Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food

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Satisfy your feline friend’s need for real meat with Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Real Chicken Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food. Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw and loaded with the highest levels of protein from real meats, this grain-free recipe provides the ultimate in protein-packed natural nutrition. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods including real meat, fruits and vegetables in a delicious pate texture, along with essential vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients.

Key Benefits
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient in this savory recipe that’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Made with 95% of protein from real chicken, turkey and chicken liver, along with wholesome vegetables and fruits.
  • Contains no grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Delicious pate also includes essential vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients for complete and balanced nutrition.
  • Proudly made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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    4.8 pounds
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  • Brand

    Nature's Variety

  • Food Form

    Wet Food

  • Lifestage


  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Gluten Free, High-Protein, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info

Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Peas, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley

Caloric Content

1,239 kcal/kg, 193 kcal/5.5 oz can, 105 kcal/3 oz can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 11.0% min
Crude Fat 7.5% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.0% min
Feeding Instructions

Adults: Feed 2, 3-oz cans or feed 1, 5.5-oz can per 6 to 8 lbs of body weight per day.

Kittens: Feed up to twice the adult amount per day.

Pregnant/Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult amount per day.

Refrigerate unused portion.

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 Ultimate Protein Cat Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food


Instinct Ultimate Protein is unlike any other pet food. These recipes have up to three times more real chicken than other premium natural brands, and 95% of the protein comes from real chicken versus vegetables or animal meals.



Protein comes from pure animal sources, with absolutely no animal meals, like chicken meal or duck meal. These recipes are made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, or artificial ingredients.



Instinct Ultimate Protein has unmatched digestibility for optimal nutrient absorption, compared to other premium natural brands. All with the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece.

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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  • Good brand, flavor was not a winner

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    I have an aging male cat who needs some extra nutrition. I tried the chicken flavor previously and he did ok with it but the extra protein chicken flavor has all my cats turning their noses up at it. I'm not sure why but they won't eat it. If your cats aren't as picky as mine it may work for yours.

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  • Good food, but why keep peas and carrots in the "ultimate protein" formula?

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    Overall I love Instinct, but they really missed an opportunity with some of the ultimate protein formulas to get rid of the peas and carrots. Some peas and such in a cat's diet is fine, but these legumes can't be digested very easily by obligate carnivores and can cause damage long term if it's in every meal.

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  • Cats Meow all day

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    All 5 of my babies love this food! Per our Vet they needed to lose some weight. It is really hard to find a wet food that they all liked. Score!

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  • Extra Moistness

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    Seems moister than many of the chicken pates I’ve tried for my little girl. I like that cause she won’t drink water mo matter how I’ve arranged the flow or iced or purified.

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  • Peas and Carrots - UGH

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    I would have given this a 5 star rating but I have to pick out the carrots and peas..., not sure WHY they tossed those in. I have never seen a cat in a vegetable garden looking for peas and carrots. But, I get this food as just a switch from Halo every now and then. But, c'mon... peas and carrots???

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  • INGREDIENTS are exact same as ORIGINAL

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    I read the can ingredients comparing with the Original that I had been buying. I didn’t see one bit of difference ! Fritz ate about 1/2 can. Same as he had been doing with the Orginal.

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  • Happy Kitty

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    My cat is a picky eater and diabetic. He wouldn’t eat the vet recommended high protein foods. I had tried just about everything but then I opened one of these cans and he ate all of it :) has enough protein for his needs and he is doing so much better now. Thanks chewy!

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  • Not like the others...

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    Mushy texture so they are not crazy about it, although they will eventually eat it all by the end of the day. Good food to put out if you're away overnight :)

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  • Veggies To Clumpy

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    My Bengal kitty has a hard time with the veggies in this mixture so she doesn't care for this kind.

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  • thank you chewy

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    I have two cats, my girls are very picky, thy really like this brand & good price, all around happy customer & happy girls. meow delicious

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