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Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food

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A better way to feed kibble, Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food is high animal protein, boosted nutrition featuring bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your dog’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it’s made with USA-raised beef as the first ingredient for strong, lean muscles. It also includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, plus more antioxidants* for immune health—and it all comes from the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits

  • Boosted nutrition with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient so it’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, and more antioxidants* for immune health.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.
*Compared to Instinct Original

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  • Item Number
    119081
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large Breeds, Medium Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Chicken Eggs, Tapioca, Freeze Dried Chicken, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Fish Meal, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

4,279 kcal/kg, 491 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 37.0% min
Crude Fat 20.5% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Zinc 120 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.6 mg/kg min
Vitamin A 18,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 120 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.35% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.2% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 1/2 - 3/4
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 3/4 - 1 1/2
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 1/4 1 1/2 - 2
76 - 100 lbs 3 1/4 - 4 2 - 2 1/2

Puppies (Except Large Breed [70+ lbs as an Adult]): Feed up to twice the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to 3 times the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

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

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 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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About Instinct Raw Boost Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food
KIBBLE + RAW

KIBBLE + RAW

Instinct Raw Boost is a better way to feed-combining grain-free, high-protein kibble plus freeze-dried raw in one bag. Each recipe starts with real meat like cage-free chicken, USA-raised beef, or grass-fed lamb.

BOOSTED NUTRITION

BOOSTED NUTRITION

These protein-packed recipes offer a natural probiotic boost, higher omegas* and more antioxidants* (*than Instinct Original) for digestive health, skin and coat, and a healthy immune system.

Pure, real nutrition of raw in every bowl

Pure, real nutrition of
raw in every bowl

Minimally processed, all-natural, protein-packed bites of real meat and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand

LEAD WITH RAW

It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.

KEEP IT REAL

Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.

MAKE IT SIMPLE

Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.

GIVE BACK

Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of pets.

MAKE IT BETTER

Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

ONE MILLION MEALS

All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • Great Food But...

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    I rated this food only 4 stars because it contains GM ingredients. BUT it is a wonderful food! We have been struggling with trying to find a good food (for our blind and deaf rough coat collie) that agrees with his tummy. We have tried several high quality foods and no success, until now. With the first feeding I noticed his stools went from very soft and 5+ times a day to looking like normal dog poops and only twice a day. I was so impressed! I also did a very aggressive switch since his other food was bothering his tummy so bad. I would highly recommend this food.

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    My two Chinese Cresteds fall over themselves to get at this food. I alternate between The Honest Kitchen and Instinct Raw Boost. Both are amazing food with very healthy ingredients. I feel confident feeding this food. Ive tried SO many brands. My male is an extremely picky eater. Not anymore. Thank you, Chewy. You are a pleasure to do business with.

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  • The best we have tried

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    We have tried a few different brands for our dog. This seems to be her favorite and the one she does the best on. We give her one cup twice a day and this fills her up. We noticed using other brands that we had to feed her more than that or she would start begging for food during the day. She also poops less and smaller on this. When she is eating this she poops once to twice a day and its small. On other brands she was pooping three to four times a day and it was huge stinky piles. She loves the little rawboost pieces and sometimes well use them as treats. I love that the new bags are now resealable.

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  • Great product!

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    My dog is very sensitive. We went from prescription diet to instinct. Unlike other foods this one did not give him allergies. Plus he likes it. And his fur is impressively softer and healthier.

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  • Finally a food she will eat!

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    My picky 3-year-old Golden Doodle didn't like anything I gave her although she was happy to eat a friend's cheap dog food when we visited. She would eat only a little of the healthy food I bought for her and was underweight. Since I bought this product, she eats eagerly and is finally up to a normal weight.

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  • OK, but I miss Orijen

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    The dogs seem to be adjusting to this new feed, but they really liked Orijen! I was bummed to learn PetSmart bought you out, but now I'm seeing the effects- no Orijen!- and that makes me unhappy. Chewy was the best!!!

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  • First go around

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    FYI:. This only gets a four bcuz I haven't even finished my first bag, and the great company of Chewy sent me a request for a review, so I obliged. This very well could be a 5+ product, only time will tell. I don't forsee any issues tho. I just happen to be one who reserves a perfect score for the best of the best. That can't be determined without a proper time period to experience what it is that offer... Needless to say, I'm 3 weeks in, and so far it's been a huge hit all around. My Beagle boys seem to really enjoy this product, and the coats and bowel movements seem to also agree with it. Chewy unfortunately is/has discontinued there business with Orijen, but we're extremely FYI:. This only gets a four bcuz I haven't even finished my first bag, and the great company of Chewy sent me a request for a review, so I obliged. This very well could be a 5+ product, only time will tell. I don't forsee any issues tho. I just happen to be one who reserves a perfect score for the best of the best. That can't be determined without a proper time period to experience what it is that offer... Needless to say, I'm 3 weeks in, and so far it's been a huge hit all around. My Beagle boys seem to really enjoy this product, and the coats and bowel movements seem to also agree with it. Chewy unfortunately is/has discontinued there business with Orijen, but we're extremely courteous in the business model, by extending a 3 order %50 discount on my following food orders. As stated in the title, this is my first go around after the news, and I'm very satisfied with my choice, as are my boys. We're half way through the 25lbs bag and barring any unforeseen circumstances, will probably be sticking with this brand. Might switch flavors from time to time, but I'm a firm believer in "if it isn't broken, don't fix it". Since I have nothing but a great experience so far, I'll be sticking with it. … more

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  • Excellent value, great nutrition.

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    We'd started with Origen (Chewy no longer carry it) so then switched to Instinct and our Goldendoodle loves it. She seems as healthy as ever!

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  • Over all the fancy food titles, we return to what was

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    We settled on Instinct with our first Aussie. He seemed to do well and it was found conveniently at local dog stores. But, when our new pup came along and the field of "grain free", single source, made in the USA, small batch... well, we were sure that we would do better. We wanted the best. After a year and a half of switching from one highly recommended premium food to another, all grain free... we have come home again to Instinct. The pellet size is very small, my dog actually seems to prefer the smaller size. He was picky, now he isn't. His bowels were often loose, now they aren't. I often add freeze dried addition, like Honest Kitchen or Stella's, and a bit of wet food, or change We settled on Instinct with our first Aussie. He seemed to do well and it was found conveniently at local dog stores. But, when our new pup came along and the field of "grain free", single source, made in the USA, small batch... well, we were sure that we would do better. We wanted the best. After a year and a half of switching from one highly recommended premium food to another, all grain free... we have come home again to Instinct. The pellet size is very small, my dog actually seems to prefer the smaller size. He was picky, now he isn't. His bowels were often loose, now they aren't. I often add freeze dried addition, like Honest Kitchen or Stella's, and a bit of wet food, or change it up from chicken to beef... This has made life a touch easier for us and among "grain free" premium foods, this is more reasonably price too. . … more

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  • Best dog food!

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    I never leave reviews but I bought this and it's the first time my dog actually ate all of her dog food in her bowl without me having to mix treats or coconut oil in with it and my moms dog would only ever eat wet dog food until we tried this food! And my dog has a sensitive stomach and this food hasn't made her sick at all!

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