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Nature's Variety Instinct, Salmon 25.3 lb

25.30 LBS
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Product Description

  • Grain-free
  • 70% salmon, 30% vegatables
  • Exclusive freeze slow roasted raw Bio-Coating®
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages
  • Kibble sized for small to large dogs

With its grain free recipe, Nature's Variety Instinct Salmon may provide relief from most pet food allergy symptoms. Most dogs with grain-related alleries do so much better on Instinct foods. Without all those grains you might find your dog loses a little weight too. All those grains and carbs cause your dog to put on extra weight over time. Cut out the carbs, add some exercise and your dog will be lean again. The natural results of this higher quality nutrition include better skin & coat, healthier teeth & gums, increased energy, and less backyard clean-up.

The bags are recloseable with a zip seal. The kibble is about 1/4" in diameter. Nature's Variety food is made right here in the USA at USDA inspected facilities.

As with all dry kibble, the actual pellets are cooked in the process. They are then coated with a unique blend of freeze slow roasted raw food.

What's NOT in the bag: Grains, glutens, potato or other inexpensive fillers or chemical preservatives.

Why Tapioca?

Nature's Variety has a unique dry diet containing no grains and no potatoes as carbohydrate sources. Instead, Instinct uses tapioca to provide the carbohydrate calories. Additionally, this formula provides higher amounts of animal-sourced proteins than most other commercial diets available. Potatoes have traditionally been used in "hypoallergenic" foods. Reports of grain allergic dogs, that are also now developing allergies to potatoes, have been on the rise, as well as reports of natural toxins that manifest themselves during high temperature processing. There are no known allergies to tapioca, and many veterinary teaching hospitals incorporate tapioca in homemade recipes for food allergies.

Brand: Nature's Variety
Made in US


Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil, Tapioca, Pea Starch, Pork Liver, Natural Pork Flavor, Coconut Oil, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract), Taurine, Carrots, Garlic, Apples, Pumpkin, Mixed Tocopherols with Citric Acid (a natural preservative), Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Cod.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (min): 35.0%, Crude Fat (min): 20.0%, Crude Fiber (max): 2.5%, Moisture (max): 10.0%

CALORIES: 470 / cup

Feeding Guidelines

Sudden changes in diet can sometimes result in digestive disturbances. Do not overfeed regardless of the pet’s 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 activity.

Feeding amounts should be decreased in proportion to the amount of supplementation with other Nature’s Variety Diets and Treats. Daily portions may vary according to age, size, environment, temperament, breed and activity level

DOG FOOD (Puppy)
Body Weight Daily Portion  
5-15 lb. 1 1/8 - 1 5/8 cup
16-25 lb. 1 5/8 - 2 5/8cup
26-50 lb. 2 5/8 - 4 1/4 cups
51-100 lb. 4 1/4 - 6 3/4 cups
100+ 6 3/4+
DOG FOOD (Active Adult)
Body Weight Daily Portion  
5-15 lb. 1/2 - 1 1/8 cup
16-25 lb. 1 1/8 - 1 5/8 cup
26-50 lb. 1 5/8 - 2 1/2 cups
51-100 lb. 2 1/2 - 4 1/8 cups
100+ 4 1/8+
DOG FOOD (Overweight or Less Active)
Body Weight Daily Portion  
5-15 lb. 3/8 - 7/8 cup
16-25 lb. 7/8 - 1 1/8 cup
26-50 lb. 1 1/8 - 1 7/8 cups
51-100 lb. 1 7/8 - 2 7/8 cups
100+ 2 7/8+


Our Commitment to Quality

We want to reassure you that your pet's health and safety has and always will be our top priority.  Our quality control and quality assurance programs include but are not limited to: Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program, regular lot segregation, and other industry best practices. Our manufacturing facility also adheres to these specific quality measures:

  • Our ingredients are sourced from USDA inspected facilities, and/or facilities regulated by the FDA
  • We adhere to state and federal regulations regarding product safety
  • Our manufacturing facility is regularly monitored by third party auditors
  • Our manufacturing facility is a USDA Certified Organic Processing Facility and adheres to USDA and EU standards

In addition to the industry best practices listed above, and in an abundance of caution, we’re taking additional steps in our manufacturing process to ensure that our products are free of all pathogenic bacteria. All Nature’s Variety raw frozen products will now undergo a “test and hold” period before being released for sale.

As always, Nature’s Variety is fully committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in the pet food industry.  Thank you for your continued trust in Nature’s Variety.

Reed Howlett
CEO, Nature's Variety

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