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

  • List Price:


  • Price:

    $60.73 FREE 1-2 Day Shipping on this item

  • You Save:

    $6.75 (10%)

In stock
21.8-lb bag
  • 4-lb bag
  • 21.8-lb bag
- Quantity +


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

See all items by Nature's Variety

  • Item Number
  • Brand
  • 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.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,338 kcal/kg, 347 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.5% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.35% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Bacillus coagulans 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

Pet Lovers Also Bought

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


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.

Shop Nature's Variety

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 Healthy Weight Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality food We were looking for something our Diebetic dog would eat, which at the same time was high protein and fiber, low fat and carbs. We had bought a small bag from out local pet store, and both our Diebetic and non Diebetic dog loved it served as is, so we ordered the big 21lb bag from Chewy. After a week or so, our Diebetic dog seemed to tire of it, and we thought "here we go again". However, I started adding homemade Chicken Broth to it, and she's back to wanting more when her bowl is empty. We were a little surprised to see the serving size reccomendations, the amount for the "maintain weight" seem quite low. But it is packed with protein and fiber, and made with quality ingredients, so we're trusting the recommendations (we asked our vet too, and he said the suggested serving size is OK). The only reason for 4 stars, not 5, is because we only feed this in the evening, they get wet food with Chicken for their morning meal, so we're really not seeing the weight loss in our non Diebetic dog, that others see when feeding this exclusively, but I don't doubt that the weight loss and health claims are real, as this seems to be a high quality product.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 7 year old Pom loves this! I admit that when I first became a dog owner I didn't feed my dogs the best foods (well I fed what I was led to believe was quality food). Over the years I have switched between brands because of discontinues, recalls, etc and on a whim I picked up a trial bag of this at a store when I ran out of her normal food. I was surprised when my dog ate it and had no problems with switching to this. I decided to buy a bag and see how it went. Well we haven't looked back since. She always finishes her meals and seems to be feeling healthier and happier at 8 years old. I love that the Chewy price is much better than the pet store prices.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a highly rated food. It is grain free.Both my dogs like it.They are both seniors and have lots of energy.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! I received a sample of this food at a local event! My rat terrier is prone to pancreatitis so she follows a low fat diet. She loved it from the start! I love the wholesome ingredients! She just turned 9 years old and her coat became so shiny and soft after changing to Natures Variety! Completely changed the texture of her coat! I am one happy doggie momma. She also LOVES the freeze dried nuggets!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally he lost weight I had tried several different foods, including the really expensive one the vet "prescribed" for my golden retriever. Didn't change the exercise routine (2 mile walks at least 5 days a week - 2.5 mile hike on the weekend) but the weight never changed. Now my dog has lost 7 pounds over 3 months - doesn't sound like much but he even has his "waist" back
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 yo Lab I've been giving my Chocolate Lab weight control since he was an adult. He loves big servings! He gets a bunch of food and stays lean. He's fed 2x a day and is energetic and fit!! Thanks Instinct!!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super food My golden retriever loves this food and it's working for her waistline. Highly recommended
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-07-31
  • y_2017, m_3, d_25, h_12
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_36
  • loc_en_US, sid_64173, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_mrchewy