Cosma cat food is a popular European brand of cat food. The brand features natural ingredients with exceptionally high meat and fish content. Their foods are free of artificial preservatives, colorants, and flavor enhancers. Learn more about Cosma cat foods in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Cosma Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Cosma cat food and rated it according to our standards here at Cats.com. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.
Here are our ratings for Cosma in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7/10
We give Cosma cat food a 42 out of 60 rating (70%) or a B grade.
Cosma cat foods is one of the many brands made by Matina GMBH, a German pet food manufacturer based in Munich. The company makes foods, snacks, and other products for dogs, cats, and a variety of pets. All of their recipes are free from soya, sugar, artificial colorings, flavorings, and preservatives.
Some of Matina’s other cat food brands include: Catessy, Concept for Life, Concept for Life Veterinary Diet, Feringa, Greenwoods, My Star, Purizon, Rosie’s Farm, Smilla, Tigeria, Tigerino, Wild Freedom, Zooplus Bio, and Zoolove.
Matina GMBH was founded in 2004-2005 with the goal of creating the right food for every pet, whatever their breed or age.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
According to the Cosma web site, the brand focuses on species-appropriate nutrition. The company only uses fresh meat, fish or seafood that has been carefully processed and combined. Only broth or plant-based gelling agents are used in the recipes.
The same criteria is used for the cat foods that is used for the manufacture of human foods.
Cosma follows these precepts in making their cat food:
- Exceptionally high content of pure, fresh meat or fish
- Entire pieces
- Natural ingredients
- No artificial ingredients, colorants and flavor enhancers
- Carefully processed and gently prepared
- Helps to provide species-appropriate nutrition
- Well-accepted by all cats
- Also suitable for cats with sensitive digestive systems or allergies
We did not find specific information about where Cosma cat foods and treats were manufactured, but according to reader insights, at least some wet recipes are manufactured in Thailand. Check your food label for more information.
Has Cosma Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls for Cosma cat foods but it can be difficult to discover recalls in various European countries. We did find an online thread from 2014 about an apparent bad batch of Cosma Thai cat food tins. The retailer eventually addressed the problem. The manufacturer was informed but it’s unknown what steps they took.
What Kinds of Food Does Cosma Offer?
Cosma makes several different kinds of wet cat food. The foods we found online were listed as supplementary foods.
Pure meat or fish in jelly with a small amount of rice; these are supplemental foods. They have a single source of protein but they do not have all of the vitamins and minerals your cat needs in his diet.
- Chicken Breast, Pacific Tuna, Skipjack Tuna
- Salmon is available in larger sizes
- Comes in tins or pouches
Made with fresh meat or fish in a jelly with a small amount of rice. These are supplemental foods.
- Chicken with Tuna
- Tuna with Crab Meat
- Chicken with Chicken Liver in some sizes
- Chicken with Shrimps in some sizes
- Tuna with Beef in some sizes
- Chicken with Barramundi in some sizes
- Tuna with Bream in some sizes
- Comes in tins or pouches
The adult cat food contains 75 percent meat content and is gently cooked in its own juice. Contains no artificial additives. Cosma Nature Kitten contains 50 percent meat content and has smaller chunks so it’s easier for kittens to eat. These are supplementary foods.
- Pacific Tuna
- Skipjack Tuna
- Tuna with Shrimps
- Chicken Breast
- Tuna & Anchovy
- Chicken Fillet
- Chicken Breast & Tuna
- Tuna & Aloe Vera (kittens)
- Tuna with Lamb
- Tuna with Beef
A grain-free broth with chicken, salmon, or tuna
- Salmon with Courgettes
- Chicken Breast with Pumpkin
- Tuna & Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
- Tuna with Carrots
Cosma Cat Food– Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Cosma Original in Jelly Chicken Breast for cats||Wet||Chicken||68 Kcal per 100g||£4.43 per lb||B+|
|Cosma Asia Tuna with Crab Meat in Jelly for cats||Wet||Tuna||54 Kcal per 100g||£4.52 per lb||B+|
|Cosma Nature Salmon for cats||Wet||Salmon||90 Kcal per 100g||£4.04 per lb||B+|
What Do Customers Think of Cosma Cat Food?
Cosma cat foods are only sold on a few select online sites so we were limited about where we found reviews. We found mostly positive reviews but a few others. A number of people mentioned they were worried about being able to get the food due to low stock.
Our thoroughly spoiled three cats like this very much, and are really disappointed when the Zooplus box comes and there’s no Cosma in it, as they are having difficulties getting stock in. My advice would be to buy stacks of it when they do get it in – I am going to. – by Merryll reviewing Cosma Nature 6 x 70g on March 16, 2022
When I opened a tin I could see whole anchovies and tuna chunks, I never thought the product would be so natural and wholesome. I ordered it because there were no additives and no added salt. I used to buy tinned tuna but it often contains a lot of salt and I’ve heard it can even have microplastics. My cats love their new breakfast a lot – Originally published in zooplus.fr on July 13, 2021
my cat wasn’t even interested in smelling this and I did try to encourage her – reviewing Cosma Nature 6 x 70g on August 5, 2015
My cat, who admittedly is a fussy eater, wouldn’t even sniff this food. I gave it to a friend’s cat, who ate it all up. – by BMH reviewing Cosma Nature 6 x 70g on May 3, 2015
How Much Does Cosma Cat Food Cost?
Cosma cat foods are packaged in a variety of forms. On Zooplus.co.uk we found Cosma Original in Jelly sold as 6 tins (86 grams each) for £4.79. You can buy 24 tins (85 grams each) in a saver pack for £17.79.
You can buy the same food in 6 single portion pouches of 100 grams each for £5.99. A saver pack of 24 100 gram pouches sells for about £21.29. It’s slightly higher for the salmon. There are also larger cans available.
Overall, Is Cosma Cat Food a Good Choice?
It does seem like Cosma cat foods are good products. We wish we knew more about their ingredients and where the food is manufactured. Why is there so much secrecy about these things? EU regulations are quite high so we can suppose the food meets these regulations but it would be reassuring to know more about the food.
Cosma cat foods are supplemental foods so some people may not understand that they cannot feed their cat these foods alone, even if they are very good quality foods.
How Do You Order Cosma Cat Food?
According to Matina GMBH, the maker of Cosma cat food, Cosma is sold online through Zooplus.co.uk and Bitiba.co.uk in Britain.
Cosma is sold throughout Europe. You can check Zooplus in other countries to buy it outside the UK.