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

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

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Old Formulation: 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.
  2. New Formulation: 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

  1. Old Formulation: 3954 kcal/kg, 454 kcal/cup
  2. New Formulation: 4279 kcal/kg, 491 kcal/cup

Old Formulation:

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 3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.6% min

New Formulation:

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 18000 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 120 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.35% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.2% min
Bacillus Coagulans* 60,000,000 CFU/lb 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) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (Cups)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 3/4
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 3/4 - 1
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 1 - 1 3/4
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 1 3/4 - 2 3/4
76 - 100 lbs 3 - 3 3/4 2 - 2 1/4

Puppies: Feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant or Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount shown above.

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.

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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

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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.

FREEZE-DRIED MEAT

FREEZE-DRIED MEAT

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

SALMON OIL

SALMON OIL

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

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

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

CARROTS

CARROTS

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.

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  • Great for sensitive stomachs!

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    I have a standard poodle who has chronic diarrhea. I have tried so many high quality foods and been disappointed many times. Anyway, this is something he can eat without problems and he loves the taste.

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  • Surprise inside

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    The dogs love this food and rush to pick out the freeze dried raw bits. It reminds me of my grandkids who pick out the marshmallow bits from their breakfast cereal. The food is easy to transition to without stomach upset.

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  • Unfavorable Quantity Change

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    Since my dogs (and I) like the taste and quality of the Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken Meal, I have this product on autoship. However, the packaged size has changed from a 23.5 lb. bag to 21 lb. bag - at the same price. I don't yet know if this unwelcome tactic comes from Nature's Valley or from Chewy.

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  • My dogs love it!!

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    I was feeding another high grade food for several years and my dogs started losing interest. I switched over to the Instinct kibble with the freeze dried pieces in it and they went wild! They love it! My daughter has an 11 year old Min Pin that has always had digestive problems. Since changing her to the Instinct she's doing great!

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  • Amazing stuff!!

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    My dog has sweet potatoes allergies. He constantly had yeast infections in his ears because almost every single dog food has it. Found this one with the recommendation from chewy. My dog is no longer fighting yeast infections. Amazing food. Plus my dogs never get bored with the taste. They love the raw bits. I can also add the different raw mixtures to the food to change up the flavor. So we won't have to switch due to getting bored with the taste.

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  • Love it!

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    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.

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  • I love that THEY love it!!

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    The dog (s) love it and eat it with gusto. I was hoping that this dry food would be one they'd eat as soon as they are fed... and they did.

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  • Great food!

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    Our Bernese mountain loves this food. His coat looks great and his digestive system is working very well. I recommended this food for my son's two dogs and he mentioned that his 13 year old Chihuahua, a picky eater, loves it. Also his dog has more energy and acts much younger than his age

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  • my dog loves it !

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    My boy is a 10 months coonhound mix. He weights 82 lbs. He just got sick last week. Afterward, he wound not eat any of his food. I tried some other brand of food. He would not touch any of them. I was so worried. However, I got this one for him. He starts to eat!!

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  • Switching grain-free kibble

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    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.

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