INSTINCT Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food, 22.5-lb bag -

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

By Instinct
Rated 4.261 out of 5 stars

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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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Questions & Answers

24 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.

what is the protein to carb ratio?
Answer by ChewySep 24, 2022
This recipe contains 36% protein and 17% carbohydrates.

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.

Are there peas in this dog food
Answer by ChewySep 13, 2017
This formula contains peas.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Tito on Jan 10, 2023

Do Not Recommend - Not Consistent

I do not recommend this brand. My dog had diarrhea for every new bag that I received for the first few meals. The kibble sizes also changed from time to time which led me to believe the ingredients are not consistent, which would also explain my dogs stool.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tara on Jan 23, 2023

Love Chewy

I am not an on-line shopper, by nature. But Chewy makes it so easy! I was having trouble with my order so I called Customer Service. They were amazing! Oh, yeah, almost forgot, my dog loves Chewy, too!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Furkids on Dec 28, 2022

Not a crowd pleaser

This variety has a heavy fish smell, and not liked by the 4 fur kids. They do however love the Freeze dried Raw meals, chicken & beef

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on Sep 21, 2022

Not buying again

Arrived cut open at the side. Only after ordering I see that it has less protein and higher plant ingredients. Smaller bag for more money. Will not buy this again and shouldn’t have bought in the first place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jaz1 on Oct 31, 2022

Love Chewy

Quick service at a fair price. The fogs love the flavor and when mixed with veggies and canned food they eat every bite.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chancie on Nov 28, 2022

Instinct kibble

My furry boys seem the kibble and there smaller so my older dog can eat it easier.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mehh on Jul 18, 2022

21% price increase in a year? And dog won’t eat latest bag

We have been using this food for 3+ years now for our lab mix. No problems until lately. Price has gone from $60+tax per bag to $73+tax per bag in less than a year. Practically every shipment has increased in price since January. I’m not sure if this is a Chewy issue or an Instinct issue, but I feel like we should get alerts on auto shipments when prices increase PRIOR to the item being shipped. So the rampant price increase is annoying, but would be tolerable if the quality was there. I feel like something was wrong with the last bag we received. The color was different than the previous bag and our dog (who never turns down any food) was reluctant to eat it. Normally his bowl is empty 2 minutes after we feed him. With this batch, he would frequently leave the food for hours. We didn’t provide alternatives, so eventually he ate it. However, a few weeks later, he began having digestive issues- diarrhea, occasional vomiting, lethargy. No obvious causes (not around other dogs, no toxins in yard, didn’t get into anything). We decided to stop feeding the kibble and went to a homemade food. He is much better now. Not sure what our long term feeding plan will be now :(

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on Sep 9, 2022

Not for all dogs.

I have a food sensitive Dachshund and this food wasn't tolerated by him. He developed a loose stool. So back to his old food that has worked.

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 Maricka on Apr 17, 2022

Don’t know what to think

Still on the fence about this food dogs transitioned over seems to be better than the raw chicken added they’ve had lots of diarrhea I believe the chicken is not fresh. But they’re doing better on this food still don’t know about continuing. Trying a brand called logic more of a Whole Foods diet.