Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammiebug4 Nature's Valley Instint is Great Dog Food!
Healthy dog food. My Boston Terrier has a sensitive stomach and allergies. This food leaves his coast soft and shiny. I switch between the different flavors and also use the Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Duck dry food.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corgiluvr Our Smokey Likes his new food!
We have fed Nature's Variety products for years now and was having a few issues with the grain free Salmon we were feeding our Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
I contacted the company and discussed it with them and they suggested that we try one of the Limited Ingredient feeds they make.
We chose the Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Peas Formula.
We have only just started this feed, Smokey has been eating it for about two weeks or so and his issues seem to be getting better. Not completely yet, but we are still mixing a bit of the Salmon feed. By the next bag, he will be solely on the Lamb diet and the results, so far are amazing.
Much less flatulence, stools are quite firm and far smaller. His coat is beginning to look better. I think perhaps this is going to work.
He has had NO problems switching and seems to love the feed.
If you have a dog with food allergies or a "tender tummy", give the Limited Ingredient diets a try. I think we've found a winner!
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jrodg14635 One of the last trustworthy brands!
In the days of Big Brands swallowing up the independents, I still have faith in Natures Variety
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrenchiesRus so far the only kibble that works for my allergy dog
I had been hesitant to try Nature's Variety Instinct LID kibble because I felt that there were better options for my dog. After exhausting pretty much every other food options, I gave up and tried. Well, so far this is the only kibble that doesn't upset my dog's tummy. She eats it happily and best of all, no more soft stool. If you have a dog with food allergies, you know how important good stool is. I am suspecting that potato (among other ingredients) isn't sitting well with my dog and NVI uses tapioca instead, it is hard to find a good kibble that doesn't have potato, eggs, fish, the list goes on and on. I think part of the reason why this has been working for us is the simple ingredient list as well, it also makes it easier for us to pinpoint what could be bothering her in the future. If you have a dog with food allergies, this is a must try kibble. I wish they had more different protein options available for the LID line.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chestaroo The Perfect Food
Let me start by saying by saying our search for this food started with my Golden getting sick (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy). We took him to the vet for stool analysis and blood work which showed nothing. The vet prescribed limited diet food. First we tried Royal Canin (which he refused to eat), then we tried Science Diet Z/D which he ate but his stools never firmed up and he started developing inflamed ears (which I don't understand since it's supposed to be hypoallergenic food). Anyhow, after researching a number of foods and reviews, we decided to try this food. His stools firmed up within a day and his energy level returned. Also, we never got a medical explanation for my dogs original issue but we found it suspicious that his symptoms matched the side effects of "Sentinal" heartworm pills (which we gave him two days prior to his initial symptoms - so we switched him back to "Heartguard" brand heartworm chews.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Airedale4 Great stuff for a dog with food allergies
When we got our rescue Welsh terrier, her hair was coming off in patches, her skin was all scaly, and she stank. It took us months of trying different dog foods to determine that she was allergic to all or some of: corn, gluten (or some kind of grains), chicken, sweet potato and a lot of other proteins. Had her on Instinct Limited Ingredient Rabbit meal for years, and her skin improved 100%. Rabbit now being discontinued, we've gradually moved her to Lamb & Peas and her skin is still fine. Thanks so much for a good limited ingredient food!
April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerryoki Good for Sensitive dogs
Before this food, my dog was sick with some inflammatory bowel issue. After an antibiotic and Science Diet GI wet food from the vet, it cleared up, but whenever I tried to switch him back to Taste of the Wild from the Science Diet canned food, the problems would return...
His stools were better on Science Diet, but it was giving him a "doggie" odor, bad breath, and his coat was losing its luster. Determined to go back to grain free, I turned to Nature's Variety Instinct - recommended by my vet.
I chose limited ingredient hoping that it would clear up his bowel issues if they were related to an allergy or some other sensitivity. Whatever it is, this food is magic. Stool is smaller, darker, and firmer than on Science Diet. Coat is incredibly shiny, no more bad breath or doggie smell! No gas either like he had on Taste of the Wild. Great food for sensitive dogs - would definitely recommend.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by walter The Best for digestive issues
My French Bulldog puppy had so much trouble digesting his food properly. I tried several of the highline brands including limited ingredient dog foods all with no results. Out of desperation I asked an employee at Pet Supermarket for help and he recommended this food. He told me he was a dog breeder and knew for a fact this food was the best for dogs with digestive issues. I was skeptical since I had tried so many other brands but I was determined to get my beautiful puppy on a food that he could digest. He immediately did well with this food, his stools firmed up, no more digestive issues and he gained weight & muscle! I have kept him on this food for two years and can tell you he looks amazing and loves this food! Thank you Nature's Variety for this product and many thanks to the young man that recommended this product to me!!
September 17, 2015