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Posted : 12/3/2009 3:43:24 PM
Does anyone know who manufactures Authority dog food? I know it is the Petsmart brand....but I cannot find any info on who makes it, where they get their ingredients, etc.
I am just wondering because it is one of the very few foods that don't have flaxseed, barley, or brewers yeast and i don't have to order it online. I've never tried it before, and not sure if I should because I cannot find any info on it. Here's the ingredients for the chicken formula:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Corn, Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal,
Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp,
Natural Flavor, Canola Oil, Dried Egg Product, Dicalcium Phosphate,
Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin and Mineral Supplements(
Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement,
L-Ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Ascorbic Acid), Copper Sulfate,
Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, D Calcium
Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate,
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Sodium
Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement).
Crude Protein (min) 26.0%, Crude Fat (min) 14.0%, Crude Fiber (max)
4.0%, Moisture (max) 10.0%, Calcium (min) 1.1%, Phosphorus (min) 1.0%,
Zinc (min) 175mg/kg, Selenium (min) 0.15mg/kg, Vitamin A (min) 15,000
IU/kg, Vitamin E (min) 225 IU/kg, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 3.0%*,
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.25%*, Vitamin C (min) 20 mg/kg*.
I know some would call this "grain heavy" but my dog does well with grains (except barley), and she doesn't have a problem with corn.
Posted : 12/3/2009 3:50:39 PM
I had been told, and am unsure if this is correct, that Authority is manufactured by Diamond.
Posted : 12/6/2009 2:15:02 PM
Menu Foods manufactures Authority along with brands like IAMS, Ol Roy, and Nutro.
I keep editing. But here I go some more. I personally would not feed Authority. Regardless of whether your dog has a problem with corn, it's not a nutritious ingredient. Innova EVO is a high quality food without barley, brewers yeast, or flaxseed.
Posted : 12/6/2009 3:58:57 PM
I fed Innova for a very long time, however they priced themselves right out of my budget. Blue Buffalo is very similar and less costly.
Since Menu Foods took over Nutro they've had a ton of "issues". Or maybe I should say since the changes in the company to include the poorer quality foods, I didn't realize that they also made Authority.
Posted : 12/6/2009 5:56:23 PM
There are other great foods out there that aren't as expensive as Innova, I was just using it as an example of a high quality food that didn't have the three ingredients the original poster was concerned about.
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