Miko vs Instinct

Miko vs. Instinct

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

Guaranteed Analysis: Instinct vs. Miko

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.

Miko Cat Food vs. Instinct Cat Food

Wet/Canned Cat Food Miko Instinct
Crude Protein 66.7% 48.3%
Crude Fat 11.1% 24.7%
Crude Fiber 6.0% 8.8%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Cats require twenty-two amino acids to sustain life. Eleven of these amino acids are synthesized naturally, the remaining eleven are consumed. Protein is the nutrient which provides some or all of these eleven essential amino acids.

Miko wet cat foods clearly provides more protein than Instinct. In fact, the difference between the protein content is roughly 18.37%, which is a significant amount.


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):

  • Help transport nutrients across cell membranes
  • Fats produce metabolites, which help control inflammation
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Fats improve the taste/texture of food.

According to our average data, Miko typically provides less fiber than Instinct. However, this difference is relatively small and doesn't represent a significant difference between the two brands.

Miko Pet Food Ingredients vs. Instinct 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.

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

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Miko & Instinct?

According to our records, Miko has never been recalled.

Instinct has been recalled 2 times.

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

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Wet Cat Food Miko Instinct
Per Pound $5.85 $9.04
Per Calorie $0.0133 $0.0190

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 Miko or Instinct, 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 Miko or Instinct will depend on your shopping habits.

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


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Where To Buy Miko Pet Foods

You can purchase Miko pet foods from the following stores:



Where To Buy Instinct Pet Foods

You can purchase Instinct pet food products from these retailers:







Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Miko Instinct
Dry Dog Food 27 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 18 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 14 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 6 Recipes 17 Recipes
Cat Treats

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