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Instinct by Nature's Variety Frozen Raw Chub Grain-Free Real Beef Recipe Dog Food, 5-lb chub

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Satisfy your pup’s instinctual cravings with the power of raw nutrition and Instinct by Nature's Variety Frozen Raw Chub Grain-Free Real Beef Recipe Dog Food. These delectable chubs are protein-packed with 85% meat and organs and 15% non-GMO fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals—so you can give your furry friend the nutrition her ancestors intended. Using whole-food ingredients like natural beef and never any fillers like grain, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives, this recipe will give your pup the balanced diet she needs to take on the day. The raw nutrition in this meal can promote strong, lean muscles, and keep your pup energized—it can also help with dental health and digestion, to keep your little one moving and shaking. Every recipe is frozen—never cooked—and protected through cold-pressure processing to keep the nutrients and taste intact. You want to give your dog everything, so give her the goodness she needs to thrive by feeding her instincts.

Key Benefits
  • This raw, natural meal is made to give your pup the nutrition nature intended—it’s minimally processed, never cooked, pure, real nutrition to keep your best friend strong.
  • Protein-packed recipe with natural beef, non-GMO vegetables, fruits and wholesome ingredients, without any grains or fillers mother nature wouldn’t feed her dog.
  • All those wholesome, raw ingredients are frozen in their prime to maintain the highest level of nutrients, and then cold-pressured—this creates a delicious raw meal that’s safe for your pup to enjoy.
  • With all that goodness inside, this meal can promote lean muscles, healthy teeth and gums, as well as your doggie’s digestion and overall energy levels.
  • Nutrient-packed chubs contain vitamins and minerals essential to your pal's overall health and well being, plus it's made in the USA.

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  • Item Number
    143999
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Frozen
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney, Beef Spleen, Apples, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Montmorillonite Clay, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Blueberries, Spinach.

Caloric Content

1,645 kcal/kg, 47 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein13.0% min
Crude Fat8.0% min
Crude Fiber2.0% max
Moisture70.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation.

Daily Feeding Guidelines:

For adult dogs, serve 6 ounces for every 15 pounds of body weight.

For puppies (except large breed [70+lbs as an adult]), feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount. For pregnant and nursing females, feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount. Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations.

Handling Tips:

  • Keep frozen until ready to use. Defrost your pet's daily portion by thawing it in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight or for approximately 4 to 6 hours. Should be cold to the touch when served.

  • Wash hands, working surfaces, utensils, bowls and any other items that come in contact with raw meat or poultry with hot, soapy water.

  • If your pet does not consume all the food presented within 30 minutes, discard any leftovers.

  • Keep package sealed to maintain freshness.

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.

About Instinct® Raw Frozen Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food
Minimally Processed

Minimally Processed

Instinct Raw ingredients are frozen at their peak and never cooked to preserve their nutritional integrity. Instinct uses ingredients closest to their natural state like real meat and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

Protein-Packed

Protein-Packed

Made with 85% real meat, organs and bones and 15% fruits, vegetables and vitamins and minerals. Made without grain, corn, wheat, artificial colors or preservatives.

100% Raw Nutrition

100% Raw Nutrition

The purest recipes that inspire everything Instinct makes. Never cooked, 100% raw nutrition, minimally processed to preserve the integrity of every ingredient. Unlock your pet's potential to thrive with the pinnacle of pet nutrition.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

  Bites Medallions Patties Chubs
 

Bites

Medallions

Patties

Chubs

Description Approx 11 cups of bites
(in 3 lb bag)
43 - 1 oz medallions
per bag
24 - 4 oz patties
per bag
1 - 5 lb chub
Proteins Available Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Small Breed Chicken and Beef Chicken, Beef, Lamb Chicken, Beef Chicken, Beef
All-Life Stages
(Puppy*, Adult, Senior)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sizes Available 2.7-3 lb bag
6 lb bag
2.7-3 lb bag 6 lb bag 5 lb pack
Recommended For Our most convenient form: thaws in minutes or serve frozen Ideal for easy portioning or for multiple dog households Perfect for large dogs or multiple dog households Our most economical way to feed frozen raw

*Except for growth of large breed puppies, 70lbs + as an adult

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand

LEAD WITH RAW

It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.

KEEP IT REAL

Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.

MAKE IT SIMPLE

Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.

DO IT TOGETHER

Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with local shelters and volunteer efforts nationwide we’re on a mission to transform the lives of all pets.

