Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food Review

Nature's Variety Instinct Dry Cat Food review

Check out our comprehensive review of Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Indoor Cat Grain-Free Dry Cat Food to see if it might be the answer you’re looking for.

What We Like

One of the most important things for your cat is that they get food that’s high in protein. You’ll get that in spades with this food. Nature’s Valley formulates their food to mimic a cat’s diet in the wild, which includes tons of protein.

This is a totally grain-free product. There are no preservatives, artificial flavors, or colors. In fact, there are no fillers at all. When you read the ingredients list you won’t see corn, soy, or wheat listed.

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They do add plenty of good stuff to this food though, including all the vitamins and minerals an indoor cat needs. They also add both Omega 3s and Omega 6s which help give your cat the smooth, shiny, healthy coat and improve their immune system.

Nature’s Valley is known for their emphasis on digestive health. This means they formulate their foods in such a way that your cat’s digestive system can easily take care of this food. The results can be less stinky poop and healthier overall digestion.

Finally, we love that Nature’s Valley is the official pet food partner of the Best Friends Animal Society. As a sponsor of this organization, they help to provide over one million meals at adoption centers. It’s great to find a dry cat food you like and know your purchase is doing some good.

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What We Don’t Like

There were only a few things we didn’t like about this product. First, it is one of the more expensive options in this market. We know that the ingredients are very high quality and the food includes freeze-dried raw foods that cats really like. However, it’s simply priced out of many people’s budgets.

Speaking of the freeze-dried raw food – that was our other issue. While that does make it very desirable to many cats, and does provide extra nutrition, we worry that it also increases safety concerns. At the very least, this food will not have a shelf long as long as most dry foods – which prevents you from buying in bulk.


Really what this one comes down to is what your budget is. If you have an unlimited budget to spend on your cat, and you think that high protein, no-filler, no-grain food is important, then this is going to be a great choice for you. However, for budget conscious people there are plenty of other more affordable options.

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