Written by John Seeberg

Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: March 28, 2024

Gosbi Delicat Review

Updated: March 28, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Gosbi DeliCat wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

This range of food comes in pouches and is formulated as a loaf.  The first ingredient is listed as animal meat and protein levels are high.

Pros
  • Very high in protein
  • Contains animal meat
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • No plant based protein
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors
Cons
  • Can be difficult to find availability
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • Not complete and balanced to AAFCO

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

The Gosbi DeliCat product line includes eight wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Kitten Chicken Loaf 5 U
Kitten lamb loaf 5 U
Adult chicken & salmon loaf 5 U
Adult chicken & turkey loaf 5 U
Sterilized iberico loaf 5 U
Sterilized chicken loaf 5 U
Sterilized chicken with shrimps loaf 5 U
Sterilized chicken&sardine loaf 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Gosbi DeliCat Chicken & Salmon Loaf 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.

Gosbi DeliCat Chicken & Salmon Loaf

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

48%

Protein

32%

Fat

12%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, salmon, broth, carrot, minerals, yeast products, chicory inulin, seaweed.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.3%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken which 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 salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The third ingredient is broth. Broths 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 fourth ingredient is carrot. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The fifth ingredient is minerals. Minerals are included in this ingredients list, as in Europe ingredients are declared a little differently. 

In the US our nutritional additives are listed within our ingredients list. In Europe, ingredients and additives are listed separately. For that reason the category of minerals can be included, to include those elements which are classed as an ingredient, rather than an additive, such as calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide. These elements contribute to the nutritional balance of a food and we see their inclusion as a positive.

The sixth ingredient is yeast products, which can be controversial. Dried yeast contains about 45% protein and is rich in other healthy nutrients. Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system. Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies.

This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular cat is allergic to the yeast itself. In any case, unless your cat is specifically allergic to it, we feel yeast should be considered a positive addition.

The seventh ingredient is chicory inulin. a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and typically sourced from chicory root. 

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a cat’s digestive tract.

The eighth ingredient is
seaweed. Seaweed is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Recipe star rating 5

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Gosbi DeliCat Chicken & Salmon Loaf looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 48%, a fat level of 32% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 12%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 54% and an above-average fat level of 26.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 11.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 51%.

This means this Gosbi Delicat range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is very good as it delivers high protein, derived from animal meat.  There are four recipes and two of these are aimed at Kittens.

The CatFoodAdvisor recommends this food.

Has Gosbi Delicat cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Gosbi has no product recall history.

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About

Gosbi is a family business that was founded in 2003  in Girona, Spain. Gosbi owns its kitchen, controls its production, and selects its suppliers. It does not make private-label foods for other companies.

Sources

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

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