John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

Tiki Cat Silver Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Tiki Cat Silver wet cat food is made up of four recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range of food lists the first ingredient as animal meat, or fish and also has other animal organs included. These formulas are high in protein, low in carbohydrate and rich in fat and moisture.

Pros
  • Contains animal and fish protein
  • High in protein content
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Rich in fat and moisture
Cons
  • Contains vegetable fat
  • Limited range
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • Not complete & Balanced to AAFCO Nutrient Profiles

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. The AAFCO nutrient profile is not included on the company website.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds with Chicken, Duck & Duck Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Silver Whole Foods with Chicken Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Silver Whole Foods with Tuna & Mackerel Recipe 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

60%

Protein

25%

Fat

7%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken broth, salmon, chicken liver, pumpkin, coconut oil, dried egg product, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, xanthan gum, taurine, choline chloride, salt, magnesium sulfate, turmeric, salmon oil, green tea extract, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin, zinc oxide, vitamin A supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, copper amino acid chelate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is  chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The third ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fifth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

The sixth ingredient is coconut oil, a natural oil rich in medium-chain fatty acids.

The seventh ingredient is dried egg product, a dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg products can even come from commercial hatcheries – from eggs that have failed to hatch.

In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The eighth ingredient is dicalcium phosphate, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

 

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 60%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 7%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 60% and an above-average fat level of 25%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 42%.

This means this Tiki Cat Silver range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food provides sources of both animal and fish protein which delivers high protein content. Each recipe has added vitamins and minerals to provide a rounded food offering.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Tiki Cat Silver Wet cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Tiki Cat has not had any product recalls.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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About

Tiki Cat was founded in 2005 by husband and wife, Christine and Robert Hackett. 

Christine had previously worked in research and development for PetCo and during that time decided that the pet food market needed a new kind of diet, food that is more species-appropriate, fewer grains and carbohydrates. 

Christine is also a big fan of Polynesian culture which explains the tiki-style branding

Sources

1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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