Instinct Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dog Food

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Description

Instinct Raw Meals Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food proves that processed kibble may not belong in your canine companion’s bowl. This recipe features raw ingredients that have been freeze-dried to eliminate moisture and lock in all the powerful nutrients, making it easier for your pet to digest. A mix of 85% protein-packed chicken meat and 15% non-GMO fruits and veggies create a complete and balanced meal that’s rich in vitamins and minerals. The food is designed to provide leaner muscles, stronger bones, and more vibrant skin and fur, all while increasing energy! Instinct Raw Meals was made in the USA without artificial colors, preservatives, grain, corn, wheat, soy or legumes, feeding your dog’s natural appetite with only the best.

Key Benefits
  • This recipe features animal-based protein and vitamin-rich fruits and veggies to give your best bud’s bowl a total upgrade.
  • Compared to traditional processed kibble, this raw recipe was freeze-dried to allow for better digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Designed to be a complete and balanced meal for your furry friend.
  • The paw-sitively delicious ingredients aim to support strong muscles and bones as well as improve coat and skin health.
  • Made in the USA with no artificial colors, preservatives, grain, corn, wheat, soy or legumes.

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  • Item Number
    219416
  • Weight
    1.5625 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Gluten Free, Pea-Free, Raw, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Carrots, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Ground Miscanthus Grass, Montmorillonite Clay, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols (for freshness), Blueberries, Spinach, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,698 kcal/kg, 191 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein36.0% min
Crude Fat33.0% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture6.0% max
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 cups per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water.

Feed Dry or Rehydrate: Serve as is or rehydrate by adding warm water. To rehydrate, we recommend 2 tablespoons of water to 1 cup of food. Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

WeightMaintenance (cups)Weight Loss (cups)
5 - 15 lbs1 - 21/2 - 1 1/4
16 - 25 lbs2 - 31 1/4 - 2
26 - 50 lbs3 - 52 - 3
51+ lbs5+3+
Transition Instructions

Transitioning to Instinct: 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 Freeze-Dried Meals for Dogs

100% Raw Meals

Instinct believes that eating a diet rich in raw, unprocessed foods is just as good for our pets as it is for us. They make every meal with the understanding that real, less-processed, whole raw foods can have the power to transform lives.

Upgrade From Kibble to Freeze-Dried Raw

3X More Real Meat and Organs

Instinct Freeze-Dried Raw Meals contain 3x more real meant and nutrient-rich organs, compared to Instinct Original kibble. That means there’s more animal protein and flavor in every bite! 

Never Cooked, Minimally Processed

Instinct preserves the integrity of their ingredients by keeping them raw, which leaves their nutrients intact. Raw is better for digestion because it’s less processed than cooked kibble.

100% Complete and Balanced

These Raw Meals are made with 85% meat & organs and 15% fruits, vegetables, vitamins & minerals.

Easy to Serve Raw

Keep Instinct Freeze-Dried Raw Meals in your pantry for an easy-to-serve raw meal—just scoop and serve! 

Made Without Fillers

These recipes are made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, legumes or artificial colors or preservatives.

The Benefits of Raw

Here are some of the positive changes you may notice when you start feeding your pet 100% raw nutrition.

Better Digestion

More Energy & Vitality

Weight Improvement

Improved Skin and Coat

Food Sensitivity Relief

Excitement at Mealtime

About Instinct

Instinct has been crafting and perfecting raw recipes for over 15 years. From 100% raw frozen meals to freeze-dried, raw-coated kibble, Instinct gives you a variety of ways to incorporate raw into your pet’s diet. Their raw recipes are crafted in their own kitchens in Lincoln, Nebraska, to ensure the highest standards in quality and food safety according to SQF standards.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good stuff

    By BonnieJean on Nov 7, 2021

    Was feeding our almost toothless 16 year old Jack Rat the K9 Natural Freeze Dried chicken food on top of her Dry BilJac food to get her to eat. We also started giving it to her as a treat being she can’t chew dog treats any more. Apparently the K9 Natural is sitting on a boat somewhere as we couldn’t get it any more. The Instinct brand was a recommended substitute and is it ever awesome! It’s not all crumbly and smashed like the K9 and our little dog loves it. Sticking with it and not going back to K9!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Luv Wuv

