INSTINCT Original Grain-Free Pate Real Salmon Recipe Wet Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 24 -

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

By Instinct
Rated 3.8051 out of 5 stars
Flavor: Real Salmon
Flavor: Real Salmon
Size: 3-oz can, case of 24
Size: 3-oz can, case of 24

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About This Item


  • Features Wild-caught salmon as the first ingredient!
  • Made with 95% salmon and beef, 5% vegetables, fruits, and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Features a delicious pate texture.
  • Free of grains, potatoes, corn, wheat, soy, and artificial colors and preservatives.
  • Made with animal proteins to promote strong, lean muscles!

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Nutritional Information

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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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Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions

Is this cat food made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyOct 22, 2017
This formula is made in the United States.

What is the carbohydrate content for this food on a dry matter and as fed basis?
Answer by ChewyMay 17, 2021
This recipe contains .80% Carbohydrates on an as fed basis and 3.33% Carbohydrates on a dry matter basis.

Montmorillonite Clay: Why is this an ingredient and what’s the benefit of cats eating it?
Answer by ChewyMar 17, 2021
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 is a natural source of minerals so it may bring with it added health benefits to pets.

What is the phosphorus % by dry matter analysis on this product? What is the % protein by dry matter analysis on this product?
Answer by ChewyJul 20, 2018
This formula has a Phosphorous content of 1.59% and a Protein content of 77%, both on a dry matter basis.

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Rated 3.8051 out of 5 stars
236 Ratings
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236 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sue on May 2, 2023

Not what it used to be

I have bought this food of the salmon Instinct can cat food for my cat for a few years. She was having stomach issues and this worked GREAT! The recent case was a different can where my plastic lids don't fit and the food itself looks gray/brown. This is not the food that I bought a few months back. After reading other low reviews, I agree that this is not the food for my cat. I am so disappointed that it's not made in the USA and that the mixture has changed. No lid fits this can. The can itself is also made of a different metal. So disappointed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By lulu on May 18, 2023

not the favourite rabbit

there are other brands that they prefer. I do not know about the health contents of either one however I have a cat who is rabbit dependent as he has allergies to Poultry

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beau on May 21, 2023

Luv this food!

Beau gives this 10 out of 10 stars! Eats it all up every time. His coat’s luster, his energy levels- it is as if he’s rejuvenated to his younger self.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mika on May 1, 2023

My cat starts vomiting

First time to buy this food. But my two cats start vomiting after eating this food! Never happened before.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By ShivaCat on Jan 16, 2023

Off The Menu

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Melissa on Dec 3, 2022

Bye bye, Instinct

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ackstyle on Dec 10, 2022

Bad quality

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.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jonib on Apr 25, 2023

My cats didn't like it

The food may be good, but my cat's would not eat it. I gave it to the shelter.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Gail on Jan 30, 2023

Added Guar Gum. Disappointed!

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jaya on Nov 9, 2022

Now made in Thailand with guar gum and beef

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.