Authority Cat Food Review
Authority is essentially a PetSmart brand of food but has been available on Chewy and Amazon. At the time of updating this review (January 2022) it appears the dry cat food is being phased out.
As such, the remainder of this Authority cat food review (focussing on Authority Adult Chicken & Rice) can be considered out of date. I will leave it here for brevity.
[Original] Authority cat food review – Adult Chicken & Rice
Authority cat food is quite prominent in the PetSmart store, and seems a popular brand which is a mix of quality and affordability.
The formula starts off well but then fizzles in a big bang. The start, with chicken and chicken meal, shows good protein sources for the cat. There are no by-products, and no animal digest and a sign of a cheap product, so these are good initial signs.
But then it just falls apart. Brewers rice and 2 instances of corn tell us that what they are trying to do is basically fill the rest of the food with garbage, hoping that the meat products alone make it a quality product.
The two meat ingredients are likely in the same amount as the three corn/corn/rice ingredients, so don’t assume the product is mostly chicken.
That’s basically the main ingredients of Authority Adult cat food covered other than animal fat. It would’ve been nicer to see a more specific ingredient, such as chicken fat, as animal fat can be anything (probably a mixture of fatty slop).
Authority cat food is otherwise nothing to rave about. As an affordable cat food it’s okay, and there’s definitely worse out there. Corn is a better option for a cat than lots of cereal/wheat.
If Authority cat food is what works for you and your budget, then it’s worth considering adding some fresh meats/offal/fat to your cat’s diet, and lots of moisture too.
Where to buy Authority cat food
Ingredients of Authority cat food (as of original cat food review in 2013):
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Corn, Animal Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2 Polyphosphate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamin Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine.
Authority cat food is available at PetSmart, Chewy, and Amazon. At the time of updating this review (January 2022) it seems the dry food is being phased out.
- 2 meat ingredients (but also 2 corn and 1 rice ingredient) in the main 5
- Better to have corn than wheat/cereals
- Not as much meat as you would think.
- Nothing to rave about.