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Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

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Description

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 high levels of real meat, poultry or fish, healthy vegetables and fruits, and no grain or gluten. A pure, biologically appropriate diet like this provides nutrient-rich, highly digestible nutrition to help your pet thrive. Feed ancestrally – give pets the nourishment and energy to achieve a healthy, happy life.

Key Benefits

  • A grain and gluten free formula made from only natural ingredients that has a mouthwatering freeze-dried coating
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives with no corn, wheat or soy
  • This protein-rich diet is made primarily from animal ingredients your dog would eat in nature
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids give a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health

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  • Item Number
    48294
  • Weight
    25.3 pounds
  • Brand
    Instinct
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large, Medium, Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Salmon Meal, Salmon, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Menhaden Fish Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Herring Meal, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Chickpeas, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Potassium Chloride, 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), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Freeze Dried Cod, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Meal Formula Dry Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dog Food I tried this food for my yorkipoo who wouldn't stop scratching. The vet said to give her Benadryl but I wanted to see if a different food would help first. I chose Instinct because it didn't have any of the common ingredients. It worked perfectly. Her skin is healthy, fur is super soft, and no scratching. Her stools are small and dark. She doesn't need to eat much at all. She is 16 lbs and eats less than a cup a day. She has been on this food for over 4 years. I have tried to switch to cheaper foods a few times only to have her scratch again like crazy. Fortunately she doesn't each much and chewy saves me money. I could never afford to feed this to my bigger dog. But with the high amount of protein you probably shouldn't feed it to a larger dog anyway unless they are super active. If you have a smaller or active dog with skin problems this may just be the medicine you are looking for! Don't forget to mix it in slowly over 2 weeks for a gradual switch or your dog will get sick.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Improvement in 12 hours Our 3 year old GSD has major allergy issues now for over a year. 5 food changes later, I can't believe it but could not wait to comment, we started converting her over 12 hours ago and already she has started to reduce her constant scratching and chewing on her feet and knees. She has been on a vet prescribed limited diet for over 2 months now with no relief in sight. A friend/trainer of ours for over 20 years suggested a diet of gluten/grain free food. We had already had her on grain free for a year. The vet diet number one ingrediant is Potato. Our trainer said that potatoes can be a real problem, that conversation was yesterday. That led us to this food, and I can't believe what we have seen already. This poor dog scratched herself every wakened moment and now for the first time in a year is relaxed and showing signs of relief sleeping now like a baby. I pray tomorrow shows continued relief and if so Natures Variety will have won over a new best customer!
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loves this food. In addition to the dog food, I also got cat food and cat liter. All at good prices and the best part of the order is that it was delivered to my front door. Thanks, Chewy.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Flavor We feed Nature's Variety and just wanted a change of flavor for the girls (American Bulldogs) Loved the Salmon flavor....
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food This is an excellent kibble and provides a different protein source. My dog loves it.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy! I really needed to replace my dogs treats and kibble in a hurry. On Amazon, the estimate for delivery was actually several days through a 3rd party. After seeing so many Chewy commercials lately, I thought I would give it a try. I placed the order on Wednesday evening, and it was delivered on Friday!! Regarding this product, my dog has a sensitive tummy. She does very well on this kibble. I soften it with warm water, and let it sit before feeding it to her. She gobbles it right down.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The jury is out..... The jury is still out on this product. This is the third type of dog food which I have tried. My parti colored 9 year old Cocker Spaniel has not turned pink again (which was the problem with Zignature Zentials), but my 6 month old Cocker Spaniel is still scratching/biting himself. Both have such loose stools that I have resorted to adding pumpkin to their food to stabilize. They love the food - but I certainly don't see improvement from previous products.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chewy.com great, Dogs couldnt handle the food Both my golden retrievers got terrible gas and diarrhea from the food. The food has great ingredients but something just did not agree with my dogs. I ordered this food via auto ship. I needed to return the bag of food and they said that they will credit my account and to donate the food instead of sending it back. That's amazing. 5 stars for being an amazing company..;)
Date published: 2014-04-18
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