|Scarlett loves Instinct Mixers|
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This month we were sent a package of Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers. This is a freeze dried dog food topper, designed to add protein packed raw food to your pet's kibble. Many people are reluctant to feed their dogs a raw diet for a variety of reasons, and I am one of them. So Nature's Variety created a freeze dried product that can be added to your pets' kibble to provide your dogs or cats the benefits of a raw diet while maintaining the convenience of your current kibble based diet. I was very curious about this line of food, so I jumped at the chance to do a review. While this company does have a line of frozen, freeze dried and canned food for dogs and cats, the Raw Boost Mixers were created as an all natural, grain-free meal enhancement.
According to the company, there are many benefits to feeding raw Boost.
- Great topper for kibble
- High quality, raw nutrition in a convenient and easy-to-serve form
- Pure protein for lean muscles and strong bones
- Natural ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption
- Nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat
- Freeze dried and all-natural for an irresistible taste
- Grain-free and gluten-free
- No artificial colors or preservatives
We were sent the Beef Formula to review, check out the great ingredient list:
Beef, beef liver, beef kidney, pumpkinseeds, beef heart, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, mixed tocopherols, broccoli, rosemary extract, salmon oil, apple cider vinegar, blueberries, dried chicory root
The ingredients all sound awesome. To make sure we were giving an honest and educated review, we did do some research on this product and there were two areas of concern to us. The first is the number of recalls Nature's Variety has had on it's dog foods over the years. However, as far as we can tell their raw Boost Mixers were not part of the past recalls. The second, is that we cannot find any documentation on their website that shows their salmon oil is ethoxyquin-free. We did contact them, and we are waiting to hear back from Nature's Variety. This trusted source, has stated that according to their research, Nature's Variety is ethoxyquin-free, so we felt comfortable feeding raw Boost Mixers to our collies.