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Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Meal Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet delivers optimal nutrition through the fewest, most essential ingredients. Each formula is made with pure, simple ingredients that have been carefully chosen for their nutritional value and high digestibility. Made with only one animal protein source, Instinct Limited Ingredient Diets are free of common pet food ingredients like grain, gluten, potato, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef and fish. Now your dog can enjoy a great tasting, nutritious diet that is easy on his digestive system and nourishing to his whole health.

Key Benefits

  • Specifically formulated for dogs with food sensitives with one animal protein source and no grain or gluten
  • Contains the fewest, most essential and easily digestible ingredients
  • Made without any potatoes, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef and fish
  • Healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids give a soft and shiny coat
  • Unique green tea extract coating that gives a smooth flavor and aroma to entice even the pickiest eaters

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
    59696
  • Brand
    Instinct
  • Breed Size
    Small, Medium, Large, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion, Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. Old Formulation: 3766 kcal/kg, 429 kcal/cup
  2. New Formulation: 4060 kcal/kg, 446 kcal/cup

Old Formulation:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26.0% min
Crude Fat 16.5% min
Crude Fibre 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* 85mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.2% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.6% min

New Formulation:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% min
Crude Fibre 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)|85mg/kg min| |*Omega 6 Fatty Acids|0.35% min| |*Omega 3 Fatty Acids|2.4% min|

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

Feeding Instructions

Optimal feeding amounts vary with weight, age, size, and activity level, so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation only. Be sure to reduce your dog's daily food intake based on the calories consumed through treats and supplements. And always remember, regular activity is an important part of your dog's overall, healthy lifestyle.

Weight of Adult Dog Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups*) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (Cups*)
5-15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 1/4 - 3/4
16-25 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 3/4 - 1
26-50 lbs 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 1 - 1 3/4
51-100 lbs 2 3/4 - 4 1/2 1 3/4 - 3

*Standard 8 oz dry measuring cup.

Puppies: Feed up to twice the amount shown above. Pregnant/Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the amount shown above.

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Keep It Simple

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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    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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    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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    My dog is on a single protein diet and I tried this brand when it was on sale. I liked it because it contained no potatoes or sweet potatoes (common ingredients in grain free diets) that my dog is allergic too. Also they did not try to sneak in Turkey or chicken fat/broth as a lot of Duck formulas do. My dog liked it and ate it just fine. I did go with another comparable brand after they raised the price back up but would have no qualms about feeding it again.

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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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  • Finally, the right dog food!

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    My one year old German Shepherd has had GI problems since I got him at ten weeks of age. This dog food is miraculous. Without boring you with all the details, I put him on another brand's limited ingredient diet when he was about six months old. This helped tremendously. However, his stools were still very loose, very smelly and he went at least five times a day. I started to worry that he was missing something nutritionally when I researched his gross coprophagia habit. Since putting him on this food, he has regular stools, goes only twice a day and the nasty smell is gone as is his coprophagia! I highly recommend this food. Yes, it is more expensive but worth every penny.

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  • Really love the Nature's Variety Instinct LID's

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    I switch my dogs diet between the three varieties available. Have had no digestive problems at all. I switch to another variety each order so that the boys get some variety in their diets. If you are looking for a quality diet with few ingredients and no grain, give this a try. We've been using it for years and getting it on a schedule from Chewy really saves money and time.

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  • great for dog with allergies

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    My dog developed allergies to beef and chicken. She is doing much better with the duck dog food.

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