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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Health FeatureDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & Minerals
Special DietHigh-Protein, Indoor, Grain-Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw...Grain-Free, Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw...
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Food FormDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry FoodDry Food, Freeze-Dried

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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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 ChewyFeb 04, 2020
At this time, Nature's Variety does not test for taurine levels in their formulas. Meat naturally contains a lot of taurine through amino acids methionine and cysteine and is the primary source of naturally derived taurine. Because their recipes are meat-rich at Instinct, all recipes have more than adequate levels of these naturally-occurring amino acids given the amount of animal ingredients they include and it is not synthetically supplemented. It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

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.

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

I would like to see what sizes this bag comes in for my auto ship
Answer by ChewyNov 10, 2019
This recipe is only manufactured in a 5-pound bag. This bag will contain approximately 25 cups of kibble.

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85 Customer Reviews

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 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 lucky 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 4 out of 5 stars
By Littlefoot on Apr 21, 2021

Cats love this food!

My cats seem to really enjoy Instinct. They enjoy this more than the regular Instinct without the bits of raw bites in it. I gave 4 stars because I worry about grain free foods. I wish this has some "good" grain in it or a choice of limited ingredients in it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Perse on Apr 12, 2021

Too good but not enough

My cat loves this product. The only problem is that the raw food is less dense so it rises to the top of the bag. I’m halfway through the bag and all the freeze dried bits are gone. All he has left is the kibble. He likes the kibble but LOVES the bits.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ginny on Feb 12, 2021

Perfect for my picky feline!

So my girl is super duper picky and she has a big hot spot that she gets on her back near the base of her tail so for months I’ve been trying different foods and treats. A lot of things we tried to try and improve her skin and coat she just didn’t care for and others she would eat but only a little bit at a time. I did more research and came across instinct and thought I’d give it a try and I’ll be danged. I put a little in her bowl without mixing with her other food just to see how she liked it and she gobbled every bit of it up without hesitation! My girl gives this food an 11/10 and I 100% recommend especially because it’s grain free and leaves out the things that are harmful to your furry friend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on Feb 6, 2021

A New Favorite

My cat has always been a dry food junkie, despite all my attempts at getting him to eat more wet food. So I decided maybe freeze-dried raw would be a good option. He gets the crunch he craves, but also some slightly better nutrition. He’s been obsessed with this stuff from day one! I also like to break the raw nuggets in half, so they’re easier to eat and they last a little longer while he’s seeking them out and chowing down.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Katz on Jan 11, 2021

Our favorite dry food

I had been feeding my cats blue buffalo grain free indoor for a couple years, but I wanted to find a different food for them to try. So far they really love this one. One of my cats (the pickiest cat I've ever met) doesn't like the freeze dried pieces very much. I think they are too big for cats, the pieces can should be smaller. I crumble them up for my boys and then they love it. I love the ingredients, so crumbling the freeze dried pieces doesn't really bother me.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Newbox on Jan 3, 2021

Instinctively the best cat food ever

My Oreo simply loves this food, he eats it quicker then I can get it down. One of the best cat foods ever. This along with intinct wet food in all varieties rabbit, tuna, salmon is his favorites and the only one I will purchase and with having 3 different cats at one time or another and going through many foods this one is the best. Very nutritious and fresh too. Thank you chewy for prompt fast delivery also. The best pet food outlet there is.