Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Review

Duck Formula

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula

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Review of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet
Duck Formula

This product is manufactured by Nature’s Variety.

According to our data, this Instinct recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is duck broth. Duck broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, duck broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is montmorillonite clay. Montmorillonite clay is a naturally occurring group of minerals which are believed to provide resistance to various environmental toxins. In addition, montmorillonite clay is often used as an anti-caking agent in pet food.

The fifth ingredient is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Instinct recipe.

Next we have flaxseed oil, which provides a healthy dose of essential fatty acids.

The remaining ingredients in this Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Formula is 3.0 out of 5.