The Kitty Review: Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

One of the most entertaining (and enlightening) aspects of being a blog writer is the ability to play with/try out products and find the ones we like best for our furry family. I’ve been on a writing tangent lately in regards to pet nutrition, so I was very excited to get an opportunity to try this one in particular!

The Kitty Review- Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

Raw Boost Mixers

Nature’s Instinct is on our top 10 list of great pet foods (you can see the article & research HERE), and I’ve been wanting to play around with raw options that didn’t mean extra work for me. One of the things I like about the Raw Boost Mixers in particular is that it’s meant as a supplement. Budget is a consideration for most families, and some diets tend to get pretty pricey. This way, I can add a little boost for my kitties without changing the diet that they’re used to.

Product Rundown:

  • Grain-free
  • High-protein (so maybe not for a kitty with renal issues; I would recommend double checking with your vet! Clicking on the picture sends you to the product page with the nutritional info they’ll want to know).
  • Freeze-dried
  • Real meats, whole fruits and veggies
  • Although not on the ingredient list, the description mentioned that it has turmeric in it (which I use and can attest to it’s awesome anti-inflammatory and liver detox properties).
  • No fillers (yay!)

What Do the Cats Think?

Round 1: I always try to take a picture or two when I’m trying  a product out, and of course the kitties came running at the sound of something shaking around. Capt’n Jack (the Siamese mix) tried to bite a hole in the bag, so both got a few pieces. They didn’t mind the crunchy/freeze-dried texture one bit, and snapped them up! Jack even tried to help himself to Tempi’s share. Tempi (of course) did not oblige:

Round 2: I knew my oldest kitty was going to be the pickiest, so I wanted to experiment with their regular diets. Would she eat the freeze-dried bits or just her regular dinner around them?

Success! She went back and forth between the Mixer bites and her regular food, and finished everything normally. Now to see if it lasts the week…

1 Week Later: The boys are still scooping these pieces up as fast as they can. Blue (the oldest) and intermittent GI upset, so we bounced back to her regular diet (without the mixers), and she was perfectly happy with it. Maybe not the best for sensitive tummies…

Ingredients List for Rabbit Raw Boost Mixers:

Rabbit, Pork Liver, Pork Heart, Pumpkinseeds, Carrots, Apples, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Blueberries, Dried Chicory Root. 

Can I have a human version for me, please?


I received these goodies free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for my honest review. #ChewyInfluencer

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