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Authority Tender Blends Puppy Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag

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Give your loyal puppy the nutrition she needs with Authority’s Tender Blends Chicken & Rice Formula. This kibble is specially formulated for puppies and is made with real, deboned chicken as the very first ingredient! It’s loaded with natural fiber and prebiotics to encourage healthy digestion, vitamins and minerals to support your pal’s immune system and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to support healthy skin and a shiny coat. It also has DHA and EPA, which are natural omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil to support her brain and eye development. And as a bonus, every bite is made with Authority’s very own Ora-Shield System—a scientifically formulated kibble that helps keep your dog’s oral health in check by removing plaque and tartar. So, give your furr-iend the flavor she craves and the high-quality ingredients she needs with Authority!

Key Benefits
  • Contains DHA and EPA—these omega-3 fatty acids come from fish oil and help support your puppy’s brain and eye development.
  • The unique antioxidant blend of vitamin E, selenium and zinc helps support your puppy's immune system.
  • Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help to nourish healthy skin and promote a shiny, lustrous coat.
  • Contains natural fiber and prebiotics to encourage healthy digestion, so everything runs smoothly.
  • Specially formulated with Authority's Ora-Shield System to help reduce plaque and tartar.

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  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
Nutritional Info

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Corn, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Dried Egg Product, Ground Whole Flaxseed, Rice Bran, Tapioca Starch, Dried Carrots, Freeze Dried Peas, Glycerin, Corn Syrup, Salt, Salmon Oil (Source Of DHA And EPA), Pea Flour, Dried Potato, Dried Propionibacterium Freudenreichii Fermentation Product, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract

Caloric Content

3,633 kcal/kg, 378 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein27.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture12.0% max
Linoleic Acid1.5% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)0.1% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.1% min
Calcium1.2% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Zinc120 mg/kg min
Selenium0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin A15,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E400 IU/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acid2.25% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acid0.35% min
Feeding Instructions

Feed Authority Dry Dog Food either dry or moistened with water. Begin with the recommendations provided and adjust to maintain body weight. Dogs may be fed once or twice a day. Provide your dog with a clean container of fresh water daily. Always consult your veterinarian with any health questions.

Weight6 weeks - 3 months3-6 months6-9 months9-12 months
2-4 lbs1/2-3/4 cups1/2-3/4 cups1/2-3/4 cups1/4-1/2 cups
5-9 lbs1 - 1 1/2 cups3/4 - 1 1/4 cups3/4 - 1 cups1/2 - 3/4 cups
10-19 lbs1 3/4 - 2 3/4 cups1 1/4 - 2 cups1 - 1 3/4 cups1 - 1 1/2 cups
20-34 lbs3 - 4 1/2 cups2 1/4 - 3 1/4 cups1 3/4 - 2 3/4 cups1 1/2 - 2 1/4 cups
35-49 lbs4 1/2 - 5 3/4 cups3 1/4 - 4 1/4 cups2 3/4 - 3 3/4 cups2 1/2 - 3 cups
50-74 lbs 4 1/4 - 5 3/4 cups3 3/4 - 5 cups3 - 4 1/4 cups
75-100 lbs 5 - 6 3/4 cups4 1/4 - 5 1/4 cups
Transition Instructions

Whenever there is a change to a pet's food, it is important to make the change gradually. Mix a small amount of the new food with the current food and gradually increase the new food over the course of a week.

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About Authority Dog Food

A Difference You Can See

Authority is dedicated to ensuring every family has the nutritional food their pets need to thrive. Each Authority recipe is formulated with delicious, high-quality ingredients like real proteins first, along with the essential vitamins and minerals your pet needs to feel the difference. From healthy skin and a lustrous coat to strong muscles, teeth and bones, every Authority recipe is designed with your dog's health and well-being as the number one priority.

