Tiki Cat Food Review | Rating | Recalls

This is our Tiki Cat Food Review, Rating, Recalls

Tiki is a relatively new player in the pet food industry but is giving the more established brands a run for their money by putting out high quality and species appropriate foods which are loved by cats and cat owners.

Tiki strictly follows AAFCO guidelines and uses state of the art, highest quality manufacturing plants to produce all of their products.

Tiki is one of our favorite cat food brands and we rate it very highly.

Keep reading for the complete Tiki cat food review.

Our Rating of Tiki Cat Food

When reviewing any cat food brand, it is important to judge and rate them on breed specificness, ingredient quality which covers protein sources, fillers and other ingredients, price, recalls, customer rating and the variety in their products.

This is how we rated the Tiki cat food brand for the above six criteria.

We have given the Tiki cat food brand 4.5 Stars out of 5 due to high ingredient quality, perfect recall history, excellent breed specificness and great customer reviews..

Tiki Overview

Tiki cat was created by Christine Hackett and her husband back in 2005 under a company called Petropics. Christine had previously worked in research and development for Petco. 

During her time in Petco she realised that the pet food industry needed a more nutritious and filler free type of food.

As of 2015, Tiki cat became part of the Whitebridge Pet Brands which include other pet brands such as Dogswell, Catswell and Buddy Biscuits.

Tiki Ingredient Sourcing And Manufacturing

Tiki cat is manufactured in Thailand in a facility that is described as ‘award winning human grade canning plants’. The plants also meet the international standards of human food production.

Tiki sources its ingredients from as close to its manufacturing plant as possible ensuring the ingredients are all fresh when processed.

Fish ingredients for Tiki cat foods are sourced from Thai waters. The fisheries are part of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and certified by the International Dolphin Conservation Program which aims to protect dolphins from tuna fishing.

Ingredient Quality

Tiki uses high quality products in their ingredients in their pet food. Ingredients used by Tiki are either fresh or processed.

All Tiki cat food ingredients meet the AAFCO standard of quality. Tiki also adds taurine in their pet food without grains to avoid the development of conditions like Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Tiki does not use any fillers in their food ensuring there are no animal by-products, corn, white potatoes, wheat, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Tiki also uses healthy superfood ingredients such as kale, spinach, pumpkin, carrots and flaxseed, giving cats and small dogs a boost of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

Tiki Recall History

Tiki cat food has never been recalled!

Customer Reviews

Positive Reviews

“I appreciate the quality of Tiki Cat food and I’m glad my picky eaters will eat it. The food actually looks and smells like real food rather than the typical cat food look. I got a couple variety packs to figure out what flavors my cats like. Oddly they sometimes turn their nose up at flavors they like in other brands but happily devour flavors they usually dislike. Generally they seem to really like most of the flavors, so I’ll stick with Tiki as long as they keep eating it!” Review of Tiki Cat King Kamehameha Grill Variety Pack

“My cat has such tummy trouble that literally nothing worked not even hill science he would throw it all up until I found this cat food.(yes, we saw the vet they weren’t sure if he was going to live) I had to feed it to him 1 tablespoon every hour at first but soon he was able to eat it by the packet then we tried this dry food and HE ATE IT ALL WITHOUT THROWING UP ONCE! He now is 6 years old and thriving with his new best friend.” Review of Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Egg Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Negative Reviews

“The quality of the food used in this canned cat food seems to be really good, but it smells terrible and my cats refuse to eat it. They absolutely love the sardines (and those are smelly, too), but there is something weird about this chicken. I bought this same thing about a year ago and they didn’t eat it then, either. Because the smell was bad back then, I figured that I just got a bad batch of cat food. Nooooo. It just plain smells bad and my cats turn their noses up and refuse to eat.” Review of Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken in Chicken Consomme Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

“I did a lot of research on finding a healthy wet food for my recently diagnosed diabetic cat. Tiki Cat Aloha Friends fit the bill: zero or very low carbs (most important), low fat and high protein. We had bought cans from a local store but they didn’t have enough in stock and we knew we’d need to stock up. Our cat liked the cans from the local store (3oz) so we kept track and bought the two flavors she liked the most from Chewy. We opened the can, it smelled awful but they actually all do, and put it in front of our very hungry cat who sniffed it, tried it and walked away and never went back. Both of our cats wouldn’t touch this food. Something in the recipe changed but when a diabetic cat (who is ALWAYS hungry) won’t eat something, you know there’s something off w/the food. Not sure what happened but all I know is I have a LOT of Tiki Cat Aloha Friends and I had to find another healthy brand.” Review of Tiki Cat Aloha Friends Tuna with Ocean Whitefish & Pumpkin Grain-Free Wet Cat Food

Tiki Cat Food Range

Although Tiki focuses more on wet cat food, they also have dry cat food products and treats as well. Here is an overview of their product lines.

Tiki Cat After Dark 

This is Tiki’s wet food line that includes real organs and high quality meat coming from duck, beef, chicken and other real meats. Available in multiple flavors.

Tiki Cat Aloha Friends

This line of Tiki wet food has been specially designed for sensitive stomachs made with chicken or tuna and also includes pumpkin which improves digestion,

Tiki Cat Born Carnivore

This line of Tiki dry cat food provides high protein content of around 44% and does not contain any fillers such as potatoes, corn, rice and wheat.

