Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Keep your cat at his very best with Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken Recipe 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 cat’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it helps to support a healthy weight with fewer calories and fat than Instinct Raw Boost. There’s also l-carnitine to help burn fat to support healthy metabolism, plus an ideal fiber level so that your cat feels fuller, longer—and it all comes from the finest ingredients in the world.

Key Benefits
  • Boosted nutrition for a healthy weight with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient so it’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles—for 25% less fat and 15% fewer calories than Instinct Raw Boost
  • L-Carnitine helps to burn fat to support healthy metabolism, and the ideal fiber levels help keep your cat feel fuller, longer.
  • Free from grains, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal and artificial colors and preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw
Nutritional Info

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tapioca, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Freeze Dried Chicken, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Potassium Chloride, Salt, 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), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Taurine, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

3,709 kcal/kg, 385 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein37.5% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fat16.0% max
Crude Fiber5.5% max
Moisture9.0% max
Zinc120 mg/kg min
Vitamin E120 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.5% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.5% min
L-Carnitine550 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulants60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions
WeightAdult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup)Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs3/81/4
10 lbs5/81/2
15 lbs7/85/8

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 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 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

    Kibble is great

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    Our indoor cat loves the kibble but let’s the raw nuggets lay in dish. Need to check on getting kibble by itself. We tried to smash and sprinkle, but no go. Outdoor neighborhood cats happy to eat whatever she lets behind. They eat whatever ends up in their dish, which has been a good treat for them lately.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cats love it!!!

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    My cats love this dry food with the raw boost. I swear when my cats see the chewy box on the front steps they will sit in front of the window an guard that box to make sure no one steals it. I find it so cute. That’s how much they love this food!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for picky eaters

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    My picky eaters have gained a lot of weight over the past year from their limited ingredient food. I’ve tried switching them before with no luck. I found this food and switched them over for weight loss and health benefits, they love it! I love it! Very happy with the food. The protein keeps them fuller longer and I’ve already noticed they are more active and losing weight without losing their beautiful coats. Thank you for a quality product!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    This food is alright

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    My cat doesn't like it that much. He eats it because I leave it down for him but it's not his favorite, and unfortunately other flavors aren't available in bigger sizes. He would eat the Iams until the bowl was empty, now I don't even fill it for him everyday. Not sure if we will keep buying. Thank goodness he has his wet food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product and fabulous customer service

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    This is a food my one cat with grain allergies can eat and the other two love it! They are all sleek and shiny and easily maintain their weight. The customer service personnel are just amazing. They help me set up my various scheduled deliveries for the different products and everything always arrives quickly and in great condition.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cat pleasing crunchies!

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    While the primary diet of my 3 young adult cats is canned/wet food, they happily munch on the Instinct Kibble and Raw as a treat or to prevent possible starvation if dinner is running late. I notice they eat the raw bits first and as another review noted there are not as many raw bits as the picture on the bag would suggest. I vary their wet and dry varieties/brands and will add this to the rotation.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My boys did NOT like this food

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    I did some research for a dry kibble for my three old cat boys. This brand was the one I decided to try. First thing, not one of my boys would eat it. I did sprinkle the current kibble on it.....no interest. All three of my cats are usually enthusiastic eaters. I was surprised with their reaction. Tried for several days. They ate the spoonful of "wet" food I add to the kibble but not the kibble. I also noticed that at least half of the kibble was powdery and broken as if the bag had been stepped on... Soooo I made another order of their "regular" kibble. I am sure this brand is good for what they advertise but I will not buy it after the reaction my cats had.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Up an running

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    Can't believe the difference in my cat. Is up an running. Into everything and off the couch.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy.com rocks in my house

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    I have 4 Ragdoll cats that absolutely love Natural Instinct Raw Boost and with them being on the larger size I like to feed them the Healthy Weight version.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    They love it

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    My only concern is that it has menadione in it. I know that the aafco Requires it when there is 25% OR more fish in recipe. I don't think this has that much fish.

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