Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Dry Dog Food

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A better way to feed kibble, Instinct by Nature's Variety Raw Boost Grain-Free Recipe with Real Lamb Dry Dog Food is high animal protein, boosted nutrition featuring bites of freeze-dried raw meat throughout. Created to unlock your dog’s potential to thrive, and put the benefits of raw nutrition into every bowl, it’s made with grass-fed lamb as the first ingredient for strong, lean muscles. It also includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, plus more antioxidants* for immune health—and it all comes from the finest ingredients from around the world.

Key Benefits

  • Boosted nutrition with high-protein kibble + freeze-dried raw.
  • Grass-fed lamb is the first ingredient so it’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Includes a probiotic boost for digestive health, higher levels of omegas* for healthy skin and coat, and more antioxidants* for immune health.
  • Never contains any grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

*Compared to Instinct Original

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  • Item Number
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large Breeds, Medium Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


Lamb, Salmon Meal, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Peas, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lamb Meal, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Freeze Dried Lamb, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Chickpeas, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Freeze Dried Lamb Spleen, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Montmorillonite Clay, Freeze Dried Lamb Heart, Freeze Dried Lamb Kidney, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

4,427 kcal/kg, 508 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 37.5% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.5% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Zinc 120 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.6 mg/kg min
Vitamin A 18,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 120 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 100 mg/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.5% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
Bacillus Coagulants 60,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Adult Maintenance Daily Feeding (cup) Adult Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cup)
5 - 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 1/2 - 3/4
26 - 50 lbs 1 1/4 - 2 1/4 3/4 - 1 1/4
51 - 75 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 1 1/4 - 2
76 - 100 lbs 3 - 3 3/4 2 - 2 1/4

Puppies (Except Large Breed [70+ lbs as an Adult]): Feed up to twice the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Pregnant and Nursing Females: Feed up to 3 times the Adult maintenance amount shown above.

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight, and activity level so the guide below should be used as an initial recommendation. Divide the per day by the number of feedings per day. Be sure to always provide clean, fresh water. Along with dry food, we recommend feeding raw or wet food to help increase the amount of water in your pet’s diet.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

About Instinct Raw Boost Dog Food

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Dog Food


Instinct Raw Boost is a better way to feed-combining grain-free, high-protein kibble plus freeze-dried raw in one bag. Each recipe starts with real meat like cage-free chicken, USA-raised beef, or grass-fed lamb.



These protein-packed recipes offer a natural probiotic boost, higher omegas* and more antioxidants* (*than Instinct Original) for digestive health, skin and coat, and a healthy immune system.

Pure, real nutrition of raw in every bowl

Pure, real nutrition of
raw in every bowl

Minimally processed, all-natural, protein-packed bites of real meat and non-GMO fruits and vegetables.

The Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw Is In Everything Instinct Does

Instinct's Responsibility as The Raw Brand


It all started with Instinct's raw pet food. Since the beginning, they've led with raw because they know the good it can do. They're rewriting the rules of pet food and championing raw nutrition to bring its superior benefits to all that they do.


Delicious and nutritious pet food should only use real ingredients. For Instinct, this means all-natural, real meat, fruits and vegetables, with nothing artificial.


Feeding raw should be simple, and it should easily fit into your everyday routine. Instinct believes raw should be accessible to pet parents so every pet can experience the benefits of raw nutrition.


Instinct believes in the power of raw nutrition. It only makes sense to share it. Together with Best Friends Animal Society, they're furthering the no-kill movement and their shared mission of transforming and saving the lives of pets.


Instinct has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of pet nutrition. They continuously redefine what better means—always pushing their standards of nutrition to raise the bar in pet food.

Pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece


All pets deserve food that's real, nutrient-rich, grain-free and natural. That's why Instinct provides over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats at Best Friends Animal Society adoption centers nationwide. Because what we feed them can make all the difference. Here "we" refers to the pet parent, not Instinct.

About Instinct

Instinct believes deeply that it's up to them to find a way to make it possible for more people to feed their pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw. They know that if they can get the nutrition of raw into more bowls, they'll transform the lives of more pets. And that's really why they do what they do.

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  • Not just lamb!

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    I have an itchy boxer/pitty mix who is allergic to chicken, and there is chicken in this lamb kibble. That said, he loved it. He just was miserable, when he ate it. They have really done a great thing for kibble.

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  • not enough raw boost

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    We are very disappointed with several of the bags of this food for a while. We chose this kind of food because of the raw boost. Not only did the size of the bag shrink, but many of the bags have very little raw boost in them. The only reason we have not switched to a different brand is because we have not had the time to figure it out.

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  • Excellent, high quality dog food!

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    I feed this to my very picky pack and they love it. Very pleased with the nutritional balance and ingredients as well. I also love the variety of flavors which allows me to keep the picky eaters always interested. Highly recommended!

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  • Natures Variety Raw Boost Dog food

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    So far my dog is loving this and doing very well on it. A breeder suggested it and I'm thankful that she did. I have a corgi and she is a happy happy!

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  • Instinct Raw Boost

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    Our Chewy.com order arrived within 2 days of order. We have set ourselves up on a monthly re-order plan and love it. We have an 80b lab who loves everything I put in front of him, but I like this raw option for him as he has a sensitive stomach and he seems to love this food so far... I also like that we can change up the variety of flavors without a problem.

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  • Diet Rotation

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    I have the privilege of feeding 4 labs ages 8, 9, 10, 13. Diet Rotation using top grade protein provides for all their needs. Shiny coats, no tummy issues, smaller portionsize for all vs cheaper food full of fillers.

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  • Excellent food

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    I have been feeding Nature's Variety to my dog for several years. He had digestive issues with other foods, and this brand was good for his stomach, and offers a number of formulas. It has quality ingredients, and I am able to rotate different flavors to offer some diversity to his diet.

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  • The only thing that worked!

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    My Male cavalier King Charles spaniel has a super sensitive stomach. I've tried multiple brands of foods and multiple different proteins to no avail. I started added the Natures Variety Raw Boost Mixers to his dry food and he consistently had the best poop I've seen from him! His gas went away too. I figured why not switch him to this food with the raw boost included and I couldn't be happier! I used to have to wash his butt off EVERY day multiple times a day. No more! Thanks natures variety and as always, chewy!

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  • Love this option for my dogs!

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    I had been feeding this food in the lamb & pea option, but felt my girl was getting a little bored. When I found this flavor combination, I immediately ordered it to try. Both dogs wolfed their entire bowl down and continue to do so several weeks later. I like the salmon for the skin & coat benefits also. Thank you for offering this formula!

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  • I'm switching to this food

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    The Dog Food Advisor rates this food 5 stars and I want the best for my dog so am switching to this food. I like the raw bits included. She likes it fine, but she's not too fussy, though.

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