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A Look at Tiki Cat Phosphorus Levels

A Look at Tiki Cat Phosphorus Levels

If you are the parent of a cat that has special restrictions to their diet you are already familiar with the struggle of getting nutritional facts from manufactures. We have two cats of our own with kidney disease which has made getting phosphorus levels from an essential task for any new food we are thinking of trying.

Thankfully Tiki Pets was kind enough to reach back with the information on their food for us. The Velvet Mousse lineup has been a huge win for my boy he loves the flavor and texture of it. It’s not the lowest phosphorus option but we always say an eating cat is the most important thing around here. If you want to skip reading below the lowest phosphorous option Tiki Cat offers is from the Luau line, Koolina Luau Chicken with Egg, at 0.89% phosphorus on a dry matter basis . Here is a look at the complete list of Tiki Cat Phosphorus Levels.

 Tiki Cat Phosphorus Levels

Tiki Cat Phosphorus Listed on a Dry Matter Basis

Updated from July, 2022

Velvet Mousse

This line is sold in pouches and is known for being high-protein, grain-free mousse made with tender chicken or fish. I love using these as a sneaky way to get my guy to eat liquid medications he needs. It’s pungent so it’s easy to hide his medicine in without him ever knowing. The consistency is a smooth and almost soup like. No chunks are in this line, making it the perfect option if your cat hates that.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Chicken with Egg1.32%
Chicken & Wild Salmon1.38%
Tuna & Chicken1.41%
Tuna & Mackerel1.43%
Wild Salmon1.52%
Chicken Kitten1.20%
Chicken Senior1.19%
Salmon Kitten1.34%
Salmon Senior1.27%
Light Chicken, Turkey & Pumpkin 0.98%
Fussy With Duck Liver & Egg0.98%
Skin & Coat Salmon Recipe 1.20%

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Tiki Cat Silver

Nutrition designed just for aging cats. Tiki Cat Silver Mousse & Shreds gives senior cats the nutrition they need and the flavor they deserve, with high protein to maintain weight and muscle mass, and optimal omegas and vitamins to support strong immune systems. With enticing flavor and soft, easy-to-eat mousse and shreds, it’s customized nutrition they’ll crave.

NamePhos % DMBProtein
Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Duck & Duck Liver Recipe in Broth1.26%61.20%
Chicken Recipe in Chicken Broth 0.95%63.50%
Tuna & Mackerel Recipe in Tuna Broth0.86%57.60%

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Tiki Cat Baby

Kittens are born carnivores, but they also have very specific nutritional needs. With increasing energy, developing digestive and immune systems, and growing bodies, they need nutrition designed just for them.

NamePhos % DMBProtein
Thrive Plus Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe0.40%21.90%
Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe1.28%65.40%
Chicken & Egg Recipe1.34%62.20%
Chicken & Salmon Recipe1.26%66.80%

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Aloha Friends

Made for sensitive tummies this line has delicious, high-protein meals with real tuna or chicken and easy-to-digest pumpkin, combined with flavorful fish, seafood or meat. These cans of food are chunk and best related to a stew like consistency.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Chicken, Pumpkin1.72%
Chicken, Pumpkin, Beef1.29%
Chicken, Pumpkin, Duck1.83%
Chicken, Pumpkin, Egg1.41%
Chicken, Pumpkin, Lamb1.74%
Tuna, Pumpkin1.18%
Tuna, Pumpkin, Calamari1.23%
Tuna, Pumpkin, Shrimp1.21%
Tuna, Pumpkin, Tilapia1.12%
Tuna, Pumpkin, Ocean Whitefish1.24%

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Grill Diets

Once again the line features high-protein, real fish recipes garnished with shellfish in a delicious consommé. The grill line up is a cross between a pate and a stew. There are some chunks but a lot less than the Aloha line.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Bora Bora Grill Sardine Cutlets/Lobster Consommé 2.99%
Hana Grill Ahi Tuna with Crab/Tuna Consommé1.00%
Hawaiian Grill Ahi Tuna1.07%
Lanai Grill Tuna in Crab Surimi Consommé0.96%
Makaha Grill Makerel & Sardines2.85%
Manana Grill Ahi Tuna with Prawns0.97%
Tahitian Grill Sardine Cutlets2.62%
Tuna & Prawn Recipe in Tuna Broth1.29%
Sardines Recipe in Sardine Broth1.88%
Mackerel & Sardines Recipe in Broth2.05%
Sardines & Lobster Consommé Recipe in Broth1.95%
Tuna & Crab Surimi Recipe in Tuna Broth1.30%
Tuna & Crab Recipe in Tuna Broth1.26%

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Luau Diets

Hand-packed in a savory consommé, Tiki Cat® Luau™ chicken and fish recipes turn every meal into a party. These options are much more soup like reminds me over their gravy toppers they sell.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Hanalei Luau Wild Salmon1.25%
Hookena Luau Ahi Tuna & Chicken0.92%
Kapi’Olani Luau Tilapia0.97%
Koolina Luau Chicken with Egg**0.89%
Napili Luau Wild Salmon & Chicken1.02%
Oahu Luau Seabass1.03%
Papeekeo Luau Ahi Tuna & Mackerel1.04%
Puka Puka Luau Succulent Chicken**0.93%

