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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Go! Solutions (Wet) Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Go! Solutions wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars

This range of food offers a number of recipes with quality protein listed as the first ingredient. Vitamins have also been added to provide a balanced diet.

Pros
  • Animal protein listed as first ingredient - muscle meat and organs
  • Free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
  • High moisture content
Cons
  • High fat content

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Go! Solutions wet product line includes seven cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Go! Solutions Carnivore Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pâté 4 A
Go! Solutions Carnivore Grain-Free Minced Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe 5 A
Go! Solutions Carnivore Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Pâté 4.5 A
Go! Solutions Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Pâté 3.5 A
Go! Solutions Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Pâté 4 A
Go! Solutions Skin + Coat Care Minced Chicken Recipe with Grains 4 A
Go! Solutions Skin + Coat Care Salmon Pâté with Grains 3.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Go! Solutions Carnivore Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pâté was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Go! Solutions Carnivore Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pâté

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

45.5%

Protein

25%

Fat

21.5%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken liver, chicken broth, turkey broth, turkey, tapioca, duck, dried egg whites, flaxseed, cassia gum, guar gum, sodium tripolyphosphate, pumpkin, cranberries, salmon oil, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, taurine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, salt.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.  1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The third and fourth ingredients are chicken broth and turkey brothBroths are of only modest nutritional value.  Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The fifth ingredient is turkeyTurkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.  2

Turkey is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The sixth ingredient is tapioca, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The seventh ingredient is duckDuck is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of duck”.  3

The eighth ingredient is dried egg whitesEggs are highly digestible and an excellent source of usable protein.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

There are two notable exceptions in this recipe.

Taurine, an essential amino acid for cats associated with the healthy function of heart muscle and eye sight, and is crucial for maintaining good health in cats.

We view the presence of taurine in this recipe as a positive addition.

However, this recipe also contains sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium.  Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Go! Solutions Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pâté recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 21.5%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 41.7% and a mean fat level of 26.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 23.9% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 63%.

This means that Go! Solutions wet range contains above-average protein, below- average carbohydrate and above-average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Go! Solutions wet is overall an above-average cat food product range. It aims to provide cats with unique dietary needs and a choice of grain-free and grain-inclusive products.

Has Go! Solutions cat food been recalled in the past?

Yes, Go! Solutions has one recall in the brand’s history, though it took place nearly 20 years ago.

In 2003, Go! foods manufactured in Texas were recalled after a series of reports that the food had made cats and dogs seriously ill. Symptoms included rashes, vomiting, and liver dysfunction. The company no longer manufactures products at the Texas facility involved in the recall and since 2003, hasn’t been associated with any reports of illness.

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About

The Go! Solutions brand is owned by Petcurean, a family-owned Canadian company which was founded in 1999. 

Petcurean sources ingredients from North America with a focus on products grown or raised near its production facilities.  Exceptions to this rule include lamb and venison from Australia and New Zealand. 

Go! Solutions cat food is produced in multiple facilities in the United States and Canada.  All Go! kibble is manufactured in Ontario, Canada, while canned food production is divided between Ontario and New Jersey.  Go!’s Tetra Pak products are manufactured in the United States and their Meal Mixers are manufactured in British Columbia.

Sources

1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

2: [1. Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition].

3: [1. Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor from the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition].

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