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

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

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    Switched from Gastrointestional food

    By Laura 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 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. … more

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    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

    Great Purchase

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    I haven't been able to find this particular product in stores, so I'm happy Chewy.com carries it. The kibble is small which is perfect for my dog. She cleans her bowl and that speaks for itself.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Ingredients the same as the frozen

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    My female seems to like this, same ingredients as the frozen raw my male eats. Hope to find it in larger. middle size kibble to help keep her teeth clean.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Instinct Brand

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    We've been using this product for several years now and was happy that Chewy carries it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Instinct by natures original small breed grain free recipe dry chicken dog food

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    I have spent a lot of money on the best dog foods and treats offered and my dog would not eat any of the foods I bought. My credit card overflowed with charges and I was at my wit’s end trying to get a food he would eat. I finally decided to give up after trying toppers and all types of dog foods. I then decided I had to do something before my dog became ill from not eating. I went to where his breeder was and asked her what I could try so he would eat. She gave me what she had fed him as a puppy and told me to give him half the amount. We are going on day 2 and he has eaten this food. I have nothing against chewy because they have a great amount of different dog foods and the people I spoke I have spent a lot of money on the best dog foods and treats offered and my dog would not eat any of the foods I bought. My credit card overflowed with charges and I was at my wit’s end trying to get a food he would eat. I finally decided to give up after trying toppers and all types of dog foods. I then decided I had to do something before my dog became ill from not eating. I went to where his breeder was and asked her what I could try so he would eat. She gave me what she had fed him as a puppy and told me to give him half the amount. We are going on day 2 and he has eaten this food. I have nothing against chewy because they have a great amount of different dog foods and the people I spoke with are friendly and understanding. I just wanted to share this with you all at Chewy and with other dog owners who have problems with their dogs eating and maybe Chewy could ask some breeders for foods they sell and start selling them at Chewy. I just hope he keeps eating this food. It is not one that is exclusive to the breeder but it seems like it is working for my very finicky dog. And he is a real finicky dog. I give only one star to this brand because like this and many others I purchased he refused to eat any of the brands and they were the top ones available. But if he changes his mind I will be back with Chewy asap. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Food 4my Pom!

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    My pomeranian loves this kibble. It's the perfect size 4her little mouth & she doesn't have to struggle chewing it. I love it 4 it's nutritional value. She obviously loves it 4the taste. Perfect kibble for tiny breeds!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    love the small kibble size

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    Tried this brand at the recommendation of a chewy rep after my dog had a hard time transitioning from puppy formula to medium breed formula on Royal canin. The kibble sizes are so small and that’s a great plus for my super picky beagle. I’m still searching for a dry food that she’ll eat alone but for now this is working for me to mix in with her other food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stuff

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    Our dogs love this food. Since it is grain free and natural it helps to keep them calm.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great food

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    I love this food and I usually have to drive 30 miles to find it because my local stores don't carry the brand. Thank you chewy for fast delivery and a better price.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    My dog likes this when mixed with his wet food but the combination gives him terrible gas!! I'm sorry to say that I am still searching for another dry food.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    PURE PERFECTION

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    Healthiest and most beneficial ingredients in a dry dog food that I have ever found. And, my dog's chronic skin issues have all but disappeared! It is proof that it behooves dog owners to pay attention to ingredients if their pets have special needs and known reactions to things like sugar, grains, corn, starches, etc. It took me a long time (11 YEARS!) but thanks to "Instinct by Nature's Variety" it was soooooo worth the struggle.

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