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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food

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Serve up tailored nutrition with Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food. Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw nutrition, this recipe unlocks your dog’s ability to thrive. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods, like real chicken and vegetables, plus guaranteed levels of probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants. The result is a tasty, high animal protein diet that is tailored just for the unique needs of small dogs.

Key Benefits
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Tailored, small breed nutrition provides an ideal balance of protein, fat and calories for healthy body weight.
  • Guaranteed levels of calcium and phosphorous for strong bones and teeth, plus naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants to support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world, free from grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
    119063
  • Weight
    11.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Egg Product, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Montmorillonite Clay, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,262 kcal/kg, 476 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein35.0% min
Crude Fat9.5% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Calcium1.4% min
Phosphorus1.1% min
Vitamin E200 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.0% min
Glucosamine300 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate525 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulants60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

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.

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

WeightAdult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 8 lbs1/4 - 3/41/8 - 3/8
9 - 12 lbs3/4 - 13/8 - 1/2
13 - 20 lbs1 - 1 1/41/2 - 3/4
21 - 30 lbs1 1/4 - 1 3/43/4 - 1

Puppies (Except Large Breed [70+ lbs as an Adult]): Feed up to twice the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to 3 times the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

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 Original Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food
70% REAL ANIMAL INGREDIENTS

70% REAL ANIMAL INGREDIENTS

You'll find at least 70% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 30% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients. Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meals or artificial colors or preservatives.

HIGH-PROTEIN KIBBLE

HIGH-PROTEIN KIBBLE

High in animal protein, grain-free and guided by Instinct's belief in raw, each recipe starts with real meats like cage-free chicken, USA-raised beef or farm-raised rabbit.

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 Original 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

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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not for us

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    This food was a great upgrade from a previous uninformed Pedigree purchase. My dog loves it to the point I can even use the little kibble as low-reward treats for reinforcing previously learned tricks. However, my dog seems to have a sensitive stomach and while this is good enough to keep him happy and diarrhea-free (most of the time) it might not be the best option for puppies like him.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

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    My three dogs won't touch this food. A waste of a lot of money! I should have gotten the smallest amount possible to test it, but with all its goodness I expected them to be crazy about it. Just like health foods for people, they sound good but often don't taste good, lol. I guess we will have to sustain the loss of $ and go back to a brand that's less super-premium.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Instinct by natures original small breed grain free recipe dry chicken dog food

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    I have spent a lot of money on the best dog foods and treats offered and my dog would not eat any of the foods I bought. My credit card overflowed with charges and I was at my wit’s end trying to get a food he would eat. I finally decided to give up after trying toppers and all types of dog foods. I then decided I had to do something before my dog became ill from not eating. I went to where his breeder was and asked her what I could try so he would eat. She gave me what she had fed him as a puppy and told me to give him half the amount. We are going on day 2 and he has eaten this food. I have nothing against chewy because they have a great amount of different dog foods and the people I spoke I have spent a lot of money on the best dog foods and treats offered and my dog would not eat any of the foods I bought. My credit card overflowed with charges and I was at my wit’s end trying to get a food he would eat. I finally decided to give up after trying toppers and all types of dog foods. I then decided I had to do something before my dog became ill from not eating. I went to where his breeder was and asked her what I could try so he would eat. She gave me what she had fed him as a puppy and told me to give him half the amount. We are going on day 2 and he has eaten this food. I have nothing against chewy because they have a great amount of different dog foods and the people I spoke with are friendly and understanding. I just wanted to share this with you all at Chewy and with other dog owners who have problems with their dogs eating and maybe Chewy could ask some breeders for foods they sell and start selling them at Chewy. I just hope he keeps eating this food. It is not one that is exclusive to the breeder but it seems like it is working for my very finicky dog. And he is a real finicky dog. I give only one star to this brand because like this and many others I purchased he refused to eat any of the brands and they were the top ones available. But if he changes his mind I will be back with Chewy asap. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our two Chihuahua/Terrier mix dogs like this food.

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    Grain free, however I supplement their diet with oatmeal and vegetable or fruit treats that I make, plus slices of sweet potato that I dehydrate in the oven.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good so far

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    I just started my chihuahua on this food and it’s so good so far. She likes the kibble size is small compared to her puppy food she use to eat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

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    I haven't been able to find this particular product in stores, so I'm happy Chewy.com carries it. The kibble is small which is perfect for my dog. She cleans her bowl and that speaks for itself.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Ingredients the same as the frozen

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    My female seems to like this, same ingredients as the frozen raw my male eats. Hope to find it in larger. middle size kibble to help keep her teeth clean.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    love the small kibble size

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    Tried this brand at the recommendation of a chewy rep after my dog had a hard time transitioning from puppy formula to medium breed formula on Royal canin. The kibble sizes are so small and that’s a great plus for my super picky beagle. I’m still searching for a dry food that she’ll eat alone but for now this is working for me to mix in with her other food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Havanese

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    I just switched from Acana to this food. My Havanese loves it. The small size kibble is perfect for my little guy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Food 4my Pom!

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    My pomeranian loves this kibble. It's the perfect size 4her little mouth & she doesn't have to struggle chewing it. I love it 4 it's nutritional value. She obviously loves it 4the taste. Perfect kibble for tiny breeds!

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