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

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Take your cat’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 feline 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 cat 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, plus real meat to support strong, lean muscles.
  • All-natural, minimally processed and freeze-dried to help preserve nutrients and flavor.
  • Omega fatty acids and antioxidants 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
    4.5 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, Raw
Nutritional Info

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Peas, Herring Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavor, Freeze Dried Beef, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Beef Heart, Montmorillonite Clay, Freeze Dried Beef Kidney, Freeze Dried Beef Spleen, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, 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), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Freeze Dried Cod, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,488 kcal/kg, 515 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein42.0% min
Crude Fat18.5% min
Crude Fiber3.5% 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 Acids1.7% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.9% min
Bacillus Coagulants60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Daily Feeding

WeightAdult Maintenance (cup)Weight Loss (cup)
5 lbs3/81/4
10 lbs1/23/8
15 lbs3/41/2

Kittens: Feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount.

Pregnant/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 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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    The cats vote YES!

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    From the first morsels in the cat's food bowl, my cats have loved this new cat chow..My cats eat mostly wet food supplemented with the dry and they were seeming a little bored with what they have been eating. I am very particular to the quality of my cats food and really checked out this one before purchasing. It met almost all of my requirements, hence just four stars and with fingers crossed, I went for...glad I did..because as I said above, my cats love it...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Both our kitties like this food....

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    We've been riding the wave about how much grain cats really need. This is a grain-free food with an occasional small cube of freeze-dried raw meat. I feed each our girls about 1/4 cup at night (they both get wet food during they day,) and there have been no issues after about three weeks...this includes a one-week phase-in to replace their former dry food. If you subscribe to a grain-free diet of dry food, this is a good product to try.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Has BEEF ! Beware

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    ingredients has Beef! Thought it would be all fish stuff but has beef and i would never feed beef to any of my animals or humans.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Instinct Dog Food

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    My little Pom loves this food. We supplement it with Raw Boost Gut Health and Frozen Raw Lamb.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Instinct RawBoost - Salmon

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    My cats usually will clean the dry food bowl completely by the next morning but they haven't been doing that at all. It seems that they don't like the Salmon as much as the do both the Rabbit and the Chicken versions. I feel it is still a good product, just my cats don't seem as eager for it as the other flavors.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats love it

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    Cats love the food and love the freeze-dried bits.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats love it!

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    Have 3 cats, all ages from 4 to 13. The oldest always had a weight issue but since I’ve changed their food, all 3 have no issues with weight and more energy.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    raw boost cat food

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    good food so far just wish more raw chunks in it like the dog food

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Kibble and Raw with no Raw!!!

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    Received a bag of Kibble and RAW with no RAW, the white puffs our cats like the most.

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