Post Published on June 7, 2011 | Last Updated on June 7, 2011 by Jenny
Tiki Cat sent us 4 of their new flavors to try out after I requested some product samples from them. I had seen a display of Tiki Cat in a local pet specialty store called the Brookside Barkery.
They sent us:
- Koolina Luau – Chicken with Egg in Chicken Consomme
- Hanalei Luau – Wild Salmon in Salmon Consomme
- Hookena Luau – Ahi Tuna and Chicken in Chicken Consomme
- Papeekeo Luau – Ahi Tuna and Mackerel in Tuna Consomme
This Tiki Cat Food review covers the first of the 4 that we were sent, subsequent reviews will be done in the coming weeks and months.
The reasons I wanted to have my cats try Tiki Cat food are:
- made of whole food ingredients
- made with only fresh, food-grade raw materials
- low magnesium cat food
- low phosphate canned cat food
- low sodium wet cat food
- low carb moist cat food
I liked that the Chicken with Egg in Chicken Consomme looked like shredded chicken and pieces of egg (see the videos at the end of this post to see what I mean).
Here’s a nutrient profile comparison that is in Tiki Cat’s brochure. You can see how it is a high in protein. Since cats a true carnivores they cannot utilize nutrients from vegetation. In fact, if you think about it, cats in the wild survive by eating mice, lizards, birds and rely on the water consumption naturally occurring in their prey. Cats will eat grass and other vegetation to help with digestion and hair ball lodging.
So basically all I can say about their Chicken with Egg in Chicken Consomme is that Charlie and Trigg liked it. My aunt’s cats ate it from the get-go, but then didn’t finish it. They are also dry food eaters, and I have found that Charlie, being off dry food, is more inclined to try and eat different flavors of wet food.
As I have said in videos, I think the true test of any cat food would be to monitor a cat’s health (through blood work, activity, etc) over a period of months, rather than just 1 can of food. I do believe in this Tiki Cat Food though, so much so that we bought 4 variety packs of it yesterday at the Brookside Barkery.
Tiki Cat Food is made by Petropics.
Wanna try Tiki Cat Food? You can buy the Variety Pack through the Cat Connection for $11.50. Or you can buy 12 3 oz. cans of this flavor through them for $16.50. If you know of less expensive online retailer where you can buy Tiki cat food, please share it with everyone by leaving a comment below with a link and the price listing.
Here are two videos I shot of Maddie and Hobbs (my Aunt’s Ragdoll cats) and then of Charlie and Trigg eating the food: