Instinct Be Natural Real Beef & Barley Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Made with USA-raised beef as the first ingredient for lean, healthy muscles, plus whole grains like brown rice and barley.
  • Raw on every piece as the kibble is tumbled with minimally-processed, crushed freeze-dried raw beef for real meat and flavorful nutrition.
  • No fillers and zero corn, wheat, soy, chicken or poultry by-product meal, brewer's rice, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • With added vitamins and minerals so it’s a complete and balanced diet in every bowl for dogs of all ages.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.
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About Instinct Be Natural Kibble for Dogs

Raw Coated Kibble

With Instinct’s raw-coated kibble adding the nutrition and taste of raw to your dog’s daily diet is easy. Choose from a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes with added vitamins and minerals to suit your canine’s needs.

Whole Grain Kibble

Instinct Be Natural Kibble is crafted with whole grains and features real meat as the #1 ingredient. Each piece of kibble is covered with freeze-dried raw coating and every recipe is completely free from fillers.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw on Every Piece


Not only is real meat the #1 ingredient in every recipe, but it’s also responsibly sourced  


Real animal proteins are always the #1 and #2 ingredients in Instinct’s Be Natural Kibble.


These recipes are made without corn, wheat, soy, brewers rice, or artificial colors or preservatives.


Whole grains are included to provide beneficial fiber for digestive health.


Instinct crushes and tumbles their freeze-dried raw with their kibble, ensuring raw is on every piece!


Each recipe is made in the USA with the world’s finest ingredients.

The Benefits of Raw

Instinct believes that eating a diet rich in raw, unprocessed foods is just as good for our pets as it is for us. They make every meal with the understanding that real, less-processed, whole raw foods can have the power to transform lives.

Better Digestion

More Energy & Vitality

Weight Improvement

Improved Skin And Coat

Excitement At Mealtime

About Instinct

Instinct has been crafting and perfecting raw recipes for over 15 years. From 100% raw frozen meals to freeze-dried, raw-coated kibble, Instinct gives you a variety of ways to incorporate raw into your pet’s diet. Their raw recipes are crafted in their own kitchens in Lincoln, Nebraska, to ensure the highest standards in quality and food safety according to SQF standards.
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Top IngredientsBeef, Turkey Meal, Barley...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Lamb, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal...Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal...Chicken, Chicken meal, Brown rice...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Chicken-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Chicken-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With Grain
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium BreedsAll BreedsAll BreedsAll BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorBeef, MeatChicken, PoultryLamb, MeatSalmon, Seafood & FishChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

19 Customer Questions

This food does not appear to have Taurine in it, does it?
Answer by ChewyJul 15, 2019
The taurine content of this food is derived from the high meat content and is not added synthetically. Meat naturally contains a lot of taurine through amino acids methionine and cysteine and is the primary source of naturally derived taurine. All Instinct recipes have more than adequate levels of these naturally-occurring amino acids given the amount of animal ingredients they include. Because taurine naturally occurs in their recipes, they do not need to supplement with taurine in their dog diets.

Do these ingredients contain GMOs?
Answer by ChewySep 30, 2019
Instinct sources non-GMO fruits and vegetables for their raw diets.

What percentage of this food comes from animal products?
Answer by ChewyJul 18, 2019
The percentage of animal products in this recipe is 44%.

Does this product come in a resealable bag?
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2019
All Instinct bags are resealable.

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44 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By T971 on Jun 11, 2022

Great food option

My 9 month old puppy has been eating the Be Natural Lamb for awhile so I switched him to the beef for a mix-up as he seemed to be getting bored of the Lamb. I love the smaller size of this kibble compared to the lamb. Unfortunately, he wasn’t a fan, but I don’t think it’s the food’s fault, I think he’s just being super picky about kibble in general right now.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Itsk9momhere on Mar 21, 2022

Fantastic Kibble For My Dogs

Not only do my dogs love this kibble, but my two kittens, Mousetrap and Frank love it too. I appreciate the excellent ingredients. I only gave it four stars because the mechanism to close the bag leaves much to be desired. With the many bags of this food I have purchased, I’ve yet to be able to close the bags.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Little on Mar 25, 2022

It is food

We selected this food when we adopted our shelter pup. Within a week her fur got soft and shiny and the dandruff stopped. She enjoys meal time and has no gastric issues so we are happy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pepper on Dec 9, 2021

Dog loves it!

This is our first bag of this flavor, and pepper loves it. We have been feeding in the sink brand for about 15 years, and this is our second flavor with our new dog. We switch bags and flavors each time we order new, and this one is a definite hit. We love the brand and she loves the food. Win win !

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Dresden on Feb 14, 2022


While my dog loved it I had to change food due to urinary tract infections. My vet had me change to a Special diet food

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Otis on Feb 18, 2022

Otis loves it

My dog is a very picky eater and he loves the Instinct food!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on Jan 12, 2022

A Hit with my Dachshunds!

I have three Dachshunds and they LOVED this food. I will definitely buy this again!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Peggy on Sep 14, 2021

Clean bowl

My pup finally likes a food well enough to clean her bowl every feeding!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dmorrow003 on Apr 3, 2021

Best food ever!

My German Shepard loves this food! I have noticed her coat is better and shiny since she has been eating Instinct foods. Highly recommend!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Chewy on Dec 12, 2020

My picky dog won’t eat it

I really wished this would work because currently I’m cooking organic safe for dogs human food and mixing it in with his kibble. My dog is the type that would rather starve himself than eat something he doesn’t like. (Trust me I tried to wait it out and he ended up losing weight as a PUPPY) I wish they put the size of the kibble on here because I know he loves beef, but won’t eat it if it’s too big. I’m giving it three just to be fair cause my dog is crazy. He’s a coco poodle, 1 year male.