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

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

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

  • Formulated to mirror your dog’s ancestral diet
  • Made with 95% salmon and pork liver and 5% vegetables, fruits and wholesome ingredients
  • Contains natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Free of grain and gluten
  • No corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Includes healthy Omega fatty acids for a soft and shiny coat
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds
  • Made in the USA

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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.

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.


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


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


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


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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Salmon, Salmon Broth, Pork Liver, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Peas, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Salt, 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, Tricalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by High Quality Product I have chosen to switch my dogs to this brand of food due to the ingredients and the reputation of the company. So far the transition has been smooth and my dogs love the food. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My furbaby is crazy for this food I must say that this food is definitely the most yummiest one according to my furbaby! She is so picky and will only polish off certain kinds of food...and this is one of them! August 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good food but didn't make the fav's list My dog loves this brand but isn't a huge fan of the salmon flavor. He'll eat it but doesn't jump for joy like he does with other flavors. We'll pass on this one going forward. July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The dog loves it. Our dog is a finicky eater, and he loves this brand. PLEASE keep stocking it. June 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Instinct is Awesome Food and Brings Us Back to Our Wolf Days Tres Amigos here - Frodo (13, Aussie), Willow (9, Golden Retriever), Mary (1.5, Pyr/Husky). We started eating Instinct about 6 weeks ago, when our mom went shopping for grain free food. She also wanted non-irritating ingredients, since Frodo has inflammatory bowel disease. She's tried about everything she can, including lots of different foods, medications from our doctor, and still, he lost about 10 pounds and had alot of bleeding and pain. While he still has bleeding, Frodo has started to gain weight again, and we know that Instinct is a big part of it. He thinks it's delicious and gets very excited when she pops the can. In fact, all of us try to steal the empty cans from the garbage can so we can lick off every delicious juice remnant. But, back to why this is awesome food: with Frodo's IBD, he gets really constipated. Instinct is helping immensely with that. When mom pops the can and gives us our food, we can see the different ingredients that are in it, and it doesn't SMELL like dog food, she says. Instinct Salmon is also really juicy and soft, so it makes it really easy to eat. Instinct is one of the top ranked canned dog foods, not just on Chewy.com, because of the quality of its ingredients. No corn meal, no fillers, no chicken fillers. The salmon is also helping all of our coats, but mostly, we love this because it's helping sweet Frodo the Aussie. Thank you Chewy for carrying it, because your autoship makes it easy (our local pet store does carry it, but with the autoship discount, buying from Chewy.com makes it less expensive). Instinct is most definitely Tres Amigos tested and Tres Amigos approved. May 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cats like it My dog liked the tiny cans. But not this. I think the larger cans are very fishy. May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog enjoys this ! I was pleased to decide getting this wet food for my sensitive intestines rescued girl. This one is not runny which some wet food are. Smell is also tasty. Her poop is regular, this wet food is sum up. I highly recommend this May 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not happy with Product I didn't care for the Product at all doesn't compare to the Fromm Product I use to order. May 17, 2016
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