About Authority

Authority was launched by well-known pet retailer, PetSmart in 1995. Their products are expertly formulated, science-backed foods, developed with the guidance of vets, researchers, and pet nutritionists from the Healthy Pet Advisory Council. 

Their pet food offers both balanced and high-quality nutrition at a great price. From food that targets specific health needs to various life stages, they offer a variety of choices to satisfy the health and hunger of your pup. 

Authority uses essential vitamins and minerals to support your dog’s immune system while boosting the formulas with fiber and probiotics for digestive support. Their dog food range includes recipes for puppies, seniors, large to small breeds, and food for dogs with sensitive stomachs or coats. 

From what we can tell, Authority has received mostly positive reviews. They source the majority of their ingredients locally and all their products are made in the US. 

Now that you know more about Authority, you’re ready to assess their products to determine whether it’s suitable for your dog. To help you decide, we’ve reviewed their highest-rated dry and grain-free dog food below. 

 

Best Dry Dog Food

from Authority

Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

First 5 ingredients:
  1. Deboned Chicken
  2. Chicken Meal
  3. Brown Rice
  4. Corn
  5. Oat Groats
What we like:
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Natural source of chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Made in USA
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The top dry dog food for Authority is their large breed puppy food. Large breeds require their own unique diets, as they are fueling their play, as well as their growth. So a product loaded with fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and omegas is needed to maintain a healthy weight and lean muscle growth. Authority has delivered with the puppy food.

There is 26% protein, and 13% fat coming from high-quality protein sources (deboned chicken, and chicken meal). A nice touch is the natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in the recipe, which support a growing puppy’s joints and mobility (important as they age). Authority also has a unique Ora-Shield System, which is designed to reduce plaque and keep dog’s teeth healthy. It can be very hard to try and brush your puppy’s teeth, so might as well give them some food that helps!


Customer reviews:

“Our puppy’s breeder recommended Authority. Bella, the little German Shepherd, loves it. She digests it easily and has firm stools. Her vet appointments have been great – I would recommend this dog food to anyone who has a puppy.”

“My almost 6-month-old shepherd/lab/pitt puppy loves this food and I love the ingredients for the price! Many other brands are priced much higher for similar ingredients.”


Guaranteed analysis:

  • Protein (min): 26.0%
  • Fat (min): 13.0%
  • Fiber (max): 3.0%
  • Moisture (max): 10.0%

Nutritional Info
Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Corn, Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols) (Source Of DHA And EPA), Canola Oil, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Inulin, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Rosemary Extract, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid


Caloric Content
3,610 kcal/kg, 376 kcal/cup

Best Grain-Free Dog Food

from Authority

Authority High Performance Grain-Free Turkey, Pea, Duck & Salmon Formula Dry Dog Food

First 5 ingredients:
  1. Deboned Turkey
  2. Chicken Meal
  3. Dried Peas
  4. Turkey Meal
  5. Chicken Fat
What we like:
  • First ingredient deboned Turkey
  • High in protein
  • Grain free
  • Aids healthy teeth
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Authority makes great grain-free dog food, that is bursting with valuable nutrients! Made using deboned Turkey as the main ingredient, this recipe has 30% protein and 20% fats providing a great foundation for any dog, at any life stage.

This recipe has no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or chicken by-products, so you can feel comfortable that your pup is eating a well-formulated food. The fact that it has a relatively high-fat content means that it is high in omegas, which help support healthy skin and a shiny coat. Like the previous Authority recipe, the grain-free formula uses Authority’s Ora-Shield to reduce tartar and plaque, and keep your dog smiling!


Customer reviews:

“My puppy had been real lethargic and throwing up. It was recommended to try this and WOW. After the first time eating it she hadn’t gotten sick and had so much more energy than before. 1 happy puppy and a very happy mama.”

“The ingredients are great. It has decent quality proteins with minimal fillers. My dog loves her food. She has not experienced any digestive issues. She has healthy bowel movements. I would recommend and repurchase.”


Guaranteed analysis: 

  • Protein (min): 30.0%
  • Fat (min): 20.0%
  • Fiber (max): 6.0%
  • Moisture (max): 10.0%

Nutritional Info
Ingredients: Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Corn, Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols) (Source Of DHA And EPA), Canola Oil, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Inulin, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Rosemary Extract, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


Caloric Content
3,610 kcal/kg, 376 kcal/cup

How does Authority stack up as a brand?

Authority DRY Food

Authority Dry Food (avg)

Industry Average

Protein

25.6

26.5

Fat

13.5

14.1

Fibre

4.1

4.7

Authority WET Food

Authority Wet Food (avg)

Industry Average

Protein

8

8.6

Fat

4.9

4.7

Fibre

1.6

1.5

Brand Recalls

While Authority has a pretty impressive track record, their cat food was recalled once in 2007. A large number of brands recalled their products at this time due to ingredients from China that were melamine-contaminated. But the brand has since had a clean record when it comes to recalls.

