Instinct Raw Boost Review

Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken

Instinct Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken

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Review of Instinct Raw Boost
Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken

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 Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken 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 Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The third ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

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

The fifth ingredient is menhaden meal. Menhaden meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking menhaden until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with menhaden (i.e. menhaden meal).

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Instinct Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken 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 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 next ingredient is sun-cured alfalfa meal. Sun-cured alfalfa meal is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. it's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.

Then we have pea. Peas are an excellent carbohydrate source naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein. Peas are also rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

Moving on, we have dried tomato pomace. Dried tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

Moving on with this review, we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid). Chicken fat provides a healthy dose of linolic acid, which is an important omega-6 fatty acid.

The remaining ingredients in this Instinct Raw Boost 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 Raw Boost Healthy Weight Grain-Free Recipe With Real Chicken is 4.5 out of 5.