Tiki Cat Baby

This line of Tiki food is specially designed for kittens with high protein and high fat content providing kittens all the nutrients they need to grow. It also contains added Taurine to help support growth in kittens.

Tiki Essentials

Line of dry food from Tiki that has only two flavours. Made with chicken, turkey, trout, and menhaden fish meal.

Tiki Grill

This line of products features protein from only seafood ingredients and garnished with shrimp and prawns.

Tiki Cat Luau

A variety of flavours made primarily with chicken and fish flakes like salmon and tuna.

Tiki Cat Special

Functional formulas specially designed to help support healthy skin & coat, good digestion, or maintain a healthy weight.

Tiki Cat Food Cost

Tiki cat food is a premium cat food with a mid level pricing. It is not the cheapest cat food out there but it is of high quality.

Tiki wet cat food costs around $0.35 to $0.55 per ounce, on average for a 10lb cat, Tiki cat will cost around $2.95 to $5 per day.

Tiki dry cat food is much cheaper than their wet food line and costs around $0.50 per day.

Tiki Cat Food Recipes Reviewed

We are going to review the top 3 recipes from Tiki just to give you a sense of their ingredient quality and specificity.

Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau

  • First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Guaranteed Analysis: 16% Crude Protein, 2.6% Crude Fat, 0% Crude Fiber, 80% Crude Moisture
  • Carb Content: 0.338%
  • Caloric Content: 63 kcal/2.8-oz can
  • Type of Product: No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic, Grain-Free, Pea-Free, Natural, Non-GMO
  • Life Stage: Adult

Tiki is one of our favourite cat foods for cats mainly due to the fact that the protein in this recipe comes from a single meat source. This makes it easier to digest and doesn’t cause any sensitivities in cats 

Tikki’s wet food is very high in moisture with a moisture content of 80% which gives cats adequate moisture for their daily needs.

The ash content is 1.6% max which is perfect if you are looking for low ash cat food for your cat to reduce the risk of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in your cat

It doesn’t have any of the bad ingredients such artificial preservatives and thickening agents such as xanthan gum, guar gum and carrageenan which are bad for cats.

It also has a low carbohydrate content of 0.338%, remember cats don’t require high carb content in their daily food.

Some picky eaters might not like this food.

What We Like:

  • Single source of protein
  • High Protein Content
  • High Moisture Content
  • Low Carb Content
  • Low Ash Content

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Taste not for all cats.

Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill

  • First 5 Ingredients: Tuna, Tuna Broth, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Tricalcium Phosphate
  • Guaranteed Analysis: 16% Crude Protein, 2% Crude Fat, 0% Crude Fiber, 78% Crude Moisture
  • Carb Content: 1%
  • Caloric Content: 74 kcal/2.8 oz can, 151 kcal/6 oz can
  • Type of Product: No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Pea-Free, Natural, Non-GMO
  • Life Stage: Adult

One of Tiki’s best selling products, this food is high in protein, has moderate fat content and contains very low, only 1%, carb content making it an ideal food for cats.

The main protein comes from fish ingredients such as Tuna and Tuna broth, providing your kitty with high quality protein for a healthy and happy life.

This food is free of any artificial ingredients such as preservatives, colouring and thickeners so you can safely give it to your cat and reduce the chances of sensitivities.

This food is also filler free so your cat won’t get any useless carbs in their diet.

Some picky eaters are not a big fan of this formula.

What We Liked:

  • Protein from real fish
  • No Fillers
  • No artificial ingredients

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Some picky eaters might not like the taste

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

  • First 5 Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Herring, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal
  • Guaranteed Analysis: 43% Crude Protein, 19% Crude Fat, 3.5% Crude Fiber, 10% Crude Moisture
  • Carb Content: 12.4%
  • Caloric Content: 476 kcal/cup
  • Type of Product: High-Protein, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural, Non-GMO, Premium
  • Life Stage: Adult

This dry food by Tiki is high in protein and low in carb making it perfect for cats in all life stages.

Customers just rave about how much their cats love this food and will eat it happily.

What We Liked:

  • Protein from real meat ingredients
  • No Fillers
  • No artificial ingredients

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Not much we didn’t like

Our Verdict

Tiki cat food is one of the best and healthiest cat foods in the market right now. It is protein rich and low in carbohydrate making it an ideal choice for cats.

Almost all of the Tiki products are filler free and also free from artificial ingredients making it a safe and healthy option for all cats.

With a broad range of products, we are sure you can find a Tiki product that is suitable for your cat’s individual needs that they will love eating.

Tiki is a bit expensive than the other brands on the market but considering the quality of their food, we think it is totally worth it.

Also check out our other reviews of Cat Food Brands.


Does Tiki Cat Food Have Mercury?

There is no sure way to identify how much mercury is in Tiki cat food but Tiki uses fish only caught from South Pacific and uses short lines to catch smaller, younger fish to reduce the mercury concerns.

Has Tiki Cat Food Ever Been Recalled?

No, Tiki cat food has never been recalled. A testament to their manufacturing and production facilities along with the quality of ingredients they use in their products.

Is Tiki Cat Good for Sensitive Stomach?

Yes, Tiki Cat Food is good for cats with sensitive stomachs as most of their food is grain free and artificial ingredient free.

Tiki also has a special line of food for the sensitive stomach. We highly recommend the Tiki Cat Special Function Formula for cats with sensitive stomachs.