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Tiki Cat is known to focus on cat food made with high-quality protein and very low to no carb content. They seem to understand that cats are obligate carnivores and do not need carbs in their diet. Tiki cat food is designed to mirror a cat’s natural diet in the wild. Therefore, you will notice the whole prawns, shredded chicken, flaked fish, and organ meats as soon as you open a can.
One of the most important aspects of Tiki food is the fact that the recipes are grain-free, GMO-free, MSG, and Carrageenan free, and are free from artificial flavors and colors. As a cat mom with a very fussy feline, the variety of flavors you find in the Tiki Cat King Kamehameha pack is enough to keep even the pickiest kitty satisfied. I also really love the fact that the food has a very high moisture content which is a crucial aspect of a cat’s diet.
For the purpose of this review, I have chosen to focus on the Hawaiian Grill – Ahi Tuna flavor which is one of my kitty’s favorites.
Hawaiian Grill: Flaked Ahi Tuna, Tuna Consommé, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium lactate. Contains less than 1% of the following: Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E supplement, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A acetate, Potassium iodide, Copper sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Crude Protein (min) 16%
Crude Fat (min) 2%
Crude Fiber (max) 0%
Moisture (max) 78%
Ash (min) DM 2%
Hawaiian Grill – Ahi Tuna: 931 kcal/kg; 74 kcal/can
Hawaiian Grill – Ahi Tuna:
Adult Feeding Guide: 1 – 2 cans per 7 lbs bodyweight; amount varies based on age, activity level, and life stage.
It is best to make a slow transition from the existing food to a new food, ideally over 5-10 days. Start by adding 25% of the new food to 75% of the old food and feed that for the first three days. Introduce 50 – 50 of the old and new food for the next few days. Toward the end of the 10-day cycle, add 75% of the new food to 25% of the old food. Make sure to keep an extra eye on your cat through this transition to see if there are any changes in the eating habits or if they start vomiting, having diarrhea or feeling constipated. If any problems start to occur, stop the transition and consult your vet immediately.
The Bottom Line
It is safe to say that Tiki Wet Cat Food is one of the better quality cat foods I have found on the market. When you look at the food, you can actually recognize the ingredients in it and it is not just a big blob of mystery. I can easily pick out the tuna and shrimp so I know exactly what my cat is eating. Tiki takes pride in providing cat parents with quality protein in their recipes including a high moisture content in every can. This, along with fresh water, will keep your cat hydrated throughout the day.
It is important to know your cat and what they like. Tiki offers a variety of flavors so you are bound to find something that your cat will enjoy. Some food is more chunky while some are shredded or flaked. Don’t be discouraged if your cat prefers one flavor over the other.
I would recommend Tiki Cat wet food to any cat parent who is looking to switch their kitty to a grain-free, preservative-free food. It has been a big hit with my very picky kitty!