Nature's Variety Grain-Free Instinct Dry Cat Food

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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, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Chicken, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Calories - 488 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 43.0%
Crude Fat (min) 19.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 9.0%

Other Nutritional Data
Vitamin E (min) 100 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min) 85 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.0%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.5%
Bacillus coagulans* (min) 60,000,000 CFU/lb

Vitamins
Vitamin D 1920 IU/kg
Thiamin 42.5 mg/kg
Riboflavin 23.9 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 38.6 mg/kg
Folic Acid 2.4 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mg/kg
Niacin 259.6 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.9%
Potassium 0.7%
Magnesium 0.1%
Copper 15.9 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Lysine 3%
Tryptophan 0.4%
Threonine 18%
Isoleucine 1.7%
Histidine 1%
Leucine 3%
Arginine 3%
Taurine 0.2%

Rabbit

Ingredients - Rabbit, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Peas, White Fish Meal (Pacific Whiting, Pacific Sole, Pacific Rockfish), Tapioca, Salmon Meal, Rabbit Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Freeze Dried Rabbit (including Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone), DL-Methionine, Taurine, Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Freeze Dried Rabbit Kidney, Rosemary Extract.

Calories - 489 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 40.0%
Crude Fat (min) 23.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 9%

Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min) 3%
Phosphorus (min) 1.8%
Vitamin E (min) 100 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.1%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.8%

Vitamins
Vitamin D 2059 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid 85 mg/kg
Thiamin 45.4 mg/kg
Riboflavin 25 mg/kg
Folic Acid 3.4 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.5%
Potassium 0.6%
Magnesium 0.2%
Copper 21.5 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Taurine 0.3%

Duck

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

Calories - 522 per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 41.0%
Crude Fat (min) 21.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 9.0%

Other Nutritional Data
Calcium (min) 2.9%
Phosphorus (min) 1.8%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 3.6%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.4%

Vitamins
Vitamin D 2219 IU/kg
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg
Thiamin 58.9 mg/kg
Riboflavin 26.3 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 41.6 mg/kg
Folic Acid 4.7 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mg/kg

Minerals
Sodium 0.6%
Potassium 0.7%
Magnesium 0.1%
Copper 21.3 mg/kg

Amino Acids
Lysine 2.8%
Tryptophan 0.40%
Threonine 1.7%
Isoleucine 1.6%
Leucine 2.8%
Arginine 2.9%
Taurine 0.3%

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
5 3/8 cup
10 1/2 cup
15 3/4 cup

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