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

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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Top IngredientsChicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Duck, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Real Chicken Recipe: Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Liver...Rabbit, Pork, Pork Liver...
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryDuck, PoultryChicken, Salmon, Poultry, Seafood & FishRabbit, 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
Food TexturePatePatePatePatePate

Questions & Answers

38 Customer Questions


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

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

How is this different than the Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Chicken Formula of Instinct by Nature's Variety? The ingredients look identical.
Answer by ChewyAug 28, 2017
This product has a calorie content of 1,320 kcal/kg while the Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Chicken Formula Canned Cat Food has a calorie content of 1,278 kcal/kg. This product also contains Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and has a Calcium level of 0.3% while the Ultimate Protein Recipe does not.

Are the can liners BPA free?
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2017
All the Instinct by Nature's Variety cans are BPA free.


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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on May 11, 2022

My cats loved the rabbit - the chicken not so much

I started buying Instinct as a replacement for a veterinary diet that was out of stock in the rabbit flavor. The problem cat loved it so I decided to try it for my other cats. They loved the rabbit but did not like the chicken flavor at all. I don't know why other than they are overly spoiled..... They still love the rabbit so that is what I get them now.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Naturalcat on Apr 8, 2022

Good food but not a hit

I wanted to try something different and am familiar with this company and know they have excellent products. I don't know if it is the texture or smell but Wilson would not even try it the first couple times. He was tired of his previous foods but I mixed a spoonful in with the Instinct but still had to let it set which I do not like doing. I guess he realized he was getting nothing else so ate just enough not to be hungry. Even after more than a week of trying the food it is the same so I won't purchase it again. It is a very good product and if your cat likes pate style and chicken I'd give it a try.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By LynnM on Apr 14, 2022

The pride has spoken - nope!

I thought the ingredient list for this food was good and I like their quality. Since all three of these picky eater cats loved all other Instict varietes we've tried, I thought they would love this one since they all seem to like chicken. One sniffs and walks away, one takes a few bites and growls, the other sniffs and tries to bury it. Off to the cat shelter for this order. I'm sure other cats will love it, just not this picky bunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Johnnycat on Apr 21, 2022

My cats seem to really like it

I started feeding my chonkers this a couple of months ago, because the wet food i normally use was not in stock at the time. I rotate between this and Friskies. All three cats like both but seem to prefer Instinct. Not a fan of the whole peas in there, so I pick them out first. All in all, good stuff.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Annie on Apr 25, 2022

Not a favorite

Compared to Ziwi, my cats didn't want to touch this. They did, but they weren't nearly as excited about mealtime. Won't be purchasing again. Also came across quite a few whole chunks of chickpeas, but already aren't the best grain for cats.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ljeans on May 4, 2022

Hannah Says Yum!

I have a fussy eater and this is her absolute favorite canned food. Believe me, I've tried a ton of different wet foods, but Instinct pate chicken is a sure-to-eat dinner for Hannah.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on Feb 24, 2022

Real food, no additives

I am so grateful for this company, the only cat food I can find without guar gum or gum or chickpeas or wheat, and no byproducts. Pure food. Guar gum can bind the cat hair with the food in the intestines creating a bacteria build up which can lead irritable bowel syndrome. This can lead to your cat vomiting and then the doctors want to do an invasive operation which costs thousands. I had to put my 11 year old cat down because I could not afford the surgery. It also seems city cats who do not get out and get birds and mice and roughage to clean out their intestinal tract, might suffer from this condition more than country or outdoor cats. If you go online you will see guar gum should never be given to cats, yet it is in all the higher end cat foods, the most expensive. And Chewy, the customer service is wonderful.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Momcat1 on Mar 20, 2022

Won't buy it again

I bought this today for my cat to try since she needs wet food with fiber. I noticed the ingredients listed ground flaxseeds, but when I opened the can I saw a lot of seeds that were whole. I threw it away because I was afraid the seeds, which were sharp on one end, could stick in her throat or elsewhere.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cortney on Feb 6, 2022

Feeding one kitten and one year male bengals

I have used this food in the past for my older Bengal and he likes it, I only purchased it this time because chewy was out of their regular food. I will go back to their normal food next month if it is back in stock. However, both cats eat it up like their regular food and the ingredients are pretty close to what they normally get with a different brand. You can see a pea or a piece of carrot here and there.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catherine on Feb 25, 2022

Senior cats approved!

Both my 11 year old girls love this canned food, even my pickier girl, who usually licks only the juice/gravy off canned foods. She still won't eat a full meal of it, but will beg for a snack every night! The peas are definitely odd, but my less picky girl doesn't think anything of it.