INSTINCT Frozen Raw Bites Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Cat Food, 6-lb bag -

Instinct Frozen Raw Bites Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Cat Food

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Rated 3.5263 out of 5 stars

$39.99Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • These raw, natural bites are made to give your cat the nutrition nature intended—it’s minimally processed, never cooked, pure, real nutrition to keep your best friend strong.
  • Protein-packed recipe with cage-free chicken, non-GMO vegetables, fruits and wholesome ingredients, without any grains or fillers mother nature wouldn’t feed her feline.
  • All those wholesome, raw ingredients are frozen in their prime to maintain the highest level of nutrients, and then cold-pressured—this creates a delicious raw meal that’s safe for your cat to enjoy.
  • With all that goodness inside, this meal can promote lean muscles, healthy teeth and gums, as well as your kitty’s digestion and overall energy levels.
  • Nutrient-packed bites contain vitamins and minerals essential to your pal's overall health and well being, plus it's made in the USA.

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Feeding Instructions

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About Instinct Raw Frozen Bites for Cats

100% Raw Nutrition

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 Frozen Raw


Instinct Raw frozen recipes deliver raw meat, fruits, vegetables and the wholesome ingredients your pet needs, all in a complete and balanced meal. It’s how pet food should be made—with real ingredients you can recognize.


Raw foods retain more of the natural flavors, valuable antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals your pet needs to stay healthy and thrive. Plus, they’re naturally more bioavailable, so the body gets more nutrients it can actually use.


These Frozen Bites are made with 93% meat and organs, as well as 7% fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals.


Freezing raw helps protect nutrients, preserving them at their peak for maximum freshness.


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

The Benefits of Raw

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.

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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Questions & Answers

27 Customer Questions

How do you feed them this food? Do you thaw it out or what?
Answer by ChewyFeb 04, 2019
As this food is a frozen item, it must be thawed before feeding.

If it is to be frozen, how is it shipped? Is it frozen?
Answer by ChewyMay 08, 2018
This item is specially packaged to remain frozen during transit.

How much do you feed an adult cat each day?
Answer by ChewyApr 07, 2019
The suggested feeding amounts depends on the weight of the cat. The complete recommendations can be found by clicking on the 'Feeding Instructions' tab.

What is the carbohydrate percentage on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyMar 21, 2020
The Carbohydrate content is approximately 6% as fed and approximately 20% on a dry matter basis.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Agee on Dec 23, 2022

I regret buying this so much

Before buying this I read the reviews (as one does) and I worried my half a dozen cats would not like it. Bought it anyway, put some in a bowl and they wanted nothing to do with it. I started mixing some pieces in with their other wet food, they get a buffet of Blue Buffalo and Friskies for dinner. They were slightly reluctant at first and ate around it but after a meal or two of this, they started gobbling it all up! I haven't tried feeding this food alone, I continue to mix it in with their pate and I have slowly been increasing the ratio of raw to pate. That's working great so I'll keep doing that. This must be some good stuff because my young senior cats (youngest is 12) are now going INSANE running around the house! So that's why I regret this purchase, my formerly peaceful home is now abuzz with the sound of energetic, playful old cats flying through the house with madness in their eyes and delicious healthy food in their tummies. RIP peace and quiet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on Jan 2, 2023

Great Raw Diet choice

We've been wanting to switch our cat to a raw diet and these frozen bites have become his favorite. They are certainly more convenient than buying and cutting up raw chicken wings from the local butcher. They are very easy to prepare - I just scoop about 1/2 cup into a shallow bowl and wait about 30 minutes for the bites to defrost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LauraE on Oct 4, 2022

One of the only types of food my cat can eat

We have 4 cats, but one of them had Distemper as a kitten before we adopted him. He was lucky and survived, but the virus destroyed his stomach and intestinal lining. Everything he eats causes diarrhea since having the virus. We tried everything on the market, but the freeze dried chicken meals are the only thing besides actual boiled chicken that he can stomach without having diarrhea. We were using the Stella and Chewys, which is good also, but got 2 bad bags of it that smelled rancid and he wouldn’t eat. I found this when researching what other brands make this type of food. It has been a Godsend for our cat’s health.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TerrierTroubles on Sep 23, 2022

New Favorite for Cats and Hedgehogs

My cat loves to eat raw meat, but keeping portions fresh and available for him to eat in the fridge is not only a lot of work for this vegetarian, it's messy and increasingly more expensive. I tried this for him and it's been a huge hit! I keep 3 days worth in the fridge at a time, its very easy to store in the freezer and the pieces don't clump together. My hedgehog is also obsessed with this food!! Chewy shipped this with so much love and care!! I've order fresh/frozen prepared meals for my dog from other companies and Chewy by far has had the best shipping of frozen foods. The dry ice was in a bag separate from the food, so it was very easy to safely pick up and toss in the sink. Without becoming stuck to the food bag or making a big mess and spilling everywhere. I was very impressed with their shipping of this item!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Andrea on Dec 1, 2022

My cats LOVE this product

This is an amazing product! Chewy delivers it with the perfect packaging so it stays nice and frozen during delivery. My cats absolutely love the recipe.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LeeAndMoxxie on Aug 28, 2022

moxxie loves it!

Moxxie loves it! alot of the reviews i see are sayong their cats ate around it. for moxxie after i thaw it, i drain the water and mash it then add chicken broth and pour it over her tiki cat wet food. she loves it! she was intimidated by it in large chunks so i recommend mashing it:)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chelsea on Jul 10, 2022

Sphynx cat approved

I had issues for the first couple years of my sphynx’s life finding a food brand that would check all the boxes - healthy stools, healthy skin, etc. Found this food, it works, and have stuck with it for YEARS, never had an issue with shipping or quality (reading through I see some people have?). My cat has a very sensitive stomach so I do have a regimen where I thaw some, feed it to her slowly, putting it in the refrigerator between spoonfuls. She loves the food so much that she’ll eat it too fast and throw it all up. That’s sphynx for you. Haven’t had the same luck with the rabbit type of this brand, stuck with the chicken.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By elise on Aug 12, 2022

Great quality and price!

i have three cats and i've always fed them kibble only, with some wet food here and there as a treat. i started doing some research fairly recently and decided i wanted to switch them to raw/wet food only. This is the first brand i've tried of the raw and i'm highly impressed. Very user friendly and thaws so quickly! i just set them in a bowl for 10-15 minutes and voilà! my pickiest eater took a few days to acclimate but he gobbles them up no problem now. i do mix it with wet food to make it stretch and give a mix of taste and texture, i love to spoil my lil bubs :) highly recommend!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jess on Jul 28, 2022

you win some you lose some

I should have done what another reviewer mentioned and ordered the small bag to try, but ordered the 6lb for the value instead. Unfortunately my two indoor cats wanted nothing to do with this, even when I mixed it with their tiki broth pouches. The stray cat I feed also ate entirely around it, and he normally eats whatever I put down for him. So much for trying!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Callie on Aug 12, 2022

3 out of 3 don't like

I was so disappointed.All three of my cat love the raw toppers. When all three walked away I was shocked.. So now I'm bake to trying to get them something they will.Considering what I paid for this product I'm double disappointed