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True Instinct Tuna Recipe in Sauce
Product Overview

This high-protein recipe with real tuna provides the texture variety cats seek in nature.

Did you know that feeding wet cat food can be an important part of your daily routine to promote your cat’s lifelong whole body health? In fact, veterinarians recommend wet food as a healthy way to care for your cat.

Purina ONE cat nutritionists have done the research to ensure that our line of wet foods provides a purposeful balance of what cats need for lifelong whole body health, including protein-rich nutrition and moisture for hydration.

  • Made with real tuna
  • Moisture rich
  • High in protein
  • Contributes to your cat’s daily requirements for hydration
Ingredients & Nutrition

Water sufficient for processing, tuna, wheat gluten, liver, meat by-products, chicken, corn starch-modified, artificial and natural flavors, corn oil, salt, tricalcium phosphate, soy protein concentrate, added color, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, magnesium sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, Red 3, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide.   C-4312

Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA

Purina ONE True Instinct Tuna Recipe In Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (MIN)

11.0%

Crude Fat (MIN)

2.0%

Crude Fiber (MAX)

1.5%

Moisture (MAX)

80.0%

Ash (MAX)

2.7%

Vitamin A (MIN)

11,000 IU/KG

Vitamin E (MIN)

60 IU/KG

Taurine (MIN) (1)

0.07%

Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN)*

0.6%

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Instructions
Feed an average size adult cat 1 can per 2-1/2 pounds of body weight daily.  Feed up to twice this amount to kittens.  Pregnant or nursing cats may require two to four times their normal feeding.

Calorie Content (calculated)
821 kcal/kg
70 kcal/can

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  • AmyH
  • December 14, 2012
Loyal pet owner from Saint Louis, MO
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It's a hit!

My cat loves this and all of the other One Smartblend wet food varieties (all right, all the ones that are braised in sauce, but she's never been a fan of pate). I feed her a can of wet food every night to supplement the One beyOnd chicken and whole oat meal dry food that she always has in her bowl, and she is so excited every time she hears me open the lid. Thanks again, Purina!

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  • Karolyn
  • February 11, 2014
Loyal pet owner from Cincinnati,Ohio

Bob My Cat Loves It

My cat loves this and all of the other One Smartblend wet food varieties!! Especially when its covered in juicy sauce and this is one can of wet food he can and will put away in minutes

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  • TarnishedHalo
  • October 16, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Lakewood, OH, USA

Tuna Tuna Tuna

As my cat almost barrels me over when I make my own tuna fish, he now has his own...gravy first then the tuna. and he eats it all which is wonderful and doesn't bother me or the rest of the family for human food. Thank you from all of us.

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  • AJ317
  • November 25, 2015
Loyal pet owner from Midwest, USA

Happy kitty. Healthy kitty. Purr purr purr

My Bryn loves this stuff. No trouble at all getting him to eat his Purina One. He is one very happy kitten.

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  • Catfoodreviewer
  • March 12, 2017
Loyal pet owner from washington, d.c.
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From Smart Blend To True Instinct

Change is good both for itself and for marketing in a highly competitive product such as cat food. Human customers, at least, like to see something fresh.

Purina One was one of the earliest higher-end cat foods sold in supermarkets. Some years ago, Purina One developed the "smart blend" moniker for some of its products, but it has recently changed this name to "true instinct". For some time, Purina One was difficult to find in my supermarket and I thought the line was being discontinued or phased out. The brand was reinventing itself in face of stiff competition, it appears.It has returned with a vengeance in this new format. Other formulas of Purina One are called ideal weight (chicken) or grain free (a variety of flavors.) My supermarket stocks several varieties again where it competes with the more humble Friskies and Fancy Feast as well as with other brands.

This True Instinct Tuna was a hit with my kitty. She ate the full serving without looking up -- a true test of cat contentment. I have bought the food for her several times and always get a happy, greedy response. I don't recall her enjoying the "Smart Blend" version to this degree, but my understanding is that the formula remains the same. But the cat knows for sure.

The product is not grain free. My cat won't eat grain free foods, and I think their nutritional value is overstated when compared with formulas including grain. This product includes tuna as the number one ingredient after water followed by wheat gluten, liver, meat by-products, and chicken in the first five ingredients. The wheat gluten filler content may be high but the remaining four ingredients are good nutriments. Purina products are often scoffed at by critics of cat food, but I trust the product more than I trust trendier brands and kitty and I have had success with this tuna. She also enjoys the true instinct turkey but not to the same degree as the tuna.

I feed kitty a variety of fish products. She generally gets fish once a week, and I alternate this tuna with the Purina One Salmon and Trout -- also in new packaging and a new formula of Tender Ocean Fish from Hill's Science Diet among other fish products. She loves her weekly fish, including this tuna.

This is a good choice to explore for the fish portion of your cat's diet. It was fun to find this newly-revived Purina One blend and fun to write about it here.

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  • hunky
  • December 9, 2016
Loyal pet owner from St. Petersburg, FL, USA
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True Instinct not as good as original

True Instinct Tuna Recipe in Sauce replaced Smart blend tuna flakes in sauce. now my cat won't touch it. I'll have to switch brands if I keep having trouble finding what they will eat

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