Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food

December 16, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Instinct

Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food

Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food is made and manufactured by Natures Variety. Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food comes in either a canned or dry version. Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food is a premium grain free dog food and is a highly recommended dog food. Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food is one of three formulas.

Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Rabbit Meal
  2. Salmon Meal
  3. Tapioca
  4. Chicken Fat
  5. Tomato Pomace

Rabbit Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. This ingredient adds additional meat and protein to this recipe.

Salmon Meal is the second ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. This ingredient adds additional meat and protein to this recipe.

Tapioca is the third ingredient and is grain free. This ingredient is 98% digestible. This ingredient is a great alternative to dogs that have problems with potatoes.

Chicken Fat is the fourth ingredient and is a named fat ingredient. Some sources claim that Fat sources in the first five ingredients have cause bloating problems.

Tomato pomace is the mixture of tomato skins, pulp, and crushed seeds fruit that remains after the juicing process. Tomato pomace is a rich source of protein, fiber, iron, and lycopene; it aids in proper stool formation.
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Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Rabbit Meal, Salmon Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tomato Pomace, Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Iodine Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Folic Acid), Peas, Brewers Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Dried Kelp, Cranberries, Blueberries, Inulin, Freeze Dried Rabbit, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Freeze Dried Rabbit Hearts, Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone.
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Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (min): 35.0%
Crude Fat (min): 22.0%
Crude Fiber (max): 2.0%
Moisture (max): 10.0%

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5 Responses to “Instinct Rabbit Formula Dog Food”
  1. Paul says:

    There is a lot of controversy on propylene glycol. Many consider it non toxic and one of the most common ways of using it as an alcohol and found in body and face creams, only to mention a few. Propylene glycol is found in many foods; fresh produce. Yes, you will find it in conjunction with ethylene in antifreeze, at a lower amount. Evaluating how much of it is used in antifreeze compared to the amount used in foods, creams, and many other items, is tremendous. Yet here is a ‘depending’ on the amount consumed or used. Many confuse it with straight ethylene glycol which is a main ingredient in antifreeze, and ‘is’ toxic. Many people are demanding FDA research in how it is used and the quantity used to be toxic. I personally would not feed my dog a food containing it because of the controversy and yet again, where is it in the list of ingredients or is it disguised in the food by a different use of wording. I have yet to find it in a pet food, not saying it isn’t, because I use a quality, holistic dog food. I would be interested/curious of what dog foods it is seen listed in and if in fact it is listed as propylene glycol. This was found in Answers.com: WikiAnswers, “what in antifreeze.

  2. Jess says:

    It is not in this food,,,, but you are correct and it should NOT be in dog food. Their is no controversy at all, it should not be in dog food!!!

    Propylene Glycol
    A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid, CH3CHOHCH2OH, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.

    Used as humectant in semi-moist kibble to keep it from drying out. May be toxic if consumed in large amounts, and should definitely not be an ingredient in a food an animal will eat daily for weeks, months or even years of its life. In countries of the European Union, propylene glycol is not cleared as a general-purpose food grade product or direct food additive.

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients

  3. Paul says:

    The controversy I am speaking of is in general, not just dog food. I should have been clearer in what I stated. Propylene glycol is in too many things. I, as with MANY others, are signing petitions, writing government officials, and so far to no avail. We want the FDA to seek further into this. Because it is small or minute quantities in consumer products, I feel they, FDA and others, are blind siding to the potential dangers of it when you add into it, all the different products they are in as a whole.

    You speak of dogs eating it perhaps all their lives. What do we do with lotions, face creams, nail products, some body cleansers, and to top this, FOOD we consume.

  4. Ann says:

    Paul, you said you wanted to know what foods Propylene Glycol is listed in, some lower end semi-moist foods and most chewy dog treats not made buy natural/holistic companies. Pretty much most dog treats at supermarket and Petsmart. And yes it is clearly listed as Propylene Glycol.

  5. Beverley Ahn says:

    Imagine my disppointment at bringing this food home to find added “Pork” this and that, as if two animal proteins for skin issues wasn’t problem enough. I want an explanation as to WHY their advertised ingredients are less than honest.

    Have done home-cooking for my dogs in the past and am more than happy to do it again.

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