- Product Name: Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken
- Price: $2.39 per 2.8 oz can or $18.25 per case of 12 (2.8 oz)
- Best Place to Buy: onlynaturalpet.com. They have a great auto ship program that can’t be beat!
- My Rating: 8.5
Tiki Pet should be a name to remember when it comes to feeding your cat a wholesome diet. I purchase Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau when I can because they are a rare sight! This is certainly one of their most popular flavors and I can see why.
When you open the can, it smells exactly like chicken you would cook for yourself. Not to mention, it actually looks tasty and resembles chicken, not like a mushed up concoction you would normally see in a can! I know a cat couldn’t care less about appearance, but it’s just refreshing to see canned cat food like this.
Tiki Pet advertises itself as grain free, but not gluten free. Their “Why Feed Tiki” page is a great introductory to see what the brand stands for. They recognize that cats don’t need many carbs, which is excellent and not something a lot of brands do.
This is a cat food brand that has high protein, chicken or meat as the first ingredient, good moisture content, and is human grade. If you are looking for a chicken or poultry only diet for your cat, this is an excellent choice. However, Tiki Pet is a little pricier than some other brands out there, but is it worth it? I’d say yes.
Let’s break this flavor down!
26 ingredients counted. This is standard and nothing to be alarmed about. I noticed they explain a lot of their ingredients like thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1) which is great and clears up a lot of concern for new buyers! Tiki Pet is very consumer friendly.
From what I can see:
- Only one poultry source (chicken)
- Grain Free
- Water is NOT listed in their ingredients (most likely mixed with the chicken broth)
- No fish product
- No gravy
My only problem is the fact that Tiki Pet adds sodium selenite into their food. Thankfully it’s closer to the bottom of the list.
Selenium Yeast is a much better choice and proven to not be quite as toxic, but the FDA has not approved selenium yeast to be able to be used in cat food yet, only dog food. To make you feel better, it’s only used in small amounts, but cats still need a source of selenium. The pros of this food MUCH outweigh the cons in this case.
Calorie and Carbohydrates Content
Unfortunately, there is no calorie and carbohydrates product sheet I could find on Tiki Pets’s website. This is strange to me as most cat food sited have this somewhere, even the worst brands.
After digging through the internet, I found a source that clarifies the carb content as 1.1% for the Puka Puka Luau. The information is from 2012, but this is the best I could find.
This person had to call Tiki Pet to get that information.
There are 69 kcals in a 2.8oz can of Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken
- Crude Protein (min): 16%
- Crude Fat (min): 2.6%
- Crude Fiber (max): 0.0%
- Moisure (max): 80%
- Ash (max): 1%
This is really good. The protein is really high and the moisture is right at the 80% threshold, which is perfect. This is certainly a gem of canned cat food.
My Overall Thoughts
This is a great brand all around and there are not many out there like this. Tiki Cat’s Puka Puka Luau is one of my go to wet foods for Shadow and I really hope you will consider it, given all the benefits. Despite being on the pricier side, you WILL get what you pay for in high quality food for your cat, which is the most important thing of all.
I can say this with honesty and confidence. Support brands like Tiki Pet!
I hope you enjoyed this review. Please let me know of any thoughts or concerns. I have experience with this product, so if you have any questions, leave a comment below!