Authority Cat Food and Treats Review (2018)

Authority pet foods is a pet company that has been in existence since 1995, and is the store brand for Petsmart. The company manufactures both dog, and cat foods and its brands are custom-made for the Petsmart store.

Authority pet foods manufactures cat food for cats of all life stages. It prepares cat foods for adults, seniors as well as kittens. It also manufactures specialty pet foods for specific conditions such as sensitive stomach, hairball control and prevention, weight management and sensitive skin. These diets are optimally balanced to meet the nutritional needs of cats.

Another line of products from Authority cat foods is the Authority treats for cats. These treats help in cleaning cat teeth and giving them a fresh breath that will make you even closer to your fur baby.

The company assures that all its diets are 100% grain-free, so they do not contain glutens that most parent companies choose to avoid. One key feature of this brand is that all authority cat food formulas contain the Oral-Shield system that helps in dental health by reducing plaque and tartar.

Authority Cat Food Review Comparison Chart

Authority Cat Food

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Authority Adult Salmon & Rice Dry Cat Food

Authority Grain-free Dental Cat Treats Tuna Flavor

Authority Grain-free Dental Cat Treats Chicken Flavor

Who Manufactures Authority Cat Foods?

Simmons manufactures the Authority canned cat foods for Petsmart. The company bought Menu Foods several years ago, and they produce canned foods for other large retailers in the United States. Simmons owns pet food kitchens in the United States, where it prepares these foods using locally sourced ingredients. As to the manufacturer of the Authority dry cat foods, there is a lot of uncertainty on the actual manufacturer.

Authority Cat Food and Treats Review

1. Authority Adult Salmon & Rice Dry Cat Food Formula

Authority cat food review

This formula is prepared with the delicious protein-rich salmon as the primary ingredient. It is supplemented with rice which is a good source of complex carbs that provide energy. Rice is also a source of essential dietary fibers that help in digestion and hairball control. This diet is prepared to meet the nutritional needs of adult cats. It comes in an 18-pound bag.

Since it’s a dry kibble, give this meal to your cat in the morning and leave him to nibble throughout the day. Make sure to provide adequate water supply since feeding your cat dry formulas makes them dehydrated.

Top Ingredients: Salmon, salmon meal, brewers rice, ground corn*, chicken fat, dried beet pulp, grown brown rice, natural flavors, dried egg product, etc.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein 32% (min), Crude fat 16% (min), Crude fiber 4% (max), Moisture 10% (max), Ash 6.5% (max) Calcium 1% (min) and Taurine 0.15% (min).

Calorie Content: 3780 Kcal/kg; 393 Kcals/cup.

2. Authority Grain-Free Dental Cat Treats Tuna Flavor

Authority Grain-free Dental Cat Treats Tuna Flavor

Authority Grain-free cat treats are prepared with Tuna to allow the cat enjoy the delicious Tuna flavors while still benefiting from the high protein components. These treats help clean the teeth by removing plagues and freshening the cats breathe. This package contains only two calories per treat.

This treat is ideal for adult cats and kittens aged six months and above. When giving your cat these treats, give them as treats and NOT as a regular meal that will keep them full. Some pet parents use these treats for gifting finicky eaters for finishing a meal. Always provide enough water when giving these treats.

Top Ingredients: Tuna, chicken meal, pea protein, tapioca starch, pea flour, pea hulls, salmon, natural flavor, and brewers dried yeast.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein 30% (min), crude fat 13% (min), crude fiber 7% (max), moisture 10% (max) and taurine 0.1% (min).

Calorific content: 3597 Kcal/kg; 2 Kcal/treat.

3. Authority Grain Free Dental Cat Treats Chicken Flavor

Authority Grain Free Dental Treats

This formula is chicken-flavored to provide cats and kittens above six months with great-tasting high protein treats. It is prepared to clean the cat’s teeth after a day of chewing kibbles and pate diets. The chewing action removes plaques and tartar that get stuck in the tooth and may cause dental problems if not removed early. It also leaves the cat’s mouth smelling fresh and chicken-ish.

This chicken-flavored diet is grain-free and does not contain any gluten that may cause allergic reactions to the cat. It is ideal for adult cats as well as kittens that are aged six months and above.

Top Ingredients: Chicken meal, pea protein, tapioca starch, pea flour, chicken fat, citric acid, rosemary extra, natural flavors, etc.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein 30% (min); crude fat 13% (min); crude fiber 7% (max); moisture 10% (max) and taurine 0.1% (min).

Calorific content: 3597 Kcal/kg; 2 Kcal/treat.

Authority Cat Food Recalls

March 2007: Authority issues a recalled in 2007, during the mass recall of cat food for potential melamine contamination. Formulas that were recalled include:

· Authority Adult Sliced Chicken in Sauce for Cats

· Authority Adult Sliced Ocean Fish for Cats

· Authority Adult Beef, Rice & Gravy for Dogs

· Authority Adult Chicken & Rice Cuts for Dogs

· Authority Adult Chicken

· Rice & Gravy for Dogs

· Authority Adult Lamb and Rice Cuts for Dogs

· Authority Adult Lamb

· Rice & Gravy for Dogs

· Authority Lite Chicken

· Rice & Gravy for Dogs

· Authority Senior Chicken Rice & Gravy for Dogs

  • Jenny
  • Updated November 5, 2018
Jenny
 

Jenny is an avid animal lover and enjoys spending time with her two adopted cats and one dog who lost one leg in an accident. Inspired to blog about pets by her dad, a retired veterinarian, and veteran.

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