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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: March 28, 2024

Gosbi Original Review

Updated: March 28, 2024

Our Verdict

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

This range of food contains fruits and vegetables rich in natural antioxidants to promote eye, cardiovascular, immune and intestinal health.

Pros
  • Contains animal protein
  • Natural antioxidants
  • No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives
Cons
  • High in carbohydrate
  • Availability outside of Spain can be difficult
  • 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 Original product line includes eight dry cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Cat kitten 4 U
Cat adult 4 U
Cat sterilized 4 U
Cat urinary 4 U
Cat sterilized hairball 4 U
Cat sterilized senior 4 U
Cat grain free adult 4 U
Cat grain free sterilized 4 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Cat adult 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.

Cat adult recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

35.3%

Protein

24.6%

Fat

32.1%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Dehydrated chicken protein, rice, salmon, tuna, chicken fat, corn, fish oil, dried brewer’s yeast, hydrolysed chicken liver, salmon oil, apple, dehydrated whole egg, powdered milk, seaweed, rosemary, yucca extract.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.6%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is dehydrated chicken protein. Dehydrated chicken is considered a meat concentrate and contains more than four times as much protein as fresh chicken.

The second 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1

The fifth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The sixth ingredient is corn. Corn is nutritionally similar to wheat and subject to wheat’s same drawbacks and issues.

The seventh ingredient is fish oil. Fish 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, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

The eighth ingredient is dried brewer’s yeast, which can be a controversial item. Although it’s a by-product of the beer making process, this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to . 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, yeast can still be considered a nutritious additive.

What’s more noteworthy here is that brewers yeast contains about 48% 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, Cat adult recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 35.3%, a fat level of 24.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 32.1%.

As a group, the brand features an near-average protein content of 36.1% and an above-average fat level of 17%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 38.9% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 47%.

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

Final Word

This range of food provides a good diet, although protein content is near-average.  Carbohydrate content is high so this needs to be considered if you have a cat with weight issues.

Has Gosbi Original 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. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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