Giveaway: Enter to win Instinct Limited Ingredient Canned Diets for your cat and your favorite shelter

Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet

The concept of limited ingredient diets has been around for quite some time. These diets are designed for cats with sensitive stomachs, food allergies or intolerances. By limiting the number of proteins, chances of a cat reacting to the ingredients in a diet are reduced.

A limited ingredient diet is not the same as a diet used for a complete food elimination trial. To truly diagnose food intolerance, cat guardians must feed a novel protein, meaning, a protein that the cat has never eaten before, and feed nothing but the diet containing the novel protein for a period of at least eight weeks.

Since pet food manufacturers are starting to use more and more “exotic” proteins in their diets – rabbit, venison, duck and lamb have become so common that they can’t be considered “novel” anymore, finding a protein your cat has not previously been exposed to is becoming more difficult. Even proteins such as bison, pheasant, and quail are used in more and more diets. For this reason, a limited ingredient diet can be a good choice for cats with potential food allergies since it has fewer ingredients than regular diets, thus reducing the potential for reactions.

Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Formulas are said to be made with only pure, simple, essential ingredients that have been carefully chosen and thoughtfully balanced for your cat’s special needs. The diets are grain-free and gluten-free, and are made with one protein and one hypoallergenic starch, combined with just a few other wholesome, natural ingredients.

I like the entire Instinct line of canned diets, and would feed these diets if I were feeding canned food. I do not recommend any dry food for cats.

Nature’s Variety Instinct is offering two cases to one lucky winner. One case will go to the winner, the second case will go to the winner’s favorite shelter or rescue group. Winner gets to choose the protein.

***This giveaway is closed***

To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment which protein of the diet you’d like to win, and the name of your favorite shelter or rescue group. To see all the available proteins, please scroll through the list of Instinct grain-free canned diets. Please note that this giveaway is for the three flavors of Limited Ingredient only, not for Instinct’s regular formulas. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared (no need to post the link to your share). This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States, and ends Thursday, January 17. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

For more information about Nature’s Variety Instinct and their full line of diets, please visit

* Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing.

192 Comments on Giveaway: Enter to win Instinct Limited Ingredient Canned Diets for your cat and your favorite shelter

  1. Johnf553
    May 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm (7 years ago)

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  2. sharon collette
    September 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

    my cats need this great cat food 🙂

  3. esther ran
    September 12, 2013 at 6:08 am (8 years ago)

    would take the variety pack since my boys are finnicky but have very sensitive digestive systems. my charity would be little pods association (Facebook) because i’ll be adopting from them soon

  4. donna
    March 21, 2013 at 5:51 am (8 years ago)

    MY cats would like the turkey but i would like to donate all the food to Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue in adams, mass

  5. Michele C.
    January 19, 2013 at 9:22 am (8 years ago)

    We’re trying these right now to get my fish addict off fish. So far, duck is the winner, but I’d like them to eat rabbit too. I’d give to Anjellicle Cats in NY where I volunteer.

  6. heather
    January 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm (8 years ago)

    We would choose the lamb protein and we would love to donate to C.A.T.S. if I win I will provide you with their contact information. God Bless.

  7. Jennifer Federico
    January 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm (8 years ago)

    I would love to win the Salmon Protein…Salmon is very healthy for cats and makes their coats super shiny! My shelter is the Bristol Animal Shelter in Bristol, RI.

  8. sharon
    January 18, 2013 at 12:19 am (8 years ago)

    My kitties would love either turkey or duck. If I win I ‘d like to donate the other case to Oregon Humane Society.

  9. Nat
    January 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm (8 years ago)

    The kitties here would choose duck, and the Martin County Humane Society in MN!

  10. Nicolette Beach
    January 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm (8 years ago)

    I pinned this on Pinterest.

  11. Nicolette Beach
    January 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm (8 years ago)

    My cats would love the turkey protein! I would give the other case to PAWSibilities Animal Rescue in Harleysville, PA.

  12. Julette Plummer
    January 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm (8 years ago)

    My kitties would love the turkey, then I would give to the Ruth Steinert SPCA

  13. Aimee V
    January 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm (8 years ago)

    Duck or turkey please and Kitten Associates.. please. 🙂

  14. Michelle Spayde
    January 17, 2013 at 8:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Pinned on Pinterest

  15. Michelle Spayde
    January 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Shared on Google+

  16. Michelle Spayde
    January 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Shared on Facebook

  17. Michelle Spayde
    January 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm (8 years ago)

    I tweeted

  18. Michelle Spayde
    January 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm (8 years ago)

    I would choose the Limited Ingredient Duck Formula and Pinellas Humane Society.

  19. HollyAnne
    January 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm (8 years ago)

    I would love to win this – my kitties are devoted Weruva eaters, but I’m trying add a little variety in their diet. I would love to have a case of food to donate to the shelter I adopted my latest from – they just had a fire in their facility yesterday, I’m sure a good food donation would free up a bit of money to replace the stuff that was lost.

  20. Barbara
    January 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm (8 years ago)

    My cats would love the chicken formula and my favorite shelter is Loving Paws Adoption Center in Crocker, Missouri.

  21. molly baker
    January 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm (8 years ago)

    Lamb! I love Instinct’s limited diet because I like to know what is going into my cats food. Almost home humane society in Lafayette Indiana

  22. Moggie
    January 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I shared this post on Pinterest.

  23. Moggie
    January 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm (8 years ago)

    We’d like the Turkey 🙂

  24. Liz
    January 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm (8 years ago)

    My cat likes salmon. Carol’s ferals is a great shelter!

  25. Pam
    January 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Also shared on Facebook

  26. Pam
    January 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm (8 years ago)

    I’d like to win the turkey!

  27. Shawna P.
    January 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm (8 years ago)

    I would like rabbit or venison because my kitties like trying new things.
    The shelter receiving the donated case would be One Of A Kind in Akron Ohio.
    Sharing this on facebook and twitter!

  28. RumpyDog!
    January 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm (8 years ago)

    June Buggie says he would like the beef. If we win we pick Partners for Pets in Marianna Florida. We tweeted!

  29. Laurie and the girls
    January 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Lamb please!

  30. Meredith G
    January 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm (8 years ago)

    Lamb! Blind cat rescue and sanctuary!

  31. JR
    January 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm (8 years ago)

    I would love to try the Limited Ingredients Turkey variety! And also to give some to the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton, New York:

  32. Anne
    January 17, 2013 at 1:18 am (8 years ago)

    also shared on twitter

  33. Anne
    January 17, 2013 at 1:03 am (8 years ago)

    Shared this giveaway on facebook 🙂

  34. Nicole
    January 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm (8 years ago)

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  35. Nicole
    January 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm (8 years ago)

    Tweeted about the giveaway! @FourPawSavings

  36. Nicole
    January 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I would choose the lamb or turkey flavors, and if I win I will choose Willy’s Kitty Angels Rescue, Inc. in Massachusetts

  37. Melissa Wetterow
    January 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Shared on Facebook!


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