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Authority Cat Food?

April BennettApril Bennett Terre HauteMember Posts: 97
edited 7 January, 2006 in Food & Nutrition
My Mom just adopted my new brother, and he is 3 years old, so Mom is trying to find the best Adult Formula or Hairball Formula cat food that we can get at either PetsMart or Petco and that is affordable. I am currently on Purina Kitten Chow, but I also like Nutro Indoor Kitten Formula, but Mom says that it is kind of expensive. She is wondering about Authority Cat Food, because she has never heard of it, but the ingredients look similar to Nutro, and it is cheaper. Can anyone tell us about it, or recommend another good, fairly inexpensive cat food?


  • edited 27 February, 2006
    Authority is Petsmart\'s brand name, so it is only available there. If Authority meets your budget and your cats\' needs, it\'s a good choice, in my opinion. I would agree with your assessment that it is similar to Nutro.
  • April BennettApril Bennett Terre HauteMember Posts: 97
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Thanks Alex, that makes my mom feel much better. She compared prices, and for a 20 lb bag, Nutro Natural Choice was $10 more than Authority. I guess that when I grow up some more I will be eating Authority food too. Another question about food: I am 8 months old, part Maine Coon, and weigh 12 lbs, which the vet said today was fine for my size, age, and breed. How soon will it be ok for me to eat Adult formula food?
  • Deb O'NeillDeb O'Neill PerkasieMember Posts: 8,659
    edited 27 February, 2006
    I had always heard that cats should eat kitten food till one year of age. I'm almost as big as you! The vet says I'll probably be around 13 pounds before I'm full grown. I had one kitty tell me I was too big, but the vet disagrees. Do you ever get that?
  • April BennettApril Bennett Terre HauteMember Posts: 97
    edited 27 February, 2006
    I had heard the same thing about one year, but I didn\'t know if earlier would be ok. Mom is afraid that once my new brother and I become friends, I might decide I like his food better or something. As far as weight, until we moved, Mom was constantly picking on me about being fat. (I\'ll admit it, I was pretty chubby) But since we moved, I have been running around the house non-stop. I actually have excess tummy skin that hangs down now. Mom freaked out when she felt it, but the vet says I am healthy and happy and just enjoying all the running space, and not to worry.
  • edited 27 February, 2006
    I\'m Alex\'s sister. I decided to reply to this, since I\'m a Maine coon mix, just like you! I started eating Alex\'s adult food when I was about your age. It got too difficult to feed us separately. In the wild, kitties don\'t eat different foods in different life stages. Even young humans eat the same food as grown-ups once they are no long babies. I am sure that a big boy like you would do fine with adult food. Just be sure to transition slowly to avoid tummy upsets.
  • Tabitha Smith-ElliottTabitha Smith-Elliott Gainesville/Hall County, GAMember Posts: 11,582
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Very good advice Cleocatra! Thanks everycat for the helpful food tips.
  • Suzanne CanipeSuzanne Canipe DurhamMember Posts: 4
    edited 27 February, 2006
    My vet recommended Authority to me, and my cats all love it! I hope it works for you.
  • April BennettApril Bennett Terre HauteMember Posts: 97
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Thanks everyone for all the responses!
  • Sally WrightSally Wright DenverMember Posts: 130 ✭✭
    edited 27 February, 2006
    Responding to the kitten food question - Our vet told us that by 6 months, kittens can easily be on adult food.
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