Taste Testing #InstinctRaw. Nature’s Variety Instinct® Raw Bites, an Easy Way to Feed Raw.


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Mr. N is a super snob about food. Or as he prefers to think of it, he is a gourmet. This is the dog who turns his nose up at kibble and goes on a hunger strike which is why we switched to raw feeding. And certain people in this household are terrible about remembering to thaw extra food after feeding Mr. N and the container is empty. Hint. It’s usually not me. Nature’s Variety Instinct® Raw Bites is an excellent solution to both those problems. 
It’s super quick to thaw which is awesome because otherwise you’re trying to figure out what else to feed your dog in the morning and your dog says he is starving and needs to be fed right this instant. Mr. N appreciates the high protein and real meat of the Instinct (95 percent venison, lamb, organ and bone + 5 percent fruit and vegetables and other ingredients) although he doesn’t see why there should be fruits and vegetables at all. Mr. N is a devout carnivore 
The Raw Bites for dogs come in chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, duck, venison, rabbit and tuna. Mr. N is currently eating the venison. He evidently approves because it’s been about two weeks and he has eaten every single meal on time. He has been prone to skipping breakfast this hot summer. The Instinct is nutrient dense and high quality. Mr. N has been eating smaller quantities than with his previous food. 
A lot of people have health and sanitary concerns with raw dog food.I wash my hands before and after raw feeding and his bowls get rinsed with hot soapy water after meals and tossed in the dishwasher on a regular basis. Mr. N eats on a towel in his crate. I wipe down his crate with vinegar weekly and towels get washed in hot water. So far neither of us have been sick with salmonella or anything like that. 
We’ve been using the Instinct mostly during meal time but I’ve been using them for trick training as well. Here’s Mr. N practicing crossing his paws with the Raw Bites as a reward.

 And saying his prayers before he eats. He is thankful that he gets to eat his favorite things for dinner like venison and lamb and beef and all the other animals bigger than him. 
If you’re interested in trying out Nature’s Variety with your pets (they make a cat variety too), they’re offering a $3 off coupon. For more information and other offers, follow them on Facebook




31 Responses

  1. Lara Elizabeth

    September 23, 2015 7:46 pm

    Ruby in particular (the picky one) went nuts for this food. We also tried the venison and I will be adding it to our rotation for sure. Love Mr. N's crossed paws – that's something I'd like to teach Ruby.

  2. Talent Hounds

    September 25, 2015 1:32 am

    OMG Mr N is so cute. Love the prayers.
    Kilo is not fussy- he is a doggy vacuum, but that food looks really good. Raw does make me nervous as other family members are a bit sensitive to food and water borne bacteria and parasites. However seems like you do all the right things.

  3. Janet Keefe

    September 25, 2015 8:46 pm

    If we ever decided to take the plunge and switch to raw, this food sounds like a great place to start.
    I love Mr. N's tricks! Luke crosses his paws a lot, but I'm not sure how to get him to do it when I want him to!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. maryehaight

    October 2, 2015 8:03 am

    My boy is pretty fussy too…the only way he'll eat kibble, high quality of course, is if he gets his home-cooked food for breakfast. Really! I tried to see if he would go for the kibble for both meals. Uh, no and no way. I got told off LOL! Thanks for the review — looks like a really good food =)


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