Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Updated: January 18, 2024

Tiny Tiger Chunks Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Not Recommended

Tiny Tiger Chunks wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 2.5 stars.

Although most products in the range contain more than one protein source, the bulk of the recipes are made up of meat by-products. An affordable choice for cat parents, however, a risk for any cats prone to food sensitivities.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • High protein content
  • Grain free
Cons
  • Contains meat by-products
  • May contain filler ingredients

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The Tiny Tiger Chunks product line includes 12 dry cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chunks in Extra Gravy Chicken Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Extra Gravy Tuna Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Extra Gravy Turkey Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Extra Gravy Salmon & Whitefish Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Extra Gravy Seafood Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Extra Gravy Beef Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Chicken Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Seafood Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Turkey Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Salmon & Whitefish Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Beef Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Chunks in Gravy Tuna Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Tiny Tiger Chunks in Extra Gravy Chicken Recipe (Grain Free) 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.

Tiny Tiger Chunks in Extra Gravy Chicken Recipe (Grain Free)

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

55%

Protein

10%

Fat

27%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken broth, chicken, liver, turkey, meat by-products, potato starch, dried egg product, natural flavor, salt, guar gum, sodium phosphate, potassium chloride, tricalcium phosphate, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, calcium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide), DL-methionine, taurine, magnesium sulfate, fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

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Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredients 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 second 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 third ingredient is liver. Normally, liver can be considered a quality component. However, in this case, the source of the liver is not identified. For this reason, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.

The fourth ingredient is turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”. 2. 

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

The fifth ingredient is meat by-products, an item made from slaughterhouse waste. This is what’s left of slaughtered animals after all the prime striated muscle cuts have been removed.

With the exception of hair, horns, teeth and hooves, this item can include almost any other part of the animal. 3.

What’s worse, this particular item is anonymous. So, the meat itself can come from any combination of cattle, pigs, sheep or goats – which can make identifying specific food allergies impossible.

Although most meat by-products can be nutritious, we do not consider such vaguely described (generic) ingredients to be as high in quality as those derived from a named animal source.

The sixth ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free carbohydrate of only modest nutritional value to a cat.

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.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tiny Tiger Chunks cat food looks like an average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 55%, a fat level of 10% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 27%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 52.9% and a mean fat level of 11.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 27.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 21%.

This means the Tiny Tiger Chunks product line contains average protein, near-average carbs and near-average fat when compared to typical wet cat food. 

Final Word

Tiny Tiger Chunks Wet Cat food is a budget-friendly wet cat food. It has high protein levels and moderate fat levels. 

Has Tiny Tiger cat food been recalled in the past?

No, there have been no recorded recalls for Tiny Tiger.

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About

Tiny Tiger is a relatively new brand with major backing from Chewy’s private label brands and so only available to purchase on Chewy’s website. The company headquarters is in Dania Beach, Florida, and manufacturing and sourcing is in the United States and Canada.

Sources

1, 3: Association of American Feed Control Officials

2: Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition

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