Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Lamb & Salmon 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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  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large, Medium, Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Lamb, Salmon Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Lamb Meal, Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Chickpeas, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Lamb, Freeze Dried Lamb Kidney, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Salt, Apples, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Pumpkinseeds, 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), Choline Chloride, Butternut Squash, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,842 kcal/kg, 441 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 34.5% min
Crude Fat 17.5% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 1.7% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 1.0% 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.

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    I have the privilege of feeding 4 labs ages 8, 9, 10, 13. Diet Rotation using top grade protein provides for all their needs. Shiny coats, no tummy issues, smaller portionsize for all vs cheaper food full of fillers.

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  • Excellent food

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    I have been feeding Nature's Variety to my dog for several years. He had digestive issues with other foods, and this brand was good for his stomach, and offers a number of formulas. It has quality ingredients, and I am able to rotate different flavors to offer some diversity to his diet.

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  • The only thing that worked!

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    My Male cavalier King Charles spaniel has a super sensitive stomach. I've tried multiple brands of foods and multiple different proteins to no avail. I started added the Natures Variety Raw Boost Mixers to his dry food and he consistently had the best poop I've seen from him! His gas went away too. I figured why not switch him to this food with the raw boost included and I couldn't be happier! I used to have to wash his butt off EVERY day multiple times a day. No more! Thanks natures variety and as always, chewy!

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  • Love this option for my dogs!

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    I had been feeding this food in the lamb & pea option, but felt my girl was getting a little bored. When I found this flavor combination, I immediately ordered it to try. Both dogs wolfed their entire bowl down and continue to do so several weeks later. I like the salmon for the skin & coat benefits also. Thank you for offering this formula!

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  • I'm switching to this food

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    The Dog Food Advisor rates this food 5 stars and I want the best for my dog so am switching to this food. I like the raw bits included. She likes it fine, but she's not too fussy, though.

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  • Sarge Loves it & great for his skin, too.

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    This is a great natural food for our German Shepherd. No fillers. He loves the taste so much that we do not have to add people-food to it to get him to eat it. This food helps keep his skin from itching so much during the winter months. As always, with Chewy, the expiration date is WAY in the future, so it is always fresh. We use auto-ship and love how easy it is to change the delivery date when we need to. Thanks Chewy!!

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  • Love Chewy

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    This bag of dog food had at least twice the amount of raw food bits than what we usually purchase

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  • Very pleased with the variety options and prices

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    I'm very pleased with the prices and variety of products to choose from. The autoship makes it easy and convenient.

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  • Revamped my dogs food drive

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    I had been feeding my dog the Chicken flavor Nature's Variety raw boost for a while, which he enjoyed. I switched to the Lamb and Salmon flavor and it has seemed to spark his appetite again (he is a low food drive border collie). He is excited again about food with this new flavor and is looking as healthy as ever!

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  • This did the trick

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    Our dog had all sorts of Gastro problems. We noticed the common denominator was chicken. This food was perfect for him although it is pricey, it has been worth it.

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