    By MMmm on Oct 27, 2021

    My dog adores this food. I have never seen her so excited over anything as she gets when I serve this up. She will finish everything off her plate just to let me know she is ready for her afternoon freeze-dried. She is seasoned in age and missing several teeth and this food has been a blessing in its softness and ease to chew.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted

    By Sudie on Nov 1, 2021

    Not what I thought I was purchasing. I wanted the frozen food. Can’t seem to find it. Don’t really have much else to say but you are asking for more words than I need to describe it wasn’t what I wanted.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Sharp piece

    By Rachel on Jun 23, 2021

    I bought this for my dogs to use as a topper. When I was crumbling it I felt something sharp, and there was a small piece of something sharp in one of the pieces(maybe not ground enough bone?). Definitely will not be buying again, glad I found the sharp piece instead of one of my dogs.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    This is only 9.5 ounces for $21.95

    By nwilt on Apr 7, 2021

    I misread and thought I was getting 9lbs 5ounces for 21.95. While my beagle would eat it, I didn't realize it was only 9.5 ounces and for me it isn't budget friendly. I have fed her Natures Variety Instinct exclusively for several years and she likes their beef raw boost grain-free recipe the best. I have used their rabbit grain free recipe and I thought I was ordering the chicken grain free recipe this time. I will say this about Chewy...they always aim to please. Thank you for your excellent customer service.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Game Changer

    By Lucy on May 20, 2021

    Although I’ve always fed too quality foods to my pets, switching to raw has been a completely different game! It’s helped in so many positive ways.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good stuff

    By Hope on Feb 1, 2021

    Got this as my little Japanese Chin was getting tired of her Tiki Dog. She still loved it, but was not wanting to eat it like she did when we found it a year ago. So I decided to research and try something again different. She is picky and finding things she likes it not easy. She liked the Stella & Chewy raw so I thought she might like this as a change. Stella & Chewy patties she still ate, but I felt a new type might be a nice change. This also has the veggies, fruit and antioxidants along with being Freeze Dried Raw which is good for our pets. It is also Grain Free which I have to have for Hope or she digs herself silly if she eats anything with grain in it. Took a while to find out that it Got this as my little Japanese Chin was getting tired of her Tiki Dog. She still loved it, but was not wanting to eat it like she did when we found it a year ago. So I decided to research and try something again different. She is picky and finding things she likes it not easy. She liked the Stella & Chewy raw so I thought she might like this as a change. Stella & Chewy patties she still ate, but I felt a new type might be a nice change. This also has the veggies, fruit and antioxidants along with being Freeze Dried Raw which is good for our pets. It is also Grain Free which I have to have for Hope or she digs herself silly if she eats anything with grain in it. Took a while to find out that it was not fleas, or any thing other than grain causing it. So got a smaller bag of this to try and she loved it. She did not even wait for her warm milk bowl next to the food to be filled so she could eat. She ate this and then asked for her milk. So that is a great win. My cat Boots who is having urinary problems again asked for a bite as he could smell it and loves Stella & Chewy so he took a couple pieces of this and was happy to feel like he was stealing something. I may try the cat one next for him after I get his crystals all out of his system. So this is a wonderful thing for picky eaters. Dog and cat alike. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING, MY DOG LOVED IT!

    By ericka on Apr 9, 2021

    I have a white Pomeranian and she is quite a picky eater, after trying this new dog food she absolutely loved it

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for small dogs

    By Fioletowaryba on Jan 4, 2021

    These are really small. Great for our chihuahuas while we are doing the dreaded nail clipping. Clip a nail or two give a treat, clip another nail give a treat. Best results we’ve had clipping nails so far. So very helpful. There are a lot in that little tiny bag but there are easily enough for us to use one treat per nail clipped.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog is crazy about it

    By Saki on Feb 15, 2021

    This is the only kibble my dog would eat(actually it is not kibble). This is better than Orijen but more expensive too. I feed her this when I don't have time to prepare fresh food.

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