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Authority Cat Food Review

Company HQ

LocationPhoenix, Arizona

Parent company

PetSmart Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Wet Senior Cat Food, Dry Cat Food, Wet Cat Food, Wet Kitten Food, Dry Kitten Food, Dry Senior Cat Food

Ratings

73%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 66%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 69%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 46%
Pros
  • To our knowledge, Authority has never had a product recall
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • Authority makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content

Brand Overview

Authority pet foods were developed by PetSmart, Inc. and for a time, were exclusively sold at PetSmart. The brand was introduced in 1995 and since then, it has expanded its offerings to include dog food, cat food, and dog treats including a number of grain-free options. Both dry and canned recipes are available, and real meat is typically among the first few ingredients. Authority pet foods offers recipes for all life stages, along with large breed dog food and specialty foods for pets with food sensitivities.

How Much Does Authority Cat Food Cost

We’ve compared Authority cat food price to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Wet Senior Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.16 $0.43 -63%
Price per 100 kcal $0.54 $1.60 -66%
Price per day $0.33 $0.96 -66%

Authority Wet Senior Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Dry Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.44 $4.07 -40%
Price per 100 kcal $0.15 $0.25 -42%
Price per day $0.09 $0.15 -40%

Authority Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Wet Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.16 $0.49 -67%
Price per 100 kcal $0.54 $2.02 -73%
Price per day $0.32 $1.21 -74%

Authority Wet Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Wet Kitten Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.16 $0.46 -65%
Price per 100 kcal $0.48 $1.54 -69%
Price per day $0.29 $0.92 -68%

Authority Wet Kitten Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Dry Kitten Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $3.00 $4.32 -31%
Price per 100 kcal $0.18 $0.25 -29%
Price per day $0.11 $0.15 -27%

Authority Dry Kitten Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Dry Senior Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.88 $4.28 -33%
Price per 100 kcal $0.18 $0.35 -48%
Price per day $0.11 $0.21 -48%

Authority Dry Senior Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Authority Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared Authority cat food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Wet Senior Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 45.45% 44.39% +2%
DM Fat 22.73% 19.25% +18%
DM Fiber 4.55% 9.30% -51%
DM Carb 16.36% 20.67% -21%

Dry Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 36.12% 38.82% -7%
DM Fat 16.58% 16.74% -1%
DM Fiber 6.11% 5.11% +20%
DM Carb 35.19% 38.00% -7%

Wet Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 47.73% 52.92% -10%
DM Fat 22.53% 17.74% +27%
DM Fiber 5.65% 6.38% -11%
DM Carb 11.65% 13.98% -17%

Wet Kitten Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 50.00% 50.77% -2%
DM Fat 31.82% 24.53% +30%
DM Fiber 4.55% 6.79% -33%
DM Carb 0.00% 10.56% -100%

Dry Kitten Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 37.78% 40.93% -8%
DM Fat 20.00% 20.41% -2%
DM Fiber 3.61% 4.05% -11%
DM Carb 34.73% 32.98% +5%

Dry Senior Cat Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 36.67% 35.40% +4%
DM Fat 14.44% 15.92% -9%
DM Fiber 5.56% 6.55% -15%
DM Carb 36.11% 40.66% -11%

All of Authority cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Authority Cat Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Authority has never been recalled.

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Overall Score
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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns Authority cat food?

Authority is owned by PetSmart Inc..

faq-item-image Where is Authority cat food made?

Authority is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Authority AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Authority recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Authority cat food been recalled?

No Authority has never been recalled.

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