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Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food

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What is Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food?

Dogs are natural carnivores, so it's their instinct to eat more meat, poultry, and fish protein and less grain. Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food provides dogs with a kibble made of 72% animal ingredients (such as chicken meal, fish meal, chicken fat, and freeze dried turkey) and nutritious oils and the food is guaranteed to contain 42% protein overall. The protein to fat to fiber ratio is meant to help your dog reach and maintain an ideal body weight, which can protect him or her from a number of ailments and diseases. Nature's Variety Instinct is suitable for dogs at all life stages. It's grain- and gluten-free, which makes it an excellent choice for dogs who are intolerant or sensitive to gluten or grains. And because of its high protein content, it is great for dogs who have high energy requirements. Many dog owners choose Instinct's Grain-Free Nutrition like their chicken formula for dogs with food allergies and sensitivities because its grain- and gluten-free formulation can provide relief from many food allergy symptoms.



  • Contains pure animal ingredients and nutritious oils
  • Contains vegetables and fruits with vitamins and chelated minerals
  • Approved for dogs of all life stages
  • Provides a source of trace minerals
  • Contains chicken meal, fish meal, and freeze dried turkey meat
  • 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
  • Protein to fat to fiber ratio helps your pet reach and maintain an ideal weight
  • Exclusive freeze dried raw coating offers great taste and nutrition
  • Specifically formulated for rotation feeding
  • Available in 4.4 lb, 13.2 lb, and 25.3 lb bags
How it works:

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

How to Use
  • Days 1 & 2: Feed 75% previous dog food and 25% Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food.
  • Days 3 & 4: Feed 50% previous dog food and 50% Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food.
  • Days 5 & 6: Feed 25% previous dog food and 75% Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food.
  • Day 7: Feed 100% Nature's Variety Instinct Dog Food.

The below Suggested Feeding Guidelines are a good starting point. If you feed more than once per day, simply divide the Suggested Feeding Guidelines by the amount of times fed per day.

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food
Nature's Variety Instinct Chicken Meal Formula Dry Dog Food

Store in a cool dry place and protect from moisture.

Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food

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

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min)
Crude Fat (min)
Crude Fiber (max)
Moisture (max)
Vitamin E (min)
100 IU/kg
*Vitamin C (min)
85.00 mg/kg
*Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min)
*Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)
Bacillus Coagulants
60,000,000 CFU/lb (min)
Calculated Caloric Content: ME (kcal/cup) 499
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Customer Reviews
Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent dry dog food My Westie ~ Astro ~ is a VERY picky eater. He wont eat dry dog food with out boiled chicken and shredded cheddar cheese. I always add dry food to his meals to keep his bowels hard and prevent allergies. He actually eats the Instinct Chicken and Lamb dry foods with his meals. He used to have skin allergies and bumps on his back, but not any more. He eats all of his foods now. Natures Valley Instinct is an excellent product for picky dogs with allergies.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brought my starving dog back! My standard poodle developed bloat, had surgery and long slow recovery. He was afraid to eat--I ended up cooking 4 meals a day for him for two months. After trying canned food and various other non-dry foods, we discovered Instinct through samples. He loves it, and eats it without hesitation. I truly credit this quality dog food with Elvis' recovery. He's baaack!
Date published: 2012-02-21
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Food amounts

I have a 6lb Maltese. The feeding guidelines on your chart are extremely different than what my vet recommended. He stated she does not need more than 1/4-1/2 cup per day. I have been feeding her 1/2 cup a day and her weight is remaining stable. She is 4 and not over or underweight. I am feeding food with no preservatives, or grain. Can you explain the discrepancy. Thank you.
Asked by: Ann
These are the feeding guidelines per the manufacturer however if the vet recommends a different way to feed your Furry Friend always follow your vets directions.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-10-05

Is this product made in U.S.A., and can it be fed to small breed dogs?

Asked by: Kasey2u
Thank you for your question. This food is manufactured in the United States and it can be fed to small breed dogs.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-09-20

Is it for large adult dogs

Asked by: Rosco
Yes this can be fed to large adult dogs. Take a look at the (How to use) tab for feeding suggestions.
Answered by: Chris H, PetMedPro
Date published: 2013-10-22

What is rotation feeding'?

Asked by: Tara
Rotation feeding is where you will change the choice of protien for your pet. Giving your pet the variety between Beef, Chicken, Lamb will ensure your pet is never bored of their food and will maintain a healthy appetite. Rotating wet, dry and raw foods is also a way to rotate your pets diet.
Answered by: Laura PetMed Pro
Date published: 2013-10-22
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