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

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About This Item

  • Cage-free chicken 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

29 Customer Questions


Is this food made with 100% of ingredients sources in the US? A link to this page suggested as much but the description here seems to contradict that.
Answer by ChewyFeb 14, 2018
The poultry, pork, and fish come from the United States (salmon meal from the United States, Canada, and Chile).The fish is fresh-caught from the Atlantic and Pacific.The beef and lamb are from the United States, venison is from the United States. and New Zealand, and the rabbit is from France. The vegetables and fruits are from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, depending on the ingredients. The grains and starches are sourced from the United States, Canada, and Brazil. Herbs and spices from North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Most ingredients are sourced from the United States and are only sourced from other locations as needed. Instinct is very stringent on sourcing and have good relationships built with their vendors for quality ingredients.

how many cups of food in 22 pound bag?
Answer by ChewyMar 02, 2020
One pound of kibble is approximately measured into 4 cups. The 4 pounds bag contains approximately 16 cups, the 11 pound bag contains approximately 44 cups and the 22.5 pound bag contains approximately 90 cups of food.

Can I safely add chicken broth and vegetables to this mix? If so, should I cut down the amount of suggested daily servings of the product itself? I have a 60 lb. Labrador Retriever so I'm thinking I would use 2 3/4 cups of this product per day and additional green vegetables and chicken broth?
Answer by ChewyJun 23, 2018
Broth and vegetables are safe to add to this kibble. Reducing food intake is not necessary unless adding a protein.

What is the kibble size?
Answer by ChewyDec 03, 2021
The kibble size can vary from batch to batch, but ideally the size for the regular dog kibble is 1 centimeter (cm) in diameter.


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307 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lexi on Apr 8, 2022

Amazing Food

My Pitbull mix has terrible food allergies. I have tried everything except a full raw diet which I can not afford and NOTHING worked. He would have really loose stool and had really yeasty paws. I tried Instinct GF chicken and his paws are the best they have ever looked! His stools are more firm too. I am very impressed with Instinct and this is definitely a high quality food. If your dog has bad allergies and is not allergic to chicken then give this a try!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jebadiah on Mar 2, 2022

Rehab Diet

My 12 year old American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit) just had a stock so i was concerned with his diet. He was not eating his Wild Buffalo so i started reading the ingredients of all the dog foods. I settled on Instinct. When it arrived he did not hesitate to dive in! My 2 cats even prefer this dry food to theirs.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Feb 2, 2022

It smells really bad

My dog has gotten really picky after having the fresh food from the farm dog company. That was just too expensive to continue so I'm trying high-quality alternatives. She does not like this food for whatever reason. I have to mix it with rice, potatoes, freshly cooked meats or she won't touch it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Harley on Sep 27, 2021

Harley LOVES it.

Our old boy has been on Hills Science Diet for several years, but as he has aged, we have had to find toppings to entice him to eat. This time instead of shopping for toppings, I checked out tastier bagged dog food. I tried it on day one without any wet topping. He gobbled it up. Today he was standing at his bowl 30 minutes early and cleaned his bowl again. I think we have a winner! Btw this is pricier than Hill, but we will be saving on toppings.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Agricoliansu on Oct 9, 2021

NASTY SMELLING

My boxer's would not even touch this food. In fact they would not even go near their food bowls if this product was in it. Had to "feed the wildlife" with the two bags I had ordered. Maybe someone else's dog would eat it....ps...My dogs are NOT picky eaters.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 123456789 on Dec 7, 2021

instinct freeze dried dog kibble

My dog absolutely loves this, I’ve been trying to find something for her that she loved because she is very picky


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anna on Nov 12, 2021

Healthy dog food

My bag of dogfood arrived the day after I ordered it. Rosie loves it and it came highly recommended.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jack on Aug 9, 2021

Not for my dog

Disappointed I spent $70 on this. Other reviews seemed good and I just wanted to change up his food for him. He isn't interested in it at all. Back to Purina Pro Plan!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Judy on Apr 19, 2021

Not a good way to receive a order

Been ordering years now! Thought I would try a new food for my furbabbies! Ordered this and there original. I opened the box by pulling the tape off (I didn't use a cutter or anything to cause this) there original was fine (as always) but this was split on the side (as shown in picture) food was everywhere! Just beware open the box carefully if you buy this food!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lily on Mar 26, 2021

Ernie loves it!

After reading so many articles about what is in dog food, I really wanted to see if I could find something better. I was happy to see Chewy had numerous choices. I decided on Instinct because of what is not in it as well as being reasonably priced. Happy to say Ernie loves it and I feel he is getting a more better food.