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Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41.
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Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food

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Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Old Kitty Tummies Amazing results! My little guy is approximately 17 (street rescue so unsure) he had started vomiting every single thing he ate. The vet said try other foods and or steroids. I did not want to have to resort to daily steroid medication so I kept trying many different foods. This is the WINNER!!! Only wish it was less expensive. Anyway, for some reason he can only eat the Chicken without vomiting but that's okay! The point is, he now keeps his food down and has regained some weight :). Not only that, he LOVES this Instinct Chicken wet food. (It doesn't smell too awful to human noses either which is a plus.) Thank you so much for creating a simple healthy product! I feel like this product has saved my cat's life!!! Thank you! I am so very grateful! Please never change the recipe for Little Kitty's sake if nothing else. Hopefully this food option will continue to make his geriatric years more pleasant, happier, and healthier. :)
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for weight gain but there’s bones My cat LOVES all of the instinct pate wet foods!!! The last time I bought cans at my local pet smart, he began having trouble and gagging. He is missing a tooth so he cannot chew. I realized it was tiny bones and have been having to use my fingers to find them which isn’t ideal.... I understand bones naturally find their way into these cans. I just wanted to mention it since he had no problem for 3 months. (I always smashed the chickpeas and carrots, so I know that’s not the issue.) It must’ve been a bad batch perhaps. This wet food is great for weight gain in my 12 year old kitty. :)
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 happy girls on one food I have 3 cats. One is picky and allergy prone, one has a sensitive stomach, and one eats anything that doesn’t eat her first. This works for all 3. I only wish it came in bigger cans for multi cat households.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but wondering about white bits Our 4 cats all love this food. On a recent batch we noticed small white bits that turn to powder if you crush them in your fingers. What is it? Bone? Minerals? Or is this an adulterated product?
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone loves it My kittens gobble this stuff up, when they hear the top pop they come running and are climbing up my legs to get to the bowl. Even nursing mother loves it!
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picky cat loves it! I have a picky orange tabby. He loves Instinct Canned Chicken food. Will hardly touch anything else. The I first got my cat he showed a sensitivity to grains and I was worried about his stool consistensy and smell. I introduced the Instinct brand to him and his stool has been healthy with no foul odour, his coat is shiny and he is the perfect weight. I'm writing this review, ( I normally don't write reviews) just to address the person who shared the picture and said that their food had mold on it. The white layer on top of the food is not mold, rather it is just fat sediment that separated from the meat. I too found this issue with the beef formula and was scared as well. I did some research and found out that it's harmless. The beef formula is a lot higher is fat than all of the other varieties and therefore if improperly stored it can separate. It is not mold and should not make your cat sick. Personally I do not buy the beef formula for my cat, (even though he loves it) because the extra oil from the fats seemed to cause a bit of cat acne on my tabby. I buy the chicken formula. I have tried all of the other ones but my cat seems to like the chicken and salmon best. I love how healthy my cat is and I will continue to purchase this product! I wish I could get it delivered to my home in Toronto but it seems I can't find a Canadian site that will provide Home Delivery for this product.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my 20 year old baby My tough and healthy 20 yr old cat had started projectile vomiting and became lethargic and dehydrated several months ago. After spending over $1000 on blood tests and ultra-sounds, the vet couldn't figure out what was wrong. Tried the food he recommended and anti-vomiting meds, but nothing would work long-term. So then I did my own extensive research and through trial and error, I figured out two things: my cat is most likely allergic to ANY fish in his food AND carageenan/guar gum were possibly culprits. So I tried this. No more vomiting, and back to his playful and hungry self. Thank you so much for making this food!!!! Picking up an extra side job to cover the costs, but would rather pay the money and have my baby a few more extra years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! My cat loves canned food. I like this product because it is a more natural and healthier alternative to some of the other brands on the market.
Date published: 2015-07-24
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Questions

does it also help prevent uric acid crystal formation, as Prescription Diet's CD wet chicken and veg stew does?

Asked by: JB
No
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-06-25

Montmorillonite Clay?

What's with the clay in the ingredients? I have always been careful to use non-clay cat litter, so that my cats do not breathe or ingest clay. Between my two elderly cats, I am giving medications and supplements for diabetes, CRF, hyperthyroidism, and arthritis. So, my main concern with clay in the food is that it will absorb or bond with medications and supplements, reducing their effective dosages.
Asked by: House Ape
Thank you for your question. Montmorillonite is a natural clay that Nature's Variety obtains from deposits in southern Utah that is approved by AAFCO for use as an anticaking processing aid. It is extensively tested to make sure each batch is dioxin free. Montmorillonite clay, according to the manufacturer, should not bond with medications or supplements but it is always wise to speak with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Chris B PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-02-06

I'd also like to know what the ash content is.

