Tiki Cat Hana Luau Ahi Tuna with Crab In Tuna Consomme Canned Cat Food
IngredientsTuna, Tuna Broth, Crab, Sunflower Seed Oil, Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
Crude Protein (min) 13.0%
Crude Fat (min) 2.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.5%
Moisture (max) 82.0%
Ash(max) 2.5% Taurine (min) 0.05%
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- All Natural
- Good Taste
- Likes It
- Pricey / Poor Value
- Cats with CRF
- Older Cats
- Special Meals
Comments about Tiki Cat Hana Luau Ahi Tuna with Crab In Tuna Consomme Canned Cat Food:
i've been trying various pet foods that are low in phosphorus, but not prescription level low, to find one that my cats will eat to try to prevent my cats with stage 1-2 CRF from progressing to stage 3-4, and to keep my cats without CRF from getting it.
This is the third taste test after 3 failures. I purchased the Queen Emma Variety Pack because it had the chicken flavors and would allow me to test more than one flavor to hopefully find one my cats like.
The reason I chose to test Tiki Cat was because 4 flavors met all 5 of my requirements: relatively low phosphorous (between 1.1-1.2% DMW), high protein (between 76-83% DMW), very low carbs (less than 5% DMW, and possibly 0%), low fat (between 12-15% DMW), and are low calorie (between 80-87).
The hana tuna was an immediate hit with 3 of my 4 cats (the 4th cat is being ruled out of the taste test because he refuses to try anything--but if you have a very picky cat that might be something to consider before buying a large quantity; however, as the taste test went on, he was sneaking bites of the fish flavors when he thought no one was looking). BUT since it has fish in it, even though it is very low in phosphorus, i can't make it my cat food. i selected "special meals," because i would be worried with everyday feeding due to mercury exposure.
hana luau's numbers: 1.1% phos. DMW, 76% protein DMW, 17% fat DMW; 5% or less carbs DMW; 83 calories.
the consistency is sort of like a chunky pate (not sure how to describe it); the color is brown--it doesn't really look like tuna; there isn't much fluid (which is a little worrying, i noticed my cats drinking more water than i liked--water consumption is hard on their kidneys).
i was luckier with this taste test than some of the others since this is sold at a local store, so I could return the unopened cans, if necessary (it wasn't).
for comparison purposes--my cats used to eat evo turkey/chicken kitten, pate-style wet for years (the one with the purple label). they loved it, but it made them all obese. it gets 64% of its calories from fat, is relatively high calorie (109 for 3 oz), and has a moderately high phosphorus level (1.31). in fact the only good thing was its carb level, at just 4% DMW.
they also like fancy feast classic and purina one chicken or turkey pate. fancy feast is what i used to help them lose weight--and it worked beautifully (all are a healthy weight again, achieved with basically no effort, and in less than 6 months). contrary to popular belief fancy feast does not contain by-products, is relatively low calorie (93 for 3 oz), low fat (only 51% of total calories), is low carb, 4%, and is highly palatable--but it has very high phosphorus levels (2.10).
they also like purina one chicken or turkey pate--the composition is basically the same as fancy feast but it has less phosphorus, but still too high (2.00 for chicken and 1.71 for turkey).
the downside of tiki cat is the price, i estimate it will cost about $200 a month to feed 3-4 cats. for me, this is acceptable, but i realize that it will be a strain on many budgets.
i've also tried felidae pure chicken, triumph chicken and liver, and petguard beef and wheat germ,but none of my cats would touch the felidae, only one cat liked the triumph, and 3 cats refused the petguard after 3 days. you can check my reviews of these other foods if you are interested.