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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 in animal protein for boosted nutrition, featuring bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your dog’s potential to thrive with the benefits of raw nutrition in 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 and 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, Medium, Small
  • 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 coagulans* 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

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

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 pet's daily food intake based on the calories consumed through treats and supplements. And always remember, regular activity is an important part of your pet's overall, healthy lifestyle.

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 - 3/4
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/2 3/4 - 1
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 1 - 1 3/4
51 - 100 lbs 2 1/2 - 4 1/4 1 3/4 - 2 1/2

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

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

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 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.

Give Them More Real, Raw Nutrition
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.

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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    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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    My little rescue dog has been getting this food mixed with the same brand canned for a couple of months now. I chose this food for its ingredients and started buying it before they added the "RawBoost" to it. He seemed to be pretty happy with it however, since the Raw Boost, he is not finishing it and he is having a problem with constipation. I have been adding an Omega3 fish oil capsule to his morning meal and this does help, but he is still leaving too much food behind. This isn't the least expensive food so I really don't like throwing anything away. I am giving him less food...still leaving some behind. I am considering whether to change to another food. I am interested if anyone My little rescue dog has been getting this food mixed with the same brand canned for a couple of months now. I chose this food for its ingredients and started buying it before they added the "RawBoost" to it. He seemed to be pretty happy with it however, since the Raw Boost, he is not finishing it and he is having a problem with constipation. I have been adding an Omega3 fish oil capsule to his morning meal and this does help, but he is still leaving too much food behind. This isn't the least expensive food so I really don't like throwing anything away. I am giving him less food...still leaving some behind. I am considering whether to change to another food. I am interested if anyone else is having this problem. … more

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  • Dogs love it!

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    It's so hard to find a quality food that doesn't have a bunch of junk in it in that both my dogs will eat. They both love this food. My one dog is a very picky eater and has a sensitive stomach. He has not had any problems with this food and he loves it. I've even caught the cat stealing pieces of the freeze dried chicken! I had to find a replacement since they no longer sell Fromm through Chewy. I decided on looking at this after I looked at the ingredients and reviews.

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  • Great Food for a Picky Eater

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    I have 1 dog who is very picky about what he eats and another who gets bored halfway through eating his dinner. Both love this food! and both eat it all without leaving any leftovers. Based on the ingredient list I am confident that this is a high quality food. Very happy I found this food.

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  • Good stuff

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    My rescue Irish Setter who is 8 years old was eating Orijens dog food, but Chewy is no longer carrying it. Fortunately this dog food is similar in ingredients. My dog even seems to like it better.

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    We just switched from Fromm and dogs love this food. My GSD was indifferent to food before but now eats as soon as I put this out for him.

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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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  • My 15 year old Pom eats it up

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    My senior Pom puppy adjust well to this dog food and I have not noticed any problems. It has only been a month of the new food.

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  • Great stuff, well so my dog thinks

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    I did some research and this was one of the top brands recommended. My dog seems to love it and what I noticed is her coat has a shine to it.

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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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