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Sandi K
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« on: August 31, 2008, 08:10:13 AM »

Hi, I know quite a few here use NV and I was wondering what flavors your kitties like more than others?  For the dry Instinct, do they like the rabbit or the chicken better?  And for the wet, what flavor do they tend to eat more of and like better?  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 09:06:25 AM »

Sandi,

Mine like wet NV Instinct (grain free) chicken, duck, lamb, beef and venison.  Only offer the beef and venison on occasion, but they like it. 

For safety's sake, it's variety, variety, variety.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 09:45:50 AM »

Thanks 5Cat, Ive tried the chicken with Sophers and she wont eat it so I was thinking maybe some might be partial to certain other flavors........thanks for the info. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 11:21:07 AM »

Here's the "ranking" of Instinct canned foods by my cats, from most favorite to least favorite:


chicken

rabbit

beef

lamb (don't like much)

They rejected the duck, and I have never used the venison.

Linley loves the chicken/turkey frozen raw from NV, too.  It's his favorite of all his foods.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 06:31:06 AM »

Instinct Canned

1.  Rabbit , their absolute fav (sorry Waskly)  Embarrassed
2.  Chicken
3.  Venison (venison is probably #1, but I tend to use lower phos chicken and rabbit varieties since my seniors eat this, too. )
4.  Beef  (they love beef)

Don't like lamb or duck.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 08:26:35 AM »

fyi, apparently NV reformulated the rabbit kibble this year and is much more appealing. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 06:14:36 PM »

The only one mine ever likes was the chicken, but I had to stop feeding it because it gave them awful dandruff.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 07:01:48 PM »

NV Rabbit
NV Venison
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 07:10:52 AM »

For the dry - we tried chicken and will only eat it under the most desperate of times.    Roll Eyes

As for wet - we only ate the duck.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 06:48:36 PM »

Well, here is my rating of Nature's Variety Instinct food:

Cat name - Wilson (all canned foods):
- Instinct Duck - only food to have ever vomited on. Only fed a small spoon full
- Instinct Venison - after mixing it with his other venison foods he refused to eat any venison food for about 3 months
- Instinct Chicken - ate a spoon full a couple different times and then wouldn't touch it
Summary: Nature's Variety Instinct canned food is not a good option for Wilson

Cat name - Cougar (IBD & pancreatitis):
- Nature's Variety Instinct Rabbit kibble - gave him a pancreatitis attack.  This was about 5 months after their recall of the chicken dog food, so really made me wonder.
http://www.naturesvariety.com/news/3

So, anyways, this is all info from 2008, but figured since the thread was at the top I would provide that information. Never tried the canned food for Bo - too many ingredients in it for me to feel it was a safe choice.

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 07:29:52 AM »

To add on some questions, what does the instinct canned and canned prairie look like? Big can shaped blob of totally mixed food? Chunks? I am in switzerland and the website I will be ordering from has a 6 can per flavor minimum and my boys are picky eaters so I would like to know ahead of time as they tend to prefer chunks in gravy, or very finely mixed soft can food.
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 08:52:20 AM »

Well, the "Homestyle" variety is chunks and gravy with veggies. My cats liked this one. The "Instincts" is a loaf-style, but is a little grainy (in texture). The "Prairie" is more like "Instincts" but with grain.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 09:59:46 AM »

Thanks Bug. I will definitely try the homestyle as they love chunks in gravy. I think I will also try the instinct cause I the whole grain free thing.
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