Rated 3 out of 5 by allinyc cats not a fan
My 2 cats, one who eats almost anything, are not a fan of this food. She sort of seems interested at first, but it doesn't last long. It's also not the type of food that is easy to separate in to sections.
September 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bonnie GREAT
THIS FOR MY FERAL CATS. THEY LOVE IT NO LEFT OVERS IN THERE DISH
September 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Murphy33 I'm sure it's a good product just not for my cat
I tried this product for my diabetic cat and he was not impressed. He ate it the first time but not with gusto as he normally does. The second feeding was a nibble here or there and then he walked away. Both feedings were a mixture of my cats original food and the new Tiki Cat food as I am attempting to find him a new food. A day later he was covered in bumps around his neck and had scratched himself raw ripping out a huge chunk of his fur and making himself bleed. He was a mess! Although this was an organic food gluten free etc, it did not set well with my kitty. Two weeks later he is still recovering from his reaction, the bumps are going away, he is scratching less and his fur is growing back...it's very hard to find a food for my Applejack that he can tolerate, sadly Tiki Cat is not the one for him. (My other 2 cats did not have a reaction to this food but they were not hip on eating it either.)
I'm sure this is a good cat food, it just isn't the right one for my kitties.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patti HIGH QUALITY
My three cats love this food and I love the quality ingredients. When researching canned food, it was important to me that the food had no grains, no artificial ingredients, no carrageenan and no guar gum. Tiki is one of the few that met those requirements. My cats' coats glisten, their eyes sparkle and they have energy. I highly recommend this food.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alistair Kittens devour it!
Lots to love about a Tiki Cat Chicken and Egg. First, it's healthy and does not contain all the junk that goes into most canned food like grains, carrageenan, starches, clay, synthetic vitamin k, gravy, etc. This food is so simple, chicken, egg, chicken broth and a vitamin mix that cats need. This is easy on digestion and perfect for cats with IBS. Zero cabs for diabetic or pre diabetic cats.
My two cats love the taste and love it just as much after leftovers have been refrigerated and warmed back up to room temp. This doesn't give them stink breath like other wet foods either. I love how they have to chew it just like they would prey in the wild. It's also easy to add extra water to it and they just lap it up and enjoy. I'll give each cat about 2.5 oz. with extra water and after they eat it I'll put down an 1/8 cup of Orijen. The extra water offsets the lack of moisture in the dry. It helps save money because Tiki Cat is very expensive and it's a bit too low in fat.
February 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by SSLL A potentially great food with poor quality control? Black spots in food: May be precipitated mineral supplement?
I have one kitten that has had persistent loose stool (no parasites, lab tests normal) for several months, ever since I got her and her sister (who seems to have a cast iron stomach, thank goodness).
As I've done more and more research on the thickeners / fillers used in wet cat food, I'm becoming more convinced that she may have a sensitivity to guar gum and/or tapioca or other starches. She won't eat dry food, so I really needed a good wet food that would give her enough protein and calories.
So, after searching for a wet food that was nutritionally complete but did NOT have carageenan (linked to intestinal inflammation), guar gum (may decrease digestability and cause irritation), other gums, or carbohydrates like tapioca, potatoes, etc (may cause osmotic diarrhea in sensitive cats since cats are not designed to digest carbs) I finally found Tiki Cat.
I'm not feeding fish-based foods except as an occasional snack since constant fish can be problematic in sensitive cats (a respected holistic vet has an article online re why she advises against a fish-based diet for cats)---so I bought a case of the plain Tiki chicken, and the Tiki chicken/egg since the ingredients looked really good (I wish it didn't contain tuna oil, but that's a small complaint).
I started off with the plain chicken in broth---both kittens loved it, so the next day I opened a can of the chicken/egg---only to find that it had a lot of black specks in it!
I contacted Chewy, and as usual, customer service was excellent and they are sending me a new case (hopefully it will not have the same problem!)---and the helpful Chewy rep told me that "Generally speaking, those [black specks] will just be mineral deposits (likely phosphorous) that turned color during the cooking process".
In looking online, I found someone who had been able to get a reply from Tiki re the same issue, and was told "result of the chelation process between copper and sulfur in the supplement mix........Please be assured that this product is perfectly safe for your cats".
That's helpful information, but in reading Amazon reviews, I noted several reviews indicating that their cats had gotten diarrhea / had digestive upset after eating the black spot food, so I'm not risking it.
A helpful Amazon reviewer noted that Tiki was bought out by a different company in 2015, and she and other reviewers who are long-term Tiki feeders have noted more product inconsistency in the last year or so. Is the product being cheapened? I hope not.
I do want to point out that the Tiki chicken (plain) that I bought, in the 3oz cans, was fine--it had an expiration date of Feb 2019. The 6 oz Tiki chicken/egg cans, with an expiration date of April 2018, had the black specks.
If I can find single cans of Tiki locally, and if cans with exp. dates of 2019 are OK / no black specks, I will continue buying this food--otherwise, it's (regrettably) off the list until the manufacturer gets its act together.
So to sum up, this is a food that has a lot going for it (plain chicken and eggs, no extraneous gums or starches)---and the black specks may in fact be perfectly safe...but I don't want to risk my poor kitten's stomach, so I'll be trying freeze-dried raw food next.
August 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyCatLady99 The Pickiest Cat in the World Loves It!
I've gone through literally hundreds of dollars trying to find a wet food for the pickiest cat I've ever known.....and THIS IS IT!! Seriously, she doesn't even like day-old freshly cooked chicken, so this cat food is a blessing for us. I like the multi-packs of different flavors, and the variety keeps cats from getting bored with the same thing. Now if this food contained organic ingredients it would be absolutely perfect.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by KublaiKhan Smart Choice
Using Dr. Lisa Pierson's food composition chart, I narrowed my choice to this and the other Tiki chicken based food, Puka Puka. The Koolina has the highest protein ratio at 85%, with the Puka Puka not far behind at 79%. I buy the least expensive, highest protein that's not fish or beef. My cat loves this. I've tried many other grain free, 'high protein' foods, and this is the one he will eat. It's 19% protein compared with the average 9-10% found in other brands. It's expensive, but I expect fewer, if any vet bills because he's eating food that's good for him, without things like potato starch, fruits, and vegetables, that cats shouldn't be eating anyway. My cat's fur is shiny and soft, his muscles sleek, and not at all overweight. No diabetes worries here. No kidney problems either from feeding an all dry food diet, though I do admit to using a small amount of very high quality dry food as a nighttime snack. I have a 13# cat and he needs at least 2 cans a day. I'm eating vegetarian these days so it helps there aren't 2 of us eating an expensive, high protein diet.
June 8, 2015