Instinct by Nature's Variety Frozen Raw Medallions Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food, 3-lb bag

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Satisfy your pup’s instinctual cravings with the power of raw nutrition and Instinct by Nature's Variety Frozen Raw Medallions Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food. These delectable 1-ounce medallions 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 cage-free chicken 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
  • These raw, natural medallions are 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 cage-free chicken, 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 medallions contain vitamins and minerals essential to your pal's overall health and well being, plus it's made in the USA.

Each 3-pound bag contains 48 delicious 1-ounce medallions.

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  • Weight
    3.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info

Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Apples, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Montmorillonite Clay, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), DL-Methionine, Blueberries, Spinach.

Caloric Content

1,645 kcal/kg, 47 kcal/medallion

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein12.0% 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 (1 oz medallions per day):

Dog WeightAdult Maintenance (medallions)Weight Loss (medallions)
5 - 15 lbs4 - 82 - 5
16 - 25 lbs8 - 125 - 7
26 - 50 lbs12 - 187 - 12
51 lbs +18 +12 +

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. Medallions 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.



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





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


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.


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


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.


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.


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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dogs would not even take a single bite!!!

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    I have 3 dogs who get raw meat from me as well as home cooked. Worried that I may not be giving them a balanced diet, I got them the chicken bites. Non of the 3 would touch it. I left it out for 2 hours and then threw it out. The bag says we get a full refund if the dogs don't like it and the dogfood company confirmed it. They said keep the receipt and return it. I feel sad that it didn't work out since it would make my life easier and I would know my babies were getting balanced meals!!

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    My dogs beg for it!

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    As soon as I open the freezer my dogs bar and bar and bar until I give them this! They gobble it up! People also compliment how soft and beautiful my dogs coat is; I believe it’s from the raw clean ingredients that dogs are meant to eat! Raw is the best diet for a dog!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Instinct (RAW)

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    Frankie J. goes bananas over this. He is a 15 pound, 10 year old dachshund who all of a sudden refused to eat the kibbles he had been eating. He grew up eating nothing but a kibble based diet. So far I have been giving him at least 3 to 4 medallions daily on a bed of kibbles (1/4 cup). The vigor of his puppy days shines thru more. His digestion has improved; it has always been reasonable good but his poop is more ample. The only complaint I have is sometimes it seems to make his breath a little too pungent, but over time it has gotten least of a problem.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with food and service

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    I have 2 older maltese and have used instinct raw for many years. It's easy to use, I portion into snack bags and keep in freezer taking out next meals portion when feeding the current meal. Chewy's has made buying frozen food so easy, not having to worry about getting food home before it defrosts is so nice. Customer service at chewy's has been exemplary, nothing is a problem. This couldn't be easier or healthier for my pets.

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    Nice product for smaller sized dogs...very convenient for thawing to serve raw meal. The chicken does have ground bone but the beef mini chunks doesn't

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    I ordered 4 bags and was very impressed to receive this item in a large box packed in dry ice. This is very easy to use as it is made in small puck/discs with feeding instructions on the back, to maintain or weight loss. One of my dogs (15 lbs) is picky and at times won't eat this. Since it's frozen raw, once it is thawed, I have cooked it with an egg to make it more palatable for him. For weight loss it recommends 5-7 pucks daily for my dogs. Splitting this up, 3 in the morning and 3 at night, makes it easy to feed and stay consistent.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My dog didn't like it

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    Unfortunately, my dog would not eat this food. I ordered two bags thinking that she would love it, but, now I have to get rid of them and waste my money. I will not order it again.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My dog won't eat this

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    I was not pleased with this product. You have to thaw it first, then set it out for your dog to eat within 30 mins, which my dog doesn't usually do. My dog did try it and immediately walked away from and would not go near it again. I had to throw it all away. This was a waste of money for me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Raw made easy

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    My Maltese loves this brand. Balanced nutrition in an easy to manage and affordable medallion. Very simple to determine correct amount to feed. I take out enough for the next meal when feeding the current meal. Defrosts in refrigerator. Now that his body is receiving the nutrients he needs, he no longer eats his feces.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good dog food

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    My pupps love it! They always lick their plate clean!

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