Instinct Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Pate Real Chicken Recipe Wet Canned Cat Food

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Rated 3.9545 out of 5 stars
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About This Item

  • Cage-free chicken is the first ingredient in this savory recipe that’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Made with 95% of protein from real chicken, liver and turkey.
  • Made without grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Has a delicious pate texture.
  • Made using the finest ingredients from around the world.
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About Instinct Ultimate Protein Wet Recipes for Cats

High-Protein Wet Recipes

Instinct’s Ultimate Protein Wet Recipes are complete and balanced wet meals for cats that add variety and excitement to mealtime!

Guided by Raw


Instinct’s wet food is crafted with real meat first, followed by fruits, veggies and other wholesome ingredients.


Guided by Instinct’s belief in raw, their wet food delivers high protein from real meat, poultry and fish.


These wet recipes are made without grain, corn, wheat, soy, potato, carrageenan or artificial colors or preservatives.

Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

What is the difference between this "ultimate protein" formula and the original formula?
Answer by ChewyNov 06, 2018
The Instinct Ultimate Protein is a recipe that is made with up to three times more real chicken than other premium natural brands. About 95% of the protein comes from real chicken versus vegetables or meals. While the Instinct Original is made with about 70%+ real animal ingredients and nutritious oils, 30% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients.

Dry matter carb %?
Answer by ChewyOct 25, 2019
This recipe has a 0% carbohydrate content.

what are the phosphorus levels?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2021
This recipe has a phosphorus content of 0.36% on an as fed basis (1.42 on a dry matter basis).

Do the cans have BPA?
Answer by ChewyOct 23, 2020
All of Instincts cans are BPA-free.

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Rated 3.9545 out of 5 stars
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110 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By GoingBackwards on Jul 9, 2022

New Formula Is A Backwards Slide

I recently transitioned my cat to this food away from her dry Hills CD prescription food as she was recently diagnosed with diabetes. She was doing great with it, but when the new order came in, it was a new formula with adjusted ingredients, different consistency, and a smell that resembled a can of tuna more than what this food used to emit. She took to the food after cautiously investigating it but had immediate digestive issues. I had to run to a local store that still stocked the old formula so I could use that to transition to another brand. It's a shame as the quality has clearly gone down hill. Attached is a picture of the old formula on the left, and the new one on the right. A huge difference.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marie on Jul 29, 2022

Koby loves this and it's great as he is diabetic

My Koby is almost 19 and is newly diagnosed diabetic. We are managing it with this food and we are stilling working on insulin dosage. However, because I am using 99% this high protein canned food we are decreasing his insulin. Everyone is different but this is amazing for him

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Instinct on May 17, 2022

Not for the Finicky

I switched to Instinct brand moist food when a case of brand I had been purchasing for years went up to $40+. First, on my part, I wasn't paying close attention. While Instinct was less expensive, there were only 12 cans per case vs 24 cans, making it actually more expensive than the former brand. Second, most of my finicky kitties didn't like the added vegetables nor the consistency. One cat missed the added broth in the can that the former brand had. And the salmon flavor wasn't a hit with most of them. I'm sure this is excellent food & nutritionally good, it just wasn't a hit with my finicky clan. I'm switching back to the former brand.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By banggumeogeo on Jul 27, 2022

Give me my stuff

If the ingredients changed, I had to announce it, but there was no such thing, so I had to dispose of this product without even receiving it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lucas on Apr 17, 2022

Changing cat food always a risk

I have nothing bad to say about this food except my cat did not like it so I gave it to my sister but her cat didn't like it either. LOL! My sister gave it to her neighbor whose cat is enjoying it. So I gave it 3 stars because it took 3 cats to find one who would eat it!!! Changing cat food always a risk. I read that this was a good food for cats with hyperthyroidism, which Lucas has, so I gave it a try. I wish i could have bought like a 3 pack sample instead of a case.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dana on Aug 15, 2022

Cats love this!

My cats absolutely love this wet food. I like the ingredients and the cats love the taste.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Satisfiedcustomer on Feb 20, 2022

Our Bengals Love it!

After being on Lifes Abundance for a countless number of years, we switched our two cats to Instinct... We can't keep enough food in the dish. Thank you!

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

Instinct Cat Food

I feed my cats instinct as one has diabetes and one thyroid problems, this is great quality food and both cats have done great on this, chewy delivered this product on time and the price was good.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gidget on Mar 18, 2022
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Really good food

I am glad to be feeding a great product with protein to my cats. They love the taste.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Joyce on Sep 18, 2021

My cats love it

I think I finally found a wet food that is good for my cat and one that he likes. Hogan is diabetic and needs to stay away from carbs and this is low if no carbs and full of moisture and protein, exactly what cats need. This canned food and the Instinct Original are the only canned foods I will buy from now on.