Nature’s Variety Pride by Instinct Sherlock’s Salmon Recipe Minced Canned Cat Food By Nature’s Variety Review

Post Published on June 4, 2013 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

I recently saw in a email promo from that Nature’s Variety came out with a new food – Nature’s Variety Pride by Instinct.

Nature's Variety Pride by Instinct Sherlock's Salmon Recipe Minced Canned Cat Food By Nature's VarietySo I reached out to and asked if they would be game to send us some to try.

Cat food is a hard thing to review when you are limited in your overall knowledge like I am.  So I prefer to think of this as a “feature” rather than a review.

I tried the food on Charlie, Trigg, Boots (my brother’s tuxedo cat pictured to the right), Caymus and Murphy.  All liked it except for Murphy.  And all went for it a second time as well.

I don’t just try any food – there are certain brands that I “trust” more than others and since Liz Eastwood supports certain varieties of Nature’s Variety on her best canned cat food list, I wanted to give this a go, especially since it didn’t have any carrageenan in it.  I am not crazy about the fact that it has guar gum in it, but I am also not feeding them only this food.  I struggle like the rest of you about what to feed my cats and have found for me that it needs to be a balance.

Here is a quick run down of the ingredients: Salmon Broth, Salmon, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Peas, Egg Whites, Spinach, Eggs, Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Dried Kelp, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Choline Chloride, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale

Below are review videos that I filmed while we tested out this food:

Charlie and Trigg:


Caymus and Murphy:

You can buy it by the case on Nature’s Variety Pride by Instinct

We received the Nature’s Variety Pride by Instinct Sherlock’s Salmon Recipe Minced Canned Cat Food By Nature’s Variety from Receiving the free product did not influence this post.

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2 thoughts on “Nature’s Variety Pride by Instinct Sherlock’s Salmon Recipe Minced Canned Cat Food By Nature’s Variety Review

  1. Dementia Boy says:

    Does Boots have the sweetest meow or what??

    I haven’t tried the PRIDE variety of Instinct, but I’m very happy with the other Instincts. (I have to call it Instinct, because I order so many things with “Nature” in the title that I become confused.)

    I want to give the kits different textures because I think they’re important, especially for chewing and gnawing. Mice and birds are not pate.

    I’m not happy with the gums, either, but they’re better than carrageenan. And I’m still trying to figure out the clay. Lots of good, healthy minerals is what I read–and I’m really wary of minerals.

    Thanks for the review!

    • Jenny says:

      boots is a really cool cat…and yes, a great meow.

      there are lots of flavors of pride – just got rabbit for charlie and trigg.

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