Rated 5 out of 5 by PepperboxJen Excellent food for a cat with dietary restrictions. Or any cat.
I have an 18 year old cat with severe inflammatory bowel disease. Feeding him a home-prepared raw diet would be best, but it's not always practicable for me, and I frequently have to rely on commercial foods. There are many 'grain-free' foods on the market, but only a handful which are carbohydrate-free. In the past three years, Tiki Cat literally has been a lifesaver for Mojo.
1) Several 'grain-free' canned foods he had been eating began adding wheat gluten, potato, soy protein, and other ingredients to their recipes--all of which aggravated Mojo's IBD, and sent me searching for a food which would work. Tiki Cat's flavors without rice have none of the problematic ingredients. It is consistently manufactured to a high standard. Mojo eats the Napili Luau (wild salmon & chicken) and Puka Puka Luau (chicken), which are also free of vegetable gums. Meat, oil (sunflower seed and fish), and the necessary nutritional supplements--that's it. Perfect.
2) Geriatric cats have a harder time metabolizing protein and need a larger percentage of it in their diet than younger cats to maintain muscle mass. Tiki Cat's use of high quality animal protein has reversed Mojo's age-related wasting. He is sleek, glossy, lean, but well-muscled.
3) Cats with inflammatory bowel disease are also extremely prone to dental resorptive lesions. In three years eating Tiki Cat, Mojo's usual gum inflammation has been considerably reduced, and two lesions have disappeared without treatment. This is probably due to the lack of ingredients aggravating his immune system, plus the mechanical cleaning action. Tiki Cat is made up of big chunks and shreds of meat; the cat must chew it, and this is great for removing tartar from the teeth--much more effective than dry kibble, and only a little less effective than eating raw chunked meat.
I would love to see another flavor or two in the line which does not contain fish or rice, with a slightly higher fat content. Otherwise, I couldn't be happier with this product.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gillian Great for Sensitive systems
I have a cat that cannot eat Tuna or any grains, and he loves this food. I can't give him the other varieties of Tiki cat, but this one is wonderful. He loves it and will consistently eat it and has not lost his appetite for it even though he is also a typically finicky cat. He usually only likes what he can't stomach, but this is one exception. Thank you for a great product that my cat can eat!
October 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by purrfectmom This product is impressive
If I were starving, I would consider eating this product. The Chicken is shredded all white meat and the tuna looks like Starkist. I can't get it in the bowl fast enough. Definitely one of Tigger's favorite.
I highly recommend this product (for the cat). lol
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by baaHumbug Excellent cat food
One of my cat's favorites. Great for cats with sensitive stomachs. Even my most sensitive cat hasn't had any digestive issues.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Squirrelz This salmon is awful. Smells metallic.
My cats like the chicken flavors of tiki, but they will not eat the salmon varieties. It smells very odd, metallic like. Stay away!
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Mary This is my cats favorite.
My cats love Tiki Cat and especially this flavor. I have 1 cat that could eat it every day.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nalexp76 Tiki Cat Napili
I fed my kiddos Friskies and Fancy Feast for a very long time. It took me 3 months to find a soft food they didn't reject. I had multiple cats with weight issues (being a bit on the heavier side) and one with bowl issues. Tiki was recommended to me by a rescue group I support from time to time. It is perfect for cats with food allergies, like my Teddy bear suffered from unbeknowst to me and for years and it has no byproducts. It is in its rawest form and my babies love it. Even my pickiest little Russian Blue. It is ideal for weight management in indoor cats. After a couple of days I noticed my babies didn't seem to be the endless eating machines they were over the years and my Teddy bear with the bowl issues started getting super shiny and soft fur and his bowls started calming down. Another couple of weeks and he had normal stool, which he never had for the 6 years I had him. Also my plumb babies started being more active, started slimming down, and seemed to have lost the need to hog the food. I love Tiki so far. It is a bit pricier so my budget has increased!
April 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southerncatlady Great product; cats love it.
My cats love it, and I'm happy it is a nutritious, species-appropriate meal.
April 13, 2015