Tiki Dog Food Review


Petropics sent a few cans of canned food for Mr. N to review. They just recently merged with Cloud Star and were family-owned before that. 
All of the ingredients are human grade certified, and they follow Monterey Bay Seafood Watch “Best Choice” guidelines to ensure seafood sustainability, food safety and protection of the ocean’s ecosystem, and their foods fit a biologically appropriate natural prey nutrient profile (lots of protein and moisture and low or no carb). Their cans are BPA-free as well.
 I like the fact that it comes in tiny cans (2.8 oz) because Mr. N only gets canned food as the rare topper or in Kongs and we never use up the cans in the recommended time frame. It also comes in 14.1 oz cans. 
They do manufacture in Thailand but as far as I can tell, there are no particular safety concerns with pet food coming out of Thailand. 
Mr. N invited his good friend, Ms. Sage to help participate in the taste tests. The humans carefully plated the different food samples. 
The dogs are waiting for dinner to be served. 
Sage stared longingly at the food with crazy Border Collie eyes. Someone wants that food!

Once we let her eat, she gobbled the food down in four seconds flat. Sage liked everything and ate the samples in the order that were closest to her.

Mr. N is more of a gourmand and thoughtfully savored every bite. He wants to know where we hid the rest of the food. 

The canned food looks like human food and smells like human food. I’d definitely eat it without hesitation if there was a zombie invasion or an earthquake. This is a typical description.

This recipe is made with wild caught, pink Alaskan salmon loin tossed with a small amount of brown rice, hand diced, white sweet potato and chopped whole scrambled egg. We hand place a couple slivers of whole garlic and cut kale leaf on top. We simmer all of our ingredients in a Salmon consommé broth made with heads, tails and unused portions of the salmon in a traditional stock method to produce naturally occurring flavors. The final stage is to add our sunflower oil, vitamins and minerals.

Both dogs found the food extremely palatable and I would definitely feed again. My only concern is that it has garlic in it. I hear mixed reports about whether dogs are supposed to eat garlic or not. Mr. N would only be getting this as a sporadic treat so I’m not too worried but if your dog (or cat, they make cat food as well) eats this as a regular meal, I’d consult your vet if you have concerns.

This post was sponsored by Petropics. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 




16 Responses

  1. MyDog Likes

    February 11, 2015 12:17 pm

    Yum! I often ask myself the question..would I eat this if I had to? If the answer is yes, and not just in an apocalypse, then its a good one! Looks like Sage and Mr. N enjoyed the food and each other's company!

  2. Gilligan Ahoy

    February 11, 2015 2:25 pm

    Yep. My humans find themselves remarking that my food smells so good, they would probably eat it. That's always reassuring (or else they are just nuts). I've also heard mixed things about garlic; my folks make sure I don't get my paws on any. *wags* – Gilligan from WagsAhoy.com

  3. Oz theTerrier

    February 11, 2015 4:01 pm

    That food looks scrumptious and from the way sage gobbled it all down, it must be good. I've heard mixed information regarding garlic too. If you find out the true answer, please let us know!

  4. Janet Keefe

    February 11, 2015 8:11 pm

    That food sounds and looks great! Those two are so cute sitting at the dinner table. I have read that garlic is OK in small quantities, and that's it mostly whole garlic cloves that are not safe. We gave our dogs garlic tablets for a while for flea prevention and never had an issue.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  5. Dolly theDoxie

    February 12, 2015 3:51 pm

    Definitely looks yummy but don't get the garlic either as dogs aren't suppose to have it. I'm sure it must be very small quantities and safe. Not sure about doggy breath though! Love Dolly

  6. Kelley

    May 3, 2016 6:11 am

    Wow, a dinner party for dogs! It almost looks as if they are posed specially. My dogs would never sit still on chairs like that, especially if they could already smell the food. I like that you take an interest in your dogs' nutrition as they are members of the family and their health (and enjoyment of food!) is important.

    Kelley @ The Whole Hound


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