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Instinct Frozen Raw Chub Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food, 5-lb chub

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Satisfy your pup’s instinctual cravings with the power of raw nutrition and Instinct Frozen Raw Chub Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food. These delectable chubs are protein-packed with 85% meat and organs and 15% non-GMO fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals—so you can give your furry friend the nutrition her ancestors intended. Using whole-food ingredients like cage-free chicken and never any fillers like grain, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives, this recipe will give your pup the balanced diet she needs to take on the day. The raw nutrition in this meal can promote strong, lean muscles, and keep your pup energized—it can also help with dental health and digestion, to keep your little one moving and shaking. Every recipe is frozen—never cooked—and protected through cold-pressure processing to keep the nutrients and taste intact. You want to give your dog everything, so give her the goodness she needs to thrive by feeding her instincts.

Key Benefits
  • This raw, natural meal is made to give your pup 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 dog.
  • 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 pup to enjoy.
  • With all that goodness inside, this meal can promote lean muscles, healthy teeth and gums, as well as your doggie’s digestion and overall energy levels.
  • Nutrient-packed chubs 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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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info

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

Caloric Content

1,645 kcal/kg, 47 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein12.0% min
Crude Fat8.0% min
Crude Fiber2.0% max
Moisture70.0% 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.

Daily Feeding Guidelines:

For adult dogs, serve 6 ounces for every 15 pounds of body weight.

For puppies (except large breed [70+lbs as an adult]), feed up to twice the adult maintenance amount. For pregnant and nursing females, feed up to three times the adult maintenance amount. Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations.

Handling Tips:

  • Keep frozen until ready to use. Defrost your pet's daily portion by thawing it in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight or for approximately 4 to 6 hours. Should be cold to the touch when served.

  • Wash hands, working surfaces, utensils, bowls and any other items that come in contact with raw meat or poultry with hot, soapy water.

  • If your pet does not consume all the food presented within 30 minutes, discard any leftovers.

  • Keep package sealed to maintain freshness.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

Visit the Instinct Pet Food website for more specific feeding recommendations and information on how to easily combine different forms of food.

About Instinct® Raw Frozen Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food
Minimally Processed

Minimally Processed

Instinct Raw ingredients are frozen at their peak and never cooked to preserve their nutritional integrity. Instinct uses ingredients closest to their natural state like real meat and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.



Made with 85% real meat, organs and bones and 15% fruits, vegetables and vitamins and minerals. Made without grain, corn, wheat, artificial colors or preservatives.

100% Raw Nutrition

100% Raw Nutrition

The purest recipes that inspire everything Instinct makes. Never cooked, 100% raw nutrition, minimally processed to preserve the integrity of every ingredient. Unlock your pet's potential to thrive with the pinnacle of pet nutrition.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

  Bites Medallions Patties Chubs





Description Approx 11 cups of bites
(in 3 lb bag)
43 - 1 oz medallions
per bag
24 - 4 oz patties
per bag
1 - 5 lb chub
Proteins Available Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Small Breed Chicken and Beef Chicken, Beef, Lamb Chicken, Beef Chicken, Beef
All-Life Stages
(Puppy*, Adult, Senior)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sizes Available 2.7-3 lb bag
6 lb bag
2.7-3 lb bag 6 lb bag 5 lb pack
Recommended For Our most convenient form: thaws in minutes or serve frozen Ideal for easy portioning or for multiple dog households Perfect for large dogs or multiple dog households Our most economical way to feed frozen raw

*Except for growth of large breed puppies, 70lbs + as an adult

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 local shelters and volunteer efforts nationwide we’re on a mission to transform the lives of all 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

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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Food, Bad Packaging

    By on Top 1000 Contributor

    My dog loves this food and I love Instinct as a company. I was hoping to save some money with these chubs but both packages from separate shipments had huge tears in them. Chewy always carefully packs everything and I have not had this problem with other brands that package in rolls. I'll stick to the patties and nuggets until the packaging changes!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing food but beware...

    By on

    This food is fantastic. It has no yucky fillers. The only potato in it is sweet potato, and there is no pea protein. My Shepherd gets half Instinct Kibble half Frozen. Beware when you defrost it, the package leaks big time. I threw mine in a big ziploc bag after that and no more issues. This is the best value for Instinct Raw Frozen food. My dog used to pick at his kibble, now he eats like a horse!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Chow hound didn’t like

    By on

    My weim is a chow hound and will eat pretty much everything you give to him. So I thought this would be a treat to mix into his dry food. When I did. He ate slowly and kind of picked at the dry bits. I tried to give him a spoonful of it in a bowl and he wouldn’t touch it. I’m not sure why.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Catnip for canines

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    My older dog was placed on a special low fat easy to digest prescription diet due to emergency surgery. He hated it. After studying the fat content of Instinct Raw Chicken, I ordered a chub and use 2 Tbls in each of his twice daily meals. Works like a charm!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Japanese Chin gives this 4 paws up!

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    I have a very fussy Japanese Chin who pretty much turns his nose up at everything. The vet gave him an appetite stimulant to get him to eat as he was getting so skinny. A friend recommended Instinct raw medallions and I finally ordered some. He loves it. Isn't crazy about the beef or lamb but absolutely loves the chicken. He's slowly putting on weight now, finally. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad...

    By on

    My pups are 50% raw fed and 50% kibble. We decided to get this just to try and it wasn't a huge hit. My pickiest eater took forever to finish his food and my little "garbage disposal" ate slower than normal. Overall not a bad food though. Would buy it again if we couldn't get our normal brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves it

    By on

    Bought it for my senior, but she won't touch it. She's 16. But, my other senior loves it. He's 12.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    she wouldn' touch it

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    Finicky dog turned her nose up. These packages are too large to use up before the expiration date if you have one small dog. The product is a little gross to handle as well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great value

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    We have a 8 pound chihuahua (eats 2.5 oz a day) and a 13 pound Pom x (eats 3 oz a day) and this food is a great value! We partially thaw it ( in fridge) then cut it up into smaller amounts and freeze them to keep them fresh. Works great

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Raw review

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    Dogs like it but what a mess when it defrosts. The package is not well sealed and I had meat juice all over my refrigerator.

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