Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Review

Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit

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Review of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet
Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit

This product is manufactured by Nature’s Variety.

According to our data, this Instinct recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is rabbit meal. Rabbit meal is produced by cooking rabbit using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of rabbit and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

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

The third ingredient is tapioca. Tapioca is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.

The fourth ingredient is canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid). The usage of canola oil is controversial in cat food. Canola plant seeds are the product of selective breeding applied to rapeseed, which in turn is used to produce rapeseed oil. It is widely known that rapeseed oil is dangerous for human and animal consumption.

The fifth ingredient is rabbit. Although rabbit is an excellent protein source, raw rabbit contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of rabbit 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit 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 natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.

The next ingredient is coconut oil. Coconut oil is an excellent source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) which are easier to digest and believed to promote skin and coat health.

Then we have 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.

Moving on, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

Moving on with this review, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

The next ingredient in this review is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.

Our next ingredient is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate is the next ingredient in this recipe, which is a feed-grade vitamin C supplement.

Next on the list is niacin supplement. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It's an essential vitamin that is critical for the metabolism of nutrients and the well-being of the central nervous and GI systems.

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 most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

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 Grain-Free Recipe With Real Rabbit is 2.5 out of 5.