INSTINCT Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Adult Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag -

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe with Real Salmon Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Adult Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag

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  • A limited ingredient recipe made with a single animal protein and just one vegetable, for cats with sensitivities.
  • Made with wild-caught salmon that’s easy to digest and rich in essential amino acids.
  • Guaranteed levels of natural omegas and antioxidants promote skin, coat and immune health.
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from around the world, with the pure nutrition of raw in every piece.
  • Contains absolutely no 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 Cats

Limited Ingredient Diet

Knowing what’s exactly in your kitty’s bowl is important, and Instinct makes it easy by keeping the ingredient list natural and simple. With Instinct’s Limited Ingredient Cat Food recipes, feeding your sensitive sidekick the complete and balanced nutrition she needs is simple.

1 Animal Protein & 1 Vegetable

Instinct Limited Ingredient cat kibble is purposefully crafted with a combination of ingredients that are suited for cats 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.

More Energy & Vitality

Weight Improvement

Better Digestion

Excitement At Mealtime

Improved Skin And Coat

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

9 Customer Questions

What is the carbohydrate content please?
Answer by ChewyAug 23, 2022
This recipe has a carbohydrate content of 26.0% on an as-fed basis (28.57% on a dry matter basis).

what is the calcium content in the salmon LID dry food?
Answer by ChewyJul 01, 2019
This formula has a sodium content of 1.0% on an as fed basis.

Is the salmon in this food wild caught. or is it farmed salmon?
Answer by ChewyFeb 06, 2022
This food includes wild caught salmon.

Is this food gmo free?
Answer by ChewyJan 30, 2022
Instinct raw recipes are made with non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Smokey on Jan 8, 2023

Real protein my cat loves it

After reviewing several brands of no green, easy, digest, dry food, this was the best, and only one that had salmon, protein, is the number one ingredient. Most all other high dollar food sensitivity blends had pea products as number one.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By sash on Oct 28, 2022

the ingredients changed

My cat was very upset. At first, I didn’t understand what was going on and then when I looked at the old box, I noticed that the texture was different. Now I am stuck with two bags my cat won’t eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ashlea on Feb 16, 2022

Great Single-Protein Option!!

My cats have sensitive stomachs so this single-protein food has really helped stop their vomiting after eating! It’s a little smelly to humans, but my cats love it :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By okidokiLoki on Sep 8, 2021

The cats think they're treats MUAHAHA

I fill up a kong treat ball with this kibble and they think they are getting a ball full of treats! Keeps them busy and their fur is so nice and soft after they started this food. It is a little smelly, but I think that is what entices them!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ildon on Sep 8, 2021

A favorite of the cats, but shame on the company

The price on this particular variety just keeps going up and up and up. My previous order was all of 3 weeks ago and already the price has risen by just over 20% compared to then, and before that it was a 15% increase. This is absolutely ridiculous, even compared to the usual things people are doing to screw others over during the pandemic.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Sparkysmom on Oct 11, 2021

What did the cat drag in?!?!

My cat will eat this food and definitely digests it just fine, but the food smells SO HORRIBLE, that I don't want it in the house anymore.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Malley on May 19, 2021

Stinky Poops but healthy poops

I foster and I have one kitty who always had soft stools and this food greatly helped!!! (She’s had many clean fecals but she just has a sensitive tummy. I suspect chicken is the cause.). I’m thankful for the better poops but......holy moly her poops smell sooooo bad! The whole room smells. I need to find a compromise.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GemmasMom on May 29, 2021

be patient! this food works!!!

Ok so my cat was originally feral. She was found on the streets of Okc out in the hood where known gang affiliations were prevalent. No one wanted her because some one had personally tattooed her. Yup. Human tattooed her. Tattooed 918 on her inner hip. With much love and care she is the sweetest kitten ever. However I have battled 6 yrs of the most awful stinkiest poops ever. I always wondered how could the cutest 7lb thing put out something so stinky that could literally wake the dead? It was bad. It would gag me out the room. I took her in for her yearly check up last year, and I mentioned this issue because it was driving me nuts. I wanted to be able to sleep without being woke up from her stinkys. I feel like Gemma knew this because she would always look at me with the eyes of humiliation. We share a bedroom her litterbox included because my roommate has a dog who antagonizes her. Anyways, the vet mentioned she thinks that an allergy to chicken might be the culprit since a month or two before I had brought her in for this fever blister thing that was like on her mouth. She factored that in with what I was saying and said well since she was a stray she may require a limited ingredient high protein diet and she may very well need to stay awake from chicken. The last year I have tried blue buffalos version. Natural balance. Nulo. And a few others. And let me just say, this brand take the cake. It’s the best. However do be patient with it. I usually give it about two bags of food before I make a decision on whether or not I’m seeing any improvement. Instinct did make her poops not improve stinky wise for a while. But once I started her second bag of food. I was in shock!! Suddenly I noticed I hadn’t smelled her poop in a week. I thought the day would never come! We now share a space without any issue.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Switch on May 26, 2021

Sensitive belly

So far so good, took a few weeks but I can see a huge improvement on his fur and poop.. He’s no longer scratching and having diarrhea. I must say, the food smell is pretty strong but he loves it and he’s happy so I can deal with it..

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By raychulcee on Apr 28, 2021

Cat HATES this kibble!!

My cat hates absolutely everything from this brand. I was trying to get him used to eating it and he just wouldn't eat anything. Doesn't matter if his favorite wet food was with it or not. He just wouldn't touch it. Just don't waste your money if you have a picky cat!!