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Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food

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Rabbit 5.5 lbs item #131345
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For cats.

This grain-free dry diet is high in meat protein and low in carbohydrates, which is ideally suited to cat' ancestry and biology as natural carnivores. Since cats instinctively crave raw meat, they will choose it over grain when given a choice. Nature's Variety Raw Instinct, with its high concentration of animal protein, is consistent with the instinctive feline metabolism.

A rotational diet consisting of more meat and less grain fosters biologically appropriate weight control, and lean feeding leads to longer life. The natural results of higher quality nutrition include better skin and coat, healthier teeth and gums, increased energy, and less litter clean-up.

The protein in Nature's Variety Instinct is derived from meat primarily high quality chicken meal and menhaden fish meal. Highly digestible tapioca binds the other high quality ingredients together into a kibble. Tapioca is used because it's grain-free and gluten-free. This assures you that the protein in Instinct is primarily derived from meat. Fruit and vegetables are also added as natural sources of important vitamins. These high quality, wholesome ingredients are blended together with care to meet your pet's raw instinct for a grain-free, nutrient-dense diet. What you won't find in this revolutionary food are grains, glutens, or other grain fractions, potato or other inexpensive fillers, or chemical preservatives.

Ingredient Benefits

The proteins in Nature's Variety Instinct diets are derived from meat - primarily high quality chicken meal and menhaden fish meal. Highly digestible tapioca binds the other high quality ingredients together into a kibble. Nature's Variety uses tapioca because it is grain-free and gluten-free. This assures you that the proteins found in Instinct pet diets are primarily derived from meat.

Pumpkin seeds provide linoleic acid for skin and coat, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, and are a natural source of fiber. Vegetable seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, are one of the densest sources of nutrition available. Alfalfa has unique nutritional benefits; its root system often penetrates the soil more than 20 feet deep, seeking out minerals in the subsoil that are not accessible to other plants. Chelated minerals are added to aid absorption in the digestive tract. ("Chelated" means firmly attached, usually to an amino acid or other organic component.) Montmorillonite clay is an additional source of trace minerals and has been shown to isolate toxins. Fruits and vegetables are also added as natural sources of important vitamins.

Instinct Grain-Free Nutrition for Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.

Review Rating: 4

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Nature's Variety

Chicken

Ingredients - Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Chicken (including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries

Calories - 448 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 45.0%
Crude Fat (min) 19.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%

Other Nutritional Data
Vitamin E (min) 100 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min) 85 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.0%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.25%
Bacillus coagulans* (min) 60,000,000 CFU/lb

Vitamins
Carotene 11.29 mg/kg
Vitamin A 21753 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1591 IU/kg
Vitamin E 212.1 IU/kg
Vitamin K 1.096 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 50 mg/kg
Thiamine 13.56 mg/kg
Riboflavin 7.77 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 12.37 mg/kg
Biotin 0.91 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.9 mg/kg
Choline 4187 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.23 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 4.423 mg/kg
Niacin 52.4 mg/kg
Iodine 3.99 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.438%
Potassium 0.818%
Chloride 0.584%
Magnesium 0.129%
Sulfur 0.478%
Manganese 26.35 mg/kg
Iron 334.1 mg/kg
Copper 31.98 mg/kg
Zinc 289 mg/kg
Selenium 0.763 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Methionine-Cystine 1.752%
Methionine 1.238%
Cystine 0.515%
Lysine 2.168%
Tryptophan 0.541%
Threonine 2.453%
Isoleucine 2.098%
Histidine 1.201%
Valine 2.385%
Leucine 4.135%
Arginine 3.02%
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.202%
Taurine 0.203%

Rabbit

Ingredients - Rabbit Meal, Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Sunflower Oil, Natural Pork Flavor, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract), Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols with Citric Acid (a natural preservative), Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Rabbit, Freeze Dried Pork Liver, Freeze Dried Pork Heart, Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone

Calories - 474 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 40.0%
Crude Fat (min) 22.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.4%
Moisture (max) 10.0%

Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min) 1.08%
Phosphorus (min) 0.63%
Vitamin E (min) 206.3 IU/kg
Vitamin C* (min) 50 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.56%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 1.10%

