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

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Give your dog simple and essential nutrition with Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Turkey Dry Dog Food by Nature’s Variety. 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 cage-free turkey, a healthy, easily-digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids.
  • 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 on 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.

Nature's Variety has recently undergone a packaging and slight formulation change. Please refer to transition instructions when transitioning your pet to the new formula. Note: Customers may receive the old formulation during this transition.

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  • Item Number
    119105
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Old Formulation: Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract.

New Formulation: Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Potassium Chloride, 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), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Turkey, Salt, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Turkey Heart, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

Old Formulation: 3,851 kcal/kg, 438 kcal/cup

New Formulation: 4100 kcal/kg, 466 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 29.0% min
Crude Fat 18.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% 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* 3.0% min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile

Feeding Instructions

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

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (Cups)
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

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 to 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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Instinct Limited Ingredient Diets are made with one animal protein and just a few other essential and easily digestible ingredients. They contain a unique green tea extract coating for a great taste and aroma your dog will love. Formulated for dogs with food sensitivities, they are free of common ingredients like grain, gluten, potato, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef and fish.

Keep It Simple
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

PURE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES

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.

FREE FROM FILLERS

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 BENEFITS

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.

COCONUT OIL

COCONUT OIL

Supplies fatty acids that nourish the skin. It is also highly digestible and easily utilized for energy.

GREEN TEA EXTRACT

GREEN TEA EXTRACT

Made from green tea leaves that have been carefully harvested and ground. It provides great taste and aroma.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

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

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.

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  • Extremely Small-Sized Kibble

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    I was really excited for this bag of food for my dog until I opened it. Unfortunately, the kibble is extremely small - smaller than any other kibble my dog has ever tried - which results to him swallowing it whole, despite the kibble on this website is "all-life stages". My dog is a 14 month old lab weighing 80+ lbs. and I just cannot see him eating this food, even if its just temporary. Still on the transitioning period, so I will update. Also, wasn't too happy with the pamphlet received in the Chewy box promoting American Journey, a company that won't even release where their meat is being sourced from. You've changed, Chewy.

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  • Instinct Raw

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    My German Shepherd suffers from pollen allergies. I used another grain free, no chicken, all natural dog food and all of a sudden he stopped eating it. I don't know if something changed, or it was a bad bag, but he wouldn't eat it. It's difficult to find a product that has a good limited ingredient diet that doesn't have beef or chicken. I decided to try the Nature's Variety, Instinct Raw Turkey Meal Formula. My German Shepherd loves it. He's been on it almost 30 days. I will tell you it's not cheap to feed. Especially if you have an active dog that burns his calories working or exercising. The largest bag is only 20 lbs. My shepherd eats 4 1/2 cups a day and he's lean. He's has a great coat My German Shepherd suffers from pollen allergies. I used another grain free, no chicken, all natural dog food and all of a sudden he stopped eating it. I don't know if something changed, or it was a bad bag, but he wouldn't eat it. It's difficult to find a product that has a good limited ingredient diet that doesn't have beef or chicken. I decided to try the Nature's Variety, Instinct Raw Turkey Meal Formula. My German Shepherd loves it. He's been on it almost 30 days. I will tell you it's not cheap to feed. Especially if you have an active dog that burns his calories working or exercising. The largest bag is only 20 lbs. My shepherd eats 4 1/2 cups a day and he's lean. He's has a great coat now. Hopefully the ingredients in the Instinct Raw keeps his good coat. … more

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  • Noticeable Difference!

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    Inmoved my boxer to this grain free product and saw a noticeable difference in her overall health. Will definitely continue purchasing!

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  • Great for dogs with allergies

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    I have a 2yr lab who is a foster dog. She was surrendered here in CO due to her allergies (her previous owners actually wanted to euthanize her but the humane society refused to). Her allergies are severe and were due to over vaccination. Her immune system is completely compromised. About 3 weeks ago she started pulling her fur out and opening wounds on her body after receiving her HW medication (most likely the reason for the extra irritation). She got a holistic allergy test and came back with 29 known allergies of over 100 she was tested for. It took about 2.5 days before I found this food, which contains no ingredients that she is allergic to. This food, along with their duck flavor, is probably I have a 2yr lab who is a foster dog. She was surrendered here in CO due to her allergies (her previous owners actually wanted to euthanize her but the humane society refused to). Her allergies are severe and were due to over vaccination. Her immune system is completely compromised. About 3 weeks ago she started pulling her fur out and opening wounds on her body after receiving her HW medication (most likely the reason for the extra irritation). She got a holistic allergy test and came back with 29 known allergies of over 100 she was tested for. It took about 2.5 days before I found this food, which contains no ingredients that she is allergic to. This food, along with their duck flavor, is probably the only food besides a completely raw diet, that does not contain any of her allergens. She has been on it for about 10 days and she already look so much better. She is still missing most of her fur, but it is already starting to grow back. … more

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  • Great price and very good quality

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    My dog loves this food and he is not near as itchy as he was on his previous food. Great price, very good quality and, as always, fast delivery from Chewy!

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  • Turkey Meal

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    My dog loves this food -- but she is starting to scratch again. I don't know if it is the food or something else. Chewy is a well organized company with fast service. I like doing business with them.

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  • My dog seems to Like the taste of Turkey Limited

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    This turkey seems to agree for my German Shepherd. He likes the taste and it doesn't upset his tummy. I leave an extra bowl of it ( 1/2 cup ) next to his eating area, for snacking. He thinks this is his bonus treat. The size of the kibble is a bit smaller than his Orijen and if I mix he coughs it up. So, transitioning has been difficult... I will leave it out as a treat. It seems to be a good dog food. I just don't think it will work for my dog ( this is my second small bag ) The kibble size is similar to Fromm Gold.

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  • Great company and great service

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    I will only buy now from Chew ,fast service and great prices.

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  • Grain-free, a great plus

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    My son's bulldog has many allergies, and this food is excellent, and the bulldog loves it.

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  • Excellent

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    My dog has some allergic to some ingredients. So our vet suggested to put him on the Limited Ingredients diet. I had tried so many different brands before, this is one of the brand that I like, and I have been purchased this brand for a couple years now. I tried Natural Balance, my dog didn't like it.

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