Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program we received one free, 6 oz. package of Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers in exchange for our fair and honest review. We received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are those of Kitties Blue and The Cat on My Head blog.
We eagerly await mealtimes with all attention on Mom or Dad as they dish up our food. We had no idea on this particular evening that she was adding an extra treat for us: Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers in nommy chicken flavor. These are little nuggets of all-natural, grain-free, freeze-dried, raw yumminess.
Though the packaging suggests topping kibble with these, Mom added the mixers to our stinky goodness for individual taste testing. She’s also sprinkled them atop kibble and used them as treats. We like them no matter how she serves them!
Nature’s Variety lists the following as benefits of the Instincts Raw Boost Mixers:
- Great topper for kibble
- High quality, raw nutrition in a convenient and easy-to-serve form
- Pure protein for lean muscles and strong bones
- Natural ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption
- Nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat
- Freeze dried and all-natural for an irresistible taste
- Grain-free and gluten-free
- No artificial colors or preservatives
Chicken (including ground chicken bone), turkey, turkey liver, turkey heart, pumpkin seeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root
Nature’s Variety states: Instinct Raw Boost provides pure animal protein for lean muscles and strong bones, natural ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption, and nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat – all in a convenient, safe and delicious form your cat will love.
Mom wasn’t too sure about the ingredient montmorillonite clay. She Googled it and found this on Wikipedia: Montmorillonite clay is added to some dog and cat foods as an anti-caking agent and because it may provide some resistance to environmental toxins, though research on the subject is not yet conclusive. The same Wikipedia article stated: Sodium montmorillonite is also used as the base of some cat litter products, due to its absorbent and clumping properties. She suspects that this is what is used for the “optimal nutrient absorption.” Regardless, she is not sure about this one ingredient. She is going to check with our vet, Dr. Neel, about it prior to giving us any additional mixers.
Most of us found these to be delicious, and Mom knows Chewy.com would not send us products that are bad for us. She just wants to be extra careful, especially with Fiona due to her CKD.
These Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are available for $11.99 from Chewy.com, which offers free shipping on all orders over $49.
Finally, we want to thank Chewy.com and Sydney from the Blogger Outreach Program for the opportunity to try new products and report our findings to our readers.
Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth ad Calista Jo
p.s. If you haven’t entered our giveaway for a copy of Lisa Rogak’s book, Cats on the Job, click here to read Mom’s review and leave a comment. You have until Sunday, February 28, at 5 p.m. ET to do so.