Instinct Be Natural Real Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Made with wild-caught salmon 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 fish 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.
  • Poultry-free so it’s great for dogs with food sensitivities, and is 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

REAL MEAT FIRST

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

REAL ANIMAL PROTEINS

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

MADE WITHOUT FILLERS

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

WHOLE GRAINS

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

RAW COATING

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

MADE IN THE USA

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.

WHOLE GRAINS

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

RAW COATING

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

MADE IN THE USA

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

REAL MEAT FIRST

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

REAL ANIMAL PROTEINS

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

MADE WITHOUT FILLERS

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

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 IngredientsSalmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Lamb, Menhaden Fish Meal, Oatmeal...Beef, Turkey Meal, Barley...Deboned Salmon, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...
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Questions & Answers

26 Customer Questions


What is the nutritional value of Montmorillonite Clay?
Answer by ChewyOct 15, 2018
This clay has been prescribed to help dogs with diarrhea caused by radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments. According to evidence from studies, the clay can be an effective alternative to other anti-secretory agents which can cause serious complications ranging from nausea to anemia, including neurological issues.

Are any of the ingredients from China?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2019
Instinct will source most of their ingredients from the U.S. and turn to other locations only as needed. They are very stringent on sourcing and have good relationships built with their vendors for quality ingredients. All poultry, pork, and fish come from the U.S. (salmon meal from the U.S./Canada/Chile). Fish is fresh-caught from the Atlantic and Pacific. Beef and lamb are from the U.S., venison is from the U.S. and New Zealand, and rabbit is from France. The vegetables and fruits are from the U.S. and Europe depending on the ingredients. Grains and starches are sourced from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil - herbs and spices from North America and Europe. Vitamins and minerals are from North America, Europe, and Asia. Instinct takes every step to source non-China ingredients where they can. They do not source any meat, poultry or fish from China. Their raw frozen diets are also not made with any ingredients from China. The kibble diets may contain minor ingredients (vitamins, trace nutrients) sourced from China to ensure supply is guaranteed. Their approved supplier has put in measures to assure food safety and traceability from a trusted supply chain.

When will taurine be added to this dogfood?
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2019
Taurine is naturally occurring within meat. Because their recipes are meat-rich at Instinct, all recipes have more than adequate levels of taurine, given the amount of animal ingredients they include, so it is not added synthetically.

Is this food non-GMO, organic food ingredients/free of pesticides, ingredients fully traceable?
Answer by ChewyJul 22, 2022
Instinct recipes are made with non-GMO fruits and vegetables. That being said, their recipes cannot be classified as fully organic. To labeled as such, even the foods the proteins are fed must be certified organic, and they cannot 100% confirm each animal’s diet given the slight variances among suppliers.


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88 Customer Reviews



Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By makayla on Sep 26, 2022

Good Quality Food But Dog Won’t Eat

I love the instinct line and it’s quality ingredients. It’s also the only dog food I’ve ever opened that actually smells appetizing and smells like the ingredients on the label- a great sign. Usually, the more meaty it smells, the more a dog is likely to eat it. My dog on the other hand refuses! We just switched from hills which he also refused after a month. Picky eater on my hands and I’ve been trying everything. A BIG con though is the zip on the bag, it’s completely useless..


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By amazing on Sep 12, 2022

Saved dog from allergies

I have tried SO many different foods for my Goldendoodle. She has a severe Chicken/Beef/Pork allergy. She can’t even be on something that has slight chicken meal as an ingredient at the bottom. Her skin on her stomach gets raw and blistered, nose gets awfully crusted etc. I decided to try out this food after having her on Merrick LI (she wasn’t a huge fan) and she LOVES this food. As does our Husky as well, who eats the same food out of convenience. It has completely cleared up her skin and she is much happier now. Happy to have finally found a food that works for her!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Harvey on Mar 9, 2022

Dogs LOVE it

I got this dog food because I had tried everything else to help my 100lb Lab's skin. He has terrible allergies and scratched ALL THE TIME! I had tried prescription meds, special shampoos, supplements, etc. Someone recommended this food to me and it's only been a few weeks that I've been feeding it to my lab, and he is not itching anymore and his hair is growing back in the place where he had scratched it raw. I will forever buy this food for my dogs!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Instinct on Feb 16, 2022

My dog loves it.

My 4 year boxer has some food allergies and has to eat a fish diet. We have tried a few different ones over the past few years and this one is the best. He has always had loose stools since he was a pup, even when we went to a fish diet. I just thought it was what it was. We have been on this food for about a year and it's a game changer. He loves the food and his stool went solid overnight. I highly recommend.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By LadyL on Feb 20, 2022

Trial Period

I really like the concept of this dog food, and the ingredients are just what I was looking for. We are still in the transition period between his old food and Instinct, and my dog still prefers his old brand. My dog seems to have developed a chicken allergy, so I am very hopeful that he will get used to his new kibble soon because it is the best one for his needs that I have found.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on Apr 15, 2022

Great for dogs with food allergies

Our dog Lola was scratching herself incessantly until our vet recommended to go ce her chicken-free food and to eliminate as much grain as possible. It worked!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Josie on Feb 20, 2022

Stick with a good thing

This dog food was recommended by our friends, and the Salmon only version of this was a godsend for our terrier, whose life we believe was better and longer because of the quality of Instinct products. I would be feeding our dogs the natural ingredients of this Be Natural line anyway. A superior choice.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Luca on Mar 17, 2022

This is a good dry dog food

My dog like the food at first but is getting picky. I think I just need another flavor. Went from Ollie to Sundays to Spot and Tango to this food and he actually prefers this food over the others. Will keep trying other flavors.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cody on Apr 11, 2022

17 year old gets new life

LOVE! My 17 year old puppy has so much more energy. What an awesome food.He’s so much more alert and more interactive. Thank you!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lenny on Mar 20, 2022

good ingredients!

Iv done some research on dog “food”, based on what many dog nutrients recommend for ingredients this one has more bang for your buck ingredient wise.