Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Second Birthday Evie! It Turns Out She Likes Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse!

The Good: Wonderful ingredients, Good nutrition, Even Evie likes it!
The Bad: Very expensive, No dental benefits
The Basics: Even Evie was willing to try the Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Pate cat food and the other two cats like it . . . a lot more than my wallet does!

Today is Evie, my tiny calico cat's, second birthday. After all these years, Halloween is something fun and celebratory for me again and today, I've tried to spend some extra time with my little girl. In an uncharacteristic move (given how little she actually enjoys wet cat food), I decided to give Evie a little wet food for her birthday. The pleasant surprise of the day was that Evie actually ate some of the Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse and seemed to enjoy it, which was nice! While the Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse is a bit expensive and does not have any real dental benefits for cats, the fact that all three of my cats actually will eat it is a big plus in the food's favor!


Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse comes in a plastic 2.8 oz. single serve pouch, which is not resealable. Supposedly, all three of my cats for their weights and ages should eat one and a half pouches per day! Even on sale, that would be far too expensive for us to feed them this mousse that much each day. As well, because it is a wet cat food, the Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse does not have any dental benefits that would encourage me to give the cats this each and every day to give them overall dental health.

Ease Of Preparation

The Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse opens up easily enough in the 2.8 oz. plastic pouch. The small plastic pouch as a top that easily pulls off. Opening the pouch reveals the food inside. Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken looks like pureed salmon or tuna, though it is pink and does not have fishy chunks in it. This cat food may be dispensed into a cat's food dish by squeezing the food out of the pouch or spooning it out.

Evie, Elim And Timber’s Reactions

The Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse smells strongly fishy. The aroma from this mousse is fresh and realistic, completely embodying the promised tuna!

Elim and Timber both went pretty rapidly for the Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken Cat Food. They not only tried this mousse, but they eagerly came back for it time and again. The real surprise of the Tiki Cat Tuna & Chicken Velvet Mousse was that Evie - who has almost always rejected wet cat foods - gave this a try and did not abandon it after her first taste. In fact, this might be the first wet food that Evie has favorably responded to and actually consumed as opposed to sniffed and avoided! All three of the cats had very fishy breath after tasting this cat food!


The Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken is very nutritious for cats and it has nothing noticeably bad in it. Considering that the primary ingredients are tuna broth, tuna and chicken, the Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken Cat Food has quality ingredients enough to justify the price. According to the guaranteed analysis on the pouch, there is a minimum of 13% crude protein and 2% crude fat and no more than 1% crude fiber, 2% ash, and 80% moisture. This is food appears to be wheat-free and it most definitely requires refrigeration after it is opened!

I cannot afford to give Elim and Timber this each and every day, though Elim gets it quite often - especially since our local discount store started stocking it pretty regularly. Hard cat food has clear dental benefits that the Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken does not have. When the cats chew (to split into bite-sized pieces) their hard cat food, it scrapes plaque and tartar off their teeth. There is no such physical operation going on with this cat food.


Tiki Cat Velvet Mousse Tuna & Chicken is enjoyed by my cats, but not in an exceptional way that benefits their teeth or my wallet, making it a more average than incredible cat food.

For other cat foods, please visit my reviews of:
Friskies Gravy Swirlers Chicken And Salmon flavor cat food
Purina ONE Purposeful Nutrition Tender Selects Blend Cat Food
Iams Premium Protection Mature Cat Food


For other pet product reviews, please visit my Pet Review Index Page for an organized listing!

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