#InstinctRaw Dog Food


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Houdini and Riley

Houdini and Riley

Choosing a diet for our City Dogs can be tough. Ok, I’m not going to lie, it can be a nightmare at times. Everyone has a different theory on what is best for our K9’s and it becomes a tricky field to navigate without being a qualified nutritionist.

When I first adopted my heart dog Riley back in 2003, I decided that a raw diet was the best fit for him and did extensive research as to what worked and which methodology to follow. He loved it and thrived on it. However, when we moved to NYC and Houdini was added to the mix, feeding raw became impractical. We lived in a studio apartment that was not sympathetic to the sights, sounds and smells of feeding a raw diet to dogs. Because of this, we drifted further and further away from a raw diet.

When I was approached to try Instinct® Raw it seemed like the answer to all the issues I found with raw feeding and city living. There was no carcasses, no bone crunching sounds and most importantly no mess or smell making it perfect for our City lifestyle.

Convenient bites that fit in your dog bowl

Convenient bites that fit in your dog bowl


Instinct Raw is available in various sizes so is perfect for all City Dog households. It is kept in the freezer in a convenient, resealable bag so does not take up valuable cupboard space (and really, what do use our freezers for that is more important than dog food anyway? vodka?).


What I also really liked about Instinct Raw is that it doesn’t have to be defrosted -just scoop and serve, no thawing is necessary. Also, you can feed Instinct Raw as a sole meal or you can mix with kibble or cans so it is perfect even for the fussiest of dogs!!!


Waiting patiently for their dinner

Waiting patiently for their dinner

The benefits of raw food are vast

Instinct Raw is made of 95% meat, organs, and bones, 5% fruits and vegetables, and 0% grain. It’s also made in the USA.


Want to try  Instinct® Raw bites?

You can sign up for a $3 off coupon for Instinct Raw here . You can use this to get started with Raw with either a trial size (only $3.99) or one of our larger bags. A great and easy way to get started!

Available both in the USA and Canada


Now both you and your dog can enjoy the benefits of raw food. Steak tartar anyone?


learn more about Instinct Raw at www.instinctpetfood.com  FB https://www.facebook.com/INSTINCT

19 comments so far.

19 responses to “#InstinctRaw Dog Food”

  1. MattieDog says:

    Sounds pawesome – what I am wondering is, is the texture like dat of a dry kibble; and are dey okay for small (under 10lbs) dogs? We is rooking for a new raw-styled food for our little dude so we really appreciate your write up!

    • City Dog Expert says:

      My dogs are 4lbs, 5lbs and 14lbs so I would recommend it for the little ones also.
      the texture is different (much softer and less crumbly) but the dogs love it

  2. Nichole says:

    We’ve never fed raw before, but this sounds like a great way to start.

  3. Amy says:

    I love how with each picture, more and more dogs keep showing up to be fed!

  4. Maureen says:

    I’ve been using the “toppers” and both dogs love it. Rosa has actually been able to keep them down so it’s been a really nice treat for her!

  5. Sam Ratcliffe says:

    I need to look more into raw feeding. Thanks for the post. Oh and I love the jumpers (sweaters) being a Brit.

    • City Dog Expert says:

      I could be controversial and introduce the term “pull overs!!” lol

  6. Sharon, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog says:

    We recently switched to a raw food diet, but haven’t heard of this brand. It might be worth trying.

  7. Suzanne says:

    This sounds like an awesome food. It’s nice to have something to transfer to when you were feeding a raw diet. A food that still offers all the benefits you will get from a raw diet.

    You are so on point with the raw diet research, there are so many opinions that it can make your head spin. I look forward to sharing your information.

  8. Beth says:

    I’m loving their matching sweaters! I think if I were ever to try raw feeding it would be something like Instinct.

    • City Dog Expert says:

      I always have to match my dogs as people often think I am a dog walker!! lol

  9. Sweet Purrfections says:

    We’re still getting used to the raw. We know there are benefits, but what happens if you lose power and the food goes bad? We’d have to have other food available.

    P.S. We ask that because we have lots of thunderstorms in SC and lose power frequently.

    • City Dog Expert says:

      Do you have a backup generator? If you want more than a few hours without power, I wouldn’t want to risk big bags of raw. But you could buy small bags and keep less at home?
      I read somewhere once that if you don’t open the freezer, all the food will stay frozen for several hours. And the more filled the freezer, the longer things will stay frozen for.
      But we can use the “what if” scenario for kibble also. What if there is a flood and the bag gets wet? or what if animals, roaches or moths get into the food? Oh what if you can’t find the opener for the gourmet wet food? (that would sometimes happen to me with my cats food lol)
      I think it is sensible to always have a back up food anyway (we have an emergency dog kit with dehydrated raw food in case of emergency or evacuation or whatever)

  10. Cathy Armato says:

    This sounds like an easy convenient way to introduce raw feeding without the mess that usually accompanies raw feeding.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  11. Christine Caplan says:

    I’ve fed raw for years – there are a ton of benefits – great post!

  12. Mary E Haight says:

    This is a convenient way to measure and serve raw food. Plus, cute dogs!!

  13. Dogvills says:

    Your dogs are adorable. I’ve read about the many benefits of feeding raw food, but I haven’t tried it, yet. This is an easy way to introduce it to our pets.

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