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Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Charleston, Illinois
Parent company
Petropics Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.20
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dehydrated Chicken
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dehydrated Chicken, Dried Egg Product, Tapioca, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Inulin (Prebiotic), Salmon Oil, Pumpkin, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Preservative), Citric Acid, Tannic Acid.

Overall Score

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76%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 76%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 77%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 31%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 43%

Fat: 19%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 24.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 47.78%

Fat: 21.11%

Fiber: 3.89%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 27.22%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 37.84%

Fat: 40.6%

Carb: 21.56%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Tiki Cat has never had a product recall
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Expensive
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Tiki Cat since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Tiki Cat has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Chicken. Deboned chicken is chicken meat with the bones removed. In pet food, deboned chicken is a valuable source of protein.

The second ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third ingredient is Dehydrated Chicken. Dehydrated chicken is cooked, dried meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, dehydrated chicken can be a source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

The fifth ingredient is Tapioca. Tapioca is a type of starch that comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. In pet food, tapioca is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$5.82

Market Price avg.

$4.27

% From the Avg

+36%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.34

Market Price avg.

$0.26

% From the Avg

+28%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.20

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

+27%

Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is priced above the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food to the other 534 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

47.78%

All Products avg.

38.91%

% From the Avg

+23%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

21.11%

All Products avg.

16.8%

% From the Avg

+26%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.89%

All Products avg.

5.11%

% From the Avg

-24%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

27.22%

All Products avg.

37.83%

% From the Avg

-28%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry cat foods.

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