Tylee's vs Instinct

Tylee's vs. Instinct

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

Guaranteed Analysis: Instinct vs. Tylee's

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.

Tylee's Dog Food vs. Instinct Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Tylee's Instinct
Crude Protein 45.6% 34.7%
Crude Fat 33.3% 20.9%
Crude Fiber 6.8% 4.7%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Tylee's Instinct
Crude Protein 40.9% 43.1%
Crude Fat 22.8% 26.8%
Crude Fiber 8.2% 8.6%

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 comparison table above shows that Tylee's dry dog foods provide significantly more protein than Instinct. More specifically, Tylee's guarantees at least 10.91% more protein. For wet dog foods, Instinct typically provides a little more protein (about 2.23% more).

Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Fats are an absolutely vital component of a balanced canine diet. Not only do fats provide energy, but they also serve important roles in the normal development and function of your dog's body. For example, fats help dogs produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among many other significant functions.

Tylee's dry dog foods clearly provides more fat than Instinct. In fact, the difference between the fat content is roughly 12.39%, which is a significant amount. For wet dog foods, Instinct provides more fat (about 4.02% more).

There is a small difference between the fiber content of Tylee's and Instinct. We can see that Tylee's guarantees about 2.13% more fiber than Instinct. For wet dog foods, Instinct and Tylee's provide roughly the same amount of fiber.

Tylee's Pet Food Ingredients vs. Instinct Pet Food Ingredients

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

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.

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

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Tylee's & Instinct?

According to our records, Tylee's 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 Tylee's Instinct
Per Pound $30.15 $5.40
Per Calorie $0.0137 $0.0027
Wet Dog Food Tylee's Instinct
Per Pound $6.41 $6.13
Per Calorie $0.0092 $0.0102

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 Tylee's 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 Tylee's 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 Tylee's and Instinct. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.

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Where To Buy Tylee's Pet Foods

You can purchase Tylee's pet foods from the following stores:

12 Recipes In-Stock Today

Where To Buy Instinct Pet Foods

You can purchase Instinct pet food products from these retailers:

94 Recipes In-Stock Today

73 Recipes In-Stock Today

73 Recipes In-Stock Today

25 Recipes In-Stock Today

Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Tylee's Instinct
Dry Dog Food 32 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 10 Recipes
Dog Treats 7 Treats
Dry Cat Food 16 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 16 Recipes
Cat Treats

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