INSTINCT Raw Boost Whole Grain Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food, 4.5-lb bag -

Instinct Raw Boost Whole Grain Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • This nutrient-rich recipe is packed with protein so your canine companion is well-energized and ready for whatever the day brings.
  • Features all-natural, cage-free chicken that’s been minimally processed.
  • Whole grains provide the essential fiber needed to support digestive health.
  • Freeze-dried raw meat gives your furry friend the organic flavors his natural instincts crave.
  • Made without artificial colors or preservatives and contains no corn, wheat, soy, potato, peas, lentils or meat by-product.

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About Instinct Raw Boost Kibble with Grain for Dogs

Kibble + Raw

Instinct Raw Boost kibble with whole grain combines the satisfying taste of high-protein kibble with the boosted nutrition of freeze-dried raw pieces. It’s a winning combination your dog won’t be able to resist!

Meaty Raw in Every Bowl

The 100% raw pieces in Instinct Raw Boost are all-natural bites of real meat. They give your dog the meaty flavor he craves and the real nutrition he deserves. Choose the better way to feed kibble, with raw in every bowl.

Boosted Nutrition with Raw


Whole grains provide beneficial fiber for good digestive health.


With responsibly sourced real meat as the first ingredient, these recipes are packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.


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 corn, wheat, soy, potato, peas, lentils, by-product meal or artificial colors or preservatives.

The Benefits of Adding Raw

Here are some of the positive changes you may notice when you start feeding your pet a diet rich in raw, unprocessed foods.

Better Digestion

More Energy & Vitality

Weight Improvement

Improved Skin And Coat

Perfect For Picky Eaters

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

6 Customer Questions

What are the calcium and phosphorus ratios on this kibble? Thank you.
Answer by ChewyFeb 22, 2021
The guaranteed analysis for this item is below for this item. Crude Protein (min) 25.50 % Crude Fat (min) 18.50 % Crude Fiber (max) 4 % Moisture (max) 10 % Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.10 % Calcium (min) 1.20 % Phosphorus (min) 1 % *Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 100 mg/kg *Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.80 % *Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 1.50 % Zinc 100 mg/kg Vitamin E 120 IU/kg Caloric Content 4,023 kcal/kg 461 kcal/cup

Is this kibble AAFCO?
Answer by ChewyMay 10, 2022
Instinct Raw Boost Whole Grain Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).

what is the % carb content?
Answer by ChewyMar 10, 2022
This formula has a 39% carb content on an as-fed basis and 43.33% on a dry matter basis.

Does this dog food have glucosamine?
Answer by ChewySep 07, 2021
This food does contain glucosamine and chondroitin, which are naturally derived from the chicken meal and turkey meal. The manufacturer does not guarantee the levels except in their Instinct Senior and Small Breed dog kibble formulas.

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Rated 3.9333 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cait on Dec 5, 2022


Our 29 lb. dachshund mix, Iris, absolutely loves this food. We used to feed her a different brand and she liked it, but she wasn't overly enthusiastic about mealtimes. We started her on Instinct Whole Grain at the recommendation of her vet, and this dog now comes RUNNING when we pull the food bag out. She especially goes wild for the raw bites. Her vet says she is in excellent health, which is amazing considering the state she was in when we adopted her, and we've also noticed a major improvement in her skin and coat after starting her on this food. Instinct is quite expensive, which is my only negative, but I believe our furry friends are worth top quality. Instinct is 100% Iris-approved, we're sticking with it. :)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By owenthelobo on Nov 16, 2022

Best of both worlds?

It's nice that it has both kibble and freeze dried pieces for variety. I don't necessarily buy into the raw feeding trend, however I can't deny that freeze dried raw seems to taste very appealing to some dogs. My dog did enjoy eating this food while he was on it, up until I realized he was allergic to chicken.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Brad on Dec 29, 2022

Too hard and too big for small breed

kibbles are too hard and too big, my dog doesn't like them

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LaikasMom on Jun 7, 2022

Lucky Charms for Dogs

Instinct food is loved by my dog. She loves the taste of all the varieties. We had trouble with the grain-free formula causing GI issues , but the flavors with grain do not have the same effect. My dog eats all the “marshmallows” first then grazes on the rest.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Mar 22, 2022

Lots of raw bits

Good packaging with resealable closure. Lots of freeze dried raw bits, more than any of the other instinct grain free options that I have purchased. I liked that this was whole grain as I have been mixing the grain free varieties with another brand that is not grain free. My little Ellie eats all the raw bits but will not eat the kibble. She has always loved the instinct kibble, and has never refused to eat any of the different protein sources. When I ordered, the small bag was out of stock so I ordered the 20lb bag, knowing this would last my 5lb chihuahua for at least 8 months but thinking I would not have to mix with another brand. I recommend ordering the small bag first, as it seem to be a very different flavor than the grain free options.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jazzy on May 20, 2021

This is great food

I have an allergic Lab and I have tried many foods. This is the first food he has tolerated. There's a really good nutritional balance to this food and he's doing great on it. He also loves this food. I'm extremely pleased with Instinct.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By geee on Sep 6, 2021


my dog seems to like it, but royal canin still seems to be her preference

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By good on Apr 23, 2021

Aussie with sensitive stomach

Got this for him and I’ve never seen him enjoy a good so much he eats it very quickly and the joint raw boosters help him out a lot he enjoys them especially at his age

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Meghan on Feb 15, 2021

Do not buy

I wish zero stars was an option. I bought this and began switching my puppy over to it very slowly. She has been healthy all her life and has only eaten the puppy food from this same brand, we’ve been to the vet 4 times in 1 week, she has never had allergies and her entire sweet face swelled up. It was terrifying. Luckily she is doing well now and is on several meds.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Momster on Feb 20, 2021

Dogs and Mom approve

My older dog does not handle grain free well. Too much starch. My dogs love this food, and are doing well on it. Add a little warm water and the raw coating makes a gravy. Came to my door 2 days after I ordered it!