We’re back with another review with our friends at Chewy.com and today the dogs have tried out Tiki Dog Gourmet Carnivore food. As the name suggests, this is an all-meat food with added vitamins and minerals. This makes it perfect for a dog on a natural prey diet, high-protein low-carb diet, or a dog with food allergies.
I chose the Beef Liver and Chicken flavor for my dogs to try. And I’ll be perfectly frank – it looks absolutely revolting. Mostly due to the large chunks of liver and lung. Don’t get me wrong, those are great ingredients, just not the most pleasant to look at! Still, the grosser it looks or smells the more my dogs usually like it.
Here’s a look inside the can. As you can see, this is a fairly liquidy food. This makes it great for topping kibble for picky eaters (cough, Molly, cough) because the broth can really soak into the kibble and make it more appetizing.
And as always the full ingredients list:
Chicken broth 42%, Beef Liver 21%, Chicken Breast 21%, Beef Lung 11%, Olive Oil 4%, Contains less than 1% of the following: Tricalcium phosphate, Xanthan gum, Choline chloride, Potassium chloride, Salt, Magnesium sulfate, Ascorbic acid, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin, Vitamin E supplement, Vitamin A acetate, Thiamine mononitrate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cholecalciferol (Source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin B12 supplement
Again, besides the added vitamins and minerals, this food only contains four ingredients. They don’t even use any starch or flour to thicken it so it’s completely carb and gluten-free and zero glycemic. This makes it an awesome choice for dogs that are dieting, or dogs that have issues with yeast.
The dogs had never tried food that was this liquidy and I wasn’t sure if my picky girl Molly would like the texture. This turned out not to be an issue because I couldn’t get it in her bowl fast enough. She even tried to steal her brother’s after she was finished gobbling hers down which is a sure sign of approval.
Overall the Tiki Dog Gourmet Carnivore was a big hit with my crew. I only have a couple of small complaints. The 12-oz cans are not a standard size which means my normal can covers don’t fit. Also, the price point on this line might be a little steep for some people.
However, if you have a dog with allergies or certain health conditions I think it’s a must-try. Particularly liver or kidney issues because of its high moisture content and low ash and magnesium.
That said, a quality canned food with whole meats and organ meats also makes a great treat or kibble topper if you don’t want to feed it exclusively.
Please enjoy a video of Molly and Pug licking their empty bowls squeaky clean and let me know what you think of Tiki Dog (or Cat!) if you’ve tried it.
Disclaimer: This case of Tiki Dog Gourmet Carnivore was sent to me for free by Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I never recommend any products I don’t truly love!