Instinct Grain-Free Minced Recipe with Real Salmon Wet Cat Food Cups

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About This Item


  • Features cuts of wild-caught salmon in a savory gravy.
  • Includes whole-food ingredients you can see, like carrots, spinach and cranberries.
  • Delicious minced texture entices your cat to take a bite and unlock his ability to thrive.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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About Instinct Original Minced Cups for Cats

Grain-Free Wet Recipes

Instinct’s Grain-free Minced Recipes are crafted with real cuts of meat, vegetables you can see and fruits. All these wholesome ingredients are combined in a cute little cup that makes serving simple!

Cuts of Meat in Savory Gravy

The real cuts of meat and whole food ingredients are in a savory gravy that your feline will love. This whisker-licking gravy adds healthy hydration, variety and excitement to every meal.

Guided by Raw


Instinct’s wet food is crafted with real meat first, followed by fruits, veggies and other wholesome ingredients.


Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw, their wet food delivers high protein from real meat, poultry and fish.


These wet recipes are made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, potato, carrageenan or artificial colors or preservatives.

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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Top IngredientsSalmon Broth, Salmon, Chicken Liver...Fish Broth, Tuna, Pork Liver...Pork Broth, Rabbit, Pork Liver...Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver...Salmon, Chicken Bone Broth, Salmon Broth...
Food FlavorSeafood & Fish, SalmonSeafood & Fish, TunaMeat, RabbitPoultry, ChickenSeafood & Fish, Salmon
Special DietGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No SoyGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No SoyGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No SoyGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No SoyNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free
Packaging TypeCanCanCanCanCan
Food TextureMincedMincedMincedMincedMinced
Food FormWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet Food
Health FeatureVitamins & Minerals

Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

Are these plastic food containers bpa free?
Answer by ChewyFeb 19, 2022
All of the Instinct minced cups and cans are BPA free.

Are all the ingredients in this product NON-GMO?
Answer by ChewyDec 15, 2019
At this time, based on available sourcing, Instinct by Nature's Variety are unable to guarantee that all of their ingredients are GMO-free. Their only non-GMO claim is for the fruits & veggies used in their Frozen Raw Diets.

The directions say to feed ones cat 2-3 bowls a day depending on cat’s weight. Does a bowl mean the container the cat food comes in?
Answer by ChewyJun 03, 2021
One bowl is equal to one 3.5 ounce cup.

Is this farmed salmon?
Answer by ChewyMar 25, 2019
This food features cuts of wild-caught salmon.

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Rated 3.4545 out of 5 stars
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44 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Alyssa on Aug 6, 2023

Cat ate for over a year until...

The food itself is high quality; I have given this to my cat for a while, which he would eat with no problem. Recently though, he started not eating the food from a recent order. And when he did, he was vomiting. And when we got a replacement shipped to us, he still refused it...maybe due to food aversion? Either way, I am going to have to switch him over to something else.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By R3RO on Mar 10, 2023

Downvoted by both cats

My two cats with great appetite flat out rejected this food. I bought an entire case thinking, since they love Instinct kibble, they should enjoy this kind of variety. Boy, was I wrong. Both gave the bowl a mere sniff before turning around and leaving. I tried disgusting it inside other gravy-rich food, they end up eating around it, leaving these bits untouched. I gave a few tubs to my neighbour’s cats; they turned their nose up also. The food itself seems too dry, there is hardly any broth or juice in there. Perhaps I have run into a bad batch, this is a hard pass for me. Would have given 0 stars if I could.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alejandra on Jan 26, 2023

The best option

All of their flavors are great and they love every single one of them. Highly recommended.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Aug 31, 2022

Check batch to see if recalled. Cannot recommend right now.

My cat usually likes this, but, a few days ago became VERY sick vomiting and diarrhea about 20 minutes after consuming. He was sick all night and fortunately, recovered the next day - it was a very scary night for the family! I reported the batch # and SKU to Chewy and hope that they will contact the company for investigation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JNelle on Jul 20, 2022
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It's a HIT

Gracie has always loved salmon, but when it came to wet food she would only eat the (gross) grocery store cheap stuff in lots of gravy. I kept looking for something with better quality ingredients and this is it! These cups are ideal, I can give her 4 days of salmon from one container (1/4 each time) as a side treat with her kibble, and so far - she eats it ALL and licks the dish clean. I just reseal the "lid" and keep the rest in refrigerator until the next meal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marily on Oct 1, 2022

Change to salmon

My cat became allergic to her chicken food. She got very itchy. I switched her to salmon with no chicken by-products. She is doing well on the salmon.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jd on Nov 12, 2022

Salmon recipe

Sorry but my two cats did not like it. Also outside cat did not like it. Gave it away to vet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sher on Sep 28, 2022

My furrbabies approve!

My picky eaters are crazy over this flavor! They can't get enough of it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alicia on Mar 21, 2022

all 3 like it; good for older cat

I have a 13-year-old cat that is very finicky. I have two young cats, under two years old, that loves this as well. I have tried numerous wet foods for these cats. The mince texture seems to be the key. My older cat needs more moisture in her diet so this is a great choice. To do that, I add water to this can food in her bowl, mix it up and it creates a nice gravy.They like all flavors, however, I haven’t use the tuna often because it’s often out of stock. Surprisingly, they haven’t gotten tired of any flavors - often an issue with other wet foods. The only suggestion I would make is if I have to open up another can and not use it all, I would like to have a way to close the thin foil top cleanly and make the top stay down on the plastic cup because I put it in the refrigerator.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By disgusted on Aug 6, 2022

instinct feline minced food

One exploded. Many had buckling peel tops. Several were leaking. Cats now refuse to eat.