Tiny Tiger Information
Tiny Tiger is a relatively new brand but has major backing as one of Chewy’s private-label brands, similar to American Journey or True Acre.
Due to being a Chewy private label pet food brand, it is only available to purchase online on Chewy’s website rather than in-store, like most other brands.
However, unlike American Journey, Tiny Tiger is a cat food exclusive brand which means it doesn’t produce any dog food products.
Moreover, as we will discuss shortly in our product range section, Tiny Tiger has a strong focus on wet/canned cat food.
When many cat owners see private label brands like this, they worry about the source of the food and the ingredients within it.
Thankfully, Tiny Tiger proudly states that all of their recipes are produced in the United States or Canada.
However, they also mention that they source their ingredients from all over the world, rather than just North America.
No additional information on where their ingredients are from is provided beyond this statement, which is a concern for some who fear ingredients from countries like China.
Tiny Tiger Product Range
When we first looked at Tiny Tiger, they had a moderate cat food range that consisted of entirely wet/canned cat food.
However, now that we have revisited the brand, we have noticed that they have also expanded into dry cat food and cat treats.
Regardless, the wet/canned cat food range from Tiny Tiger is still their main focus and is split into three sub-categories, which are Pate, Chunks In Gravy, and Chunks In Extra Gravy.
These sub-varieties of wet cat food are very common throughout the industry, and each cat has their preference.
Like several of their competitors, Tiny Tiger allows cat owners to purchase their wet cat food in individual cans, multi-packs, and variety packs.
Many cat owners prefer these multi-packs and variety-packs in order to give their cats variation and to benefit from bulk purchasing.
While it is a positive sign to see Tiny Tiger now selling dry cat food, so far, the range available is still very small, and there are just two unique recipes.
You can check out the most popular of these new dry cat food recipes here.
We have a strong feeling that Tiny Tiger will expand this dry cat food range in the future to include several other flavors.
Lastly, Tiny Tiger also sells a small range of Cat Treats. At first, Tiny Tiger cat treats were just a crunchy variety that came in a large tub; however, they have now expanded into filled treats, such as the below and tender sticks.
Tiny Tiger Nutrition
While investigating Tiny Tiger, we found that their cat food recipes provide satisfactory nutrition that consists of high proportions of protein and fat and a small proportion of carbohydrates.
Moreover, the bulk of the protein and fat content found in their recipes is from animal or fish sources, which is ideal.
You can see an example of the nutrition provided by one of their wet cat food recipes below.
As you can see, almost 90% of the recipe’s nutritional content is from protein or fat, with just a maximum of 12% coming from carbohydrates.
Nutrition such as this is especially important to cats when compared to dogs as they are obligate carnivores.
This means that they do not need to consume plant-based content in their diet and instead will thrive best on a meat and fish focused diet.
You can learn more about what it means to be an obligate carnivore and other important aspects of feline nutrition in our Cat Food Guide.
Tiny Tiger Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Tiny Tiger uses all the usual suspects when it comes to meat and fish ingredients that are used in the cat food industry.
These ingredients are so popular among cat food producers because they are easy to source at scale, provide excellent nutrition, and are relatively affordable.
The nutrition offered by these popular meat and fish ingredients is high in protein and fat, which should be at the core of every cat’s diet.
Other Notable Ingredients
Sadly, Tiny Tiger uses Meat By-products in many of its recipes, and during our research, we found that they were present in 100% of their chunks in gravy recipes (6/6 unique formulas). Meat By-products are considered by many in the industry to be low-quality ingredients.
This low-quality rating is as they are unnamed, which means there is no traceability or accountability as to what goes into the ingredient.
While Tiny Tiger may not do so, it would allow them to change the contents or source of this ingredient without informing their customers.
We would much rather Tiny Tiger named its by-products and use examples such as Chicken By-products or Turkey By-products.
Liver is found in many of Tiny Tiger recipes, with some listing it as their third or fourth most abundant ingredient.
Organ meats such as Liver are welcome additions to cat food recipes and can provide additional nutrition, especially vitamins and minerals that are not abundant in traditional meat cuts.
