Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Beef Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bag

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About This Item

  • USA-raised beef is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 70% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 30% fruits, vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants to support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from around the world, with the pure nutrition of raw in every piece.
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About Instinct Original Grain-Free Food For Dogs

Raw Coated Kibble

Instinct offers a variety of natural dry dog food recipes with added vitamins and minerals to suit your furry family member’s needs. And with freeze-dried raw coating on every piece of kibble, adding the nutrition and taste of raw into your pet’s diet is easy!

Grain-Free Kibble

Instinct’s grain-free, raw-coated kibble recipes are crafted with at least 70% animal ingredients to provide your pup with high-quality protein. Nutritious oils are also included, along with 30% veggies, fruits and other wholesome ingredients.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw on Every Piece

PROTEIN PACKED

With responsibly sourced real meat as the first ingredient, these recipes are packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.

OMEGAS 3 AND 6

Naturally occurring omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids support skin and coat health.

ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits help support immune health.

PROBIOTICS

Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics are included to support your dog’s digestive health.

RAW COATING

Instinct crushes and tumbles their freeze-dried raw with their kibble, ensuring raw is on every piece!

MADE WITHOUT FILLERS

These recipes are made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.

The Benefits of Raw

Instinct believes that eating a diet rich in raw, unprocessed foods is just as good for our pets as it is for us. They make every meal with the understanding that real, less-processed, whole raw foods can have the power to transform lives.

Better Digestion

More Energy & Vitality

Weight Improvement

Improved Skin And Coat

Excitement At Mealtime

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

14 Customer Questions


Are you currently shipping the new ingredient formula?
Answer by ChewyAug 07, 2019
During this transition, customers may receive the old formulation and packaging.

So just how is their kibble made?
Answer by ChewyMay 26, 2019
Instinct cooks their kibble at 180-200 degrees, depending on the extruder. A conventional oven environment is not present, but an extruder environment. An extruder eliminates all oxygen in the cooking process, therefore eliminating many of the variables that would be present to destroy some of the nutrients. All of Instinct's kibble has a freeze-dried raw coating on them. The manufacturer uses cold pressure processing to keep their raw recipes safe.

What size are the kibbles?
Answer by ChewyDec 08, 2020
The kibble size of the Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe is 1 centimeter in diameter.

What is the % taurine in this food?
Answer by ChewySep 04, 2019
This food doesn't contain added taurine. At this time, Nature's Variety does not test for taurine levels in their canine recipes as it’s not a required nutrient per AAFCO.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pittiemomma on Mar 18, 2022

Finally found the one

I have 3 dogs. 2 pit bulls and a mixed breed. 2 of the 3 dogs are picky picky picky! 2 of the 3 have allergies. And one refuses to eat anything unless we hover over him. So it’s been a chore finding something they all 3 will eat….until now. The kibble has a strong odor but considering dogs use their sense of smell, it’s more appealing to them. The ingredients appear to be good quality and since I’ve been feeding them this food, there’s been a decrease of rashes, itching, and licking. And the boy eats all his food now. Thank goodness.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Paula on Mar 16, 2022

This is not my order coming from my account

If you charged my account for Olivia’s order, please credit it back. I didn’t place this order.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Pennysmom on Jan 7, 2022

Smell's bad

Our dog likes this food but it smells really bad. I won't be ordering it again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ZELDA on Nov 23, 2021

YES WOULD BUY AGAIN

Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Beef Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By moni on Nov 26, 2021

excellent food

my two dogs are very picky, and they love instinct, it also smells real good.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SallyInOhio on Jul 5, 2021

Delicious FOOD for my pup

I love this brand and Dr. Berg feeds it to his dogs too! With other kibble food, he would eat ONLY when he was starved. And I've tried several foods..my pup is only 2 but I just couldn't find the perfect one. And of course, Chewy delivery is like in 5 minutes.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Cips on Jul 1, 2021

Can't find the right product!

I have used Instinct since I got my teacup Pomeranian. I have used small breed chicken, beef, but prefer rabbit or duck. I had to order the regular size from your website because of the lack of the small breed flavors.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Hope21 on Feb 20, 2021

Dogs will NOT eat!

I researched foods for picky eaters and this was at the top of the list. We have 2 dog's Archie, age 4, and Maisy, age 11-months. I wanted to graduate them to a new food that they can both eat. Archie will literally eat anything you put in front of him. Unfortunately, NOT this food, he sniffed it and walked away. And Maisy will not touch it, they simply hate this food. I wonder if we received a bad batch? It's hard to believe this was rated high for picky eaters! Back to the dawing board.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Shozy on Mar 31, 2021

Too soon to tell

I gave 5 stars for ingredients and I presume it’s great for my dog but I just started her on this food so can’t really say yet.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Grtdna on Apr 5, 2021

Picky eaters ate it!

Tried with my two picky eaters! They didn't run to it at first but then came around! They eat without hesitation.