Add Fun to Dog Meals with Instinct Raw Boost Mixers #mixitup

Posted on Jan 20 2016 - 3:40pm by Susan Bewley

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Looking for a healthy, all natural topper to add to your dogs food? See why Reya loves Instinct Raw Boost Mixers freeze dried food in her kibble here!

Do you feed your dog a raw diet? Honestly, I have mixed feelings about going 100% raw but refuse to budge when it comes to my girls being on an all natural, grain free diet. That being said, I am a big fan of raw treats for my girls. When the girls have a moderate amount of freeze dried treats or food that contains raw freeze dried meat, I see them being much happier, healthier, and they have the most beautiful, soft coats.  With all the fantastic benefits, I try mixing in raw when I can, especially if it helps Reya eat one of the kibbles that went from “new favorite” to “BORING!” Recently, I found the perfect solution to pet parents who want the benefits of a raw diet without the mess or high price tag – Instinct® Raw Boost® Mixers.

If you guys are like me, you probably hadn’t heard of Instinct Raw Boost Mixers. This food provides owners with an easy to add, raw food topper that goes great with your dog’s normal kibble but doesn’t have the mess that normal comes with raw food. All you have to do is pour this protein packed, all natural, freeze dried food on (or better yet, mix with) your dog’s kibble and watch them go nuts over this treat. Best of all, dogs don’t get just get a treat, even one made from all natural ingredients, they can enjoy some of the benefits that come along with a raw, grain free diet, including:

  • Optimal nutrient absorption
  • Healthier skin & coat from nutritious oils
  • Leaner muscles & stronger bones
  • Softer coat
  • Better digestion
  • More energy

With such wonderful benefits, what pet parent wouldn’t want this for their dog? As well, Instinct Raw Boosters are budget-friendly, making them a great choice for dogs of all sizes.

Looking for a healthy, all natural topper to add to your dogs food? See why Reya loves Instinct Raw Boost Mixers freeze dried food in her kibble here!

One of the things that impressed me the most about Instinct Raw Boost Mixers is that they come in a variety of different flavors, especially in the trial packs. At our local PetSmart®, they had turkey, chicken, lamb, and beef. While we got the beef with Ivi’s sensitivity to turkey, we did end up picking up some turkey trial packs so that Reya could have a treat every so often. Since Reya rarely gets turkey anymore, this was a pretty awesome raw treat for her.

As for the topper itself, it was a major hit in our household.   We measured out the recommended serving for our girls and then mixed it throughout their kibble. I actually can’t remember the last time Reya was so EXCITED about eating her kibble. While Ivi has been exclusively on their beef, Reya has been enjoying both the turkey and beef, and is gobbling them up happily. Since we have been feeding raw treats for some time, it’s hard to say if there are any changes, but I can say that I think it is a part of why their coat is beautiful year round and why they always have so much energy. What I can say, without question, is that I love how happy Reya is about eating with this food topper and we are definitely planning on buying more Instinct Raw Boost Mixers in the future.

Want to try this fantastic raw food with your own dogs? You can find Instinct Raw Boost Mixers at your local PetSmart store or at As well, until January 31st, you can get the 4 oz bag for 20% off or 3 of the trial bags for only $5! Who said feeding raw couldn’t be budget friendly?

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

45 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. karenb January 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    this looks like something that I migh t like to try for our dog his name is butter. He is now 12 years old and I don’t know if he is tired of the same old dog food, but he doesn’t eat it like he used to. Maybe I can try to sweeten it up for him.

  2. angela bauer January 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    OMG I have to get this for my pup. He’s 12 so this natural food would be perfect for him. Iv always seen the frozen food in freezer but never stopped to look. This will be the 1st to chk out and I can just mix with kibble like you said

  3. All Things Collie January 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    We would love to try this, but we were wondering…

    With some dog breeds prone to bloat, are you soaking the freeze dried boost before adding it to your dogs’ kibble? (So it expands before it is in their stomachs?)

    • Susan Bewley January 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      It isn’t necessary if it is freeze dried properly, especially if your dogs have access to adequate water throughout the day. As a general rule of thumb, 1 oz of water per pound. My girls, combined, need 160 oz of water a day, so we have two 100 oz water fountains in the house (one on each floor) AND water in their dish. I don’t think with how the treats themselves are freeze dried that they will expand in water. 🙂

  4. Giovanna R January 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I have one dog that’s picky and one that will eat anything. Maybe this will help my picky dog be more interested in his food!

  5. Amy Orvin January 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    My dog needs to try this. I think it would be great for her energy level. She’s so lethargic all the time.

