INSTINCT Raw Boost Whole Grain Real Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bag -

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

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

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Nutritional Information

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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

11 Customer Questions

Is there any chicken or chicken byproducts in this food?
Answer by ChewyJun 04, 2020
This salmon recipe is chicken free and does not use any protein by-products.

Is this food Grain Free - or does Whole Grain mean that is is not?
Answer by ChewyJun 07, 2020
This recipe is not grain-free, as it contains Oatmeal, Barley and Brown Rice. For a complete list of ingredients, click on the 'Nutritional Info' tab, next to the 'Description' tab, just under the product photos.

What is the taurine content / % in this food?
Answer by ChewyMay 25, 2020
Instinct does not test for taurine in their recipes. 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. Because taurine naturally occurs in their recipes, they do not need to supplement with taurine in their dog diets.

Is this product manufactured in China? A China import? Or made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyJan 25, 2022
Instinct will source most of their ingredients from the U.S. and turn to other locations only as needed. They are very stringent on sourcing and have good relationships built with their vendors for quality ingredients. All poultry, pork, and fish come from the U.S. (salmon meal from the U.S./Canada/Chile). Fish is fresh-caught from the Atlantic and Pacific. Beef and lamb are from the U.S., venison is from the U.S. and New Zealand, and rabbit is from France. The vegetables and fruits are from the U.S. and Europe depending on the ingredients. Grains and starches are sourced from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil - herbs and spices from North America and Europe. Vitamins and minerals are from North America, Europe, and Asia. Instinct takes every step to source non-China ingredients where they can. They do not source any meat, poultry or fish from China. Their raw frozen diets are also not made with any ingredients from China. The kibble diets may contain minor ingredients (vitamins, trace nutrients) sourced from China to ensure supply is guaranteed. Their approved supplier has put in measures to assure food safety and traceability from a trusted supply chain.

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Rated 4.1333 out of 5 stars
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15 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kdcooper on Aug 29, 2022

Great for chicken allergies!!

I have an ACD who is allergic to chicken and this is the ONLY food I found that he likes. He does extremely well and koodos to Instinct for making a food with NO chicken in it! Thank you!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LaurenK on Feb 28, 2022

Great for dog allergies!

I am so grateful to this brand for making something I can trust and that my dog loves. I struggled for such a long time to find a dog food that was chicken FREE + NOT grain free (since all the talk about grain free dog foods causing health problems). She's been on this for quite some time now and her allergies have subsided. She eats it right up and LOVES to pick out the dehydrated pieces first since those are her favorite (even our cat tries to snatch them out of her bowl)!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Juno on Mar 4, 2022

Great Food for a Sensitive Stomach

My Catahula leopard hound is allergic to chicken and grain-free products. She is eleven but looks half her age due to her coat. Instinct is the food that saved her life. But this new raw boost must be yummy because she really loves the added changes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TammyZ on Mar 18, 2022

Great Food

My dog has allergies so I switched her to the Instinct Salmon. She loves it ( and so do my grand puppies when they come to visit)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HoundMom on Aug 22, 2021

picky eater LOVES this food!

Our very picky foxhound LOVES this food! He used to regularly skip meals but not with this food. He runs to his crate (where he eats) when it’s meal time! He has a sensitive tummy too and has done great since we switched him to Instinct. He has very healthy stools and a beautiful shiny coat!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Zillow on May 18, 2021

Great food!

My dog did well on this after having issues with Purina and Victor and not thriving on Diamond Naturals. It’s definitely a step up from the Be Natural line and I recommend it over that! It’s a great food, just not budget friendly. Only thing I’d caution against is they don’t disclose the calcium:phosphorus on the bag so Instinct should add it to the bag. Otherwise, I highly recommend if you can afford it!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Park on Apr 29, 2021

Not recommend

Ever since my dog started this kibble, he had difficulty holding his urine. I noticed he started to pee indoor, sometimes just small amount. He used to be very good with his routine. So not sure what Ingredient in the kibble cause the incontinence. After switching him to a different diet, he was his good old self again and no more pee in the house.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JaxPuppy on Feb 11, 2021

Best dog food!!

I can't say enough about how great this food has been for my 1.5 year old pit mix. He has a sensitive stomach, but we have had no issues since switching to this food. The switch was seemless and he gobbles this food down at every meal (which i haven't seen him do on any other dog food). There is plenty of freeze dried raw in every scoop. I don't find the smell of the salmon to be offensive.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Skye on Feb 10, 2021

Dog didn’t like

My dog picked out all the raw bits and left the kibble. She would go all day without eating and she never did that on her old food (same brand) different style (puppy natural) I think I will stick to the Instinct Natural line.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Judi on Mar 15, 2021

Instinct Raw Boost Whole Grain Real Salmon and Recipe Brown Rice

So far so good. My dog seems to enjoy the Instinct food and appears to be doing well.