Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken Review

Tiki Cat Canned Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 62 cal/100g

Price: $$$$$

Overall, Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken is a significantly above average cat food, earning 9 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver
  • chicken gizzard
  • chicken heart

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • tuna oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken does contain with its top ingredients chicken, chicken liver, chicken gizzard and chicken heart which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains tuna oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2761 cat foods in our database, Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Tiki Cat After Dark Chicken has approximately 62 calories per 100g (18 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories compared to the average of the other wet cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on August 6, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Chicken Heart, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Salt, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Tuna Oil, Ascorbic Acid (source Of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Niacin (vitamin B3), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin K3 Supplement


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
12.0%
Fat: (min)
2.2%
Fiber: (max)
0.7%
Carbs: (est)
0.5%
Ash: (est)
1.6%
Moisture: (max)
83.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
71%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
3%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
62/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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