Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Pieces Dry Cat Food

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About This Item


  • Boosted nutrition with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient so it’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas for healthy skin and coat, and more antioxidants for immune health.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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About Instinct Raw Boost Kibble for Cats

Kibble + Raw

Instinct Raw Boost Kibble combines grain-free, high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw pieces for boosted nutrition.

Meaty Raw in Every Bowl

Instinct Raw Boost for puppies combines whole grain kibble with 100% raw pieces of all-natural, real meat bites for superior nutrition and taste. Choose the better way to feed your puppy kibble, with raw in every bowl!

Boosted Nutrition with Raw


Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics are included for digestive health.


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


Antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits help support immune health.


Every bite contains all-natural, protein-packed, minimally processed bites of real meat.


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

17 Customer Questions

The ingredients list shows that there is an element of "clay" in it--why? why is there "clay" in this food? cats would not eat clay in nature.
Answer by ChewyJul 17, 2019
Montmorillonite Clay is approved by AAFCO for use as an anticaking processing aid to adsorb excess moisture and to help keep the food from clumping. The Montmorillonite Clay used in Nature's Variety diets is tested for dioxins and it is guaranteed dioxin-free.

What is the carbohydrate content for this formula?
Answer by ChewyApr 15, 2020
This formula contains approximately 13% Carbohydrate content on an as fed basis.

Is the 10 lbs bag resealable? Which storage option would you recommend for this food?
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2018
All of Instincts bags are resealable. Plastic, glass or metal storage containers can also help protect dog food from the elements and from insects, rodents and other vermin. Store the bag or container off of the floor in a cool and dry location.

What is the shelf life of this product?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2020
An unopened bag of kibble is good for up to 18 months, keeping in mind not to exceed the printed expiration date. After opening, this kibble will stay fresh for about 2-3 months as long as it’s resealed between feedings.

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238 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sierra on Nov 27, 2023

My cats are happy on this food.

I have been feeding this to my cats for a couple of years and haven't had issues with it. I have noticed that the nuggets have gone down in quantity. I buy a separate bag of the freeze-dried morsels because my one cat really likes the nuggets. I researched a lot of brands, and I finally chose this one for its ingredients, flavor, and cost. It's definitely not the cheapest food but for what the ingredients and macro nutrient makeup is the price isn't bad.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DisgruntledCatMom on Aug 29, 2023

Time to Switch

This used to be a great brand and product but is no longer. The most recent bag I purchased contains less than one third of the "raw bits" than the previous bags I purchased and somehow the price has gone up. This after their wet food quality when down drastically at the beginning of the year. Time to switch. Definitely no longer recommend this brand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynae on Nov 5, 2023

Great for picky kitties!

I have a couple very picky kitties that like having crunch to their food. This offers a more healthy diet that still has their beloved crunch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Devon on Nov 18, 2023

Best cat food!

My cats love this food. It keeps their bowel movements regular and their coats beautiful.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Jul 12, 2023

Order everything for your pets here!!!

This is hands down the BEST company I have ever ordered from. If I need customer service, support answers very promptly. No hard times, they sympathize if need be and accommodate you if need be. Stressless process and fantastic customer service etiquette

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lilly on Aug 21, 2023

Great food

My cat enjoys the food and I’ve seen and felt an improvement with his fur, his waste also smells less potent than before when he was eating a cheaper brand.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Abby on Jul 17, 2023

food is great shipping isn’t

They must’ve really thrown my package around because the freeze dried bits inside are crumbled to pieces. My cats don’t seem to mind but at the price of this food I certainly do

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By gabby on Jun 26, 2023

bad batch?

I’ve ordered this a few times since I switched off the kitten version, my sphynx family loved it until now. They won’t even turn their heads to it. I’m guessing a bad batch? Disappointed as it’s not cheap

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By lex on May 15, 2023

happy fat boi

I got fur child as of may 2022? And we started him on this because google said it was highly recommended for a lot of reasons! So we tried it and this cat maaaann..he lOVES IT! he screams for feeding time, rubs all over the bags! Now granted he was a baby when we got him but no wet poops or throw up like some of these bad comments. Just depends on your babies tummy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KristaE on May 2, 2023

Joey enjoys this food

This is primarily kibble with a tiny bit of the freeze-dried raw pieces. My cat Joey has a sensitive tummy, so I've been mixing this in with his existing sensitive stomach food. It's going well, he seems to enjoy it, but still has a preference for his existing food. I'm working towards him moving onto this one entirely, but I don't want to upset his belly.