Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Indoor Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag

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Serve tailored nutrition with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Indoor Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Dry Cat Food. A better way to feed kibble, this high animal protein, boosted nutrition features bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your indoor cat’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it’s made with farm-raised rabbit as the first ingredient for strong, lean muscles. There’s fewer calories to support the less active lifestyle of an indoor cat, and the highly digestible protein plus probiotics offers stool odor control.

Key Benefits

  • Boosted nutrition for indoor cats with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Farm-raised rabbit is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Highly digestible protein plus probiotics helps control stool odor—fewer calories support a less active, indoor lifestyle.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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  • Item Number
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Indoor, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info


Rabbit, Salmon Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal, Chickpeas, Tapioca, Rabbit Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Rabbit (including Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone), Fructooligosaccharides, Freeze Dried Pork Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Pork Heart, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Freeze Dried Pork Fat, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), DL-Methionine, Taurine, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Freeze Dried Rabbit Kidney, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

3,809 kcal/kg, 423 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 40.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Zinc 120 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 150 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.3% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 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):

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs 3/8 1/4
10 lbs 5/8 1/2
15 lbs 7/8 5/8

Kittens: 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 Raw Boost Cat Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food


Instinct Raw Boost is a better way to feed—combining grain-free, high-protein kibble plus freeze-dried raw in one bag. Each recipe starts with real meat like cage-free chicken or farm-raised rabbit.



These protein-packed recipes offer a natural probiotic boost, higher omegas* and more antioxidants* (*than Instinct Original) for digestive health, skin and coat, and a healthy immune system.

Pure, real nutrition of raw in every bowl

Pure, real nutrition of
raw in every bowl

Minimally processed, all-natural, protein-packed bites of real meat and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

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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    My 87 year young , 10 pound Annie has NEVER chewed anything other than a mouse here and there , so it is no surprise this mostly indoor tabby , in great health , would not eat/chew the rabbit. Like a new fishing lure to a fisherman , the Instinct brand appealed to ME .... not my Friend. Information and Quick Shipping is Stellar......Thank you.

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    How wonderful to get home delivery of the cat food. No longer do I have to plan a trip to know that my kitties will have the food I want for them. Since I can't get this locally, this makes my life easier.

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    My finicky eater, who would rather get too thin, than compromise her cuisine, eats this food eagerly. Yay!

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  • AWESOME food

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    Wish it came in a bigger bag! Our indoor cats love it and now we have a feral cat that likes it too!

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    Kitties all like this. Good for overnight hunger attacks - better than waking owner

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  • My cats LOVE this food!

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    I have 3 cats, ranging from 3 months to 4 years old, 1 outdoor cat and 2 indoor cats. They all love this food! I have two bowls set out, one with this food and one with the food I am transitioning them from (also a high-end food, btw), and they have not touched the other brand since! I do wish the company offered a companion wet food, though.

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    Probably very goo, but my cat’s not too interested

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  • Great For Sphynx Cats

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    Our 6 month old Sphynx adoptee came to use on store cat food but also had a rash on neck, back, and head. We eliminated grains and chicken, changed to canned and this rabbit meal. Within one week his rashes are gone, his skin looks wonderful, and he is a happier boy. He loves this food!

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  • The purrrfect coat

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    What a difference in their coat, focus and energy. This food was great and we have switched to the Instinct line in general. It was an inspired move for the better.

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  • Only food my cat will eat

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    My cat was taken away from from his mom at a very young age an wasn't putting on weight. After talking to several people they recommend this food an it has been amazing for him. We tried to change him to different formulas from the same brand an he refused to eat them so I guess we found his favorite food

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