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After Dark

Protein-packed meals with nutrient-dense organ meat and shredded chicken in a luscious broth. No grains or carbs, just the meat cats crave. Another one that is a like a soupy stew like consistency.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Chicken & Beef1.06%
Chicken & Duck1.24%
Chicken & Lamb1.12%
Chicken & Pork0.98%
Chicken & Quail Egg1.05%
Beef & Beef Liver1.73%
Duck & Chicken Liver1.63%
Rabbit & Chicken Liver1.92%
Venison & Beef Liver1.23%

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Tiki Cat Raw Food

You hear us talk about raw food a lot around here. Cats are obligate carnivores and require meat to survive. Tiki Cat offers a pre-made raw food that comes frozen. This line gives cats the uncooked, prey-like diet they crave in a safe, complete and balanced meal. It is pricey but if you don’t have the time to make your own or can’t handle chicken livers this is a wonderful alternative.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Chicken with Chicken Bone Broth2.48%
Duck, Turkey Bone Broth and Pumpkin1.73%
Quail and Turkey Bone Broth1.29%
Turkey with Turkey Bone Broth3.26%

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Born Carnivore Dry Kibble

Have a kibble addict? Feed your cat with Tiki Cat’s high-protein, grain-free, low-carb kibble. Featuring 44% average protein from real, high-quality poultry or fish, and zero processed plant protein.

NamePhos % Dry Matter Basis
Chicken Luau /Deboned Chicken & Egg Recipe1.75%
Chicken & Fish Luau / Chicken, Herring & Salmon Meal Recipe1.90%
Fish Luau / Herring & Salmon Meal Recipe1.56%
Chicken & Egg Kitten /Deboned Chicken & Egg Recipe for Kittens1.77%
Turkey & Peas Light / Turkey Recipe 1.64%

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If you also have a cat with kidney disease and are looking for some more food suggestions to investigate check out our list of food here. Plus we have done a round of cat treats for kidney disease as well! It’s a great list to refer to if your cat is being fussy about eating.


Monday 16th of January 2023

This is so helpful thank you! Do you happen to know if there's a difference between the luau and the luau pate varieties? I've been feeding my cat the luau chicken & egg for awhile now, but I accidently bought the pate last time and she seems to enjoy it more. The ingredients are almost identical, but the protein and calorie analysis is slightly different so I am very curious about the phosphorous.


Thursday 30th of June 2022

What about tiki cat silver? I would really like to know!

Robin Griffin

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

I just sent in a request to get the numbers, I should hear back from them this week.

Laura Seay

Saturday 8th of January 2022

How big are the cans? 2.8, 3 oz, or 5.5 oz, or 6 oz

Robin Griffin

Saturday 8th of January 2022

The can size won't change the phosphorus since it's a percentage. Or were you asking for another reason?


Saturday 6th of February 2021

All the food you have listed ,B.F.F. Halo & Tiki Cat are too high in Phosphorus.( .5 or lower is what's recommended,) I was giving some of these just occasionally & my cats last Lab work showed the Phosphorus has gone up. It's now 6.1. Adding binder too frequently isn't good either. My cat has Diabetes & kidney disease. I don't know what to feed him anymore.

Robin Griffin

Saturday 6th of February 2021

The only way to get phosphorus .5 or lower is with prescription food most of which the main brands have lots of fillers and poor quality meat. I do feed my CKD cats RX if they will take it (I literally stock a buffet of cat food at my house 😂) but for my two it was short lived and I couldn't get them to eat enough to keep their calories where they need to maintain/gain weight.

I looked at it like the most vital thing for my cat is to nourish them with quality food. Yes it's not ideal that the sometimes the protein is a little high and the phosphorus could be less than ideal. But my boy was SO HAPPY to get velvet mousse. They have to eat or they won't live at all. I found it was more of a balancing game and I am happy I can look back and say my CKD boy who made it just over 2 years after diagnosis was really happy most of his journey. Getting extra attention and extra special food. He really didn't experience a bad until the very end. My girl was a little more of a struggle as she detoxed from initial diagnosis. Raw food surprisingly helped her IMMENSELY of course now she will only eat BFF one flavor nothing else 🙈. Each case is so unique and these cats do put us through the ringer on food with this disease.

You do need to keep an eye on labs as one of mine progressed through CKD phosphorous became an major issue when he went from stage 3-4 the only thing that worked for him was the aluminum binder. My girl with CKD has had to have her phosphorus managed the whole time with Niacin. I also highly recommend looking into adding in Kidney Restore powder. It's a probiotic that can help with the toxin load that buildup as their kidneys work less and less well.

I would look for a low carb and low phosphorus mix. Have you tried Weruva BFF PLAY - Checkmate or Weruva BFF PLAY - Topsy Turvy? Also if you are ready to make the leap to making food I had so much success with EZ Complete and I started with buying boneless skinless chicken thigh to grind up.


Monday 31st of August 2020

Hello! Thank you for your time. I found something you should check out. Same, told low protein, low phosphorous and the cat won’t touch the prescription wet foods. He is Siamese main coon mix so when he’s hungry the whole house knows!! What’s worse? Starving him to death or giving him a higher protein diet?? He was on weruva before his diagnosis and of course the stupid vet we have said, I’ve never heard of that. That’s just one of the problems with them. Anyway, tiki cat raw with duck, turkey bone broth and pumpkin. Going tomorrow to get some


Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Everything I've read says if they won't eat. Try anything!!! They will literally stop eating b4 they eat things they don't like. Obviously the lower phosphorus the better. Main importance is water then phosphorus. Try going to ckd website like Tanya's comprehensive guide to feline chronic kidney disease.