The Monthly Meow: Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis Duck Formula Freeze-Dried Cat Treats (March 2016)

Welcome back to the next installment of the Monthly Meow!

If you didn’t catch February’s post, once a month I’ll be reviewing a product for our furry friends instead of a beauty product.

This is Daechir (Day-sheer [pronunciation for reader’s convenience]), my oriental shorthair / Siamese mix, who will be putting different products to the test every month.

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This month, Daechir and I bring you a review of these all natural Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Minis freeze dried treats, available at



The benefits to these treats are listed as:

  • 100% freeze dried raw ingredients including real duck, turkey, carrots and apples
  • Great taste and health benefits
  • All-natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • No corn, wheat, soy or fillers
  • Only two calories per piece
  • Made in the USA    

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Most natural treats like this will cost an average of $10-$15, but these are on sale for $7.99 on, making it a great deal!

So with the details out of the way, let’s get into how Daechir feels about these!

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These are a bit bigger than your typical treats, which I really do appreciate. But as you can tell from the photo above, they’re very flaky. The entire bottom of the pack was virtually dust by the time it got to me, I think my mail couriers are a little rough, along with these treats being fragile.


With that being said, I find these to be more of a “snack” than a treat. You really can’t put these in any sort of toy for your cat because they are so flaky. I find the best way to deliver them is to hold them in a clean open palm and let your cat eat them, which is the least messy route to take when it comes to these.

As for the quality of the treats themselves, Daechir loves the flavor. So much, in fact, that with a few left in the bag she managed to steal it and attempted to eat the rest whilst hiding under my bed.

Pets are kind of like toddlers, if it’s eerily quiet, they’re probably doing something naughty. But A for effort, Daechir.

daechir.jpg (We attempted to get a photo of her eating them, but she was not feeling a photo shoot.)  

So to wrap this up, my final thoughts on these are that they’re great treats with high quality ingredients, albeit a little high maintenance. Price you pay for greatness, I suppose. If you’re looking to give your kitty something new and fun to try, definitely check these out!


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*This product was sent to me by for review purposes. I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts are 100% honest, as always.



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