Friday, July 17, 2015

Dachshund Nola Reviews: Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Meal/Meal Mixer

Hey, guys!

It's time for our monthly review! If you don't know about're living under a rock, and need to come out into the world of the living. ;)

I picked Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Meal or Meal Mixer Rabbit Formula to review. It's a complete, balanced meal that can be fed by itself, used as treats, or used as a topper for kibble. It's a freeze dried raw food that is grain free and has quality ingredients. It's available for both dogs and cats, and comes in the following flavors: chicken, rabbit, lamb and beef. The cat formula is around $7 for a 3oz bag, and the dog is about $12.50 for a 6oz bag, or $27 for a 14oz bag.
Here's the ingredient list for the rabbit cat formula:

Rabbit (Including Ground Rabbit Bone), Pork Liver, Pork Heart, Pumpkinseeds, Rabbit Liver, Rabbit Lung, Rabbit Kidney, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Apples, Ground Flaxseed, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Montmorillonite Clay, Salt, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Broccoli, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Rosemary Extract, Blueberries, Dried Chicory Root

I like feeding my dogs a mix of foods, and frequently switch meals around to include wet food and dehydrated raw in addition to their kibble. Variety is the spice of life, and I'm a firm believer in rotation and offering a wider array of foods being better for the animal's health. This is a great product to add a small handful on top of a bowl of kibble! The dogs love it, and I love how mess-free it is. It has very little odor, and it's a great way to entice a sick or picky pup into eating.

It is quite expensive, but my dogs are small and I only add 10 or so pieces to a bowl, so it works for us. They make a fabulous treat, too!

I recommend them, and will more than likely be purchasing another bag when these run out.

- Dachshund Mommy

I was provided a free product in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. Oh cool!
    Something else we need to try.
    Xxoo Maddie's mommy

  2. I'll have to check this out! I use a variety of "meal mixers" and freeze dried raw treats (it's funny, they are the same thing but smart marketing on the companys' parts!) on The Ginger Sisters kibble, and with the S&C recall the Nature's Variety mixers look like a good alternative until that is sorted out.

  3. That looks like an awesome food! I'm going to have to check it out!

  4. I've been contemplating having the pups try raw...and just couldn't get myself to feed them the gross stuff, so freeze dried would be a good idea. :-)


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