INSTINCT Raw Boost Indoor Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Pieces Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag -

Instinct Raw Boost Indoor Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Pieces Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag

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About This Item


  • Boosted nutrition for indoor cats 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.
  • Highly digestible protein plus probiotics helps control stool odor—fewer calories support a less active, indoor lifestyle.
  • 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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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

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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

16 Customer Questions

What is the percentage of Taurine? Also, would this be good for senior (13+) cats?
Answer by ChewyAug 14, 2022
This variety contains approximately 0.33% Taurine content on an as fed basis (0.36% on a dry matter basis). It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

What is the carbohydrate percentage of this food?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2017
This recipe has a carbohydrate level of 24%.

How is the food stored? When I open the bag, can I keep it at room temperature, with a bag clamp? Or does the bag need to stay in the freezer?
Answer by ChewyMar 30, 2020
This food does not require refrigeration. An unopened bag of food will last until the expiration date stamped on the bag. Ideally, dry food and treats should be consumed within 6-8 weeks of opening the bag. Exposure to air, light, hot temperatures and humidity speeds up the rate at which foods degrade. To limit these effects, keep dry foods in their original packaging and store in a cool, dry location.

Does this food help with hairballs
Answer by ChewyAug 17, 2021
While this recipe helps to support an indoor lifestyle, it is not specifically formulated to prevent hairballs.

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Rated 4.1263 out of 5 stars
95 Ratings
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95 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By FreezeDriedRaw on Feb 25, 2023


I have been looking for a brand that actually cares about cats and their digestive system. There are plenty of brands that are too commercial and lack the quality of food causing health issues in the long run for cats. I started feeding this to my cat since December. I always mixed it with another type of dry food he was eating. He handed it well for first 2 months. I stopped giving this to him in February because each time he ate this food he kept throwing up. He loves the freeze dried pieces, wasn't too interested in the kibbles. But he would eat it. Now he doesn't eat them, anytime he does he throws up almost immediately. This week he has thrown atleast 6 times. It's economically hard for me to buy the vet recommended brand of foods all the time but I have no other choice.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Grillgal on Mar 11, 2023


My 2 cats have eaten Indoor Health for years until last month. I got a bag that made both of them very sick - throwing up and diarrhea. Spoke to the manufacturer and gave them the info from my bag. Bought a different bag with a different batch number. They totally refuse to eat it. Will have to buy a different product because I no longer trust Instinct.

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

Instinct cat food

My 3 cats did not like it. I was surprised because my dogs love the raw pieces! Just finicky cats!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Catlover on Mar 21, 2023

Instinct raw

My cats are still getting used to this this food!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Tammyb on Jan 26, 2022

Good but....

I have one the MOST fussy cats known. He LOVES the real chicken chunks, but barely tolerates the kibble. Wish I could buy just the chicken chunks. I'm sure any normal cat would love the whole package. I'm just not that fortunate.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brenna on Dec 5, 2021

Shiniest Fur!

I have been using this for my kitten since we got him at 10 weeks. And when we adopted my Maine coon mix from a neglect situation we put him on this as well. Everyone comments how my cats literally GLISTEN they are so shiny and soft! And beyond healthy! Never had one issue happen while they are on this food!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Meme on Oct 17, 2021

None of my cats will eat it.

Zero stars really. The first time I fed it to my two indoor cats they threw it up. The second time I mixed it with their usual canned food and they refused to eat it. I tried to feed Instinct mixed with canned food to my two outdoor cats and they refused to touch it. It was a total waste of money and I had to clean up barf.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thor on Jun 22, 2021

best kibbles & raw

my cat loves this and I wish the company would put a better sealing top like hill and hill top closers. I wish the company would also put more toppers in the bag with the kibble, so i just buy the chicken raw and mix it with the kibbles but my little girl could not chew well but she loved the digestive one and the skin and coat but she had kidney and back feet problems but she would eat the soft raw toppers but we had to put her down because her kidney stones we bless her and send her back to Kitty heaven!! Thor misses her and we do also but Thor is 4 and he loves to watch the birds and the squirrel when they visits! he had ran out and the delivery was very late on deliver finally this morning so I'd ordered the small sample ones thank god I had the skin and coat to hold him over and keep calling and watching the tracking...and Thank you chewy for the flowers for our sweet Pixie girl and for us. We highly recommend these Instinct raw toppers with the kibble & raw love

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rushi on Jun 22, 2021

cats love it

Switching from kitten dry and wet food was easy. No issues at all. I think they consider the raw pieces a real treat. Since they’re too big [for their food ball, they get them as an appetizer.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Wilson83 on Apr 13, 2021

This brand makes my cat sick

Not great for cats with sensitive stomachs. Initially my cat enjoyed this brand and was fine with it but I’ve had to stop feeding it to him because he stopped eating it. In the past few weeks, it’s made him sick and he keeps throwing it up so naturally he won’t touch it. Thankfully I have leftover Purina brand.