Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+ Review

Instinct Dry Cat Food Review


Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef and seafood

Est. Calories: 478 cal/100g


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Overall, Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+ is a significantly above average cat food, earning 9 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+ includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • beef
  • beef liver
  • beef kidney
  • beef spleen
  • beef heart

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • beef liver
  • beef kidney
  • beef spleen
  • beef heart
  • ground beef bone
  • fish oil
  • new zealand green mussel

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+'s most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains beef liver, beef kidney, beef spleen and beef heart as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains beef, beef liver, beef kidney, beef spleen, beef heart, ground beef bone, fish oil and new zealand green mussel which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef or seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+ has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Instinct Raw Longevity 100% Freeze-Dried Raw Meals Grass-Fed Beef Recipe For Adults 7+ has approximately 478 calories per 100g (135 calories/ounce), which is considerably more calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 22, 2022.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney, Beef Spleen, Beef Heart, Ground Beef Bone, Ground Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Montmorillonite Clay, Ground Miscanthus Grass, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots, Yellow Squash, Beets, Turmeric, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, New Zealand Green Mussel, Dried Chicory Root, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols (for freshness), Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
36.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
11.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
6.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
38%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
12%
Ash: (est)
6%
Calories: (est)
478/100g

*Note that nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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