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 Herring & Salmon includes the following:
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 Herring & Salmon's most plentiful ingredient listed is herring, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains herring meal and salmon meal as additional 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 herring, herring meal, salmon meal, natural salmon flavor, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Herring & Salmon has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Herring & Salmon has approximately 399 calories per 100g (113 calories/ounce), which is 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
July 2, 2020.
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:
Herring, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Whole Peas, Tapioca Flour, Whole Chickpeas, Natural Salmon Flavor, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Salmon Oil, Pumpkin, Chicory Extract, Rosemary Extract, Taurine, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement (vitamin B3), Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Calcium D-pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.