Also, organ meat, especially Liver, can significantly enhance the flavor and taste of a cat food recipe to make it more enjoyable for your cat.
You can learn more about the use of organ meat ingredients, such as Liver, in our article Organ Meat Ingredients In Pet Food.
Guar Gum is a minor ingredient that is a common addition to wet cat food recipes. Guar Gum is a processed ingredient that is produced from Guar Beans.
While some are against the use of Guar Gum in cat food recipes, there is limited evidence to say it is a negative addition or could cause any unwanted effects, and it is, in fact, also used in many foods for human consumption.
You can read a more detailed explanation and discussion of Guar Gum in our article Guar Gum In Pet Food.
Tiny Tiger Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing or feeding trials that Tiny Tiger or Chewy participates in.
If we discover more information in relation to other Chewy brands, it is likely it will apply to Tiny Tiger, and we will update this page accordingly.
Many private label brands such as Tiny Tiger do not release any information around their testing and trials as they fear backlash from their customers.
We strongly believe that invasive and laboratory-style testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be eliminated.
Tiny Tiger Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that leads us to believe that any Tiny Tiger products have ever undergone a recall which makes Tiny Tiger a recall-free cat food brand.
However, this recall-free record is not surprising given the short history and scale of the brand. The true test will be whether Tiny Tiger can maintain a recall-free record going forward over the next 5-10 years.
Regardless of their recall history, we encourage all cat owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Tiny Tiger or any other cat food brands to ensure that their pets remain healthy and safe.
Best of Tiny Tiger
Salmon Pate Review
The above Salmon recipe is our favorite Pate-type formula from Tiny Tiger. Salmon is an excellent addition to a cat food recipe and can provide a plentiful supply of fish-based protein and fat.
In addition, Salmon is one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids that is used in cat food.
Many believe that these fatty acids can provide several health benefits to cats, including an improvement in the health of a cat’s fur and skin, as well as reductions in the risk of certain diseases.
The recipe is rounded off with some other meat and fish ingredients, including Liver and Turkey. These ingredients supplement the protein and fat portions provided by the Salmon to an impressive level.
Beef Chunks In Extra Gravy
The above Beef recipe will be especially appealing to cats who enjoy gravy as it is an “Extra Gravy” type.
However, the fact it contains extra gravy doesn’t mean that it is lacking in the nutrition department. A large portion of Beef ensures that there is plenty of protein and fat for your cat’s digestive needs.
As with all Tiny Tiger recipes, there are additional meat and fish ingredients beyond the primary ingredient.
For this recipe, this includes Liver, Poultry, and Meat By-Products. Once again, these ingredients help supplement the core meat ingredient to an impressive overall proportion of protein and fat.
Tiny Tiger Featured Articles
At this time, Tiny Tiger has not been featured in any of our articles.
Tiny Tiger Full Product Range
Wet Cat Food
Turkey And Giblets Pate
Whitefish And Tuna Pate
Chicken Chunks In Gravy
Turkey Chunks In Gravy
Tuna Chunks In Gravy
Salmon And Whitefish Chunks In Gravy
Seafood Chunks In Gravy
Beef Chunks In Gravy
Tuna Chunks In Extra Gravy
Salmon And Whitefish Chunks In Extra Gravy
Beef Chunks In Extra Gravy
Seafood Chunks In Extra Gravy
Chicken Chunks In Extra Gravy
Turkey Chunks In Extra Gravy
Dry Cat Food
Natural Complete Chicken Flavor Recipe
Natural Indoor Chicken Flavor Recipe
Crunchy Bunch Chicken And Seafood Flavor
Crunchy Bunch Chicken Flavor
Crunchy Bunch Seafood Flavor
Catnip Craze Flavor Filled Cat Treats
Chicken Chompers Flavor Filled Cat Treats
Tuna Tidbits Flavor Filled Cat Treats
Meaty Tenders Sticks Treats Chicken Recipe
Meaty Tenders Sticks Treats Salmon Recipe