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Instinct vs Tiny Tiger

Instinct vs. Tiny Tiger

In this comparison article for Instinct vs Tiny Tiger, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Instinct and Tiny Tiger, 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 Tiny Tiger 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 Tiny Tiger Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Tiny Tiger 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. Tiny Tiger Cat Food

Wet/Canned Cat Food Instinct Tiny Tiger
Crude Protein 48.3% 52.2%
Crude Fat 24.7% 13.5%
Crude Fiber 8.8% 7.5%

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.

There is a small difference between the protein content of Tiny Tiger and Instinct. We can see that Tiny Tiger guarantees about 3.90% more protein than Instinct.


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

The comparison table above shows that Instinct wet cat foods provide significantly more fat than Tiny Tiger. More specifically, Instinct guarantees at least 11.27% more fat.


There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fiber content of the two brands.

Instinct Pet Food Ingredients vs. Tiny Tiger 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)

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Tiny Tiger.

Liver
Poultry
Corn Flour
Brewers Rice
Poultry Giblets
Corn Gluten Meal
Meat By-Products
Poultry Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

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 Instinct.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Tiny Tiger.

Red 3
Red 40
Added Color

Product Safety: Recall History of Instinct & Tiny Tiger?

Instinct has been recalled 2 times.

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

According to our records, Tiny Tiger has never been recalled.

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Wet Cat Food Instinct Tiny Tiger
Per Pound $9.04 $2.89
Per Calorie $0.0190 $0.0071

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 Tiny Tiger, 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 Tiny Tiger 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 Tiny Tiger. 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 Tiny Tiger Pet Foods

You can purchase Tiny Tiger pet food products from these retailers:


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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Instinct Tiny Tiger
Dry Dog Food 27 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 18 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 14 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 17 Recipes 18 Recipes
Cat Treats

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