Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

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Instinct Raw Boost combines high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw pieces together in the same bag – the perfect marriage of convenience and nutrition to give your pet energy, vitality and vibrant health. This dry food delivers grain-free, gluten-free nutrition similar to what your dog would eat in nature, with a diet rich in protein and nutrients to help maintain an ideal weight and lean muscles. Additionally, the freeze-dried raw pieces provide enzymes for digestive health, nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat, and a great taste your dog will crave. Formulated to mirror your dog’s ancestral diet, it’s never been easier to nourish your pet with the pure and wholesome nutrition of raw.

Key Benefits

  • This high-protein kibble has freeze-dried raw pieces that provide a nutrient-rich diet with pure nutrition for digestive health
  • Contains natural ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • A grain-free and gluten-free formula that is does not have any corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Added vitamins and minerals like Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids give dogs a soft and shiny coat
  • Probiotics support healthy digestion and antioxidants promote immune health

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  • Brand
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large, Medium, Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Gluten Free, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Chicken Eggs, Chickpeas, Peas, Tapioca, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Freeze Dried Turkey, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Chicken (Including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Salmon Oil, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Apples, Salt, Cranberries, 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), Butternut Squash, Choline Chloride, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,954 kcal/kg, 454 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 20.5% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.6% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.3% min

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Instinct Raw Boost is grain-free, high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw pieces all in one bag. Real meats, whole fruits and vegetables, coconut oil and turmeric are just some of the ingredients Instinct uses to provide naturally derived nutrients and enzymes that contribute to overall wellness, immune and digestive health, lean muscles and healthy skin and coat.

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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


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.


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 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.



Naturally freeze-dried to lock in nutrients and taste without the use of chemicals or additives.



Provides beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.



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



Source of important vitamins, minerals and carotenoids to help support the immune system.

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.

Customer Reviews

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 116.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy food In the last 5 years my eyes have been opened to what's really in our dog food .I started doing research and discovered this product from my cousin who feeds it to her dog .it has good quality food and no junk .my dog is much healthier now .
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switching grain-free kibble After reading some data on Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal, I decided to switch our 'girls' from a beef-based grain-free product. We are in the middle of the switch where the two products are mixed with a week to go. So far, all indications are positive. The 'girls' finish their meals more completely than they did and 'poop patrol' is easier.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dog is doing well with this food. Added this as part of our food rotation for a dog with GI issues. No problems with transition from old food to this product. Most importantly, she loves the food and no GI disturbance.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love this food, and so do my dogs! I've always wanted to feed my dogs raw but have never been able to do it, do to some reasons. This is about as close as I can get. This food is great, I like knowing that my dogs are getting the nutrition of raw but the convenience of kibble. My only complaint is there is not much of the freeze-dried raw in the bag so I buy the mixers to mix in.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food All of my dogs love this food even the picky eater. It is a highly rated food so I am happy to feed it to them. Also Chew.com's service is exceptional and I got my new bag very quickly.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This line of dog food is so healthy I have been using Nature's Variety on my 13 dogs for over 6 years, both kibble and can. It has kept all my dogs healthy. My oldest is 17yrs and very healthy.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best brand I've tried I have 3 dogs- 13 yo Yorkie, 11 yo Pug, and a Pug puppy. I started out feeding the older dogs Royal Canin thinking that it was high quality food. As my Pug aged she developed hot spots and yeast in her folds. Since switching over to this food a couple of years ago, my dogs' have seemed much healthier overall. The Pug still can have an occasional issue with ears and face but very rarely. Also both hers and the Yorkie's coat stopped getting what I'd call dog dandruff. My Yorkie's skin on her stomach also stopped developing dry patches. My puppy has had no issues either so I even suggested to the breeder to switch the parents over because they both have allergies. I would definitely recommend giving this a try. I certainly didn't believe this food was necessarily going to be the "one" after trying some other expensive brands, but it is for them. I'm completely satisfied with this product and Chewy does have the best price.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Less "Raw Boost" in recent bags Switched my Husky to Raw Boost about a year and a half ago. She loves all of the flavors but I've noticed that the amount of freeze dried Raw Boost pellets in the last few bags is noticeably less than the bags I bought when I first started her on it. Of course the price is still the same and I assume the Raw Boost pellets are the most expensive part of the mix. This is similar to putting 59oz of OJ into a 64oz carton and keeping the price the same. Happens in human food all the time. I may start looking for a replacement.
Date published: 2016-12-15
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