INSTINCT Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Pieces Recipe Dry Cat Food, 10-lb bag -

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

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  • Boosted nutrition for a healthy weight 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—for 25% less fat and 15% fewer calories than Instinct Raw Boost
  • L-Carnitine helps to burn fat to support healthy metabolism, and the ideal fiber levels help keep your cat feel fuller, longer.
  • Free from grains, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal and artificial colors and preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

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About Instinct Raw Boost Healthy Weight Kibble for Cats

Meaty Raw in Every Bowl

Instinct Raw Boost Kibble Healthy Weight recipe for cats combines high-protein kibble with 100% raw pieces of all-natural, real meat bites for superior nutrition and taste. Choose the better way to feed your kitty kibble, with raw in every bowl!

For Healthy Weight

Instinct’s Raw Boost Kibble Healthy Weight recipe contains 25% less fat and 15% fewer calories than Instinct’s regular Raw Boost Kibble. It’s crafted with fat-burning L-carnitine and an ideal level of fiber. These ingredients help support a healthy metabolism and help your dog feel full!

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.


L-carnitine helps burn fat and supports a healthy metabolism, while the ideal fiber level helps your furry friend feel fuller, longer.


Antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits help support immune health.


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


This recipe is 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

13 Customer Questions

What is the % animal sourced protein for the total protein, animal and plant, in this healthy weight recipe?
Answer by ChewyJul 29, 2020
Instinct Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Pieces Recipe Dry Cat Food has approximately 83% protein from animal sources and 17% from plant sources.

What's the difference between healthy weight and the indoor formula?
Answer by ChewyMay 12, 2021
The ingredients vary between the two formulas. The Healthy Weight formula is made with l-carnitine to help burn fat to support healthy metabolism and the Indoor Health formula has fewer calories to support the less active lifestyle of an indoor cat.

will it help a cat to gain weight
Answer by ChewyOct 02, 2020
This formula is not intended to help with weight gain.

What is the maximum fat percentage for this food?
Answer by ChewyMay 19, 2018
The maximum Fat percentage is 16.0%.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
104 Ratings
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104 Customer Reviews

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

Cat didn’t like :(

Unfortunately my cat threw up at least once a day for a week & a half since i transitioned her to this food. She’s not usually picky with her dry food so she would eat it but yet would throw it up at least once a day. I wasnt sure why until I did the math on when she started to throw up and when I got this food. I’m not sure if its because I mistakenly bought this healthy weight instead of the regular version. She’s not overweight and thought this wouldn’t be an issue. I bought the regular instinct version in March and had no problems, so just a heads up to anyone! I think this brand is good but if your cat is at their normal weight I wouldn’t suggest it. Maybe try the small bag regular instinct dry food before committing!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hanna on Apr 29, 2023

Tiger loves it!

I have a 28lbs Maine Coon mix who loves Purina one. At first he was not liking this mix but after I mixed them togethers, he loves it. He is the pickiest eater of all my cats, four in total. His food is measured and he has become more active and is even running up and down the stairs. Highly recommend. He is definitely losing weight and we have tried everything!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By north on Mar 15, 2023

Great food that does its purpose

Great ingredients and formula. My cat has been on this diet for about 2 years and is able to maintain a healthy weight. He also likes this food a lot, especially the freeze dried chicken. Would highly recommend to cats with mild overweight problems.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Venusosaur420 on Apr 16, 2023

Not Great

My cat honestly did not like it, and it didn't seem to affect her positively at all. Not buying again. Also, it doesn't smell good, even for cat food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mack on Mar 14, 2023

My cats are obsessed!

Both my cats love this food, they come running to be the first to eat up the freeze dried meat part. They’re less interested in the kibble, but I mix in a little natural chicken broth and they love it just as much!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MissRii on Dec 13, 2022

If it means anything

My cat gobbles this stuff down and gets really excited when I give him food. I keep it in a jar to prevent him eating through the bag, and every time I open the lid he's trying to take bites out of the jar. However, he doesn't look like he's gained weight since being on this food! His favorite part is most definitely the freeze dried bits, so that is what tends to go first. He seems to be doing alright and loves this food the most out of all he's had over the past 2 years. I try to switch up flavors every order so he doesn't get accustomed to just one in case he'll have a health issue that requires certain food later on. I definitely recommend this!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By jasper on Jan 19, 2023

Heads up for toothless cats

After a transition period my cat now loves it! The only down side is the raw chicken bits are much larger than I thought. My cat doesn’t have many teeth left and he had a hard time chewing the freeze dried bits so I have to grind them up with my fingers and mix them in.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By what on Dec 11, 2022

if it doesn’t work for you, you’re using it wrong

I love this brand of food. I’ve been feeding it to my cat for about 4 years now. After researching dozens of dry kibble brands after adopting her, I settled on this. I started with the non-healthy cat brand and had her weight fluctuate between 7-10 pounds over two years. She’s a small cat and 7.5-8 lbs is her ideal weight. Anything over that and she’s fat. I bought healthy weight on a whim and it does wonders at keeping her at her ideal weight. I don’t feel guilty feeding her her lower quality brand wet food or giving an extra scoop of dry food here and there since it’s such a good brand. Usually we’ll do 3 tbsp of kibble in the morning, and about 2 oz of wet food at night with a tsp of fish oil in both and 2 tbsp of water in breakfast and dinner. I only give treats if we’re training. Her fur is glossy, soft, and her skin is moisturized and she’s the perfect weight bc of it. If you start feeding this to your cat immediately without transitioning them from their old food, of course they’re not going to like it (looking at you, catbarb). Having healthy, trim cats is more important than feeding your overweight cat high caloric foods because “that’s what they like.” Unless you’re ok with taking 3-5 years off their lifespan, then yea, keep feeding them high calorie food and causing them to be obese and bringing their death date closer and closer since you don’t care about their health. Transitioning should take several weeks to not cause upset and get them used to the flavor. This is ESSENTIAL for picky AND non-picky cats. Weeks 1-2: mix in a few of pieces of new kibble into old kibble for finicky cats. Weeks 3-4 should be 25% new kibble, 75% old. Weeks 4-5 should be half new, half old. 6-7 should be 75% new, 25% old. 7-8 should be all new kibble. OR mostly new kibble with a tiny amount of old bits of kibble mixed throughout for finicky cats. I’ve never had a cat not fully transition to a new food with this method. For people who are on the non-healthy weight brand, if your cat is strictly indoor, gets less than 2 hours of playtime each day, and sleeps all the time, there is no reason they need to be on a high protein, high calorie food. You’re making them fat. Cut down on the portion of high protein INSTINCT kibble you’re feeding them, or switch to healthy boost if you’re not going to do what you need to do to exercise them. My cat is strictly indoor. She never took to harness training as I adopted her when she was nearly 5. All of our outdoor activities are done from the comfort and safety of her book bag. Because of that, she needs to be consuming less calories in her kibble. She’s not active and I actually LIKE my cat and would like for her to live until 20. Which is why I’m not over feeding her and making her fat….. @ all you fat cat owners. Sincerely, a vet technician sick of seeing overweight and obese 12+ lb cats at my clinic.

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

My Cat Nano Loved

i would like to thank you for all the support my cat loved his new food we will be ordering again

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Oct 28, 2022

Good stuff!

I can't say my cat loves the kibble, but she does love the ch7nks of freeze-dried chicken. It's a little like cereal with marshmallows, lol! But it does keep her from gorging herself on her previous dry stuff that was a lot of fillers. This is much better for her and keeps her happy!