Where to buy Authority Online

Amazon
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Complete List of Authority Dry Food

Product Protein Fat Fibre
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Puppy Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 16 3
Authority Turkey, Pea, Duck & Salmon Formula Grain-Free & High Performance Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 30 20 6
Authority Chicken & Pea Formula Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 29 16 4.5
Authority Skin, Coat & Digestive Health Fish & Potato Formula Small Breed Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 21-lb bag 28 16 4.5
Authority Tender Blends Chicken & Rice Formula Puppy Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag 27 12 3
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 26 13 3
Authority Skin, Coat & Digestive Health Fish & Potato Formula Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 21-lb bag 26 14 5
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 26 14 4
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 26 14 4
Authority Chicken & Pea Formula Small Breed Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 26 14 4.5
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Small Breed Mature Dry Dog Food, 18-lb bag 26 12 4
Authority Chicken & Pea Formula Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 26 14 4.5
Authority Tender Blends Beef & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 26 15 3
Authority Small Bites Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 26 14 4
Authority Tender Blends Chicken & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 25 12 3
Authority Chicken & Pea Formula Large Breed Grain-Free Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag 25 12 4.5
Authority Lamb & Rice Formula Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 25 12 4
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 25 12 4
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Senior Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 23 10 5
Authority Chicken & Rice Formula Large Breed Senior Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 23 10 5
Authority Lamb & Rice Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 22 12 4
Authority Lamb & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 34-lb bag 22 12 4

Best Dry Cat Food from Crave

The Daily Cat Ratings

We have analyzed 102 of Blue Buffalo cat food products on Chewy. We took into account ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, price, product variety, customer experience, and recall history. All of these factors combined produced an overall brand score, ratings for their wet and dry food lines (maybe), as well as individual product ratings.

We give Blue Buffalo Cat Food a 6.75/10 rating and a C+ grade.

Blue Buffalo Cat Food Ratings:

  • Ingredient Quality: 6/10

  • Guaranteed Analysis: 6/10
  • Price: 8.5/10
  • Product variety: 9/10
  • Customer reviews: 7/10
  • Recall history: 4/10
  • DailyCat Score: 6.75/10

Top Blue Buffalo products

Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Natural Adult Dry Cat Food

  • Dry food

  • Price per 100 calories: $0.18

  • Best for: Adult cats

  • Overall grade: B

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Blue Buffalo Indoor Health Natural Adult Dry Cat Food

  • Dry food

  • Price per 100 calories: $0.15

  • Best for: Indoor cats

  • Overall grade: C

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Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet Natural Adult Flaked Wet Cat Food

  • Wet food

  • Price per 100 calories: $1.36

  • Best for: Cats of all life stages

  • Overall grade: B-

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Nutro Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Sensitive Cat Chicken, Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Sensitive Cat Chicken, Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Senior Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Senior Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
36 17 6
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
36 19 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Hairball Control Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 17 6.5
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 14 7
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Complete List of Nutro Dry Cat Food

Nutro Grain-Free Chicken & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Sensitive Cat Chicken, Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Sensitive Cat Chicken, Rice & Peas Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Senior Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Senior Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
36 17 6
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
36 19 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Hairball Control Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 17 6.5
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Adult Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 16 4
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food, 14-lb bag
Protein Fat Fibre
33 14 7
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Complete list of Nutro Wet Cat food

Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Chicken Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Chicken Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs
Protein Fat Fibre
12 5 1
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Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Salmon & Chicken Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Salmon & Chicken Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24
Protein Fat Fibre
12 5 1
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Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Chicken & Liver Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Chicken & Liver Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24
Protein Fat Fibre
11.5 6 1
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Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Salmon Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Salmon Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs
Protein Fat Fibre
9 4 1
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Protein Fat Fibre
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Protein Fat Fibre
8.5 5 1
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Protein Fat Fibre
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Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Paté Multi-Pack Real Salmon & Tuna, Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 12 twin-packs Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Paté Multi-Pack Real Salmon & Tuna, Real Chicken & Shrimp Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 12 twin-packs
Protein Fat Fibre
12 5 1
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Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Chicken & Catfish Recipe Adult Cat Food Trays, 2.64-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Chicken & Salmon Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Turkey & Liver Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 11.5 7 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Turkey Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 9 6 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Tuna Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Chicken & Shrimp Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 12 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Turkey Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 12 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Beef Paté Recipe Adult Cat Food Trays, 2.64-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 12.5 7 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Chicken Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Variety Pack Chicken & Beef Recipe Adult Cat Food Trays, 2.64-oz, case of 12 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Variety Pack Chicken, Salmon & Tuna, Chicken & Liver Paté Recipe Adult Cat Food Trays, 2.64-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 12 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Salmon & Tuna Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 12 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Variety Pack Beef, Tuna & Chicken Recipe Adult Cat Food Trays, 2.64-oz, case of 24 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Multi-Pack Real Turkey & Real Chicken Paté Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 12 twin-packs 8.5 5 1
Nutro Perfect Portions Grain-Free Multi-Pack Real Turkey & Real Chicken Cuts in Gravy Recipe Cat Food Trays, 2.65-oz, case of 12 twin-packs 8.5 5 1