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

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Give your dog simple and essential nutrition with Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck 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 duck, an 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
    119099
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Old Formulation: Duck Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Duck, 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: Duck Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Duck, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Choline Chloride, 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), Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Duck (including Freeze Dried Ground Duck Bone), Pumpkinseeds, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

Old Formulation: 3766 kcal/kg, 429 kcal/cup

New Formulation: 4060 kcal/kg, 446 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% 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* 0.75% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.4 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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  • Great food, but bag downsized, not price.

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    I took a star away because the large bag now contains more than 20 percent less of the same food without the price coming down 20 plus percent. The company also redesigned the bag. It is now very thin and flimsy compared to the old bag. I sliced the bag clean through when I opened the box from Chewy, which has never happened before. The opening pull tab didn't work for me, and once I got it open it was very hard to reseal. That said, it is great food that my 10 year old cocker spaniel likes. He has to be on a limited ingredient diet due to health issues, and this is the best limited ingredient dog food I could find. I just don't like it when companies repackage with their "Great New Look" to I took a star away because the large bag now contains more than 20 percent less of the same food without the price coming down 20 plus percent. The company also redesigned the bag. It is now very thin and flimsy compared to the old bag. I sliced the bag clean through when I opened the box from Chewy, which has never happened before. The opening pull tab didn't work for me, and once I got it open it was very hard to reseal. That said, it is great food that my 10 year old cocker spaniel likes. He has to be on a limited ingredient diet due to health issues, and this is the best limited ingredient dog food I could find. I just don't like it when companies repackage with their "Great New Look" to draw attention away from the fact that I am receiving much less value for the money. … more

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  • They Changed the Recipe!!

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    I have searched and searched for a kibble that my dog, who has multiple allergies, can eat. I finally came across this food and it was amazing. We both LOVED it! Now I go to order another bag because we're almost out only to find out that they have changed the recipe. They have now added pumpkin seeds, which of course, she is allergic to. Needless to say, I am NOT happy.

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  • My Beagle loves it

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    First time use of Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Duck Dry Dog Food. Bailey, my Beagle loves it! She prefers it over Blue Mountain.

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  • My Beagle Likes It!

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    Our Beagle, Remy-Martin suffers from multiple allergies so our Vet advised us to put him on a limited ingredient diet of duck and potato. Remy loves his new diet! The quality of this product and its' reasonable price, make it a win-win for all of us.

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  • Good Choice

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    This is a great price and the shipping is fast. My dog loves it. For the 1st time in 11 years I caught her getting into her food bin and chowing down between meals. I never had to keep it latched but I do now.

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  • Vet recommended

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    Our vet recommended this food because our pup had allergies. She decided it was a chicken allergy and this is the food to use. Luckily!!! Chewy makes this good affordable- so much more expensive elsewhere

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  • Great food for dog with allergies

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    I feed this food to my 90lb pit mix who is allergic to everything. Since being on this food his health has improved tremendously.

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  • limited ingredients and duck formula

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    My dog had terrible skin issues. I got off the vet visit roller coaster and meds. I went totally on a raw diet. Because of lack of freezer space and the cost of the pre made raw diets. I decided to try Natures Variety limited the duck formula. She is still mainly on the raw diet. But, loves this food and so far no break outs!! Totally happy with this food so far.

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  • dogs didn't like it.

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    since I can't and wont taste it myself, I have no idea why the turned their noses to it. I had to add chop meat to it for them to even touch it.

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  • Excellent Service!!!

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    This is the 2nd time that I have ordered from you. So far my experience of your service is next to none and I highly recommend doing business with chewy.com. I am not being paid to say this is just really nice to have the instinct dog food that I like to feed my dog delivered right to our door. Besides to find it locally is pretty tough because it's a premium, premium dog food. So I highly recommend chewy and I will continue doing business with them

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