Instinct Kitten Grain-Free Pate Real Chicken Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food

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About This Item


  • High in animal protein to support the energy needed for growth and play.
  • Crafted with real chicken, salmon and beef liver. The balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat delivers healthy exposure to proteins.
  • Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Includes natural DHA for brain and eye development.
  • Had a delicious pate texture.

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About Instinct Original Wet Recipes for Kittens

High-Protein Wet Recipes

Instinct’s Original Wet Recipes are complete and balanced wet meals for kittens that add variety and excitement to mealtime!

Specially Crafted for Kittens

Each grain-free pate starts with real chicken and is packed with animal protein to support the energy needed for growth and play. These recipes for kittens also contain added natural DHA for brain and eye development.

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 IngredientsChicken, Chicken Broth, Salmon...Real Chicken Recipe: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Rabbit, Pork, Pork Liver...Venison, Pork Liver, Pork Broth...
Food FlavorPoultry, ChickenPoultry, Seafood & Fish, Chicken, SalmonPoultry, ChickenMeat, RabbitMeat, Venison
Special DietGrain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-FreeGrain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, NaturalGluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...
Packaging TypeCanCan, Variety PackCanCanCan
Food TexturePatePatePatePatePate
Food FormWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet Food
Health FeatureAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat Health

Questions & Answers

17 Customer Questions

Why is there clay in it?
Answer by ChewyFeb 27, 2019
Montmorillonite clay is a natural ingredient often used in human health foods and sometimes also found in natural pet foods. It is the primary component of a volcanic ash known as betonite, which has been deposited into inland sea waters. Instead of using a man-made anti-caking agent, montmorillonite clay is a natural anti-caking agent. It comes from natural sources and is not made from chemicals like the others. It is a natural, safe alternative.

How many carbss are in this?
Answer by ChewyMar 07, 2018
This recipe contains 2% Carbohydrates.

What is the Taurine %?
Answer by ChewyJul 30, 2019
This formula has a taurine content of approximately 0.21% on an as fed basis.

Why does the kitten food in cans not show how many in a case
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2019
This recipe is available in a case of (24) 3 ounce cans or a case of (12) 5.5 ounce cans.

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Rated 3.4901 out of 5 stars
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253 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Momo on Sep 8, 2023

Not a fan

This cat food is made in Thailand. When I opened the lid, it has some liquid separate from the solid food. I used to buy Hill Science Diet Kitten food and the Instinct consistency is much more liquid than what I am use to. Overall is ok. I can't tell if it is better or worse than Hills. It's very different kind of food as for consistency and smell. My kitten eats it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Deborah on Sep 15, 2023

Sadly, my kitten/youngster won't eat this

My foster kitten is not interested in this wet food at all. :-( Maybe she's fussier than I thought! It looks to be a good quality food. Disappointed she won't eat it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 32Paws on Jul 10, 2023

In love

Our breeder suggested to give this to our kitten. She was using it for her whole litter. Our new little baby loves this stuff! She has had no tummy issues , vomiting or diarrhea while she has been eating this brand which makes mommy-me VERY happy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GG on Aug 18, 2023

Kitty joy

My kitten has truly enjoy this food and knowing that the first five ingredients are of quality makes me feel safe in feeding her this brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laura on Sep 21, 2023


Instinct is a number one selection for me as it is a very healthy and never been recalled

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Meghan on Sep 25, 2023

Kittens Really Disliked This

As soon as they would sniff it, they would back away from it

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Anna on Jun 7, 2023

Healthy but not eaten by cats

Looking at the healthy (grain-free) ingredients, I was eager to offer this diet to my kitten. She does not even try it, neither do the older cats.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on Jun 21, 2023

Loves it

I like that this is grain-free. My 9-mo old rescue kitty will eat anything and he really enjoys this, always wants more.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Iscea on Mar 3, 2023

It seems my cat isn't the only one...

My kitten loved this food, would devour it. Then suddenly several months ago, he wouldn't eat but a small amount. I thought perhaps he's sick of it, as he sometimes does, and I'll reintroduce a few months later. Usually works with him. Nope. Tried again, he won't even touch it now. Nor will the other two kittens in the house who also used to enjoy it. Looking at the reviews it seems many are having this issue with most Instinct cans of food. Not sure what's going on, but if my cat is refusing ANY food, something is up, because he loves to eat!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Doris on Jun 23, 2023

Not crazy about this.

10 week old kittens, strays, didnt seem like they liked it too much, my other cats gobbled it up, so no waste..