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Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Dry Dog Food

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Take your dog’s dry food to the next level with Instinct by Nature’s Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe. This all-natural formula is made in the USA and combines high-protein kibble with bites of freeze-dried raw meat, along with other minimally processed whole-food ingredients like real salmon and antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies to support overall health. The freeze-drying process helps preserve the raw nutrients your dog needs and the delicious flavor he craves. Every bite is crafted with a boost of live, natural probiotics to support your sidekick’s digestive health and has naturally occurring omega fatty acids to encourage healthy skin and a shiny coat. Not only is this dry dog food completely free of grains, but it’s also made without corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, potato, artificial colors or preservatives!

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free combination of high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw ingredients provide tasty variety in every bowl.
  • Crafted with wild-caught salmon first, plus real meat to support strong, lean muscles.
  • All-natural, minimally processed and freeze-dried to help preserve nutrients and flavor.
  • Higher omega fatty acids and more antioxidants than Instinct’s Original dog food to support healthy digestion and promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Made in the USA with zero grains, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    19.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food, Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Raw
Nutritional Info

Salmon, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Herring Meal, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Beef, Tapioca, Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Beef Heart, Dried Tomato Pomace, Freeze Dried Beef Kidney, Freeze Dried Beef Spleen, Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Cod, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,583 kcal/kg, 525 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein37.5% min
Crude Fat21.5% min
Crude Fiber4.5% max
Moisture9.0% max
Zinc120 mg/kg min
Selenium0.6 mg/kg min
Vitamin A18,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E120 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids1.9% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.8% min
Bacillus Coagulants60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Daily Feeding

WeightAdult Maintenance (cup)Adult Weight Loss (cup)
5 - 15 lbs1/2 - 11/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs1 - 1 1/41/2 - 3/4
26 - 50 lbs1 1/4 - 2 1/43/4 - 1 1/4
51 - 75 lbs2 1/4 - 31 1/4 - 2
76 - 100 lbs3 - 3 3/42 - 2 1/4

Puppies: Feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount.

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the cups 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 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

About Instinct Raw Boost Dog 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, USA-raised beef, or grass-fed lamb.



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

    Our German Shepherd is happy and energetic!

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    At last, a dry food that my German Shepherd devours AND her skin problems have resolved. No more red, itchy skin. I do believe this food has been a life saver after we've been fighting with skin issues for years. The raw yeasty skin that our dog has dealt with for so long, is gone! And to have her enjoy the food, with increased energy has made us a believer that our pets actually are what they eat. Chewy delivers our food promptly, as they advertise. Thanks for making our lives great once again...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Another 5 star recipe from Instinct!

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    My 40 lb Border Collie and my 3-1/2 lb Yorkshire Terrier both love this food. They have had no problems eating it. Both are slim and trim now and look fantastic.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent food, just a bit too rich for my pup

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    I’m giving this five stars because it’s an excellent food filled with high quality ingredients. My dog loves it but it’s turning out to be a little too rich for her sensitive tummy. My delicate flower will need to stick to limited ingredient lamb and rice. Sorry, Sugar Face! ...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive But Worth It

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    After feeding our Belgian Malinois American Journey for over a year, we switched to this about a month and a half ago. I chose this specific one because of the protein, crude fat, and calorie content as our Mal is extremely active. Because of the nutrient content you don't have to feed as much as you usually would so the price works out about the same as a 24lb bag. Although I do wish it came in a bigger size. My pup can not wait to eat every day when I set down her food, but with her old brand she I enthusiastically picked at it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Dog loves this food!

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    I have a year old cocker spaniel and she absolutely loves this food, she is excited to eat and finishes her food every time. In the past she has been picky with other foods, but not this one!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog was in love before I opened the bag!

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    I took the food out the box and his tail immediately began to wag. He's never even had this flavor, but could smell it through the bag and knew he loved it. I was even able to use this with muzzle training, just dropped the muzzle in his bowl, put the food in and he began eating it right out the muzzle! I absolutely love Instincts dog food. Our next flavor will be duck to see out of all what's his favorite.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love love love this food

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    Our girls love this food!! Their coat looks so much better than it did when they were eating another brand. Thanks Chewy for having this brand available!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    My dog doesn’t like this flavor

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    Great ingredients, expensive, but my dog doesn’t like the flavor.

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