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Instinct vs Fussie Cat

Instinct vs. Fussie Cat

In this comparison article for Instinct vs Fussie Cat, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Instinct and Fussie 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 Fussie Cat vs Instinct comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Instinct Review Page or Fussie Cat Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Fussie Cat vs. Instinct

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.

Instinct Cat Food vs. Fussie Cat Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Instinct Fussie Cat
Crude Protein 44.4% 39.3%
Crude Fat 20.4% 17.1%
Crude Fiber 4.1% 5.8%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Instinct Fussie Cat
Crude Protein 48.2% 71.9%
Crude Fat 24.4% 13.2%
Crude Fiber 8.8% 3.0%

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.

Fussie Cat dry recipes contain 5.04% less protein than Instinct dry recipes. This difference in protein content is a notable difference between Instinct and Fussie Cat. In addition, Fussie Cat wet cat foods also provide more protein than Instinct 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):

  • Aid in the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve the health of skin/coat
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Slow the development and spread of certain type of cancers.
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

According to our average data, Fussie Cat typically provides less fat than Instinct. However, this difference is relatively small and doesn't represent a significant difference between the two brands. In addition, Instinct wet cat foods also provide more fat than Fussie Cat wet foods.


Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber. For wet cat foods, Instinct provides more fiber (about 5.77% more).

Instinct Pet Food Ingredients vs. Fussie Cat Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Instinct.

Garlic
Canola Oil
Pea Protein
Tomato Pomace
Dried Tomato Pomace
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid)

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

Instinct and Fussie Cat both use the following harmful ingredients in many of their products:

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

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

Vitamin K3 Supplement

Product Safety: Recall History of Instinct & Fussie Cat?

Instinct has been recalled 2 times.

  • July 24, 2015: Salmonella
  • Feb. 15, 2013: Pieces of clear plastic in bag

According to our records, Fussie Cat has never been recalled.

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Cat Food Instinct Fussie Cat
Per Pound $4.60 $3.90
Per Calorie $0.0024 $0.0024
Wet Cat Food Instinct Fussie Cat
Per Pound $8.92 $8.35
Per Calorie $0.0181 $0.0305

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Instinct or Fussie Cat, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Instinct or Fussie Cat will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Instinct and Fussie Cat. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Instinct Pet Foods

You can purchase Instinct pet foods from the following stores:


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Where To Buy Fussie Cat Pet Foods

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


24 Recipes In-Stock Today

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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Instinct Fussie Cat
Dry Dog Food 31 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 19 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 16 Recipes 5 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 18 Recipes 19 Recipes
Cat Treats

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