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Merrick vs Tiny Tiger

Merrick vs. Tiny Tiger

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

Guaranteed Analysis: Tiny Tiger vs. Merrick

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.

Merrick Cat Food vs. Tiny Tiger Cat Food

Wet/Canned Cat Food Merrick Tiny Tiger
Crude Protein 47.0% 52.2%
Crude Fat 21.8% 13.5%
Crude Fiber 5.9% 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.

The table shows that Merrick provides far less protein than Tiny Tiger. The difference in protein content is roughly 5.15%.


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.

On average, Merrick wet cat food recipes contain 8.32% more fat than Tiny Tiger recipes. Clearly, there is a significant difference between the fat content of Tiny Tiger and Merrick.


As you can see, Merrick and Tiny Tiger guarantee a similar amount of crude fiber.

Merrick Pet Food Ingredients vs. Tiny Tiger Pet Food Ingredients

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

Garlic
Canola Oil
Pea Protein
Caramel Color
Meaty Femur Bone
Powdered Cellulose
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

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 Tiny Tiger.

Red 3
Red 40
Added Color

Product Safety: Recall History of Merrick & Tiny Tiger?

Merrick has been recalled 6 times.

  • Jan. 28, 2011: Salmonella
  • Aug. 8, 2011: Salmonella
  • July 2, 2010: Salmonella
  • Aug. 3, 2010: Salmonella
  • Aug. 13, 2010: Salmonella
  • May 23, 2018: elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone

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

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Wet Cat Food Merrick Tiny Tiger
Per Pound $5.94 $2.89
Per Calorie $0.0126 $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 Merrick 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 Merrick 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 Merrick and Tiny Tiger. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Merrick Pet Foods

You can purchase Merrick 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:


18 Recipes In-Stock Today


Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Merrick Tiny Tiger
Dry Dog Food 38 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 51 Recipes
Dog Treats 29 Treats
Dry Cat Food 17 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 45 Recipes 18 Recipes
Cat Treats

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