Instinct Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Cat Food, 4-lb bag

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Food FlavorDuck, PoultryTurkey, Duck, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryDuck, N/A, Poultry
Food FormDry FoodDry Food, Freeze-DriedDry FoodDry FoodDry Food
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & Minerals...Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & Minerals...N/A, Diabetic Support, Skin & Coat Health
Top IngredientsDuck, Chicken, Chicken Eggs...Duck, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal...Chicken, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal...Duck, Duck Meal, Pork Liver...
Special DietHigh-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Low Glycemic...

About This Item

  • 90% protein from real duck, chicken and eggs and completely free of animal meal.
  • Offers unmatched digestibility* for optimal nutrient absorption.
  • Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural omegas and antioxidants support digestive health, healthy skin and coat, and immune health.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA using premium ingredients from around the world, with the pure nutrition of raw in every piece
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About Instinct Ultimate Protein Kibble for Cats

Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

What's the function of Menadione Sodium Bisulfite? I heard that it is toxic to cats, it that true?
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2018
Menadione is a vitamin. It is the man-made version of an essential nutrient commonly known as vitamin K3. This is not toxic to cats.

Are you considering sticking a larger bag? I already purchase the chicken version and I would love to give this a shot for rotational feeding, but I would really like a larger bag like the 10 pound chicken.
Answer by ChewyDec 30, 2019
At this time, this formula is only available in a 4-pound bag.

How many cups in a 4 lb bag?
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2020
There are approximately 16-pounds of food in the 4-pound bag.

What is the phosphorus % on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyOct 12, 2019
The phosphorous content in this food is 0.90 %.

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Rated 4.4808 out of 5 stars
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52 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Daiqing on Apr 25, 2022

Nice product with high protein and gluten free. Daiqing loves it.

This is the first time I had a cat. Before I just fed her food with best-selling products. Later I found those products had too much gluten, the first three ingredients contain 'Ground Yellow Corn', or 'corn'. Also, those contain 'Artificial and Natural Flavors', and BHA. Those foods are cheap, with less protein and high carbohydrates, I can spend $20 for 20lbs. My cat, Daiqing, ate half bag for 6 months because cat only eats less per day. Thus, although this product is expensive with less pounds, Daiqing can eat for 2 months because I feed her wet foods also. So, it's not very expensive for me. On the other hand, this product is gluten free with high protein. The first three ingredients are all animal product, the rest of ingredients don't have 'Artificial and Natural Flavors', or BHA, so this product is much healthier. In conclusion, this product is really good for cats, although it's little bit expensive, my cat can still eat for 2 months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DeeDee on Apr 6, 2022

This food is amazing

I do not normally take the time to write a review, but this product deserves a review. I started my 19-year-old pudgy cat on this about 3 months ago. She was eating and drinking fine, but I was afraid she would get a heart attack due to her weight. I gently added this into her diet (first as a "treatie" and then later as part of her feeding; she loves it. Now this is her main food and she is losing weight, her eyes are bright and she plays like a young cat. This food works very well and I am hoping to work it into my young male, who has crystal problems in his urinary track. We shall see....

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Deee on Apr 25, 2022

little bits

I wish I didn't have to rate this item cause the only problem is the size of the kimbles it showed a picture of them and saying actual size so this is telling me they are bigger then the others cause my cat won't eat them they are very small and they weren't that size that it showed .So I'm not rating the food just the size of the kimbles

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chuck on Feb 27, 2022

Best food on the market

We always thought we were feeding our cats good food, but from cat nutrition reviews most all mainstream pet food is suitable for chicken feed, so we had been feeding our Savannah Tau and Bengal Ari 10 and 8 yrs. old Blue Wilderness, which is considered middle of the road food, but we wanted something much better. Instinct Ultimate Protein fit the bill, great quality ingredients, right size kibble, shiny coats, plenty of energy, between 2 cats they get 1/3 of a cup 3 times a day plus some wet food, Blue Wilderness chicken flavor because that’s all our Bengal Ari will eat, that’s, both cats are proper weight. The food is expensive, but that’s not an issue, Fast delivery ordered on a Tuesday night and had on Thursday, here in the Midwest.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Catsmeow on Apr 25, 2022

Loves this food

My vet thinks my kitty has a good allergy. He was starving rather than eat the royal Canine hydrolyzed protein kibble. This is mostly duck and he dove in and has been loving it since. Hoping the scratching doesn't come back when the DEPO shot wears off.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By SeasideDiva on Apr 2, 2022
Top 1000 Contibutor

Too Expensive For Meh

Bear thinks this food is okay--and since he only gets a small amount of dry, that's okay. The ingredients are pretty good, but doesn't justify the price. I won't buy it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bridget on May 14, 2022

Best cat food ever

If Bridget could speak she would tell you Instinct cat food is her favorite.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By good on Dec 19, 2021

so far so good

Cats typically gack, right? My one kitty, though, has a super sensitive stomach. We've hopefully narrowed it down to too much potato, pea, maybe chickpeas (not sure on this one yet) sensitivity. Both my fully indoor girls love this food and my sensitive kitty is keeping it down well! It is pricey, though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By djn17 on Sep 1, 2021

He likes it! He likes it!

My cat was suffering from inappetence and was refusing to eat much of anything except treats for two days. Thankfully when my Chewy order arrived with this, he ate it right up and has been going back for more! He is a bit of a carb addict. I’ve been trying to cut back on that the best I can and this is a good high protein, lower carb option. Love that it doesn’t have peas, as he is allergic to peas.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By meowwow on Mar 22, 2021
Top 250 Contributor

It's a hit!

Everybody loved this! This is my first time buying Instinct, and all 9 cats gobbled it down! Maybe it is the sprayed on freeze dried protein, dunno, but something is awfully tasty there! The cats have never shown any interest in duck before, but they went for this!