Instinct Original Grain-Free Pate Real Duck Recipe Wet Canned Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Cage-free duck is the first ingredient in this savory recipe that’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Contains 95% duck and chicken liver and 5% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Has a delicious pate texture.
  • Made using the finest ingredients from around the world.
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About Instinct Original Wet Recipes for Cats

High-Protein Wet Recipes

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

Real, Wholesome Ingredients

Each grain-free pate is crafted with 95% real meat and organs and 5% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients. Your favorite feline will love the taste and you’ll love knowing that you’re feeding her all the goodness she needs and deserves.

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REAL, NATURAL INGREDIENTS

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

PACKED WITH PROTEIN

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

LESS IS MORE

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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Food FlavorDuck, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryRabbit, MeatSalmon, Seafood & Fish
Special DietHigh-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Gluten Free, High-Protein, Grain-Free...High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...
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Packaging TypeCanCanCanCanCan
Food TexturePatePatePatePatePate

Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions


It states finest ingredients "from around the world" exactly where and what are the ingredients? Why would they need to get ingredients from other countries?
Answer by ChewyDec 29, 2017
Nature's Variety is committed to using high quality, safe ingredients from government-inspected facilities. The natural ingredients are continuously inspected for quality and tested for analytical compliance before being accepted at their facilities. They do not source any of the meat or poultry from China. All of the poultry and pork come from the U.S., the beef is from the U.S. and New Zealand, lamb is from the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, venison is imported from Australia and New Zealand, and the rabbit is imported from France and Italy. They are very stringent in their sourcing standards and prioritize building close relationships with the vendors.

What is "Montmorillonite Clay" and is it harmful?
Answer by ChewyOct 18, 2017
Montmorillonite is a clay that helps with anti-caking. Made primarily of colloidal silicate, it contains over 50 ultra-trace mineral compounds. This ingredient is safe for pets to consume.

Do they use non GMO peas and other vegetables?
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2018
This product is not GMO-free.

What is the taurine content on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyMay 07, 2020
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.


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192 Customer Reviews



Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By kittenantenna on Jun 5, 2022

Frustrated by Formula Changes

My cats loved this brand’s rabbit flavor until one day they didn’t. We switched to the duck and they loved that until this latest case of 3oz cans. Now they don’t even want to sniff it. My local pet store has some old formula left and I guess I’ll buy those up while I try to make the third food migration in six months. This brand is too pricey to keep rolling the dice. I’m disappointed because the cats were thriving and I love a quality food I can stock up on at Chewy but also find in my rural community if I run out before my next autoship.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mollie on Jun 13, 2022

Formula change and not made in USA

I reached out to customer service because my cats stopped eating it and the texture is weird like soft pudding. The label says "product of Thailand" instead of the USA like it used to say. Customer service confirmed they opened plants in Thailand so that's where it is made now. Very disappointing.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Pumpernickel on Apr 26, 2022

Formula changed

My cat has been loving this food for years. This winter they were out of the 3 oz cans so I had to get the 5.5 oz cans. Food was hard, like a hockey puck. He reluctantly ate it. Finally, the 3 oz cans were back in stock! Unfortunately, the formula changed again, this time to a pudding-like texture. So disgusting, my cat will barely touch that. I’m at a loss. What happened to the old formula, soft pate with gravy? The larger cans are too hard, the smaller cans are too soft and Goldilocks over here is looking for “just right!” Big time fail, instinct!


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on May 18, 2022

Has chicken now!!

We always buy instinct brand wet cat food because our cats are intolerant to chicken. But they quietly changed their recipe and the “original real duck recipe” has chicken now! They needed to make this a lot more clear on their product description


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Drake on Apr 4, 2022

Formula Changed-Cat won't touch

This is the only brand my cat with IBD would eat. It obviously has more guar gum in it now than before. The color, texture, and smell is completely different. Before it was a pate', now it is a puree' like pudding. My cat basically laughed at me when I put it down for him to eat. I'm unfortunately now on a stressful and expensive hunt again for a food he will eat. It's a bummer that a company would change a perfectly good formula.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jane on May 7, 2022

Recipe Changed for the Worse

All the latest reviews are correct. It is now light brown goop and the cats won't touch it. In the past they loved it. It was one of the few things they could eat with their food allergies. So disappointed.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Acks on May 9, 2022

My cat refuses to eat it

I think the cans are old. Usually the food is soft and juicy but the cans I received had hard, dry looking food. Also, many of the cans I've ordered lately have arrived dented so had to be tossed.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Longrunner on Mar 27, 2022

Recipe change

Up until recently I would have given 5 stars. As others have mentioned, the consistency has changed to a denser formula, with less peas and carrots and instead of a broth-like liquid a gelatinous gross goo. An email to Instinct customer service gave a vague unsatisfactory response to explain the changes.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By CatMom on Mar 26, 2022

Recipe Changed

It appears as though instinct changed their recipe. I just got this and it looks like they replaced turkey with chicken and also put guar gum instead of the clay. My cat can't have chicken so I will be requesting a refund. So disappointed since my cat has been eating this for years.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Illi on Mar 7, 2022
Top 1000 Contibutor

This is a NO GO

I liked the ingredient list, especially what's not in the food. But the cats are rating this one 0 stars, they won't touch it. It's very dense and dry in consistency and the cats don't even like the smell and walk right away. Another one ending up as dog kibble topper. Dog doesn't mind it, so it's not going to waste.