Written by John Seeberg

Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: March 28, 2024

Gosbi Exclusive Review

Updated: March 28, 2024

Our Verdict

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Gosbi Exclusive dry cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars

This range of food lists the first ingredient as quality animal protein.

Pros
  • Good quality animal protein
  • No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives
  • Omega 3
Cons
  • Contains plant based protein
  • Relatively high in carbohydrate
  • Not complete & balanced to AAFCO

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

The Gosbi Exclusive product line includes three dry cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Cat chicken & turkey kitten 4 U
Cat chicken & turkey adult 4 U
Cat chicken & salmon sterilized 4 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Gosbi Exclusive Chicken & Turkey Kitten recipe 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 Exclusive Chicken & Turkey Kitten recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

36%

Protein

20%

Fat

36%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken and turkey, rice, peas, dehydrated potato, salmon oil, dried beet pulp, flaxseed, mineral substances, vegetable fiber, procatvital formula: dehydrated alfalfa, olive oil, inulin (fos), yeast products (mos), mojave yucca, dried chicory pulp, dehydrated cranberries, dried seaweed, tagetes sp. (natural source of lutein), rosemary, dried spinach, plantago seeds, turmeric root.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.6%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first and second ingredients are chicken and turkey.  Both are considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken and turkey “. 1

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

The third ingredient is rice. Is this whole grain rice, brown rice or white rice? Since the word “rice” doesn’t tell us much, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.

The fourth ingredient is peas which are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this cat food.

The fifth ingredient is dehydrated potato. A dehydrated potato product usually made from by-products of a food processing plant. This item is equal to corn in calorie content yet possibly with more protein.

The sixth ingredient is salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans. 

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.

The seventh ingredient is dried beet pulp. Beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most cat foods is entirely acceptable.

The eighth ingredient is flaxseed. one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

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.

Recipe star rating 4

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Gosbi Exclusive Chicken & Turkey Kitten recipe  looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36%, a fat level of 20% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 36%.

As a group, the brand features an below average protein content of 35% and a near-average fat level of 16.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 40.7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 47%.

This means this Gosbi Exclusive range contains lower than average protein, higher than average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical dry cat food.

Final Word

This range of food provides good sources of protein, derived from animals and fish.  Carbohydrate content is high and plant based proteins are included, so this needs to be considered when evaluating this food.

Has Gosbi Exclusive cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Gosbi has no product recall history.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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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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