Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: January 18, 2024

Tiny Tiger Paté Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Not Recommended

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

The pate-style wet cat food is made from real meat and fish including chicken, turkey and beef. It is designed to provide a balanced and tasty meal for cats in a smooth and easy-to-eat texture.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • High protein content
  • Grain Free
Cons
  • Contains meat by-products
  • Contains artificial food colors

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

The Tiny Tiger Pate product line includes six dry cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Pate Chicken Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Pate Beef Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Pate Whitefish & Tuna Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Pate Turkey Giblets Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Pate Seafood Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A
Pate Salmon Recipe Grain Free 2.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Tiny Tiger Pate 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 Pate Chicken Recipe Grain Free

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

45.5%

Protein

22.7%

Fat

23.8%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken broth, liver, meat by-products, fish, natural flavor, guar gum, potassium chloride, added color, choline chloride, vitamins (thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide), taurine, salt, magnesium sulfate, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention).


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

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Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredients 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 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 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. 2.

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 fifth ingredient is fish. This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 3

Without more detailed information, it’s difficult to judge the quality of this particular ingredient. In any case, fish meat is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.,

The sixth ingredient is natural flavors. Natural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 

We’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

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Nutrient Analysis

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

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 22.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 23.8%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 50% and a mean fat level of 17.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 23.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 36%.

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

Final Word

Tiny Tiger Pate is a budget-friendly wet cat food which typically features real meat as the primary ingredient. The meat is often blended into a smooth pate texture, making it appealing to cats and easy for them to consume. 

In addition to the protein source, Tiny Tiger pate-style wet cat food contains other ingredients such as broth, vegetables, or added vitamins and minerals to provide a complete and balanced meal. 

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, 2: Association of American Feed Control Officials

3: Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials

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