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Essence vs Tiki Cat

Essence vs. Tiki Cat

In this comparison article for Essence vs Tiki Cat, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Essence and Tiki Cat, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Tiki Cat vs Essence comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Essence Review Page or Tiki Cat Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Tiki Cat vs. Essence

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Essence Cat Food vs. Tiki Cat Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Essence Tiki Cat
Crude Protein 44.1% 46.2%
Crude Fat 20.9% 20%
Crude Fiber 4.8% 5.3%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Essence Tiki Cat
Crude Protein 46.2% 63.9%
Crude Fat 31.8% 19.4%
Crude Fiber 4.8% 3.9%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

According to our data, Tiki Cat guarantees 2.15% more protein than Essence. Although this difference is relatively small, it's still a notable difference. In addition, Tiki Cat wet cat foods also provide more protein than Essence wet foods.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Fats help with the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Reduce inflammation associated with arthritis
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Prevent or reduce the likelihood of certain heart problems.
  • Aid in the development of the retina and visual cortex.

Tiki Cat and Essence both provide roughly the same amount of crude fat. For wet cat foods, Essence provides significantly more fat (about 12.37% more).


There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fiber content of the two brands. With regards to wet cat food, Essence and Tiki Cat also provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber.

Essence Pet Food Ingredients vs. Tiki Cat Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Tiki Cat.

Tomato Pomace
Powdered Cellulose

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Tiki Cat.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Essence & Tiki Cat?

According to our records, neither brand has issued any product recalls. Therefore, consumers have no reason to question the safety of Essence or Tiki Cat pet food products.


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Where To Buy Essence Pet Foods

You can purchase Essence pet foods from the following stores:


15 Recipes In-Stock Today

Where To Buy Tiki Cat Pet Foods

You can purchase Tiki Cat pet food products from these retailers:


69 Recipes In-Stock Today

17 Recipes In-Stock Today

28 Recipes In-Stock Today

15 Recipes In-Stock Today

Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Essence Tiki Cat
Dry Dog Food 6 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 6 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 3 Recipes 5 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 3 Recipes 54 Recipes
Cat Treats 14 Treats

Compare Pet Food Prices Across Multiple Pet Stores