Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Dog Food Review (Canned)

Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Duck Maui Can Dog Food

Review of Tiki Dog Aloha Petites

Rating:

Tiki Dog Aloha Petites canned dog food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Tiki Dog Aloha Petites product line includes the 10 wet dog foods listed below. Recipes are available as cans and/or pouches.

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

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Product Rating AAFCO
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken Huli Huli 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Duck Maui 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Puppy Mousse 4 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Senior Mousse 4 M
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Shrimp Saimin 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Mackerel Poke 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Beef Loco Moco 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Sardine Okakopa 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Tuna North Shore 5 A
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Salmon Lomi Lomi 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Duck Maui was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.


Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Duck Maui

Wet Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 59% | Fat = 31% | Carbs = 2%

Ingredients: Chicken broth, chicken, duck, chicken liver, mung bean, sweet potato, carrot, chicken heart, chicken gizzard, carrot, kale, sunflower oil, canola oil, tricalcium phosphate, locust bean gum, flaxseed, tuna oil, disodium pyrophosphate, salt, potassium chloride, turmeric powder, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, reduced iron, magnesium oxide, manganese sulfate, vitamin B12 supplement, copper glycine complex, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement (vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), potassium iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin D3 supplement, beta-carotene, folic acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.3%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis9%5%NA
Dry Matter Basis59%31%2%
Calorie Weighted Basis43%55%2%
Protein = 43% | Fat = 55% | Carbs = 2%

Ingredient Analysis

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, they are a common addition component in many canned products.

The second ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.1

The third ingredient is duck, another quality addition.

Both chicken and duck are naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The next ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fifth ingredient includes mung beans, legumes naturally high in dietary fiber and other healthy nutrients.

However, beans contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The sixth ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

The seventh ingredient includes carrots, which are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The eighth ingredient is chicken heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this Tiki Dog product.

With 3 notable exceptions

First, we find canola oil. Unfortunately, canola can be a controversial item. That’s because it can sometimes (but not always) be derived from genetically modified rapeseed.

Yet others cite the fact that canola oil can be a significant source of essential omega-3 fatty acids.

In any case, plant-based oils like canola are less biologically available to a dog than fish oil as a source of quality omega-3 fats.

Next, this recipe contains flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

And lastly, with the exception of copper, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually associated with higher quality dog foods.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tiki Dog Aloha Petites canned dog food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 59%, a fat level of 31% and estimated carbohydrates of about 2%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 55% and a mean fat level of 28%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 9% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 50%.

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the mung beans and flaxseed, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing an abundance of meat.

Our Rating of Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Dog Food

Tiki Dog Aloha Petites is a grain-free wet dog food using a significant amount of named meats as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

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References

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

11/20/2020 Last Update