Tiki Dog Aloha Petites canned dog food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Tiki Dog Aloha Petites product line includes 8 grain-free canned dog foods.
Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
Important: Because many websites do not reliably specify which Growth or All Life Stages recipes are safe for large breed puppies, we do not include that data in this report. Be sure to check actual packaging for that information.
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken Huli Huli [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Duck Maui [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Shrimp Saimin [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Mackerel Poke [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Beef Loco Moco [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Sardine Okakopa [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Tuna North Shore [A]
- Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Salmon Lomi Lomi [A]
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Salmon Lomi Lomi was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites Chicken and Salmon Lomi Lomi
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken broth, chicken, salmon, mung bean, sweet potato, carrot, pumpkin, sunflower oil, kale, tricalcium phosphate, canola oil, locust bean gum, flaxseed, disodium pyrophosphate, choline chloride, salt, potassium chloride, turmeric powder, sodium, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, calcium sulfate, reduced iron, magnesium oxide, sodium selenite, 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) = 12.5%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||50%||13%||30%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||46%||28%||27%|
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 salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every dog to sustain life.
Both chicken and salmon are naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The fourth ingredient lists 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 fifth 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 sixth ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
The seventh ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.
The eighth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.
Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.
There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.
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 product.
With three 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 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. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites
Canned Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, Tiki Dog Aloha Petites dog food looks like an above-average wet product.
But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 50% and a mean fat level of 13%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 30% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 25%.
Above-average protein. Below-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 a significant amount of meat.
Tiki Dog Aloha Petites is a meat-based canned dog food using a significant amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.
Tiki Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
12/28/2017 Last Update
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