Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food

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Real meat. Lean poultry. Wholesome fruits and vegetables. This is your cat's instinctive diet. With Instinct, your cat will enjoy a hearty and nutritious diet, free of grains or fillers. Such quality nutrition provides beneficial proteins and balanced Omega Fatty Acids to help maintain toned muscles, healthy skin, and glossy coat. Feed instinctively, give your cat the nourishment and energy to enjoy life every day.
úGrain-free

ú95% Venison & liver

úOmega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat

úNo hormones, no steroids

úComplete and balanced for all life stages

úInstinct Venison Formula for Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.



Sudden changes in diet can sometimes result in digestive disturbances. Do not overfeed regardless of the pets 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. Always keep fresh water available at all times and offer plenty of exercise.
SKU: 608

Ingredients

Venison, Pork Liver, Water, Flaxseed, 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, Salt, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley

Analysis:

Crude Fiber (max.) 3.00%
Moisture (max.) 75.00%
Crude Protein (min.) 9.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 6.00%

Reviews

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Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food
 
4.6

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (83)
  • Likes it (82)
  • All natural (77)
  • Good taste (71)
  • Easy to digest (69)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoor cats (60)
  • Everyday (57)
  • Older cats (45)
  • Active cats (39)
  • Special meals (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (80), Multiple cat owner (8), New owner (6), Single cat owner (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Instinct canned foods cured IBD

We adopted two adult cats nearly 3 years ago; one of them had serious inflammatory bowel disease (was on daily prednisone and still had daily discomfort, occasional vomiting, diarrhea, etc -- despite...Read complete review

We adopted two adult cats nearly 3 years ago; one of them had serious inflammatory bowel disease (was on daily prednisone and still had daily discomfort, occasional vomiting, diarrhea, etc -- despite her vet prescribed food). We switched her to a grain free diet largely based on Instinct canned foods and literally all symptoms disappeared within a few weeks. She loves the rabbit formula, but also likes chicken, lamb, duck, and beef so I rotate flavors. Her sister loves the stuff too. I highly recommend this food for cats with lower GI sensitivity. No, I'm not a vet, but I've cared for cats well over 20 years now and I'm convinced the grain free diet fixed this problem for the long term. Both cats have been healthy for over 2 years now with minimal vet visits (just annual checkup).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Deceiving about protein and carb content

I was feeding my cat this brand because his regular food had a formula change that added chicken. Based on the clever marketing I thought it was species appropriate. I saw the nutritional values...Read complete review

I was feeding my cat this brand because his regular food had a formula change that added chicken. Based on the clever marketing I thought it was species appropriate. I saw the nutritional values on another site ( you can also request them from the company). This may be grain free but carb content is high. I should have known the carbs were high since my cat was eating much more food than he did when on BB Wilderness. The 5% fruit and veggies must be based on dry weight. My cat gained weight in a matter of a couple of weeks and his coat got very dry. My cat also started scratching a lot even when eating non-chicken flavors. Big mistake to buy this food and I feel like an idiot for believing that 95% meat must mean low carb.

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5.0

My cats love this food

By Tundraleigh

from Vermont

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • All Natural
  • Cats like it
  • Easy To Digest
  • Nutritional

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Active Cats
  • Everyday

Comments about Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food:

My bengal who has a sensitive stomach loves this food, and it doesn't make him vomit, which is a good thing. I like that it is produced in the US, and is grain free.

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5.0

My dog and cat love this food

By zee bear

from DC

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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        Comments about Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food:

        I've been feeding this food to my ginormous cat and my roommate's dog. Roomie's dog's regular diet is Purina, so I figured this has to be better (grain free/gluten free, meaty food, even if it's cat food).

        Yup, they love this stuff. And I've fed them very expensive grain free, natural food before. I can't remember what though. This has to be their favorite. I swear they wake me up an hour earlier every morning for this food.

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        4.0

        WIll buy this product again

        By shaggy

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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              Comments about Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food:

              Cat has IBD and is doing very well on this brand of cat food

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              4.0

              A miracle worker!

              By Ragumup

              from east coast

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All Natural
              • Good Taste
              • Likes It

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food:

                Not to sell like an infomercial but this is one amazing brand! My cat is insanely picky(nothing but fish for him) yet he eats every bit of this food(THE RABBIT formula!).

                Sadly this is one of the pricier brands, I wont say if its actually worth the cost but I think my cat would say it is! Its very pricey so try one can first!

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                5.0

                Good health is worth the cost

                By Sanjeet

                from Redlands, CA

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Nature's Variety Instinct Venison Formula Canned Cat Food:

                We have two Siamese mix cats almost two years old. When they were kittens, we researched cat food and started feeding them Nature's Variety instinct dry kibble and they loved it, especially Rabbit flavor. Their coats fluffed up and shone, and their energy level increased. All was well until a year later one of them was diagnosed with struvite crystals. Our vet prescribed a costly urinary canned food (Hills or Royal Canin) filled with byproducts. We switched to a different vet who only works with cats, who advised us to only feed wet cat food. We tried Nature's Variety canned food for a while - our cats loved it and the urinary blockage cleared up. We've been feeding Nature's Variety wet canned food for over a year now. They love all the flavors except Beef and Rabbit is still their favorite. The only drawbacks are that there is considerable variation between nutrient density of different flavors (see the online feeding guide for details) making it tough to calculate how much to feed them. Also this food is VERY expensive. Although when I think about switching to a different brand or mixing in kibble, I remember that feeding this canned food is much less expensive (and stressful) than taking them in to the vet with another crystal attack. According to our vet, cats' kidneys start to wear down after 8 or 9 years of age so we will keep them on the canned food at least until then.

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