Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Limited ingredient recipe includes just one animal protein and one vegetable for pets with food sensitivities.
  • Made with grass-fed lamb, an easily digestible protein that provides all the essential amino acids your pooch needs.
  • Guaranteed levels of natural omegas and antioxidants promote healthy skin and coat, plus immune health.
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from around the world, with the pure nutrition of raw in every piece.
  • Never contains any grain, dairy, eggs, chicken, beef, fish, sweet potato, potato, chickpeas, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.

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About Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Kibble for Dogs

Limited Ingredient Diet

When your pet has food sensitivities, knowing exactly what’s in their food is important. That’s why our ingredient list is purposefully simple.

1 Animal Protein & 1 Vegetable

Instinct Limited Ingredient kibble is purposefully crafted with a simple ingredient list for pets with food sensitivities. Unlike most other pet foods, each recipe contains just one animal protein and one vegetable—that’s it!

Simple and Essential Raw Coated Kibble


These recipes are made without grain, potato, sweet potato, corn, wheat, soy, chickpeas or artificial colors or preservatives. They are also completely free from chicken, beef, dairy and eggs.


Nutrient-rich, easily digestible protein is included to provide your pet with all the essential amino acids she needs.


Omega fatty acids help promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat.


Instinct’s Limited Ingredient Diet Cat Food contains antioxidants to support your feline’s immune health.


Instinct crushes and tumbles their freeze-dried raw with their kibble, ensuring raw is on every piece!

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

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

24 Customer Questions

Why does this have montmorillonite clay in it, along with most other Instinct's products?
Answer by ChewyFeb 20, 2018
This clay has been prescribed to help dogs with diarrhea caused by radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments. According to evidence from studies, the clay can be an effective alternative to other anti-secretory agents which can cause serious complications ranging from nausea to anemia, including neurological issues.

My dog get feast infections, dry, flakey skin, chews and scratches. Is this the best product for him?
Answer by ChewyNov 13, 2017
There are a couple oils in this product that may help with dry flaky skin, but we recommend consulting with the vet to determine an accurate diagnosis.

Is there any taurine in this to prevent heart issues because of the lack of grains?
Answer by ChewyJul 07, 2021
Instinct does not test for taurine in any of their formulas. Meat naturally contains a lot of taurine through amino acids methionine and cysteine and is the primary source of naturally derived taurine. Because their recipes are meat-rich at Instinct, all recipes have more than adequate levels of these naturally-occurring amino acids given the amount of animal ingredients they include. Because taurine naturally occurs in their recipes, they do not need to supplement with taurine in their diets.

My dog is allergic to wheat, flaxseed, beef and milk. Is this dog food suitable for her?
Answer by ChewyMar 08, 2019
This formula doesn't contain any wheat, flaxseed, beef or milk. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Kerry on Nov 17, 2023

Price Increase

I’ve been purchasing Instinct brand dog food for years, usually the lamb, and upon checking my auto ship order this time, noticed that a 20 pound bag that was $65.99 last order, had a price increase of $14.75! Sorry to say, I’ll be searching for another brand, there are others to choose from, rather than paying $80.74 for a 20 pound bag. Very disappointing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on Sep 16, 2023

Great Quality

Other kibbles seem to have have byproducts and ingredients that make my senior dog break out in hotspots. This food has been a saving grace!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Natural2023 on May 28, 2023

Things to ponder

Although grain free there would be more beneficial health to dogs longevity if other ingredients were removed that can cause health issues. Tapioca..salt how much? Is it for keeping food in good state..any meal should not be in raw food..if I'm paying for premium food I want clean food with no added ingredients. My dog's health is extremely important that is why I researched everything..To buy dog food all of the food should be clean and no added products..I would love to see more brands remove all additives for the longevity of the life of dogs.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By sickdog on Apr 23, 2023

Bad, Bad, Bad

My dogs starved for a week before I gave this to someone else. Sad thing is their dogs did the same thing and one got so sick she had to go to the vet. This got a one star only because zero stars was not and option.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By anotherschnauzer on Dec 8, 2022

Works for skin problems

My dog is prone to yeast issues with her skin and this has helped more than anything else I have tried. Very glad the 4 pound is back. I am older and hefting a large bag is hard for me. And thanks to Chewy for excellent service.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dynamitee8 on Nov 11, 2022

My dogs loved it

Yay dogs love this food. Great quality food! Bought specifically for my skin sensitive and stomach sensitive GSD. Works well with him. Unfortunately, I did stop purchasing because it became too expensive. But definitely reccomend

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By vinnie on Feb 21, 2023

Still testing

So far Seems ok. Still adjusting to new diet. Fingers crossed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PincherMom on May 22, 2022

Happier healthier pups

Since switching all my puppers to this LID brand food, I have happier more active pups. Not only do they seem fuller off of less food, but their weights are all in check. Makes me wonder exactly what junk in their other food was complete waste...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Toonie on Apr 14, 2022

For a finicky basset with allergies

Our basset hound has many food allergies. We have had a very difficult time finding something that doesn't have a lot of ingredients that are on her "sensitivity" list. The former manufacturer we used stop making her limited ingredient food. So we tried this. She actually eats it and so far, it's has not provoked her allergies. I wish they had one like this in beef, kangaroo, or salmon!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MomToBostons on Apr 27, 2022

Boston Terrier With Allergies

We have only been using Instinct LIMITED INGREDIENT Diet "Lamb" 10 days, but I'm hoping to find a food that will help our 11 month old's skin. She's been itching for 3-4 months. Several vet visits, prescribed frequent baths with a soothing shampoo, then later a medicated shampoo. She scratched her "arm pits" so much she made sores. Now we're trying Limited Ingredient Diet along with the baths. Instinct is the brand our vet recommends. The Lamb Limited Ingredient is our first try. It may be wishful thinking, but she seems a little less itchy.