MAKE IT BETTER

Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    too much work

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    My dog loves it!! I don't. It comes in a frozen 6 lb block. it was frozen when I received it. You need to partially thaw and chop into smaller servings as the food is to be thawed daily for feeding. The beef smelled odd but I thawed the whole 6lb block and was feeding it daily. Not sure if it smelled the first few days. Better off buying the patties. The chicken did not smell as I am keeping it frozen in smaller packs and thawing daily.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of the chub

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    I’ve bought several of the Instinct Raw products from Chewy and my local store. The nuggets are great and I’ve never had an issue with any of the products, until now. I decided to try the chub as it was more economical and I’ve had them from other raw food companies and had no issues. The package on the chub was not fully sealed and leaked all over everything which in turn caused the chub to be all dried out. With it not being fully sealed, even if it wasn’t dried out I wouldn’t want to feed it to my boys as I have no way of knowing if it’s been compromised. I’ll be sticking with the frozen nuggets from Instinct and get the chub from other sources.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dogs LOVE raw

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    I am currently supplementing this and the chicken flavor with my dogs kibble, and they absolutely love it. My Great Dane had lost interest in the kibble he ate, and this makes him finish all of his food. The 5lb chub is also great because it allows me to portion as big or small baggies for them as I want to.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable Excellence

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    I've been feeding this to my 5 guys as their dinner for a few months now. They love it. Their coats and eyes look wonderful. I've had no problems with the products not being frozen or refrozen. I'm thrilled to be able to afford feeding raw.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Raw Food Review

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    My bully really loves it. However the packaging is less desired. Needs to be a resealable package for better storage.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Grain free Chub

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    I have used the bits prior, however Chewy also carried this, the dogs love it, so will purchase again.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    All around terrible.

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    I recently,and regretfully, made a huge order on this food (enough for 2 months for my 50lb dog) and it is so disappointing in almost every way. I have recently not had the time to do my regular DIY raw and pre made is so expensive so I was very excited to find this option, but you really do get what you pay for. My girl likes it, which I guess is the only good part, but she likes everything. Every single chub has consistently had giant holes and tears in the packaging, a terrible half smashed shape that makes it appear to have been thawed out at some point before getting to me, and never actually makes 5 lb of food. So I thought it would be a 2 months supply but it won't be now with every one I recently,and regretfully, made a huge order on this food (enough for 2 months for my 50lb dog) and it is so disappointing in almost every way. I have recently not had the time to do my regular DIY raw and pre made is so expensive so I was very excited to find this option, but you really do get what you pay for. My girl likes it, which I guess is the only good part, but she likes everything. Every single chub has consistently had giant holes and tears in the packaging, a terrible half smashed shape that makes it appear to have been thawed out at some point before getting to me, and never actually makes 5 lb of food. So I thought it would be a 2 months supply but it won't be now with every one being around 4 oz off from how much it says I'm getting. Anyone interested in raw- it's the greatest thing you could ever do for your dog, but this brand is the WORST thing you could ever do for yourself. Maybe the bites/patties are better and they just make the chubs garbage so you spend more money. I'd rather pay for a better brand all together even if it breaks the bank. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

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    Great value! I cut the sections while still frozen a little.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    RawDogFood

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    My dog loves this raw food. Ordering online is the best option for me to get quality food for my animals without driving an hour or more.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Consider the Bites or Patties instead

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    I tried to switch my dog from the Instinct Raw Bites to the Chub (which is $1/lb cheaper) and it was a huge mistake. I have a big dog so this was a $40/month savings vs the Bites. Turns out this product is far inferior and no amount of savings would be worth it. 1) The chub is not flat like the photos show. It has been thawed and refrozen multiple times so it comes to you lumpy and misshapen. Try stacking more than 2 in a standard freezer; they just won’t fit. 2) The packaging has tears and holes all over it, leaving the food exposed. Not only will it come frostbitten, but defrosting is a nightmare because blood leaks out onto every surface it touches. You can’t defrost in water because it will I tried to switch my dog from the Instinct Raw Bites to the Chub (which is $1/lb cheaper) and it was a huge mistake. I have a big dog so this was a $40/month savings vs the Bites. Turns out this product is far inferior and no amount of savings would be worth it. 1) The chub is not flat like the photos show. It has been thawed and refrozen multiple times so it comes to you lumpy and misshapen. Try stacking more than 2 in a standard freezer; they just won’t fit. 2) The packaging has tears and holes all over it, leaving the food exposed. Not only will it come frostbitten, but defrosting is a nightmare because blood leaks out onto every surface it touches. You can’t defrost in water because it will get into the food. 3) A few of the chubs I ordered smelled rancid after defrosting. I am not surprised given that they seem to have been refrozen several times due to their shape. I would not recommend this to anyone. Get the Bites or Patties instead! … more

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