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

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Description

Serve up tailored nutrition with Instinct Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food. Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw nutrition, this recipe unlocks your dog’s ability to thrive. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods, like real chicken and vegetables, plus guaranteed levels of probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants. The result is a tasty, high animal protein diet that is tailored just for the unique needs of small dogs.

Key Benefits
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient for high animal protein to support strong, lean muscles.
  • Tailored, small breed nutrition provides an ideal balance of protein, fat and calories for healthy body weight.
  • Guaranteed levels of calcium and phosphorous for strong bones and teeth, plus naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health.
  • 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 with the finest ingredients from around the world, free from grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.

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  • Item Number
    119062
  • Weight
    4.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Turkey Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Egg Product, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Montmorillonite Clay, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Choline Chloride, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

4,262 kcal/kg, 476 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein35.0% min
Crude Fat19.5% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Calcium1.4% min
Phosphorus1.1% min
Vitamin E200 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.0% min
Glucosamine300 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate525 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulants60,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water. Along with dry food, we recommend feeding raw or wet food to help increase the amount of water in your pet’s diet.

Daily Feeding Guidelines (standard 8 oz dry measure cup):

WeightAdult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup)Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 8 lbs1/4 - 3/41/8 - 3/8
9 - 12 lbs3/4 - 13/8 - 1/2
13 - 20 lbs1 - 1 1/41/2 - 3/4
21 - 30 lbs1 1/4 - 1 3/43/4 - 1

Puppies (Except Large Breed [70+ lbs as an Adult]): Feed up to twice the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to 3 times the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food

    By Tracey on Mar 15, 2021

    I got this food when we adopted (2) 2 year old pugs. They were on Beneful and had awful gas. I researched and decided on Instinct. There has been no more gas. I was told to gradually add the new food and reduce the old over time until it is all new food. The dogs still had the taste of old and gradually got used to the new.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food, Good Price

    By AlyW on Dec 2, 2020

    I know, I know. It’s a little pricey, especially for the size bag. However, the ingredients are great, it’s a respected brand, and my dog absolutely loves it. I’ve read a couple of reviews where the reviewer complained their dog wouldn’t eat it. My recommendation would be to get the smaller bag to try, and if it doesn’t work out, you only spent a bit. If it does, your dog will be eating food that’s incredibly good for them! If you’re considering, just do it. You likely won’t regret it :)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food

    By Faye on Mar 14, 2021

    My little dog Winchester likes his new food. When I feed him he right there waiting. Before showed little interest.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    I really wish

    By charlie on Sep 9, 2020

    I wish that Izzy liked this food. She is a 10 year old Cairn/Yorkie mix and went on a hunger strike for 2 days until I got other food for her. She's pretty fickle, so I don't think it is the food's fault!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Switched from Gastrointestional food

    By LaulivinlavidaBoca on Jun 13, 2020

    Excellent ingredients in this food. Organ by products which dogs love. I was looking for a more nutritional food for my 1 and 13 year old Yorkies. They love this product. I do still give them royal canon wet gastro food, but I see an improvement in their energy levels, may switch to instinct wet food as well soon.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Instinct of food

    By Sandy on Apr 17, 2020

    The best I have used it was not as palatable to her as some of the cheaper brands, but, now that she has been on it for two weeks she loves it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    All four love this food

    By Yorkiemom315 on Feb 26, 2020

    I am so happy all four love this food. They started eating it while I was pouring it in their dish. It is rated five stars by Dog Food Advisor. I will be feeding the Solid Gold too.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not for us

    By Maria on Oct 9, 2019

    This food was a great upgrade from a previous uninformed Pedigree purchase. My dog loves it to the point I can even use the little kibble as low-reward treats for reinforcing previously learned tricks. However, my dog seems to have a sensitive stomach and while this is good enough to keep him happy and diarrhea-free (most of the time) it might not be the best option for puppies like him.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

    By Lisa on Jul 25, 2019

    My three dogs won't touch this food. A waste of a lot of money! I should have gotten the smallest amount possible to test it, but with all its goodness I expected them to be crazy about it. Just like health foods for people, they sound good but often don't taste good, lol. I guess we will have to sustain the loss of $ and go back to a brand that's less super-premium.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our two Chihuahua/Terrier mix dogs like this food.

    By vegetarian on Sep 22, 2019

    Grain free, however I supplement their diet with oatmeal and vegetable or fruit treats that I make, plus slices of sweet potato that I dehydrate in the oven.

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