How to Feed Raw Diets
How to Feed
Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets are available in bites, medallions, patties, and chubs. All varieties come in bags or boxes and should be stored in your freezer. These various forms can be served quickly and conveniently, whether you have a small cat or a full house of large dogs.
Ready to Serve Raw
Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Diets are convenient because they are ready to serve – no need for mixing or measuring! Store the raw diet in the freezer until the day before you are ready to feed it, then just thaw your pet’s daily portion (such as 1 patty) in your refrigerator, and serve it in your pet’s dish. Our Instinct Raw Bites can even be served straight from the freezer to the bowl because they thaw in minutes. Visit the Raw Videos tab and click on "Feeding Raw" to watch a video about how easy it is to serve Instinct Raw.
Always remember to use good hygiene and common sense when you handle any raw food. Always wash your hands, surfaces, and food dishes – just as you would if you were preparing meat for yourself or your family. If you have additional questions, please refer to the Handling Instructions printed directly on the back of the raw food package.
How much do I feed?
Our online feeding guide can help you with the math! Visit the feeding guide here or refer to the back of your package. As you include more raw in your pet's diet, remember to decrease the amount of your previous food to avoid overfeeding.
Transitioning to a New Food
Remember, whenever you feed any new food to your pet for the first time, it is best to transition slowly. Mix increasing amounts of your pet’s new food with decreasing amounts of the previous food over a 7 to 14 day period.