INSTINCT Raw Meals Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Kitten Food, 9.5-oz bag -

Instinct Raw Meals Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Kitten Food, 9.5-oz bag

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Rated 4.0556 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Packs even more animal-based protein in every bite for heightened nutrition and taste.
  • Know you’re getting a complete and balanced meal full of nutrients with raw foods.
  • Support cognitive and vision health with natural DHA as well as hip and joint health with glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Recipe is freeze-fried and less processed in general to maintain better digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, legumes, and artificial colors and preservatives.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

About Instinct Freeze-Dried Meals for Kittens

100% Raw Meals

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.

Raw Tailored for Kittens

Instinct Raw Cage-Free Chicken Recipe for kittens contains natural DHA for brain development and healthy vision. It is high in protein to help kittens build lean, healthy muscles and made with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to promote skin and coat health.

Upgrade From Kibble to Freeze-Dried Raw


Compared to Instinct’s Original Kibble, Instinct Freeze-Dried Raw Meals contain 3x more real meat and nutrient-rich organs. That means there’s more animal protein and flavor in every bite!


Instinct preserves the integrity of their ingredients by keeping them raw, which leaves their nutrients intact. Raw is better for digestion because it’s less processed than cooked kibble.


These Raw Meals are made with meat and organs, as well as fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals.


Keep Instinct Freeze-Dried Raw Meals in your pantry for an easy-to-serve raw meal—just scoop and serve!


These recipes are made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, legumes 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

Food Sensitivity Relief

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

4 Customer Questions

How do I feed my cat raw? Just cause it’s uncooked I’m wondering if it’s ok to feed straight out of the bag?
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
It can be served as is or rehydrated by adding water. We recommend adding 2 tablespoons of water to 1 cup of food. If introducing your cat to raw food for the first, we recommend doing it over a period 5 to 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of raw food while decreasing current food.

How many cups are in a bag?
Answer by ChewyJul 26, 2021
This recipe contains approximately 4.75 cups in a 9.5 ounce bag.

What is the carbohydrate percentage?
Answer by ChewySep 07, 2022
This recipe has a carbohydrate content of 13.0% on an as-fed basis (13.83% on a dry matter basis).

What is the phosphorus % in this food?
Answer by ChewyMar 10, 2022
This food has 1.13% phosphorus as fed and 1.20% on a dry matter basis.

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Rated 4.0556 out of 5 stars
18 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

18 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By cams on May 26, 2023

good food, small servings

i actually liked this food and i loved how much my cats liked it but i felt like the bag went by soooo quickly. i calorie count my kittys food to try and prevent obesity. for 2 kittens (10 months. 7-9 pounds) this bag only lasted me 5 days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MaineCoonParent on May 14, 2023

Thumbs up!

My cat loves this stuff. I sprinkle a bit on top of her soft food and she manages to pick the individual kibbles and eat all of them first. It is a stand alone kibble product to replace other kibbles but my cat thinks she is getting a treat when I feed her these!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Mfri on Apr 18, 2023

Great, just wish it came in bigger size!

I have two Snow Bengal kittens and they LOVE this stuff. Very good for development and has all the right (and healthy) ingredients in it. We also give them Stella & Chewy freeze dried which they also love but this has the recommended DHA that kittens need. Only downside is that the packages are small and sell out quick so I have to buy in bulk just incase they run out again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ElCid on Mar 29, 2023

Cats want MORE

Now that they've tried this, the kittens HATE that I can't get more! Great stuff- all the right ingredients and apparently all the right taste!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By angela on Mar 12, 2023

Cats love it!

This is a great and easily accessible freeze dried food. its available at most pet stores compared to other freeze dried brands. good price and quality.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hopenmisosmomma on Dec 10, 2022

I feel pretty good feeding this to my kitten.

I like Instinct products in general I've been using them for my dog as well as rewards/treats and figured I'd try them for my kitten since he was refusing his canned food. I have to crumble the pellets and mix with warm water or bone broth, that's the only downside, the pellets are large. He eats a little of it, and I have to throw it away, but at least he's ingesting some more nourishing foods. Wish the pellets were smaller for cats/kittens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Andrea on Nov 30, 2022

Picky cat likes it

The only way I can get my picky cat to eat raw with out doing homemade. She doesnt even like the actual frozen version

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By NotWorthIt on Jun 10, 2022

Does Not Ship Well

Purchased thinking this would be a nice supplemental feeding for two new kittens. My first grievance is the fact that the item does not ship well at all. Item arrived crushed beneath other items and the freeze dried bits were pulverized to a dust inside. Had to sprinkle it as a topper instead of a meal as a result. I imagine that it would have been easier to actually measure had the food not been reduced to a powder, but my second grievance is the fact that it was made almost impossible to accurately measure out meals out of what was left. Honestly, I could have gone with a topper and paid less but I was hoping that I could have used this as a viable meal replacement option. Would recommend either choosing another brand of freeze dried meal or purchasing in store where you can verify the condition of the product prior to purchase.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LUVPETS on May 29, 2022

Cats Loved This

My brother took in a stray momma cat that had 5 kittens on his porch. I send him food and treats from Chewy every so often to help with the cost of feeding these precious animals. I love the convenience of helping him with the cost and Chewy sends the food directly to him when I am in Ohio and he is in Florida.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By klhollis2inky on May 6, 2022

Feline Fine Dining

Our blue tuxedo sphynx MariPosa is 8 months now. Upon arrival 4 months ago her digestive system was bad and our Vet recommended freeze dried. She is now in fantastic health. I smash up the pieces into a powder (great stress reliever :) and mix 1 Tbsp per 1/4 can wet Instinct Kitten. She meets me in the kitchen and watches her chef prepare her meal.