Tiki Dog vs Instinct

Tiki Dog vs. Instinct

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

Guaranteed Analysis: Instinct vs. Tiki Dog

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.

Tiki Dog Dog Food vs. Instinct Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Tiki Dog Instinct
Crude Protein 30.6% 35.5%
Crude Fat 18.7% 20.3%
Crude Fiber 3.6% 4.6%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Tiki Dog Instinct
Crude Protein 52.1% 45.0%
Crude Fat 22.7% 25.1%
Crude Fiber 4.5% 8.1%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

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

The table shows that Tiki Dog provides far less protein than Instinct. The difference in protein content is roughly 4.81%. In addition, Tiki Dog wet dog foods also provide more protein than Instinct wet foods.

Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Like protein, fats are an essential part of a dog's body. Fats are needed for the proper development and function of the canine body.

As you can see, Tiki Dog and Instinct guarantee a similar amount of crude fat. For wet dog foods, Instinct typically provides a little more fat (about 2.44% more).

Tiki Dog and Instinct both provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber. For wet dog foods, Instinct typically provides a little more fiber (about 3.61% more).

Tiki Dog Pet Food Ingredients vs. Instinct Pet Food Ingredients

Tiki Dog and Instinct both use the following controversial ingredients in many of their products:

Canola Oil
Pea Protein

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


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

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.

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

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Tiki Dog & Instinct?

According to our records, Tiki Dog 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?

Dry Dog Food Tiki Dog Instinct
Per Pound $3.70 $3.37
Per Calorie $0.0023 $0.0018
Wet Dog Food Tiki Dog Instinct
Per Pound $5.00 $5.94
Per Calorie $0.0120 $0.0110

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 Tiki Dog 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 Tiki Dog 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 Tiki Dog and Instinct. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.

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Where To Buy Tiki Dog Pet Foods

You can purchase Tiki Dog pet foods from the following stores:

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Where To Buy Instinct Pet Foods

You can purchase Instinct pet food products from these retailers:

125 Recipes In-Stock Today

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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Tiki Dog Instinct
Dry Dog Food 5 Recipes 31 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 53 Recipes 19 Recipes
Dog Treats 4 Treats
Dry Cat Food 16 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 18 Recipes
Cat Treats

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