INSTINCT Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag -

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

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About This Item


  • Farm-raised rabbit is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Features 80% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, plus 20% 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


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


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


Antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits help support immune health.


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


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


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

What are the phosphorus, sodium, protein, fat and carbohydrate amounts on a dry matter basis please
Answer by ChewySep 15, 2020
This variety contains approximately 2.1% Phosphorus content on an as fed basis (2.3% on a dry matter basis), 0.6% Sodium content on an as fed basis (0.66% on a dry matter basis), 40.50% Protein content on an as fed basis (44.50% on a dry matter basis), 22.50% Fat content on an as fed basis (24.72% on a dry matter basis) and 12% Carbohydrate content on an as fed basis (13.19% on a dry matter basis).

What is "Montmorillonite Clay" it seems to be in both the wet and dry versions of this food. Thanks.
Answer by ChewyDec 25, 2018
The Montmorillonite Clay in this recipe acts as a natural anti-caking agent and detoxifying agent.

How many cups does this 10 lb bag contain in total?
Answer by ChewyJul 31, 2019
There will be approximately 4 cups of kibble per pound. The 10 pound bag will have close to 40 cups.

What is the calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium levels. Thanks
Answer by ChewyApr 01, 2020
This formula has approximately 3.5% calcium, 2.1% phosphorus, and 0.2% magnesium on an as fed basis.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SuzyB on Jan 27, 2023

My cat's a picky eater, this is his favorite.

My cat is an indoor/outdoor cat who does hunt and eat live rabbits, birds, squirrels, and such around our property. He is 3 years old and I have offered many brands and flavors of dry food and he is actually a really picky eater. If I mix 2 different kinds of kibble together, he will eat around the kibble he doesn't like. Of all the brands of dry food he's had, this is his favorite - he is as excited when we offer him this as when we offer him wet cat food or actual chicken or tuna. I have never had a cat get so excited about kibble before, so whatever is in this food, must be pretty fantastic. Thank you for your product and I will continue to buy it :)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By opinionated on Feb 4, 2023

she eats but I don't know if she loves it

She eats the canned rabbit from this company exclusively. If I leave only this dry food out, she will eat a little of it. But I am seeking something high protein she will enjoy. I'll be giving this to a neighbor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By bigbill on Jan 16, 2023

its very good

My cats prefer the flavor and it does not upset their sensative stomachs.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Phil on Feb 2, 2023

Won't eat

Bought for picky eaters. Neither cat likes ...stinks too

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Comfy on Apr 24, 2022

He likes It!

Our little rescue had started skipping breakfast and was often times gassy. We switched to this and he clearly likes it better! His stomach is less grumbly and he’s less gassy :) Glad we made the switch!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bella on Nov 25, 2021

only thing my cats will eat

My cats both absolutely love this. The older cat has always been a very picky eater and this is the only dry food he will eat. I’m glad it’s one of the healthier options for cats. I started feeding them this when petvalu went out of business and I couldn’t get their dry food anymore. It’s got real ingredients and not too much filler so I’m comfortable feeding it to my cats. I leave this out in a bowl all day for my cats to graze on between meals.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fran23 on Oct 30, 2021

Frann loves her food!

Fran is allergic to chicken and has pretty bad skin issues. This is the only food that has helped her skin and coat clear up, I get her the soft rabbit cat food as a lil snack and she loves it. I also use on occasion the "sensitive skin" freeze dryed toppings and she's all about it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By steph on Sep 28, 2021

not for sensitive stomach

I always try my best to get my cat the best dry food but this one was a failure. Let me explain, my cat has a sensitive stomach, I tried this dry food because the ingredients seems perfect and not harmful. But once my cat eats it he just immediately throws up. This has been happening everytime he eats this food. My cat has no food allergy he just has a sensitive stomach. So I suggest do not get this one if your cat has a sensitive stomach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Loves on Dec 28, 2021

Cats really seem to enjoy it but it does produce some stinky poos and farts

All of our cats seem to like this food. But their poops have been noticeably more stinky since they switched to eating this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sondari on Jan 12, 2022

Cats love it!

I've been buying this one for several years, and my cats are healthy and happy.