Vitamins
Vitamin A 25622.30 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1500.0 IU/kg
Vitamin E 283.71 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid 86.62 mg/kg
Thiamine 30.49 mg/kg
Riboflavin 13.06 mg/kg
Biotin 0.63 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.9 mg/kg
Choline 3772.49 mg/kg
Iodine 3.81 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.62%
Potassium 0.84%
Magnesium 0.21%
Sulfur 0.60%
Manganese 76.0 mg/kg
Iron 794.0 mg/kg
Copper 64.0 mg/kg
Zinc 373.0 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Taurine 0.14%

Duck Meal & Turkey Meal

Ingredients - Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Pea Starch, Chicken Eggs, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Pumpkin, Carrots, Apples, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Blueberries, Cranberries, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Freeze Dried Duck (including Freeze Dried Ground Duck Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Heart, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Olive Oil, Alfalfa Sprouts, Persimmons, Rosemary, Sage, Clove

Calories - 457 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 40.0%
Crude Fat (min) 17.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.5%
Moisture (max) 10.0%

Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min) 2.49%
Phosphorus (min) 1.50%
Vitamin E (min) 175 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.84%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.63%
Linoleic Acid (min) 3.00%
Arachidonic Acid (min) 0.20%
*DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) (min) 0.15%
*EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) (min): 0.10%

Vitamins
Carotene 11.29 mg/kg
Vitamin A 14457 IU/kg
Vitamin D 752 IU/kg
Vitamin E 239 IU/kg
Vitamin K 1.07 mg/kg
Thiamine 18.80 mg/kg
Riboflavin 4.63 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 8.40 mg/kg
Biotin 0.17 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.86 mg/kg
Choline 2656 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.07 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 6.21 mg/kg
Niacin 66.80 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.65%
Potassium 0.79%
Magnesium 0.15%
Sulfur 0.68%
Manganese 30 mg/kg
Iron 559 mg/kg
Copper 16 mg/kg
Zinc 289 mg/kg
Selenium 0.57 mg/kg
Iodine 2.92 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Methionine-Cystine 1.29%
Methionine 0.78%
Cystine 0.51%
Lysine 2.60%
Tryptophan 0.50%
Threonine 1.48%
Isoleucine 1.83%
Histidine 0.92%
Valine 2.45%
Leucine 3.04%
Arginine 3.16%
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.41%
Phenylalanine 1.91%
Taurine 0.31%

Feeding Guide and Instructions

Sudden changes in diet can sometimes result in digestive disturbances. Do not overfeed regardless of the pet's acceptance and eagerness. Overfeeding is the most common cause of digestive upset. Always introduce any new diet over a period of days, mixing with the present diet. Keep fresh water available at all times and offer plenty of exercise.

Feding amounts in the table below are bassd on an average activity level

Weight (lbs) Daily Feeding Amount
0 - 3 0 - 1/4 cup
3 - 6 1/4 - 3/8 cup
6 - 9 3/8 - 1/2 cup
9 - 12 1/2 - 5/8 cup
12 - 15 5/8 - 3/4 cup
15 - 20 3/4 - 1 1/8 cups

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Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (24)
  • All natural (21)
  • Likes it (20)
  • Improves coat (19)
  • Good taste (18)

Cons

  • Messy (7)

Best Uses

  • Indoor cats (19)
  • Everyday (17)
  • Active cats (16)
  • Older cats (12)
  • Kittens (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (19), Multiple cat owner (5), Single cat owner (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product, is very good

By Flaca

from Everett, WA

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • All Natural
  • Good Taste
  • Improves Coat
  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Active Cats
    • Everyday
    • Indoor Cats
    • Kittens
    • Older Cats

    Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

    My cats love it. Is the best food I have for my cats.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cats love it!

    By Snowbird

    from International Falls, MN

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Taste
    • Improves Coat
    • Likes It
    • Nutritional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Active Cats
      • Everyday
      • Indoor Cats

      Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

      I have two rescue cats that were in pretty bad shape when they arrived. After feeding the Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct dry and canned food my cats are healthy and have beautiful coats. They love this food!

