Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey Review

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Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood, corn and eggs

Est. Calories: 375 cal/100g

Overall, Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken meal
  • deboned turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • brewers rice
  • ground corn
  • corn protein concentrate

Potential Allergens

  • ground corn
  • corn protein concentrate
  • dried egg product
  • salmon oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey also contains as top ingredients brewers rice, ground corn and corn protein concentrate. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon oil, ground corn, corn protein concentrate and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3016 cat foods in our database, Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Authority All Life Stages Cat Food - Chicken, Rice & Turkey has approximately 375 calories per 100g (106 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on December 23, 2019.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Corn, Corn Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat, Deboned Turkey, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
36.2%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
40%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
375/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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