Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44
Rated 2 out of 5 by Prettysad Instinct Grain Free Raw Frozen Chicken - Cats
I purchased several bags of the instinct grain free raw frozen chicken food for my cat who is about one year old. She had been doing fairly well with the product until lately. I put some in her bowl and noticed that she was just smelling it and trying to bury it. When I picked up the bowl and looked at it, I was shocked. It was brown. I opened the bag and about threw up. The whole bag was brown and smelled very sour. I took it back to the store and gave me my money back. Then, I bought another bag and it was the same way, brown and sour. I didn't think to keep the lot number but the expiration date was sometime in 2016. I am a little nervous to try it again. It would be nice if the packaging had a view window to actually see the product to ensure it is still good.
April 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pat666 Raw
I was happy that Nature's Variety offed a raw food for cats, but only 2 out of 5 will even touch this. No matter how healthy a food is, your cats have to be willing to eat it.. I would like to note that the "few minutes" the directions say it takes to thaw this, is more like 15 minutes just for the ice crystals to dissipate, and that may be part of the problem. Cats like room temperature/warm food, they are not thrilled about cold food, which is how this is meant to be served.
I really wish my cats were more receptive to this food, because I think it's a GREAT idea, and I also like that it is fish-free, unlike the "Raw Boost" options.
I will keep trying to get them to eat it, but I think they are more stubborn than me;-)
March 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tango Good for Opossums too!
I bought this for my pet Brazilian Opossum, He loves this food. He loves it almost more then he likes his live insects. As an added bonus even my cat likes this food.
March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veryhappycatmom Made my day, and my cat's
I have a cat who has had loose stool for years. At its worst, it was blowout diarrhea on the walls. At it's best, it was pudding consistency. The smell could clear a building! I've tried hypoallergenic diets, intestinal sensitivity diets, hydrolyzed protein diets, various medications (prednisilone worked, but my cat gained so much weight and her energy level was so low I worried about depression), B-12 injections, the works. After many discussions, exams, and research with my veterinarian, and with her cooperation, if not full blessing, I tried Raw Bites. Took 2.5 months to fully transition. There was improvement before that happened. But now that she is fully transitioned, her poop is PERFECT! Her personality is back; she's playful and energetic. She even gets along better with the other cat (who is also on this food now). I will not say that anyone with an IBD cat should go straight to raw. Absolutely (!!!!) see a veterinarian about any medical issues and to keep on top of your cat's health, but this is what worked for my cat.
December 8, 2015