Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Market Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Nuggets Freeze-Dried Cat Food, 12-oz bag

By Instinct
Rated 4.2241 out of 5 stars
$24.99 Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Freeze-dried raw nutrition without grains or gluten for a complete and balanced meal any cat would love.
  • Carefully crafted in small batches with cage-free chicken and organic fruits and vegetables.
  • An easy and convenient way to feed raw, just crumble and add water for a healthy and mouthwatering meal.
  • Made with 90% protein, 10% vegetables, plus fruits and vitamins to nourish and energize.
  • The freeze drying process locks in necessary moisture and nutrients that are vital to your feline's well being.

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5 Customer Questions

Can Instinct's freeze dried nuggets be fed dry (like kibble)? Or does water have to be added?
Answer by ChewyJan 26, 2018
It is recommended to add water to this Freeze-Dried Food to ensure your pet is consuming enough liquids.

Does this Freeze-Dried Cat Food have the required & necessary Taurine level balanced for the cats..???
Answer by ChewyJan 31, 2018
The freeze dried food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO.

Is this meant to replace wet food?
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2017
Freeze-dried foods are a great alternative to wet, dry or raw feeding. This diet is nutritionally balanced and high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

What is the carb %?
Answer by ChewyDec 12, 2017
This product contains approximately 12% Carbohydrates.

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Rated 4.2241 out of 5 stars
58 Ratings
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58 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rizzo2017 on May 31, 2018

My cat LOVES this

My cat is happy therefore I am happy... so glad to have found a product my kitty loves so much!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Peanut on Apr 18, 2018

Excellent food

I wanted to try something more natural for 2 of my 8 cats. (Can’t afford to feed this to all of them twice a day!) Mainly because one has become very picky about eating and was a little to think for my liking. The other one had major fur issues. He had mats galore and will not let me groom him. My picky eater now eats and my fur problem kitty, is no longer a problem. His fur is shiny, soft and mat free!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cardinal on Apr 2, 2018

All 4 cats Love it

I have a Snowshoe, Bengal/tabby, tuxedo, and torbi. Mixed ages and genders. All indoor. ALL with their own picky preferences. After the 1st try, and since then (only a week now), THEY ALL LOVE IT. As suggested, I'm introducing slowly with other food (canned & dry). As long as it is healthy for them, I will continue to buy it!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SimonStew on Mar 12, 2018

Grain-Free Instinct Raw Market did not work for my Old Man!

This product is very expensive, I was hoping that my cat with a very sensitive stomach would keep it down but unfortunately the $ spent came flying out of his mouth. Just an older cat with a special need diet & sadly this expensive product did not meet his needs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PrissysMom on Mar 7, 2018

Some love it

Some of thecats I feed love this food.UNFORTUNATELY, THE MFG HAS STOPPED PRODUCING IT!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CatDad on Mar 5, 2018

Great for a Treat

My cat loves the taste of this stuff. I give it to him mixed with his dry food for a special treat and he loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kesta413 on Mar 3, 2018

Convenient Way To Feed Raw

For the health of my cats, I have switched to raw. I initially tried Nature's Variety frozen version, but like the freeze-dried much better. Quick and convenient to prepare and my cats like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Oratene on Mar 2, 2018

Cats loved these!

I sprinkle these nuggets over wet food every day and all 6 cats love them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Schelly on Feb 11, 2018

What all cats are supposed to eat

Finally a species appropriate food for my babies. Amazing that a pet food manufacturer is finally on board with feeding felines, who are strict carnivores, food that is so easy and convenient as the non species appropriate food( Dry or canned). Raw has the enzymes our cats need to digest and absorb the nutrients they NEED to live long and disease free lives. If your kitty says no to this please don't give up. It's just different in texture and taste. Try mixing small amount with old food and gradually add more. All mine are now eating this as well as different brands for a rotation diet. This can be fed dry in the beginning if your kitty eats dry food.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Danette on Feb 5, 2018

Instinct nuggets for cats

They are way too big. What a pain. The cats like the taste