Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food

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Take care of your dog’s real food needs with Instinct by Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food. Because when your dog has food sensitivities, knowing exactly what’s in his food is important. That’s why this recipe features a purposefully short ingredient list, made with just one animal protein and one vegetable. Guided by the purity and simplicity of raw nutrition, it’s the simple and essential food that your dog needs to thrive—and it’s all made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits
  • Limited ingredient recipe includes just one animal protein and one vegetable for pets with food sensitivities.
  • Made with wild-caught salmon, an easily digestible protein rich in omega-3 fatty acids that provides all the essential amino acids.
  • Guaranteed levels of natural omegas and antioxidants promote a healthy skin and coat plus immune health.
  • It’s the only limited ingredient kibble with the nutrition of raw in every piece, made with the finest ingredients from around the world.
  • Never contains any grain, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, sweet potato, potato, chickpeas, corn, wheat, soy or artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Weight
    20.0 pounds
  • Brand

    Nature's Variety

  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage


  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Sensitive Digestion, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Salmon Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Salmon, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Coconut Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Cod, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,530 kcal/kg, 515 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fat 17.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.3% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.2% min
Feeding Instructions
Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 1/2 - 3/4
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 3/4 - 1 1/4
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 1 1/4 - 2
76 - 100 lbs 3 - 3 3/4 2 - 2 1/4

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water. Along with dry food, we recommend feeding raw or wet food to help increase the amount of water in your pet’s diet.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.


About Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food


The ingredient list is purposefully simple for pets with food sensitivities. It focuses on one animal protein and one vegetable—versus the mix of each you'll find in most pet foods.



Sometimes what's not included is just as important as what is. These recipes are made with grass-fed meat or cage-free poultry and always made without grain, dairy, eggs, potato, corn, wheat, soy or artificial ingredients.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

They put the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet by tumbling their kibble with crushed, freeze-dried raw—raising the bar in nutrition and taste.

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

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 Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of 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


All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

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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  • Love this food!

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    I have 2 frenchies that have ALOT of food allergies and this food has cleared up all itchies! My white frenchie no longer has tear stains and neither have stinky farts anymore!! They gobble this food up. Price is very fair for the quality of the product. Very happy I switched them to this food!

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  • Excellent for sensitive skin

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    Had been using the instinct chicken and switched to the salmon and cleared up her skin right away. Good source of quality protein. Not as smelly as the previous version.

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  • Game Changer

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    We had my dog on a different food brand that just did not agree with him at all that had pumpkin and sweet potato in it. I went looking for a brand that didn't have either of those two ingredients in it which is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND. We tried our lab out on this food and his stools are firmer than they've ever been and a normal color, and he seems to love the taste. This food is a bit pricey, but so so so worth it to see him digesting his food properly again. We are hooked on this food!!!!

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  • The dogs love it

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    Wanted a new flavor, grain free, high quality. I mix with Merrick & my Chinese Cresteds go crazy for this.

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  • Tasty food according to my dog!

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    My dog likes the taste of this food a lot! The only downside is that compared to the previous flavor my dog seems to be itching a little bit more (we moved to this brand to help control itching).

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  • Amazing for pitbulls with sensitive stomachs and allergies!

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    My blue nose pit was super allergic to everything. I tried everything and then I decided to give the raw diet a try. Works like a charm. Pitties love their salmon !

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  • My Dog can't get enough of it!

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    I made the switch from to this brand and flavor because of the limited ingredients. My dog is 12yo and I have stayed away from any poultry and meat. Ive had her on a Salmon diet for over 6 years now. A lot of other brands have chicken cartridge in the ingredients. I will continue to buy this for her since she cant seem to get enough of it!

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  • Dogs have been eating for 2 years now: love!

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    I cannot rave enough about this dog food! Skin and fur look great. Eliminations are great. Both my Pomeranian and Border Collie mix LOVE IT. Eager to eat. I was feeding the normal varieties like venison and rabbit but noticed poop was runny, so they are on the limited ingredient and doing great. I switch the Flavors every time I order. I wished the frozen raw could be delivered. Pom LOVES THE RAW! ♡ will not switch to any other brand. We are hooked.

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  • Enzo agrees!

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    He loves the food. I also add a teaspoon of organic pumpkin to make a little sauce for him. Not a lot of poop like some of the limited ingredient foods can do. He goes 2's a day. I recommend!

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  • Chewy is awesome

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    Chewy really delivers. Fast service and such an easy way to change your autoship service. Instinct is great food for our dog and good ingredients.

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