If one pays to have a cat seen by a specialty hospital for bladder problems -- you start reading labels. I know the manufacturers do NOT have to list these values, but I really wish they would because of its' importance to helping our animals.
Asked by: klwall
The ash content of this product is 2.002%, Ash is the inorganic (non-carbon) mineral portion of any substance. When referring to dog and cat food, "ash content" is the mineral matter, such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and copper.
Answered by: Chris B PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-07-25
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What is Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food?

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is sure to appeal to your cat's carnivorous nature. It provides cats with a food Made with high-quality protein, vegetables, fruits, and other wholesome ingredients. Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is suitable for cats at all life stages. It is also highly digestible and nutritionally dense, which makes it a great option for cats with sensitive stomachs. Mix it with dry food for the perfect combination of the things your cat needs and loves. Instinct is also grain- and gluten-free, which makes it an excellent choice for cats who are intolerant or sensitive to gluten or grains.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Contains vegetables and fruits with vitamins and chelated minerals
  • Approved for cats of all life stages
  • Contains High-quality protein
  • Totally grain and Gluten-free
  • May provide relief from most allergy symptoms
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids help maintain healthy skin and coat
  • Specifically formulated for rotation feeding
  • Comes in chicken and lamb formulas

How it works:

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food provides your cat with a well-balanced, grain-free meal that is not only delicious, but also provides essential vitamins and antioxidants to help your cat feel healthy and energized. Added Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids also help maintain healthy skin and coat.

Directions:

  • Days 1 & 2: Feed 75% previous dog food and 25% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Days 3 & 4: Feed 50% previous dog food and 50% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Days 5 & 6: Feed 25% previous dog food and 75% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Day 7: Feed 100% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
Tip:

Feed at room temperature and refrigerate unused portion. Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food

Storage:

Keep in a cool dry place.

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food Ingredients:

Nature's Variety Instinct Chicken Formula Canned Cat Food
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 11.0%
Crude Fat (min) 8.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
Moisture (max) 75.0%
Calcium (min) 0.25%
Phosphorus (min) 0.20%
Vitamin E (min) 25.0 IU/kg
Taurine 0.05%
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 30.00 mg/kg
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 1.00%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.20%
Ingredients: Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.
Calculated Caloric Content: ME (kcal/cup) 222
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Nature's Variety Instinct Lamb Formula Canned Cat Food
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 11.0%
Crude Fat (min) 8.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
Moisture (max) 75.0%
Calcium (min) 0.25%
Phosphorus (min) 0.20%
Vitamin E (min) 25.0 IU/kg
Taurine 0.05%
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 30.00 mg/kg
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 0.65%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.15%
Ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Liver, Lamb Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Tricalcium Phosphate, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.
Calculated Caloric Content: ME (kcal/cup) 259
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

What is Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food?

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is sure to appeal to your cat's carnivorous nature. It provides cats with a food Made with high-quality protein, vegetables, fruits, and other wholesome ingredients. Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food is suitable for cats at all life stages. It is also highly digestible and nutritionally dense, which makes it a great option for cats with sensitive stomachs. Mix it with dry food for the perfect combination of the things your cat needs and loves. Instinct is also grain- and gluten-free, which makes it an excellent choice for cats who are intolerant or sensitive to gluten or grains.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Contains vegetables and fruits with vitamins and chelated minerals
  • Approved for cats of all life stages
  • Contains High-quality protein
  • Totally grain and Gluten-free
  • May provide relief from most allergy symptoms
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids help maintain healthy skin and coat
  • Specifically formulated for rotation feeding
  • Comes in chicken and lamb formulas

How it works:

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food provides your cat with a well-balanced, grain-free meal that is not only delicious, but also provides essential vitamins and antioxidants to help your cat feel healthy and energized. Added Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids also help maintain healthy skin and coat.

Directions:

  • Days 1 & 2: Feed 75% previous dog food and 25% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Days 3 & 4: Feed 50% previous dog food and 50% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Days 5 & 6: Feed 25% previous dog food and 75% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
  • Day 7: Feed 100% Instinct Canned Cat Food.
Tip:

Feed at room temperature and refrigerate unused portion. Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food

Storage:

Keep in a cool dry place.

Nature's Variety Instinct Canned Cat Food Ingredients:

Nature's Variety Instinct Chicken Formula Canned Cat Food
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 11.0%
Crude Fat (min) 8.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
Moisture (max) 75.0%
Calcium (min) 0.25%
Phosphorus (min) 0.20%
Vitamin E (min) 25.0 IU/kg
Taurine 0.05%
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 30.00 mg/kg
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 1.00%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.20%
Ingredients: Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.
Calculated Caloric Content: ME (kcal/cup) 222
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Nature's Variety Instinct Lamb Formula Canned Cat Food
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 11.0%
Crude Fat (min) 8.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.00%
Moisture (max) 75.0%
Calcium (min) 0.25%
Phosphorus (min) 0.20%
Vitamin E (min) 25.0 IU/kg
Taurine 0.05%
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min) 30.00 mg/kg
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 0.65%
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.15%
Ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Liver, Lamb Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Eggs, Tricalcium Phosphate, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley.
Calculated Caloric Content: ME (kcal/cup) 259
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.