Sosa Pet Cat food is really great marketing. You may not know that I am a photographer in my spare time so when I was browsing their website I was really impressed with the photography they used.
But this review is not about the photography or how good the marketing is. That’s how good Sosa Pet can be for your cat.
Let’s take a look.
What does marketing say?
Sosa Pet is a subscription cat food, so you fill out a form and schedule regular deliveries.
According to the Sosa Pet website, I’d “be an idiot not to subscribe,” a quote from one Instagram influencer.
Another Influencer says “A weight off my shoulders, mind and third eye.” I’m not even sure what that means or what it means to your cat, so I guess I’m too old for these newbie human activities.
Some of the claims that stand out about Soha Pet are:
- 100% natural.
- Australian ingredients including Australian caught fish.
- Ph balanced nutrition.
- Packed with everything your cat needs for a healthy happy life.
- Oh, and “Nice Choice.”
Further digging revealed some information about how cat food can be poor, which it definitely can be. Sosa says they are proudly transparent about their ingredients, packed with real meat, no artificial preservatives or colors, and no cheap fillers.
Unfortunately, they are not transparent in their formulas about whole grain cereal products, which I find to be extremely inappropriate for your cat…but hold your horses because 1 in 3 dry mixes are actually pretty good.
I’m not sure about the 100% natural claim about the ingredients, as they don’t sound 100% natural to me. for your cat.
What are the ingredients? indeed say
You can buy Sosa Cat dry food “Tuna”, “Beef” or “Grain-free and gluten-free”, which is based on mackerel and salmon.
The tuna and beef formulas, in short, contain both cereal and: sweet potatowhich your cat does not need.
30% protein is about right, but I find 9.5% a little low fat for a cat. It’s not even listed as a guaranteed minimum, so it could be even less, which means more extra carbs.
I estimate 42.5% carbs for your carnivorous cat, so that’s a real shame and I’d go so far as to say it’s not appropriate.
However, grain-free and gluten-free cat food looks much better.
This formula (which I’m guessing will cost you more) has slightly more protein at 32%, more fat at 16%, and in turn lower carbs – I estimate around 34%.
The main ingredients are: mackerel and salmonand then sweet potato. You can tell how sweet potato is based on the 34% carbs, but it’s not bad compared to other dry cat foods.
From the looks of it, those two ingredients make up the bulk of the formula.
It’s good to see that this formula also doesn’t have cereal grains, which I find really problematic for a cat to digest (most cats have kidney problems, and I see that as a major reason most cat foods are full. them).
There are some good things to say about the remaining ingredients in all Sosa Cat dry mixesand these are what make this product slightly more preferable than others in the market.
Coconut oil, turmeric, parsley, pre and probioticsand: alfalfain moderation should benefit your cat.
It’s a shame to see an ambiguous fat source – “natural fats and oils” when I thought they were transparent. It’s better when pet food clearly states what ingredients are in it, because that doesn’t really tell us anything. What can be classified as “natural”? Is it animal fats that are good for your cat or other fats from plant sources?
Overall, I found myself a bit disappointed with what looked like a really great cat food brand. I have reviewed many worse cat foods, but also many that are better. Maybe over time they will improve their formulas because they have marketing skills.
The Sosa wet cat food little more than tuna, chicken and essential vitamins and minerals.
Sosa Grain Free and Gluten Free Cat Food Formula Ingredients:
Mackerel and salmon, sweet potato, alfalfa, natural fats and oils, omega 3,6 and 9, coconut oil, turmeric, parsley, pre- and probiotic, kelp, vitamins A, C, D3, E, K, B1, B2, B6 , B12, niacin, taurine, pantothenic acid, folate, biotin and natural organic acids, plus the minerals calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, manganese and iodine. Also contains Yucca Shidigera extract and natural fragrances. Preserved with natural vitamin E and rosemary extract.
For reference, here are the ingredients for the Tuna formula (and beef is similar):
Tuna and tuna flavor; mackerel, salmon, fish, whole grains, sweet potato, alfalfa, natural fats and oils, meat and meat offal (poultry, beef, lamb and/or pork), omega 3, 6 and 9, coconut oil, turmeric, parsley , pre and probiotic, kelp, ; cereal proteins; bird digestion; all necessary vitamins and minerals; amino acids (including taurine); antioxidants, vitamins A, C, D3, E, K, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, taurine, pantothenic acid, folate, biotin and natural organic acids, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc, iron, selenium , manganese and iodine, yucca shidigera extract, natural flavors and colors, vitamin E, rosemary extract
Sosa does not specify whether they are applying guaranteed analysis or typical analysis, which further adds to the uncertainty. Interestingly, the grain-free and gluten-free formula lists minimal protein, while the other two formulas do not. That means there may be even more carbs than I estimated.
None of the formulas specify the fat percentage as a minimum, so that might as well be lost in favor of more extra carbs.
Analysis of Sosa Grain Free and Gluten Free Cat Food Formula.
|the protein||32% (minute)|
|Fat||16% (minimum or maximum not specified)|
|Crude fiber||4% (maximum)|
|Carbohydrates||34% (note that other formulas estimate around 42.5% carbs)|
header image source from the Sosa Pet Instagram page @sosa.pet:
It’s not as good as it sounds, unfortunately. There are good points about Sosa Pet cat food, but it’s not good to see cereal, potatoes, high carbs or low fat for cats. I’m not even sure if the fat content is animal fat or something, and they state on the website that they like to be transparent.