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

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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.

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.

To a cat, would this have the appearance, taste and texture of small dry kibbles? For this human, what’s the approximate size of each of the dry kibbles - such as a quarter-inch or half-inch size round, in diameter?
Answer by ChewyMay 03, 2021
These bites measures approximately 11-13 millimeters. The shape is a cylinder that is dry and easily crumbled with light pressure.

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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11 Customer Reviews

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 1 out of 5 stars
By Echo on Jun 1, 2022

Contains bone shard.

I only started feeding this brand recently to introduce freeze-dried raw to my kittens' diet. I was crushing some pellets into their food and my fingers pierced on a sharp piece of bone shard. I am horrified! How can this be acceptable as a food for kittens?!

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ebony on Jan 10, 2022

cat loves it

my 5 month old cat loves it !! so much so that he tore the bag and i had to put it away. only thing is i wish the pieces were a bit smaller, he seems to have to put in work to chew them. but they can easily be broken into smaller pieces.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gina on Jan 18, 2022

Awesome product!

Although a bit expensive, this is super good for your kittens. We use it as a topper and it helps maintain excellent weight in our bigger breed kitren.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Devolew on Aug 28, 2021

Cat loves this

This is a great food, but so expensive. My cat can only have raw diet or else she has diarrhea, but I’m finding that there’s no cheaper way to feed her because she refuses to eat wet food.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By sherry on Sep 5, 2021

my kitty loves it

My Maine Coon kitten is doing very well on this food! He prefer it to freeze dried food from other brands. The food is also very easy to prepare.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Food on Oct 25, 2021

Cats loved it

For such a smal bag for the price. That was disappointing bit my cat did like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sajan on Jun 7, 2021

Sajan comes running

My kitten is doing well on this. I serve every morning and he devours all of it. I mix in enough water to make a bit of a gravy. I also add in his probiotics. He also is eating the dry kibble by same brand, which I leave out for him. Am happy with his energy level, his coat and eagerness to eat. One bag lasted me 3 weeks. He is a (now) 15 week old Maine Coon.