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 37.5% min
Crude Fat 19.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* 85 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% min
Bacillus coagulans* 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog 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) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (Cups)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 1/2 - 3/4
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 3/4 - 1 1/4
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 1 1/4 - 2
76 - 100 lbs 3 - 3 3/4 2 - 2 1/4

Puppies (Except Large Breed [70+lbs as an adult]): Feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount shown above.

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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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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  • Not what it used to be

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    Sad what has happened to instinct. It used to be my favorite food. Not they put peas in as a major ingredient (which means less meat) and they keep the price high but theres 5# less in their biggest bags. 8 years ago i considers instinct the best of the best but now just another clown feed that adds peas so they can save money on meat

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  • Great for me and helps with my tears!

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    First I need to thank Chewy for the excellent service! Waited until she ate the first bag of food before writing this review. My Shih Tzu loves it and I do too. She weighs almost 10 lbs, this food has helped with the tears, not so many anymore. Her poops are normal size and regular.

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  • Very good quality

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    Rocky is my fur baby. He's a mini schnauzer and for those familiar with the breed they far more often than not predisposed to allergies. Well unfortunately my Rocky licks his feet. For the longest time I had no idea what it was from. I took him to the vet, no lesions. Paid 1,000's of dollars in allergy testing and come to find out he is allergic to a lot of things. Now I have to be very careful and triple check ingredients in anything I feed him. I came across this food and wanted to give it a try. It is high quality and free of the things Rocky is allergic to and he loves it! Very happy with this food for my fur baby and recommend it as well! I feed this in conjunction with grain free limited Rocky is my fur baby. He's a mini schnauzer and for those familiar with the breed they far more often than not predisposed to allergies. Well unfortunately my Rocky licks his feet. For the longest time I had no idea what it was from. I took him to the vet, no lesions. Paid 1,000's of dollars in allergy testing and come to find out he is allergic to a lot of things. Now I have to be very careful and triple check ingredients in anything I feed him. I came across this food and wanted to give it a try. It is high quality and free of the things Rocky is allergic to and he loves it! Very happy with this food for my fur baby and recommend it as well! I feed this in conjunction with grain free limited ingredient honest kitchen chicken :-) … more

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  • Tasty Treat

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    My dog loves this crunchy food. Every morning he can't wait to gobble his breakfast! He also loves the lamb and peas flavor too. Love being able to feed the dog with no problems!

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  • My dogs love this

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    My 4 dogs just love this new food. they are healthy and alive even the oldest one. Thanks for making this.

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  • A Happy Dog Makes a Happy Home

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    Chewy has a wonderful customer service department ready to answer whatever question you might have. Great prices!

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  • Ingredients have Changed (Not as good as before)

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    This product use to be very good...They recently changed the packaging size (smaller bags for more money) and replaced some quality ingredients for cheaper less quality ingredients. I was feeding a mix of this food and ACANA. I will let this one go and stick with ACANA.

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  • Sadie loves Nature's Variety

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    Our dog Sadie loves the duck. I think this is her favorite by far.

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  • Only kibble my dogs consistently love

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    I tried this product for the first time about 8 months ago. I switched them briefly to THK and Canidae and they eventually got bored with it and would go days without eating much at all. So, I switched them back to NV and they eat with renewed enthusiasm. The entire Instinct line is awesome. I LOVE that it doesn't contain any potato. I feed the kibble, canned and occasionally the frozen raw. Since switching them back I've noticed shinier coats, more energy, fewer tear stains, smaller and firmer poops, and no more yeasty "frito feet". It does contain chicken fat but for those of you worried about chicken allergies, MOST dogs are allergic to the actual protein, not the fat. Think of it as people I tried this product for the first time about 8 months ago. I switched them briefly to THK and Canidae and they eventually got bored with it and would go days without eating much at all. So, I switched them back to NV and they eat with renewed enthusiasm. The entire Instinct line is awesome. I LOVE that it doesn't contain any potato. I feed the kibble, canned and occasionally the frozen raw. Since switching them back I've noticed shinier coats, more energy, fewer tear stains, smaller and firmer poops, and no more yeasty "frito feet". It does contain chicken fat but for those of you worried about chicken allergies, MOST dogs are allergic to the actual protein, not the fat. Think of it as people who are allergic to fish but can take fish oil. However, it is something to be mindful of if your pup has a known chicken allergy. As for the website itself, I placed my first auto ship order with Chewy a little over a week ago and couldn't be happier. The prices are great, delivery is fast and customer service is top notch. I think I've definitely found where I'll be buying their food from now on! … more

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  • High Quality Dog Food

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    My dogs are 9 & 10 years old and I was looking for a dog food with quality nutrition. I reviewed the ingredients for Nature's Variety and, in my opinion, it has some of the best ingredients you can find in a dog food. The smaller kibble size is also something I liked about Nature's Variety.

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