Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Dry Dog Food

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Give your dog simple and essential nutrition with Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Dry Dog Food. Because when your dog has food sensitivities, knowing exactly what’s in his food is important. That’s why this recipe features a purposefully short ingredient list, made with just one animal protein and one vegetable. Guided by the purity and simplicity of raw nutrition, it’s the simple and essential food that your dog needs to thrive—and it’s all made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits

  • Limited ingredient recipe includes just one animal protein and one vegetable for pets with food sensitivities.
  • Made with grass-fed lamb, an easily digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids your pooch needs.
  • Guaranteed levels of natural omegas and antioxidants promote healthy skin and coat, plus immune health.
  • It’s the only limited ingredient kibble with the nutrition of raw in every piece, made with the finest ingredients from around the world.
  • Never contains any grain, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, sweet potato, potato, chickpeas, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Weight
    20.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


Lamb Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Lamb, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Lamb, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Freeze Dried Lamb Spleen, Freeze Dried Lamb Heart, Freeze Dried Lamb Kidney, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

3,930 kcal/kg, 447 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 23.5% min
Crude Fat 16.5% 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 0.7% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.0 min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/2 1/2 - 1
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 1 - 1 1/2
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 1 1/2 - 2 1/4
76 - 100 lbs 3 1/2 - 4 1/4 2 1/4 - 2 3/4

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the 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.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 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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About Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food


The ingredient list is purposefully simple for pets with food sensitivities. It focuses on one animal protein and one vegetable—versus the mix of each you'll find in most pet foods.



Sometimes what's not included is just as important as what is. These recipes are made with grass-fed meat or cage-free poultry and always made without grain, dairy, eggs, potato, corn, wheat, soy or artificial ingredients.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

They put the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet by tumbling their kibble with crushed, freeze-dried raw—raising the bar in nutrition and taste.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand


It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.


Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.


Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.


Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of pets.


Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece


All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • Winner for us!

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    We have used the instinct chicken formula for many years and loved it. We just got a new puppy and he was sick nonstop when we were trying to transition him to our food. We finally thought to change the meat source and gave him the lamb version instead. Within hours of his first meal his tummy troubles were over! (He was having diarrhea 10+ times a day) We now know he has a chicken intolerance. To make it easier on us we also switched our older dog from the chicken to the lamb and the transition was seamless. Great food and dogs love the taste!

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  • Great food but not great sealing

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    I've been feeding this foods for years and recently they changed the package. They have changed the size from 4.4 lb to 4 lbs, also the ziploc sealing seemed to break easily now. This is my 4th bag after they got a new package and so far all 4 bags' ziploc broke and not resealable after few opening/closing(previous package sealing never broke). Since my dogs love Instict food, I will keep on using, but it will be great if they improve the ziploc sealing.

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  • Hmm, well it's a mixed blessing

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    My adopted puppy has food allergies. Instinct's "Limited Ingredient Diet" seems to work'ok' but she's not real interested in it. However, it keeps her from itching. I also give her Instinct's raw lamb. I wish I could order this or best of all Primal's raw CHICKEN (one of the few raw dog food offerings that isn't pasteurized...yes Instincts is pasteurized too..:(( ---also other Primal raw foods are reportedly pasteurized) sorry for getting off the topic but pet raw foods have a way to go, although Chewy's does its part in helping us get what is available & being generous in their refunds. Go Chewy's !!

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  • Sigh...my English Bulldog does better on this than Fromm

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    I am a hobby breeder of English Bulldogs and I’ve tried many foods! Most of my Bulldogs aren’t super sensitive, but one of them definitely is!! If I don’t use this food, he gets infections and he itches like mad. Tried soooo many foods (he’s been allergy tested) and this is the one. Switching back from Fromm grain free.

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  • Wonderful food

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    We used this food for our old bulldog. Now we are using for our 1 year old puppy. He has allergies and this is the best food that has kept his allergies under control. His coat is soft and he is not as itchy.

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  • Top quality food

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    I combine this with dehydrated raw food & it's perfect for my dog. It took a bit of time trying different brands, so I'm really happy that I finally found the one that works best for my dog.

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  • Seems like good kibbles

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    I fed my Husky Orijen up until the formula change and plant move! It took me almost a year to find a good food she loves that I felt good about. Now no more Fromm from Chewy! I am thinking on trying this. I am so tired of switching foods. Chewy has been wonderful helping me. I think I will try this food mixed-up with Primal Raw.. Chewy you Rock!!

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  • My Frenchie, Lilo, loves it!

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    I have a incontinent French bulldog puppy that has serious allergies. This is the only food that agrees with her sensitive tummy. I have tried this flavor and the Salmon flavor and she loves them both.

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  • agreeing with dog

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    previous purchased the turkey for my dog but somehow the formula changed and caused issues. her vet recommended, getting the lamb and so far it's working and she is eating it with no problem. Time will tell but it appears all is good right now

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  • Great dog food

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    My dog has a very sensitive stomach and we have been searching (for years) for something that he could comfortably eat. The limited ingredients is perfect for him.

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