Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken Luau Review

Tiki Cat Dry Cat Food Review

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 396 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken Luau is an above average cat food, earning 7 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 Born Carnivore Chicken Luau includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken meal
  • dehydrated chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca flour

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • natural salmon flavor
  • salmon oil

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

In this case, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken Luau's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and dehydrated chicken liver as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken Luau also contains as top ingredients tapioca flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains natural salmon flavor, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2701 cat foods in our database, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken Luau has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
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 Born Carnivore Chicken Luau has approximately 396 calories per 100g (112 calories/ounce), which is a few more calories compared to the average of the other dry 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 as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dehydrated Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Tapioca Flour, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Whole Chickpeas, Whole Peas, Natural Salmon Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Chicory Extract, Salmon Oil, Taurine, Pumpkin, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement (vitamin B3), Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Calcium D-pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

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

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*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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