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Cat Food fat cats trim down

      By phh710

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All Natural
      • Easy To Digest
      • Good Taste
      • Improves Coat
      • Likes It
      • Nutritional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Active Cats
        • Everyday
        • Indoor Cats
        • Older Cats

        Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

        This is a predator type died high in protien and low in grains and other filler carbs. If you cat is over weight they will slim down on this cat food. It gives them a beautfiul coat too. I have 4 and they all eat it. All are nice and trim. No fatties!

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By The cat lady.

        from New Hartford, NY

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • All Natural
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Taste
        • Good Value
        • Improves Coat
        • Likes It
        • Nutritional

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Diabetic Cat
        • Everyday
        • Indoor Cats
        • Older Cats
        • Special Meals

        Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

        I spent many of days looking for an alternative cat food for my cats. One is diabetic and the rest have mild to severe allergies. I was getting frustrated as to the prices for prescription cat food. And it was easier to feed all the cats the same thing then seperate foods. After a long discussion with my vet, he reccomended that I try your food. My cats love it and I have noticed the oldest who is 18 yrs. stopped bitting and scratching herself. I would reccomend this to all cat owners.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Seven paws up!

        By cat staff of one

        from Arkansas

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All Natural
        • Good Taste
        • Improves Coat
        • Likes It
        • Nutritional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Active Cats
          • Everyday

          Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

          My seven cats all seem to enjoy this cat food. I mix it 2 to 1 with the rabbit variety in this same line, They all have lovely shiny coats with almost no dander, no oily spots. I've been feeding it for a while through the auto ship program (a God-send!) and will continue with it indefinitely. It just seems perfect for the seven!

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          (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Dry and Wet Instinct Chicken Flavor

          By Johnnymc

          from Ft Worth, Texas

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Causes Irritation
            • Unhealthy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

              Both of my cat's ate it, both got sick and got sick twice after. I thought it was their soft food. I changed that first. Also caused the runs 8 hours after eating it.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              5 paws up for five cats

              By Crazy Cat Lady

              from Manassas, VA

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 5 cats all love it
              • All Natural
              • Easy To Digest
              • Improves Coat
              • Likes It
              • Nutritional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Active Cats
                • Everyday
                • Indoor Cats
                • Older Cats

                Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

                This was an easy kibble to transition to. No upset stomachs. Two of the kitties have skin allergies that have improved greatly.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                12 Cats and they all love it

                By 12 Cats and Counting

                from Sturgis, SD

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All Natural
                • Easy To Digest
                • Good Taste
                • Good Value
                • Improves Coat
                • Likes It
                • Nutritional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Active Cats
                  • Everyday
                  • Indoor Cats
                  • Kittens
                  • Older Cats
                  • Special Meals

                  Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

                  12 Cats and they all love it. No crumbs right down to the end of the bag. I serve 3 dry foods.
                  This one, Nutro Chicken and Rice and Chicken Soup for the Cat lovers soul. This is always the first bowl to empty. My cats are all rescues and come to us in pretty bad shape. This is a great food for them. Beautiful coats, healthy, full of life, no stinky litter box issues and they don't throw up.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My very finicky cats love it.

                  By Pirate

                  from Jersey City, New Jersey

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All Natural
                  • Easy To Digest
                  • Good Taste
                  • Likes It
                  • Nutritional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Active Cats
                    • Everyday
                    • Indoor Cats
                    • Kittens
                    • Older Cats
                    • Special Meals

                    Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

                    Finally, a good product without grain! Why would anyone give grain to a cat? I would like to have more natural canned food selection without grain.

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great food --

                    By Cat lover

                    from Alabama

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • All Natural
                    • Easy To Digest
                    • Good Taste
                    • Improves Coat
                    • Likes It
                    • Nutritional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food:

                        We rescued and neutered a nearly-feral male cat with bad itchy skin allergies, open sores, and wheezing. Found out he was FIV positive, to boot. By his poor coat and condition, the vet felt he was 8 years old at the time, and his immunity appeared suppressed. We thought it was the beginning of the end for him, but experimented with foods and found his skin was much better on this grain-free diet. Within 3 months, his sores were gone and his coat was thick and glossy. Now 5 years later, he is still the picture of health. He's still FIV positive, but is the picture of health! Good nutrition really does make all the difference.

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