Cosma Cat Food Review

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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:

Ratings

  • 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.

About Cosma

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. We can’t confirm anything about their manufacturing processes or their ingredients. There are several large pet food manufacturers in Germany that make foods for other companies but we didn’t find a listing for Matina. Many pet food companies that use fish in their products are produced in Thailand but we can’t confirm that for Cosma cat foods either.

According to some comments online, Cosma may be the store brand for Zooplus.

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.

Cosma Original

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

Cosma Asia

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

Cosma Nature

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
  • Salmon
  • Chicken Fillet
  • Chicken Breast & Tuna
  • Tuna & Aloe Vera (kittens)
  • Tuna with Lamb
  • Tuna with Beef

Cosma Soup

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 Review

#1 Cosma Original in Jelly Chicken Breast Review

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It’s not easy to find a web site for Cosma cat food online. You can find general information about Cosma by going through the site of their manufacturer, Matina. That will lead you to the Cosma site. However, once you look for the Cosma products, the site will direct you to Zooplus.co.uk in Britain. Got all that?

At any rate, once you are on the Zooplus site, there is a wide range of Cosma cat food products. Cosma Original in Jelly is available in Pacific Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Chicken Breast, and Salmon. This is considered to be a premium food made mostly of meat or fish from a single protein source. Cosma states that it is appropriate nutrition for cats. It is free from artificial flavors, preservatives, and colorings.

The food is in a jelly. This is a supplementary food so it does not meet all of your cat’s daily nutritional needs.

There are many positive reviews for Cosma online. If you are looking for a tasty supplemental food for your cat, Cosma Original would be one to try.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): Estimated 68 calories per 100 grams of food

Ingredients

Chicken Breast (47.8%), Rice (1.0%), Potassium Chloride, Water (50.2%)

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 14%
Crude Fat: 0.8%
Crude Fiber: 0.1%
Moisture: 83%
Ash: 1%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 82.35%
Fat: 4.71%
Fiber: 0.59%
Carbs: 6.47%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 82.15%
Fat: 11.4%
Carbs: 6.45%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken breast

Ingredients We Didn’t Like:  None

Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Almost half of the product is chicken breast
  • Contains no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors
  • A single source of meat protein makes Cosma Original foods a good option for some cats with food allergies and sensitivities

Cons

  • This is a supplemental food and should be fed in conjunction with a complete diet.

#2 Cosma Asia Tuna with Crab Meat in Jelly for Cats Review

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Cosma Asia recipes are similar to Cosma Original foods but there are some differences. The primary difference is that Cosma Asia cat foods use two or more protein sources while Cosma Original foods feature a single protein source. Both kinds of food are made from fresh meat or fish. Both foods use rice. And both foods avoid using artificial flavors, preservatives, or colors. And, both kinds of food are supplementary foods.

There are some online discussion sites which suggest that Cosma Asia foods – or some of them – are complete recipes. According to the manufacturer and Zooplus, which sells the food in the UK, Cosma Asia foods are supplementary.

Cosma Asia Tuna with Crab Meat in Jelly is almost half tuna with four percent crab meat. Depending on the recipe, Cosma Asia foods have protein percentages that are very similar to Cosma Original recipes.

As with Cosma Original, we think many cats will like Cosma Asia as a supplement to their diet. This is a supplementary food. Your cat will need to eat a complete and balanced diet to be healthy.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): estimated 54 calories per 100 grams of food.

Ingredients

Tuna With Crab Meat In Jelly: Tuna (44.6%), Crab (4.0%), Rice (1.0%), Potassium Chloride (0.28%), Water (49.4%)

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 13%
Crude Fat: 0.2%
Crude Fiber: 0.1%
Moisture: 85%
Ash: 1.7%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 86.67%
Fat: 1.33%
Fiber: 0.67%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 96.4%
Fat: 3.6%

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna, crab

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Seafood can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Many cats love tuna and crab plus these are great sources of protein
  • Contains no artificial coloring, preservatives, or flavors
  • Contains almost 50 percent seafood (tuna and crab)

Cons

  • This is a supplemental food so you will need to make sure your cat gets a balanced diet

#3 Cosma Nature Salmon for Cats Review

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Many Cosma cat food products come in both tins and pouches. The larger sizes may only be available in tins. There are often recipes available in the larger size cans that are not available in the small pouches. If your cat is very picky and you are looking for something different, try looking at some of the larger cans.

We found a much wider assortment of recipes for Cosma Nature in cans that are 280 grams on Zooplus.

The Cosma Nature recipes are also supplementary foods. They have 75 percent meat content that is said to be easy to digest and species-appropriate. The ingredients are cooked in their own juices. They contain no artificial preservatives, flavorings, or colors.

The recipes are very high in meat and/or fish content and have very few other ingredients. These could be good foods for a cat with a food allergy or sensitivity, provided he is not bothered by the protein used in the recipe.

With Cosma Nature Salmon for Cats, the food contains 75 percent salmon, 1 percent rice, and 24 percent fish stock. As long as your cat is not allergic or sensitive to fish, this would be a good supplemental food.

These are supplemental foods so they do not contain all of the nutrients your cat needs in his daily diet.

Cosma Nature foods look like cats would love them. Just remember that they are supplemental foods.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): estimated 90 calories per 100 grams of food.

Ingredients

75% Salmon, 1% Rice, 24% Fish Stock

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 17%
Crude Fat: 2%
Crude Fiber: 0.1%
Moisture: 78%
Ash: 2%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 77.27%
Fat: 9.09%
Fiber: 0.45%
Carbs: 4.09%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 74.7%
Fat: 21.34%
Carbs: 3.95%

Ingredients We Liked: Salmon

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Fish can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Salmon is a good source of protein for cats; many cats love it
  • Made with no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors
  • These recipes contain 75 percent fish or meat content

Cons

  • This is a supplemental food which means your cat will still need to eat other food for a complete and balanced diet
  • We don’t know where the ingredients are sourced or where the food is made

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.

Positive Reviews

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

Negative Reviews

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.

If you are interested in Cosma and would like to compare it to some other cat foods, we can suggest Applaws and Thrive.

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.

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About Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and the author of several books about dogs and other animals. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

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