INSTINCT Original Grain-Free Pate Real Chicken Recipe Wet Canned Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 12 -

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

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About This Item


  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient in this savory recipe that’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Contains 95% chicken, turkey 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.

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, Chicken Liver...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Duck, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Real Chicken Recipe: Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Liver...Lamb, Turkey, Lamb Broth...
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryDuck, PoultryChicken, Salmon, Poultry, Seafood & FishLamb, Meat
Special DietHigh-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Gluten Free, High-Protein, Grain-Free...High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, NaturalHigh-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...
Health FeatureAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthAppetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat Health
Packaging TypeCanCanCanCan, Variety PackCan

Questions & Answers

36 Customer Questions

Looking to put weigh on a 16 year old cat with hyperthyroidism. Which is the highest caloric level? Whats the best for this condition as he is on meds but lost a lot of weight . Thank you
Answer by TobysukiSep 14, 2022
Try the duck. I believe it has the highest calorie count and fat content.

Can you tell me the percentage of iodine in each of the instinct cat wet food cans by protein . Cat has hyperthyroidism

Are the can liners BPA free?
Answer by ChewyOct 13, 2022
All Instinct cans are BPA-free.

I don’t know about feeding my cats something with “clay” in it - certainly doesn’t seem like something a cat would naturally eat. Can you explain?
Answer by ChewyJan 08, 2019
Montmorillonite clay is used in some natural pet foods as a natural anti-caking agent. It allows high-quality pet foods to remain free of man-made and chemical agents for this purpose. In addition, it may bring with it added health benefits to pets.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By CinnamonGirlBk on Jan 8, 2023

Cats Entitely Uninterested

Bought this as part of a bundle with the dry kibble. I recently adopted some cats that were in foster and eating Fancy Feast. Both have teeth issues, so paté tends to be easier for them to eat, but I do give them a little kibble stirred in. This seemed perfect. Unfortunately, neither cat likes the wet food at all. Even when I put some Delectables Squeeze-Ups on it. I noticed several people mentioned the recipe seems to have changed, so maybe they should reconsider this new recipe.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laura55 on Jan 9, 2023

Picky Eater

First of all, I was really skeptical about ordering this food because my 12 year old cat is picky and not a very good eater. She has hyper thyroid issues and is allergic to the medicine She has lost so much weight weighing in at 4lbs. All the prescription thyroid food is not available right now so we tried this. SHE LOVES IT! She even stopped throwing up. Yah!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Gemma on Jan 4, 2023

Formula has changed

Sorry to say because I LOVE Chewy and their customer service team but.....this Instinct recipe is NOT the same as before. Used to see fresh-looking pate with chunks of carrots and whole peas in a white lined can. Now it's a fatty/coagulated grey-looking pate with no sign of veggies in a grey-metal lined can. Older version had "Made in USA" stamped on outside - this is no longer stamped on the new version. Sadly, I must now purchase my cans from a local pet store.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By penguin on Dec 27, 2022

Formula change

As everyone else in the reviews has been saying, the formula change is not good. I have a pretty picky cat and got a batch just before the formula change and one just after. It’s a world of difference. Trust what everyone is saying! This new formula is not good! The pate is covered in yellow, coagulated material and it’s not appetizing to my cat anymore. Frankly, it looks disgusting heh.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lulu on Feb 1, 2023

Bad formula change

I agree with other reviews. The formula has dramatically changed recently. It is too fat, bad smelling pate now. It also seems overcooked. It looks like made of bad fatty ingredients. So disappointed :((

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By catrescuer on Jan 10, 2023

surprised my 3 cats cats not crazy about this

I was hoping my 3 picky cats would love this food, but only 1 cat will eat a little. I have to refrigerate half of the can and feed it over 2 days while removing their dry food to get the can finished. I am disappointed, because it has excellent ingredients.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By anne on Dec 12, 2022

No longer same product, bad for IBD cat

I bought a case from chewy vecause Instinct I thought was a high quality trusted brand fir a cat with IBD...then, I happened to read the ingredients.... totally dufferwnt...a bunch of veggies and guards gum. Cats don't need veggies or guar gun and can trigger IBD! Also, removed the m. clay which was a good ingredient! So disappointing. I will no longer buy this

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Molly on Nov 26, 2022

Cat likes it mostly

Our 14yo cat is hyperthyroid (medicated) and is thinner than I would like. All his values recently tested in normal range, but he has always been picky since we got him and food has always been a big challenge. Our vet had previously recommended a kidney care diet and I have exhausted all of our lower phosphorus options as our cat is very picky and he outright refused to eat prescription. We have found a few that he will eat, but only if it is in a rotation as he does not like to eat the same thing for every meal or even every day. His recent lab values showed his kidney levels have improved since we have adopted him about 2 years ago, however he is so picky I am constantly worried about his weight. I was trying to find a "not super low but not super high" phosphorus food and I stumbled on this as the Chewy answers say it is 1.50% phosphorus on a dry matter basis. I bought a few cans locally based on this and he scarfed it down. So, I decided to order a case of this and the variety pack. I emailed the company afterwards to be sure I knew what the phosphorus levels were and unfortunately, the company gave me higher percentages than what Chewy states on their answers page. The company let me know this one has 1.80%. Not insanely high, but still higher than I would like. I would really like him to get more calories and since he seems to like this, I still give this to him in his rotation of (many, many) different foods. This does seem like a quality food, but I am still considering if it should be kept in the rotation, due to the higher phosphorus levels, once I have used up what I bought from Chewy. On the one hand it has high calories, which is absolutely what I want, but I also don't want him to have higher kidney levels. I would recommend this if you have a picky cat that doesn't have health issues. I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the phosphorous levels, but the food seems very quality and all our cats seem to like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RazRSharp on Nov 28, 2022

Thyroid senior cat approved!

My cat Tiger, has a thyroid condition, and we have to give him medicine 2 times a day. He has a lot of trouble overeating and puking, thereby losing too much weight. This food seems to stay with him, and he has been gaining some weight, which is great for a senior kitty. Seems to be a good choice for helping him get out of his skinny jeans and into some curvy ones!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By AmyP on Nov 26, 2022

Catastrophic changes

My twenty year old could only eat the chicken flavored wet can and enjoyed it for many years. Refuses to eat it now. Food has loose consistency and is missing the cute veggies. The can is thicker and will not clean enough to recycle. Tried mixing new and old cans until I ran out. Very disappointed in Thailand takeover. Must find a new food to introduce while dealing with his other health issues and intolerance to many foods. Please bring back the USA product!