Tiki Cat is the only brand that has an entry in both my Best Wet Food For Cats and Best Dry Food For Cats list. I think that says a lot for the quality and ethos of the company in question. Tiki Cat Born Carnivore is the dry food varient of this well known brand.
Quality of Ingredients
As always I have a list of guidelines before purchasing or testing any cat food. Tiki Cat Born Carnivore follows these guidelines which are;
- NO Grain
- NO Artificial Flavours or Preservatives
- NO Potentially Poisonous Ingredients
- Meat is the First 2 Ingredients
The very first ingredient is deboned chicken which is fantastic, I always prefer land based meat as the largest ingredient. I have read that feeding your cats too much fish can lead to problems due to the murcury content in our fish. Dry food needs some sort of binding agent to bind it all together during the cooking process, in this case it seems to be a few ingredients; there is tapioca flour, chickpeas and peas. Having a binding agent is very important otherwise it would just all fall apart into crumbs so I can accept the ingredient list as meat products are the top 3.
I actually tested this dry food at the same time as using the wet food variety of Tiki Cat. Both cats ate all of the wet and all the dry throughout the test. There was never anything left in the bowl, I would be surprised if any of the products I test got left because of the quality of the cat food I look at. As long as it is all eaten then it gets 5 stars.
A lot of people believe that if something is made in China, Thailand or somewhere else that isn’t considered ‘western’ then for some reason it could be contaminated. I believe that concentrating on the company as a whole is much more important. Tiki Cat seems to care quite strongly about the quality of their products. I mentioned before that they have both wet and dry in my top list which proves to me that they can be trusted.
With that in mind I can report that both my cats transitioned onto this dry food without any issues. Energy levels were as high as ever and their coats stayed shiny and healthy. I noticed that there were no issues with bowel movements and if there was anything wrong with the ingredient list then one of my cats would know instantly.
As with many of the food I review, the price is higher because it is considered a ‘premium’ dry food. My baseline for 5 star value is Merrick: Before Grain which is unbelievable value for the quality of the dry food. Therefore I can’t give Tiki Cat Born CarnivoreTiki Cat Born Carnivore 5 stars because it is more expensive. However you are still getting a very good quality dry food for your money.
Another very good addition to the list of dry foods I have reviewed. Very quality ingredients and reasonable value for money. I would definetely recommend this food if you were also going to be feeding your cats the wet food range by Tiki Cat. I just think they will compliment each other nicely.