Instinct Raw Boost Large Breed Puppy Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken & Freeze-Dried Raw Pieces Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bag

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  • Boosted nutrition for large breed puppies with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient so it’s packed with animal protein to support the energy needed for growth and play.
  • Balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat for a healthy exposure to proteins plus natural DHA from chicken eggs for brain and eye development.
  • 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 Grain-Free Puppy Recipes

Meaty Raw in Every Bowl

Instinct Raw Boost for puppies 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 puppy kibble, with raw in every bowl!

Kibble + Raw for Puppies

Instinct Raw Boost puppy recipes contain natural DHA for healthy brain and eye development and are crafted for puppies and large breed puppies. These recipes are made with a balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat proteins for healthy protein exposure and feature omega-3 and -6 fatty acids to support skin and coat health.

Boosted Nutrition with Raw


Give your puppy boosted nutrition with a wholesome mix of grain-free, high-protein kibble and freeze-dried raw.


Guaranteed levels of probiotics and antioxidants support your puppy’s digestive and immune health.


Instinct Raw puppy formulas have guaranteed levels of DHA to foster good brain and eye development.


Guaranteed levels of these essential minerals support strong bones and teeth.


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

Here are some of the positive changes you may notice when you start feeding your pet 100% raw nutrition.

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

19 Customer Questions

Why is the protein percentage lower in the large puppy food than the other types of instinct food?
Answer by ChewyJul 25, 2018
Feeding large breed puppies something that is too high in protein may make them put on weight too quickly causing abnormal joint development and making them more prone to issues like arthritis in the future. Many large breed puppy formulas are designed with this in mind. This particular formula has a balanced mix of poultry, fish and meat for a healthy exposure to proteins.

How many cups does the 20 lb bag hold?
Answer by ChewySep 27, 2018
The 20 pound bag contains approximately 80 cups.

I have a 10 week old golden retriever, do I give him the large breed puppy ?
Answer by ChewyApr 02, 2019
In order for a dog breed to be considered a large dog breed, a typical dog of dog in question has to weigh at least 50 pounds and have a height of around 24 inches, as an adult. A golden retriever would be considered a large breed so this food would be suitable.

Is this food certified by the AAFCO?
Answer by ChewyFeb 23, 2020
Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken for Large Breed Puppies is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth including growth of large size dogs (70 pounds or more as an adult).

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140 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By TS on May 18, 2023

Caused so many tummy issues for my puppy

I have a large breed puppy, after researching this food seemed like a great choice. After getting him fully on it he had diarrhea non-stop for 3 weeks. We kept thinking it was something else and spoke to the vet she looked at the nutritional info on this food and said it is the food. Puppies in general should not have more than about 31% protein. Too much can cause them to gain weight too quickly. It can also cause GI upset in dogs of all ages. Not sure why the protein content is so high when research shows that it can harm lbp growth and not help it. She said the ideal protein intake for a large breed puppy is 26%-30%. We stopped the food immediately, switched him to something with 26% protein and his issue was resolved in 24 hours.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Krissie on May 24, 2023

Bag doesn't seal

I like this brand however I've purchased 3 huge bag they have the reclosable seals however once you open the bag you can't reseal it since the seal doesn't stick to both sides of the bag and have to worry about keeping the air out and the food fresh

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mamak9 on Sep 26, 2022

Great food disappointed in quality

We have been feeding this food to our 8 month old Belgian malinois. Lately the freeze dried pieces are completely smashed and it leaves the food all powdery. It makes the rest of the food gross especially if our god gets any water in his food. Really disappointed especially since this food is quite pricey.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Fail on Feb 9, 2022

Dog won’t eat it

My puppy will only eat the raw pieces out she won’t eat this for me it was a waste of a lot of money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Redblazer on Sep 27, 2021

Good choice for my Pup

Just got a 4 month old she loves this kibble. I like the listed ingredients. Ticks all the vet's suggested ingredients for a raw diet. Eventually she'll go totally raw diet. Good skin, teeth, coat, energy and behavior.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SassyLP on Sep 13, 2021

My puppy grows!

Our 9 week German Shepherd loves this kibble which we alternate with a Raw diet. He is growing as expected and loves his kibble! Not a piece left behind!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Raincoat on Aug 9, 2021

Good food for all animals

I love instinct and so do all of my pets. I buy this for my cats and both of my dogs, and they all eat it so well, I noticed the smell of their poop is also not as bad.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Storm on Jul 15, 2021

Poor puppy

First my puppy ate and seemed to love, but then she started having tummy issues and refuses to eat after several nights of diarrhea. Think she need a more sensitive kind of puppy food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By vanessaaaa on Jul 19, 2021

pitbull approve

Minnie loves it she eats it well soon she will be a big strong baby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lablover on Jan 20, 2021

Is a great food, pup doesn't like it

Okay let me start off by saying this is a great food and made my guys coat and digestion the best it's ever been. At first he loved it because it was new and exciting but about a bag and a half in, he wouldn't eat it right away, it had to sit for at least an hour before he gave in. And let me just say that my guy is a 13 month old lab so he will down anything given to him so this was quite a surprise when he became un interested. I will be switching him to a different recipe and see if I have more success.