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 dckat Can't be without it
So loved that we try to never run out, the Tiki Cat chicken and salmon together are a great combination.
This has enough salmon to entice even elderly cats with diminishing appetites. Even if straight up salmon on an everyday basis weren't a bad thing, they'd likely get tired of it. But here, the salmon provides just enough scent and flavor to get them started, and once they get going, they generally keep eating for awhile.
Yes, we do serve the plain chicken as well. But - in addition to being quite brothy - they're not always keen on it. I imagine they'd just as soon have the chicken we cook in our crock pot for the homemade food we make. (Note that both have a strong sulfur smell, which is not very appetizing to us, but doesn't seem to phase them a bit.)
The chicken and salmon also has a goodly amount of consommé (about the same as canned tuna for people), just not as much as the plain chicken. We sometimes drain this off and serve it to an ailing kitty, or spoon it onto less expensive canned food to give it more nose appeal.
September 7, 2015
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 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 Kookamo Love it!
My cat loves this food! She's diabetic and is on insulin, and she is overweight. She is losing weight and also getting nourishment from this great food!
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by LilyJazz2 Not So Much
For some reason, neither of my cats would eat this flavor. They like other Tiki Cat flavors, but not this one.
November 26, 2015