Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Healthy Weight Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

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Nature’s Variety Instinct Healthy Weight Grain-Free kibble helps pets lose weight or maintain their ideal weight with formulas that have less fat and fewer calories. This nutritious food also has added Raw Boost – pure, delicious freeze dried raw pieces that help provide energy, vitality and vibrant health. Together, the kibble plus raw gives your pet a healthy diet that is highly nutritious, great tasting and fully satisfying.

Key Benefits

  • A grain and gluten free formula made that has 20% less fat and 15% fewer calories than Instinct Raw Boost Chicken Meal Formula
  • 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
  • Added Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids give a soft and shiny coat while L-Carnitine burns fat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune system health

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  • Weight
    21.8 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Weight Control, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Tapioca, Peas, Chicken Eggs, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Chicken Flavor, Freeze Dried Chicken (Including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Salmon Oil, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Heart, Pumpkinseeds, Pumpkin, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Carrots, Apples, Butternut Squash, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries, Honey, Rosemary Extract, Olive Oil, Blueberry, Alfalfa Sprout, Persimmons, Inulin, Rosemary, Sage, Clove.

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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.

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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


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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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

Rated 5 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dogs absolutely love this food...best on the planet!!! I have always fed my dogs the best. Started with Blue, switched to Taste of the Wild, Merrick and back to Taste of the Wild. With each of these, they loved it at first but then seemed to get sick of it. With Nature's Variety, I have never seen them so excited at meal time. I have a Puggle and a very finicky Chiorkie. This is the only food I will give my dogs from now on. And Chewy has the best price and always delivers our food in minimal time. Wouldn't shop anywhere else. Thanks Chewy and Nature's Variety for making my dogs healthy and happy!!! August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great mix of kibble and raw for a great taste. My 12 1/2 year old Siberian Husky loves it and eats it with speed and gusto. Really likes it and I like the fact that it has such natural ingredients and not a lot of fillers. Expensive though. August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good diet food With this diet dog food and a little extra exercise my affenpinscher has lost 4 lbs. He loves it with a little low sodium chicken broth. It is about 350 calories a cup compared to regular dog food which is about 450 to 500 calories a cup. Just started using Chewy.com...what a Godsend! My deliveries take less than 24 hours and cheaper than the pet store chains. I only have to lug the bag from my front door to the kitchen. LOVE IT! July 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good fod I actually ordered the protein plus and got this food. My dogs don't need to loose weight. They like it, but the next time I will make sure that the right food is shipped. May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dry dog food One of our dogs has issues with her skin when eating dog food with grain in it. I was advised by my groomer to try this and within 2 weeks she stopped scratching. February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I tried this food because the other "weight management" food wasn't working with our large dog and her ears itched all of the time. She loved this food and stopped scratching her ears so we will definitely switch. March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Ingredients Say It All I have been feeding my 3 large dogs Natures Variety for a few years now and think it is the best dog kibble out there. I recently changed to the Raw Boost Healthy Weight Chicken for several reasons but one being that it was more cost effective than the previous flavor I had been feeding. All 3 of my dogs absolutely love it. It has been only about 3 weeks now and I expect no less than shiny coats and firm stools from Natures Variety. Another reason is my fur-babies have put on a bit of weight need to take some off. I feel it will do the trick with 20%less calories. Take a look at the ingredients as they are really worth the money! September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by the ingredients seem to be on top I've had my pugs on this food their entire life. They enjoy the food and are all very eager for feeding time. The food has provided for my dogs an overall great coat, healthy visits to the vet and most of all very little waste when they go outside. The price is steep however, I feel the quality of this food is worth the price. Coupled with chewys great service and autoship feature its a win win situation for me and the pugs September 29, 2015
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