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Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Duck Recipe Dry Cat Food, 4-lb bag

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Based on the belief that raw is the purest form of nutrition, Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Duck Recipe Dry Cat Food was created to closely mirror the benefits of a raw diet. In fact, it has the highest levels of protein from real meat —absolutely no animal meal—and unmatched digestibility* for optimal nutrient absorption. Including guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants, the result is a protein-rich kibble that’s easy on the tummy and great for skin, coat and immune health.

Key Benefits
  • 90% protein from real duck, chicken and eggs offers up to 2 times more real duck and chicken.* Absolutely no animal meal!
  • Offers unmatched digestibility* for optimal nutrient absorption.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • It’s the only kibble with the pure, real nutrition of raw in every piece. Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

*Compared to other premium natural cat food brands

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  • Item Number
    119108
  • Weight
    4.0 pounds
  • Brand

    Nature's Variety

  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Duck, Chicken, Chicken Eggs, Tapioca, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Freeze Dried Duck (including Freeze Dried Ground Duck Bone), Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

4,510 kcal/kg, 496 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 47.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.1% min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 85 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.7% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.7% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

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.

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs 3/8 1/4
10 lbs 1/2 3/8
15 lbs 3/4 1/2
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

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95% OF PROTEIN FROM REAL CHICKEN

95% OF PROTEIN FROM REAL CHICKEN

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.

NO ANIMAL MEAL

NO ANIMAL MEAL

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.

NUTRITION MIRRORING THE BENEFITS OF RAW

NUTRITION MIRRORING
THE BENEFITS OF RAW

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

LEAD WITH RAW

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.

KEEP IT REAL

Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.

MAKE IT SIMPLE

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.

GIVE BACK

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.

MAKE IT BETTER

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

ONE MILLION MEALS

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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  • These Kitties Approve!!

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    I realize that, like humans, different strokes for different...well, kitties. My kitties are pickers. They eat a little and walk away. When I’m at work, I like knowing that they can enjoy this nutritious and delicious food. I also tried the freeze dried toppers in both rabbit and chicken. Those were also a hit! Kintsugi and Cosette don’t care for fishy stuff, so I decided to try the duck and rabbit flavors. Luckily this one also comes in chicken flavor, too. I also feed them wet food which is venison and duck. If your kitties don’t like more “gamey” flavors, they might like the chicken better.

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  • Excellent food

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    My beloved Lady cat is a very, very picky (wise) eater. She loves Instinct Duck. She is very regular, you know what I mean, she sleeps well and we are thrilled seeing her eating the food!

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  • Great cat food!

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    For my fussy feline this is the food he craves. He has digestive issues and this is the food he will eat and not get sick.

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  • Gizmo and Luna's Food

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    My pets love it!! They are always alert when it's delivery time and get so excited when they see the Chewy box.

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  • Mia loves Instinct Duck

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    Finally found food that Mia loves! I will no longer seek food in the big box stores.

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  • Cat won't eat it!

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    Our cat will not eat the "raw" duck version of this cat food, but will eat the chicken flavor. Now I'm stuck with a bag he won't eat and we had to go out and buy him the chicken flavor. I didn't see this in the package description.

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  • Sheeka Approved!

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    Sheeka our siamese cat loves this stuff! My only concern is that the source of protien dropped from 95% to 90% which usually means cheaper ingredients overall in the newer version.

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  • Great stuff!

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    Great ingredients, both cats love the duck variety. Will be trying the chicken variety soon. You get what you pay for, cats are full of energy!

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  • This is a tough review to write...

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    Instinct came highly recommended to me by a fellow cat servant, although this fellow cat servant did not specify the flavor or whether he was recommending the dry or wet food. The ingredients and nutritional value are excellent. Based on our experience with this food and our previous experience with another brand's duck flavored dry food, my conclusion is that my cats just don't like ducks. There is nothing wrong with this product - they tried it and it didn't make them sick - they just don't like ducks. I don't know whether it's just my cats who don't like ducks, or that cats in general don't like ducks. As such, I cannot recommend this product. However, I will get a bag of Instinct in Instinct came highly recommended to me by a fellow cat servant, although this fellow cat servant did not specify the flavor or whether he was recommending the dry or wet food. The ingredients and nutritional value are excellent. Based on our experience with this food and our previous experience with another brand's duck flavored dry food, my conclusion is that my cats just don't like ducks. There is nothing wrong with this product - they tried it and it didn't make them sick - they just don't like ducks. I don't know whether it's just my cats who don't like ducks, or that cats in general don't like ducks. As such, I cannot recommend this product. However, I will get a bag of Instinct in a different flavor next time we're shopping for dry food! … more

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  • Great food choice

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    This is a very good quality food. We personally have ferrets and this is very high in protein which is a nessesity.

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