  6. Nikolina January 22, 2016 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Whell, I know my dog would appreciate a treat like this… He’s a 4 year old german sheppard 🙂

  7. Sherry Compton January 22, 2016 at 7:26 am - Reply

    I like this idea. Our little girl loves food and changing it up. We like to add things in it for different flavors, but I haven’t tried this. Instinct is a high quality brand, and I will have to look for this.

  8. Sondra Uselton January 22, 2016 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Thank you! My fur babies will love this!

  9. lisa January 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Excuse my ignorance on the subject, but when you say raw do you mean real, raw meat? I know nothing about dogs and dog food, so I really am clueless.

  10. Jennifer Ann Wilson January 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Thank you, I think I will try this.

  11. ANN*H January 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    This sound like it would be great for our dog who is also a Husky . Thanks for the info on it.

  12. Sally Wilsey January 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for a new and healthy way to supplement my Buddie’s diet. I will definately look into this for him.

  13. violet taylor January 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    these look great for the dogs i watch

  14. Natalie January 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    This would be a great change of pace to my dog’s regular diet. I bet he would love to try this!

  15. Amber Ludwig January 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Super fun!! Love that they are healthy and delicious!! It can be hard to find those both in foods 🙂

  16. Rachel January 22, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I need to try these with my three dogs!

  17. Rosanne January 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    She has such a pretty face she deserves to have this high a quality of meal

  18. Jeanna Massman January 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Nutrition is important for people and as important for our pets.

  19. Magdalena January 23, 2016 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this great idea!!!

  20. mycraftingworld January 23, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    This sounds like such a good thing. My dog is very small and needs tiny pieces. I was wondering if they come in different size pieces.

  21. Deborah D January 23, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I will have to get some of these for my dog.

  22. veronica lee January 23, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I don’t have a dog but I’m sure my neighbour would want to try this on her Huskies. Will share this with her. Thanks!

  23. jordan alice January 23, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    The freeze dried raw food is really the optimal way to go, I couldn’t imagine doing a full-fresh diet with how irregular my schedule is. I wonder if instinct has this for cats as well?

    I did read somewhere a while ago that mixing the regular food (kibble) with raw can have adverse effects on their digestive system. Something to look into I guess?

  24. Katherine January 23, 2016 at 11:56 am - Reply

    We have an older min pin that is getting up in years. This sounds like a product he may benefit from. I never heard of it before.

  25. Wanda Tracey January 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great way to make sure the dog is getting a variety of flavors.

  26. Holden Humphreys January 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard good things about this stuff. I’m going to give it a try.

  27. Sarah L January 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    These weren’t even on the market when I last had a dog. Good invention.

  28. Gabrielle January 23, 2016 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    These sound like something that would get my pup excited about mealtime. He’s quite finicky and it would be nice not to have to do a song and dance to get him to eat his meals.

  29. melissa January 24, 2016 at 2:57 am - Reply

    Dogs have a caring energetic character and with good nutrition like this boost they will be joyful healthy happy pets.

  30. debbie January 24, 2016 at 3:42 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing. My poor doggie had allergies till I swapped him to more natural food and he was so happy and looked fab

  31. Belinda January 24, 2016 at 6:04 am - Reply

    This is a great idea. Maybe if I could get my hands on some of this food my pup would enjoy them. I love seeing her happy so i might just give it a try!

  32. Hemmo January 24, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply


  33. Ronald Gagnon January 24, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Although this does look like a yummy treat, and has so many healthy byproducts..our Golden get ill from any deviation from her regular foodstuffs

  34. Leanne Robinson January 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I think this would be fine for a dog when we used to be on the farm years ago we fed our dog raw products and they loved them

  35. Penny January 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    When we had dogs, they were feed a raw diet and they really thrived. We knew exactly what they were getting – no additives and it was recommended by our holistic vet at the time

  36. Myrna Kasick January 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    This sounds like something the dogs would like, and benefit from.

  37. Michelle Elizondo January 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    It looks like a great product for the dogs.

  38. Crystal Mckinley January 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    That food looks good. My dogs would love it. I have a Corgi and a lab. We usually buy the cheaper food, but that looks worth trying.

  39. Cheryl Reinhardt January 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I love that there are different flavors, and that it makes a shiny coat, I think that is important.
    We take care of ourselves with Vitamins and diets so why not your pets, they deserve the same kindness of good health and growth,

  40. Zoey January 24, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a good pick for dog owners!

  41. Deborah D January 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    My aunt has three dogs this may work for her. I hope that her dogs like it.

  42. Rana Durham January 31, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    aww your dog is so cute. i love this review looks like the best thing to have. I appreciate your review and thanks again for sharing with me. i will have to tell my friends about this one.

  43. Sue Mullaney January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a dog myself but I know other people who do. I’ll definitely share this with them!

  44. Sara Schwab February 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Theses dogs are so cute

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