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.
Many thanks to other reviewers! Now I know why my cats have stopped eating Instinct or vomiting it up. My local shelter wouldn’t take it so I’m dumping 3 cases. Too much $ down the drain. I won’t be coming back even if they return production to the USA.
Thanks to the reviewers who confirmed what me and my cat already knew. This food has changed completely. I still had some of the old cans, and when I opened one of those, it was very apparent how different the food is. The old one looked and smelled better, and my cat ate it right up. The new cans are an unpleasant odor, texture, and he ate it grudgingly, asking me for something different. I see why, now. The ingredients have changed. Will no longer be buying this brand that has been my staple for 15 years.
I get this at the local pet store and my cats loved it. Cans I received from my Chewy order had some weird white stuff inside (sitting on top of food) that I hadn't noticed in local cans. My cat threw it up. Tried again another day, with a different can and had the same issue. Guessing the food was spoiled so def not giving anymore to my cat.
They recently added guar gum to ALL their wet food... even the limited ingredient ones! Very disappointed! Now I have to find a different food.
Been feeding this for 5-years to our cats. Been thrown for a loop by Instinct since they decided to move production to Thailand and change the formula. Now, rather than pork, the salmon flavor has beef organs and guar gum. I contacted the company and was fed a slew of talking points meant to counter everything I said. Not only is the food a gooey mess now, the company seems to care less what they have done to loyal customers. If you order from multiple retailers, some are still sending out the old stock so once you transition the cats to a new formula, there is no way of knowing if you will get cans of the old formula. Shame on Instinct, what terrible people behind this company.
The recipe has changed from salmon and pork liver to salmon and beef. Not only that but the consistency of the pate has also changed and is now outsourced from Thailand. Please if you're spending this much on wet cat food source it from somewhere US based and research what goes into it as well!
My cat use to love this food as well until they added Menadione Sodium Bisulfite. You can see the white specks in the food. I have done research and even contacted the company. They said its harmless....but that is not true. I am very careful to read the ingredients that I feed my cat. I am discontinuing this food and feeding her Kiwi Kitchen wet cat food chicken, which she enjoys. I did the recommended switching of food and added it to her old food. I hope this is helpful.
My cats used to love this but not anymore. The recipe has changed and now they won’t even touch it. The food in the new style cans looks grey, sticks to the can, texture is different, and just seems off. Nothing like how it used to be. Its not just the salmon flavor, a lot of the varieties have changed to this new formula. It’s very disappointing. My cats are senior and finding a food that they will like and agrees with their digestion was hard but back to square one.
I have four cats and some are pickier than others (although you would never know it, as they are a little thick in the middle). They loved the Merrick limited ingredient Salmon which has been out of stock everywhere for a while. I thought this might be a nice substitute. They did not agree. Two of them would try it, but the others wanted no part of it. This is a great food on paper, but apparently not for my boys.
Changed formula not the same. Made cat sick. It's texture and smell is bad