Sunshine the Cat decided the AUGUST Chewy.com newsletter was too enticing to ignore. So she perused it over and over until she finally decided to review the TIKI CAT ALOHA FRIENDS blend of cat food in a pouch. She has tried Tiki Cat Gourmet Carnivore variety pack before and I think the ONLY complaint was from THE AUNTS regarding the smell. It was a very strong smelling food. However - the reason for the strong smell is the ALL NATURAL AND FOR REAL ingredients that make up each blend. For example: The Tuna with Whitefish and Pumpkin is made of . . . Flaked Tuna, Tuna Broth, Pumpkin, Ocean Whitefish, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Ferrous Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
So based on the previous experience and a love for the Hawaiian Islands, Sunshine decided to throw caution to the TRADE WINDS and give Aloha Friends a try. She is not at all unhappy that she did. From the moment my Mommy opened the pouch Sunshine was all drooly and meow-y and oddly happy. It was SO DISTURBING. The variety pack includes
- Tuna with Tilapia & Pumpkin (3)
- Tuna with Ocean Whitefish & Pumpkin (3)
- Tuna with Shrimp & Pumpkin (3)
- Tuna with Calamari & Pumpkin (3)
Sunshine says she has liked each and every one of them. . . the Tuna Whitefish blend a bit more than the others. How do we know? When Sunshine really likes a food, she will eat it up right away. Nothing is left for later. . . and nothing is left to throw away. She even licks the bowl clean. BUT for the Tiki Cat, she ate some, cleaned her paws, watched the OLYMPICS, ate some more, and so on. This usually lasted an hour or so AND I THINK this is why Aunt B says the food is too stinky. Anybody can tolerate a GOOD stink for a little while - but no one likes to smell it for an HOUR.
Tiki Cat is a winner in Casa de Noodles and we are so happy Chewy.com has given Sunshine the Cat a chance to explore this line of food. I think we would have preferred a can over a pouch, though. The can you can dole out a little and then cover it in plastic wrap or something. BUT the pouch . . . well, once it is open it cannot be resealed. So Sunshine has been receiving a whole serving of wet food where normally she gets a topper.
If you ask me, she looks a little peppier and her coat is shinier than it normally is. AND SHE DID NOT HAVE TO endure a bath like I very very recently did in order to get that shiny coat. So the food is agreeing with her delicate elderCAT self, as well.
And after 12 days of eating TIKI CAT ALOHA FRIENDS she still likes it. That is an A+ grade from a cat. Those of you who ARE cats or live with Cats know what I mean,
*All of the opinions expressed in this blog are mine, Noodles the Pug, and mine alone. We have received the product from Chewy.com free of charge in order to try it and develop our own opinions of it. And even though I roughed Sunshine the Cat up a bit so she would answer my questions, all of the personal experiences are actually hers. Love Noodles the Pug
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