Tiki Cat Cat Food Ingredients

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Tiki Cat manufactures roughly 40 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Tiki Cat ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Tiki Cat uses roughly 97 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Cat food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Tiki Cat, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. tuna
  2. chicken
  3. chicken liver
  4. sunflower oil
  5. tricalcium phosphate

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Tiki Cat is tuna. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by chicken liver, sunflower oil, and tricalcium phosphate.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Tiki Cat does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 40 Tiki Cat cat foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most cats consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Tiki Cat does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Tiki Cat have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive cat foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 97 Tiki Cat ingredients. According to our data, Tiki Cat does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Cereal Grains

For cats, we typically recommend choosing a grain-free recipe. Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore grains are not species appropriate.

According to our data, Tiki Cat cat food recipes do not contain grains. In other words, all recipes are grain-free.

Please note, kibble production requires a binding agent. Grains are commonly used for this purpose in cat food. When purchasing grain-free cat food, grains are often replaced with another starchy source. This is also not ideal.

To avoid grains and other starchy additions, consider feeding wet or frozen recipes.

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce cat foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 1 controversial ingredient inside Tiki Cat products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

tomato pomace
2 Recipes

Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain tomato pomace:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

There are certain situations where these ingredients may be necessary. We always recommend contacting Tiki Cat for further clarification regarding any harmful or controversial ingredient.

We have identified 1 harmful ingredient used in certain Tiki Cat recipes. To learn more, click on the ingredient's name.

Tiki Cat Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Grain-Free Chicken & Fish Luau

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Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Grain-Free Chicken Luau

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Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Grain-Free Fish Luau

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken & Beef

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken & Duck

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken & Lamb

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken & Pork

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken & Quail Egg

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Tiki Cat After Dark With Chicken

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Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna With Calamari and Pumpkin

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Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna With Ocean Whitefish and Pumpkin

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Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna With Pumpkin

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Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna With Shrimp and Pumpkin

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Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna With Tilapia and Pumpkin

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Tiki Cat Bora Bora Grill Sardine Cutlets In Lobster Consommé

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Tiki Cat Hana Grill Ahi Tuna With Crab In Tuna Consommé

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Tiki Cat Hanalei Luau Wild Salmon In Salmon Consommé

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Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill Ahi Tuna

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Tiki Cat Hookena Luau Ahi Tuna & Chicken In Chicken Consommé

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Tiki Cat Kapi'Olani Luau Tilapia In Tilapia Consommé

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Tiki Cat Koolina Luau Chicken With Egg In Chicken Consommé

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Tiki Cat Lanai Grill Tuna In Crab Surimi Consommé

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Tiki Cat Makaha Grill Mackerel & Sardines In Calamari Consommé

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Tiki Cat Manana Grill Ahi Tuna With Prawns In Tuna Consommé

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Tiki Cat Napili Luau Wild Salmon & Chicken In Chicken Consommé

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Tiki Cat Oahu Luau Seabass In Seabass Consommé

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Tiki Cat Papeekeo Luau Ahi Tuna & Mackerel In Tuna Consommé

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Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken In Chicken Consommé

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Tiki Cat Tahitian Grill Sardine Cutlets

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Chicken

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Chicken & Wild Salmon

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Chicken With Egg

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Tuna & Mackerel

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Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Wild Salmon

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Tiki Cat Tummy Topper Pumpkin Puree & Wheatgrass

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Tiki Cat Dash Mackerel Flakes

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Tiki Cat Dash Tuna Flakes

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Tiki Cat Stix Wet Treats Chicken Mousse

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Tiki Cat Stix Wet Treats Tuna Mousse

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