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Nature's Variety Canned Cat Food, Instinct Formula

88% Positive Reviews
Rated #6 in Wet Cat Food

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Pros: Great varieties of different protein, high quality, grain-free, cats love

Cons: Minimal amount of whole peas, diced carrots in can, pricey

I buy these four proteins and rotate them, along with other brands that also include chicken and turkey products. I just don't want my cats to eat too much of one protein, so I look for other brands like NV to rotate with. I like NV Instinct because as one reviewer also noted, the large 13.2 oz cans in the dog section is the same formulation for felines, so I buy the big cans to save some money. My cats seem to like all the varieties except lamb, but I don't think it's exclusive to NV. I also like that it's grain-free and their rabbits are no longer sourced from China. My two cat's favorite flavors include rabbit, duck, and venison proteins, which is why I like buying this product. Not many others offer this much variety in proteins, it's usually chicken, turkey, and fish flavors that I frequently see. If you have a cat with IBD or food allergies, it also has some flavors in LID (limited ingredient diet) types, too.

 

The only negative thing I found is that I don't like the added peas and diced carrots as I do not believe felines can properly digest and metabolize plant based ingredients, but they are whole and I can easily pick them out as I dish them onto their plates. It's also more on the expensive side as all NV products are, but again, that is why I buy the large doggie cans instead. 

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Pros: Not too expensive, grain free, healthy

My cat likes this food although she's not too picky.  We use it in rotation so that she doesn't get bored.  I feel good feeding her a healthy food that is not too expensive.  

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Pros: No Carragean, No grains, LID line

Cons: Taste

When I got my new kitten Whitney I had leftover cat food from my previous baby. I had raw, dry and canned Natures Variety Instinct. This review is ONLY for the Canned. Regarding the Chicken and Duck flavor Whitney will not eat them!!!! She will go a full 24 hours of starving herself rather than eat them. But she likes the Pork! A lot!  Go figure! Just wanted to tell you all do not buy a case or two like I did as I made a pricey mistake. 

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Pros: has gravey, cats seem to like it

Cons: some veggies

I have been transitioning my one very picky eater to all wet food and I also have a kitten who isn't too picky but has picked up on my other cat's bad habits. I had great success with the pride version of nature's variety but wasn't crazy about the high amount of spinach in it.The instinct still has veggies in it but not spinach so I thought I would try to see if they would eat it.  My cats do not like pate but for some reason like this food, I think it may be because it has gravy in it.

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Pros: grain free, high protein good for young cats and kittens

Cons: too high protein for older cats and any cat in renal failure, very expensive

It's kinda sad that so many cat foods that one could buy in a store (other than vet office) don't have warnings for cats in renal failure about the high protein. I consider it to be a disservice.

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Pros: grain free, good for all cats

Cons: price

all my cats had this not long ago and all but one liked it I may or may not buy it again

 

it costed me 1.99 per can and i bought 7 making it around 14 bucks too pricy

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Pros: Healthy, grain free

Cons: Not used to wet food yet

Venus is on the dry version of this but I bought the wet version yesterday in hopes that I could introduce that- I know it is closer to her natural diet and all. Looking forward to it.

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My kitties love this food.  The only thing I don't like about this company is that the dog and cat food is the exact same formula. ( I emailed them to find out).  So if you like the larger cans of food you can just buy the dog.

Nature's Variety Canned Cat Food, Instinct Formula
Description:

Instinct is grain-free and gluten-free - perfect for satisfying a pet's carnivorous cravings and nutritional needs.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingGrocery
BrandNature's Variety
EAN0769949707011
FeatureOmega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
Height10 inches
Length13.5 inches
Width3 inches
LabelNature's Variety
List Price$48.99
ManufacturerNature's Variety
Model769949707011
MPN8414:30240109
Package Quantity24
Product GroupGrocery
Product Type NameGROCERY
PublisherNature's Variety
StudioNature's Variety
TitleNature's Variety Canned Cat Food, Instinct Chicken Formula, 5.5-Oz. Cans (Pack of 24)
UPC769949707011
Weight8.25 pounds
Number Of Items24
Size24 Pack
IngredientsChicken, Turkey, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Flaxseed, Tricalcium Phosphate, 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, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate
Ingredients Set ElementChicken, Turkey, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Flaxseed, Tricalcium Phosphate, 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, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate
Flavor Namechicken
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