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Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Grain-Free Dog Food Review

Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Grain-Free Dog Food Review

Our Recommendation

Instinct by Nature’s Variety toppers are great for adding as the finishing touch to your dog’s kibble. With just a few simple ingredients, this topping mix is designed to help your dog digest their food better. If your dog has trouble with their stomach or is sensitive to a lot of dog foods out there, Instinct can help.

  • Minimal ingredients.
  • Probiotics added.
  • Pumpkin provides additional digestive support.
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • A beneficial treat for your good dog!

Scout gives this topping mix 5 Paws Up! While we would normally only give 4 Paws Up due to the addition of potato, this is just a topping mix with medicinal benefits, not a standard ration kibble.

Instinct makes a variety of dog foods including dry kibble, wet, and treats and toppers. All of the Instinct brand pet products are very high quality. Pet owners are encouraged you to look at all their formulas because you may find a better food for your dog’s everyday ration. When combined with this topping mix, it will be a winning combination for sure!

This delicious treat may save you some money as well since it takes care of adding flavor and a special touch to your dog’s meals while also adding in probiotics and protein for healthy digestion and lean, strong, muscle mass.



Chicken (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Dried Chicory Root, Annatto (color), Apple Cider Vinegar, Mixed Tocopherols (for freshness), Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product.

Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 36.0% min

Crude Fat 30.0% min

Crude Fiber 15.0% max

Moisture 6.0% max

Bacillus Coagulans 200,000,000 CFU/lb

Caloric Content

4,555 kcal/kg, 291 kcal/cup

Feeding Amounts

Dog Weight Cups Per Day Calories Per Day

Up – 20 lb 1/4    72

21 – 40 lb 1/2   145

41 – 60 lb 3/4 218

Over 60 lb 3/4 + 218 +

This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Use as part of your dog’s healthy feeding plan. As with all food products, care should be taken in storing and handling. Wash your hands and bowls before and after serving. Keep package sealed to maintain freshness. Store in a cool, dry place.

The Bottom Line

This is a great topping mix and treat for your dog. Remember to not feed too much as this is not intended to be a major part of your dog’s diet. Instinct topping mixes are a great way to get your dog to eat their kibble and it helps them digest their food better so they get the most nutrition out of each and every bite.

For those that feed a raw or cooked diet regularly, this is a good crunchy addition that can give your dog some extra variety. Just remember to look for other Instinct products if you want to feed your dog a brand that is dedicated to offering your pooch a more natural diet with high-quality ingredients and specific formula’s to meet any pooches special needs or preferences.