Mom Paula was a little "old fashioned" about our cat food when we first came to live with her. Originally, she only fed us kibble because that's what she thought cats were supposed to eat. We slowly transitioned to eating canned food from once a week to everyday and eventually moved to healthy, no-grain, high-protein canned food. As part of the BlogPaws community and Cat Blogosphere, we began hearing about feeding raw food to cats. Mom Paula always thought feeding raw food to us was dangerous, so she was very surprised to hear that human parents were recommending feeding raw to their pets. She knew she didn't have the time to grind everything herself, so thought feeding us raw wasn't possible until she heard about Nature's Variety® Instinct® Raw bites.
Instinct® Raw bites can be found in the freezer at your local PetSmart®
PetSmart® is now carrying Instinct® Raw Bites in the freezer at their stores. We called ahead to see if our local PetSmart was carrying the cat Raw Bites before sending Mom Paula to get us some to try. She found two (Rabbit and Chicken) of the four flavors (Rabbit, Chicken, Duck, and Tuna) and brought them home for us to try.
Truffle was instantly drawn to the Instinct Raw bites
We've eaten other Instinct Raw products (treats and mixers) in the past, so Mom Paula thought this would be an easy transition for us. We've heard about the benefits of eating raw, such as, healthy skin and coat, optimal digestion, healthy teeth and gums, relief from food sensitivities, and ideal body weight. Since the Instinct Raw bites come frozen and don't require any preparation time, Mom Paula thought this would be an easy way for us to incorporate more raw in our diets and possibly move to a totally raw diet.
Truffle wasn't too sure about her new food at first
Since we'd eaten some of the Instinct Raw treats and mixers, Mom Paula decided to let us try the Instinct Raw bites as a little snack. She pulled out a small amount and allowed them to thaw for a few minutes, just enough to make them palatable . She even put the Instinct Raw bites on the fine china! At first, we just looked at it, sniffed it, and walked away. Mom Paula put on her thinking cap and decided to break up one of the bites and put it in her hand to see if we'd try it.
Eating out of Mom Paula's hand enticed Truffle to try the Instinct Raw bites
Truffle took a couple of whiffs and then began eating the Instinct Raw bites from Mom Paula's hand. After a couple more bites, Mom Paula put the plate back in front of Truffle and she began eating. The texture was a little different and it took her a little longer to eat, but she appeared to really like it. Brulee wasn't really too interested in the Raw bites, but Mom Paula is going to try to mix some in with Brulee's favorite wet food.
Truffle picking up the Instinct Raw bites with her tongue to eat
Instinct Raw bites for cats is a great answer for humans who want to give their cats a raw diet, but don't have the time or tools to make raw food from scratch. If you'd like to try Instinct Raw bites, you can get a $3 off coupon at http://www.instinctpetfood.com/getraw.
You can find out more about Instinct Raw bites by visiting their website. If you need to locate a pet store near you that carries Instinct Raw bites, you can search here.
Going Wild with #InstinctRaw bites. @NaturesVariety http://t.co/CVOPHZotBQ #sponsored pic.twitter.com/Yxon8JEXnX— Sweet Purrfections (@Truffle_Brulee) September 29, 2015