This is a grain free dog food without any potatoes and is full of quality ingredients. This food contains a lot of fish meal, when we contacted Natures Variety about the use of ethoxyquin their answer was “Our fish is frozen at sea to prevent degradation and immediately processed into a fish meal once it reaches the manufacturing facility.”   The only questionably ingredient is tomato pomace. This is an outstanding dog food and you can feel very confident about feeding this product. Some believe the ingredients before the first fat or oil are the main ingredients.
Instinct Salmon Meal Ingredient Analysis

  1. Salmon meal
  2. Herring meal
  3. Menhaden fish meal
  4. Canola oil
  5. Tapioca
Salmon meal is a good fish meal and contains a lot of Omega 3 & 6’s.

Herring meal is also a good fish meal and also contains large amounts of Omega’s

Menhaden fish meal contains a great deal of Omega’s.

Canola oil is low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat.

Tapioca is a human grade ingredient and is used in many different products.

Instinct Salmon Meal Ingredient List

Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Canola Oil, Tapioca, Pea Starch, Pork Liver, Natural Pork Flavor, Coconut Oil, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract), Taurine, Carrots, Garlic, Apples, Pumpkin, Mixed Tocopherols with Citric Acid (a natural preservative), Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Cod.

Instinct Salmon Meal Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
Calories470 per cupOther Nutritional Data*Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min): 2.60%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min): 2.60%
Guaranteed AnalysisCrude Protein (min): 35.0%
Crude Fat (min): 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max): 2.5%
Moisture (max): 10.0%