INSTINCT Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Cat Food, 11-lb bag - Chewy.com

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

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  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 81% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 19% 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 Kibble for Cats

Raw Coated Kibble

Instinct offers a variety of natural dry cat 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 cat kibble recipes are crafted with at least 77% animal ingredients to provide your kitty with high-quality protein. 23% veggies, fruits and other wholesome ingredients are also included for your cat’s overall well-being.

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

37 Customer Questions


Can you please provide how much taurine is in this product?

Why does Instinct have Montmorillonite Clay as an ingredient?
Answer by ChewyMay 09, 2018
Montmorillonite clay is a natural anti-caking agent. Using montmorillonite clay as a natural anti-caking ingredient has the additional advantage of providing health benefits. Some studies proved that the clay can be an effective anti-diarrheal and an alternative to other agents which can have serious side-effects.

Is it ok to switch between the different varieties of the dry food - salmon -> chicken -> rabbit without weening the cats from one flavor to the next? Or do I have to gradually change them over to the different flavor?
Answer by ChewyJan 11, 2019
Once your pet is accustomed to Instinct, you can rotate freely between forms and flavors. All Instinct diets are specially formulated for rotation feeding.

Kitten food?
Answer by ChewyOct 23, 2018
Currently, the Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Kitten Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Cat Food is available for purchase.


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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dilan on Jan 23, 2023

Cat suddenly refuses to eat

Since I got my last bag, my cat refuses to eat it. Had to go buy another brand and she eats it just fine. Something must have changed with the formula.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By LKCats on Nov 13, 2022

Disappointed

This has been all of my cat's main dry food for years. The last bag I received was crumbs thru & thru. I'm really disappointed- it's like the entire bag is made up of the old leftover pieces you'd find at the bottom of an almost empty bag. My cats don't eat crumbs and I now have to mix it with wet food- Instinct is too pricey to waste. I need to maybe look at different dry food options...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karla2023 on Jan 4, 2023

The only brand we buy

I have both a kitten and a dog, and this is the only brand we get for both babies. Even when our kitten was only on wet food, we stayed with Instinct.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Maddy on Dec 2, 2022

Good food, Good ingredients

This is a good food with great ingredients, my cat just did not like it at all, he is a bit picky, but he really hated this and protested it by not eating, even after I transitioned his food over two weeks.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GerriK on Sep 15, 2022

Rescue Kitties LOVE This

We adopted 2 rescue kittens recently, 5 weeks apart from 2 different rescue groups. Both had recommended the same food line R.., not saying their full name. My first kitten would only eat dry food, and would eat that brand. Not totally keen on the pork in the recipe I found the Instinct kitten chicken formula and started offering both. Then kitten no. 2 arrived, also being fed the R.. brand. Because of this I offered both kinds. Today, a month after adopting my second kitten, I watched both eat. Neither touched the other brand, bowls side by side, but chowed down on the Instinct instead. Both girls love it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on Jan 10, 2023

Cats are loving this food

This is new for my cats and they seem to love it. No vomiting yet from this new food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SuzyCZ on Sep 29, 2022

Only thing we buy

This is the only cat food that my Ragdoll can eat without having digestive issues. I have tried several other brands in the past that he tolerates for awhile but then the diarhea returns. Since being on the Instinct Original for the past 3 years he has had no problems.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 4CatsInAClowder on Jan 7, 2023

My 4 Cats Love It

I can tell there is a positive difference in my cats' condition and coat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Casey on Jul 16, 2022

Seems tasty

I have been trying several dry foods with my cats lately, trying to find one that my picky cat will eat. Based on how quickly my cats started eating it, I would say this one must be pretty tasty. However it does have a high protein/calorie content so I can't leave this one out for them to "graze" - but it works well for my picky cat since I know he will get the nutrition he needs when he eats it, even in small doses. The kibbles are also a nice size, not big. Overall seems like a good choice, will likely buy again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LitterBoxQueen on Jul 16, 2022

Great Cat Food

I switched to this from Science Diet when I found a database that told me Science Diet isn’t actually as good for cats as it should be. My friend recommended this brand and it was rated higher on the cat food database so I gave it a go and I’ve been buying it since! I even gave a bag to my friend to give to her picky eater and she said her cats love it! My cats can’t get enough so five out of five paws :3