Instinct Original Kitten Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag

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About This Item

  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support the energy needed for growth and play.
  • Includes 81% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils plus 19% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients.
  • Tailored nutrition for kittens includes a balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat for healthy exposure to proteins plus natural DHA for brain and eye development.
  • 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 Kittens

Raw Coated Kibble

Instinct offers a variety of natural dry 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 kitten kibble is crafted with 81% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, along with 19% veggies, fruits and other wholesome ingredients. The balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat provide healthy exposure to proteins, while natural DHA from chicken eggs supports brain and eye development.

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

16 Customer Questions


Is the kibble extra small in this for kittens?
Answer by ChewySep 25, 2017
This product is for all for kittens from 6 weeks to over 12 months of age.

What purpose does the clay in this recipe serve?
Answer by ChewyFeb 20, 2020
Montmorillonite clay is used in some natural pet foods as a natural anti-caking agent. It allows high-quality pet foods to remain free of man-made and chemical agents for this purpose. In addition, it is a natural source of minerals so it may bring with it added health benefits to pets.

Does the kitten dry food have gluten in it? Is it also approved by the AAFCO? Do they have the kitten formula in rabbit?
Answer by ChewyJan 12, 2019
This variety is grain and gluten free. It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for growth. The kitten variety is only made in a chicken flavor by the manufacturer, at this time.

Is this a good food for savannah cats?
Answer by ChewyFeb 06, 2020
This food is okay for Savannah cat's


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164 Customer Reviews



Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By carolina on Mar 1, 2022

picky eater

My baby didn’t like it, but his baby sister did. He prefers the adult food by instinct. I won’t rate it low, just cause my cat doesn’t like it, it has great ingredients and is one of the better dry foods out there! Would recommend if your cat isn’t picky.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kitty on Feb 28, 2022

1st dry food my kitten would eat!!!

I had tried many different brands of dry food, prior to trying Instinct! This was the fifth brand and the only one she will eat! So glad to have finally found a dry food for my fur-baby! I love the fact that it is also made in the USA!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tasha on Feb 16, 2022

One of the best dry cat food on the market

The ingredients are perfect -- something that you would search for if you want your cat to have the best of all, including probiotics. And it doesn't have that repulsive odor that you would expect from freeze-dried raw food. My kitty loves it no less than can food.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By zynn on Mar 13, 2022

An ok cat food

Not as good as Ultimate Protein. My cats eat it, but not very interested food. Just ok.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dima on Jan 24, 2022

This is good food for kittens.

My kittens love this food. I am satisfied. Good quality. After such a meal, they are fine with the stomach and toilet. We advise you to try


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Catz on Oct 28, 2021

Catz disappointed

My cats did not like this food, dry and even the can food of this particular brand. I feel it is a very healthy food for them and was willing to spend more for them to ensure they get the best for them. I had to go back to my usual for them, which is fine but wanted to upgrade, no matter the cost. However, they won’t benefit if they don’t eat it. I did much research on the product & I would recommend IF your cat eats it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mishka on Nov 20, 2021

Prefer this over Hills Science Diet

My almost 4 month old Maine Coon eats this dry food compared to others he's tried. I did notice this food is a lot stinkier than the one he didn't like but maybe that's a good thing since he seems to enjoy it?


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Obidatcat on Sep 20, 2021

Great for my kitty’s stomach

I was feeding my kitten Blue Buffalo but he didn’t want to really eat it. It eventually gave him stomach issues so I had to find something else. My dude loves Instinct and he no longer has stomach issues. It is a little bit expensive than the average cat food but their ingredients seem legit. The proof is in the litter box lol


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By beans on Sep 19, 2021

Litter Mates love this food

Adopted two 5month old kittens and they were not a fan of dry food and were super picky with wet food. Switched them to instinct brand for everything and they LOVE it here. There’s never a piece of kibble ever left over. This food is helping to fill them out and their coats look amazing


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LLR1 on Dec 20, 2021

Great dry food option

My little guy (still under 1 year) loves this Instinct dry food! He's happy and has a healthy coat and gut!