A Difference You Can See
Dual Solutions for Your Dog's Needs

Dual Solutions for Your Dog's Needs

Authority Dual Solution formulas are specially made to support multiple nutritional and dietary needs in one formula. This line offers double the nutritional benefits in a single recipe for a healthy difference you can see. Choose from a variety of options that target common canine concerns like weight and joint health. Authority also offers a proprietary blend of pumpkin, which provides digestive and urinary tract support.

Proudly Made in the USA

Pet parents give their dogs Authority with confidence because they know that every recipe is made in the USA at a PetSmart-approved facility with first-class ingredients from around the world. Whether it's dry food, wet food or treats, each formula is packaged with care for your canine companion, and crafted with the taste your dog will love, and ingredients you can trust.

Proudly Made in the USA
Ora-Shield System for Oral Health

Ora-Shield System for Oral Health

Authority takes pet care even further with their very own Ora-Shield System—a scientifically formulated kibble that helps keep your pet's dental health in check. The crunchy texture works to reduce tartar and plaque buildup as your dog chews the kibble, so he can have a healthy smile and fresh breath while enjoying a tasty, nutritious meal.

Benefits in Every Bite

Every dog deserves a meal that gives him what he needs to feel his best, and that includes vitamins, minerals and high-quality proteins. Every Authority recipe has natural sources of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins A and E to encourage a healthy immune system and support your dog's joint, skin and coat health. With Authority, you can feel good about giving your pup a meal that has benefits in every bite.

Benefits in Every Bite
Formulated by a Team of Experts

Formulated by a Team of Experts

PetSmart has gathered a team of experts consisting of top veterinarians, pet nutritionists and researchers known as the Healthy Pet Advisory Council. These specialists are dedicated to helping PetSmart create advanced formulas that provide pets with the nutrition they need, as well as providing nutritional education and guidance to help pet parents make informed choices about the health of their pets.

Authority Recipes

  Everyday Health Grain Free Grain Free Solutions

Everyday Health

Grain Free

Tender Blends


Description Address general health needs of dogs by life stage and breed size. Formulated without corn, wheat or soy for healthy digestibility. A delicious blend that features a combination of crunchy kibble and soft, tender bites. A line of Dual Solutions dry formulas that help support unique nutritional and dietary needs.
#1 Ingredient Chicken or Lamb Chicken or Turkey Chicken or Beef Fish
Life Stage Formulas Puppy, Adult, Senior and All Life Stages Puppy, Adult and All Life Stages Puppy and Adult Adult
Breed Size Formulas Small, Standard and Large Small, Standard and Large Standard Small and Standard
Grain Free Formulas No Yes No Yes
Wet Food Formulas Yes No No No
About Authority

About Authority

Authority believes nutrition is the foundation for overall pet health. Since 1995, Authority has put pets first with balanced recipes and wholesome nutrition. Every formula is based on science, research and decades of experience, and is guided by an approach that takes a 360-degree view of your pet's health. With nutrients from high-quality ingredients, your pal will get the nutrition he needs with the flavors he craves. See the difference in your pet as he feels the difference with Authority

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My puppy loves this food

    By Teddy on Feb 17, 2021

    My dog loves this food in combination with Ultra puppy food

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Type of foods

    By Bulldogs on Aug 18, 2020

    I adult bulldog uses this brand and work really good. I tried it with my pups but they did not like it and didn’t work for them. Not sure if it is cause of the ingredients or not. Am sure with other type of dogs might work ok. Or maybe my little ones are just spoiled.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy lives this food

    By FJBill on Nov 16, 2020

    10 week old pup loves this kibble but I do mix with authority wet puppy food every other meal.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My foster puppy loved it!

    By kate1028 on Sep 16, 2020

    It was the perfect size to feed my foster puppy for a week or two and then send some with her when she went to her forever home. I also had no trouble getting her to eat it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great! LOVE It!

    By Mars on Jul 9, 2020

    My cattle pup loves this food. It was recommended to us by the rescue we got him from along with other types and we bought them all to try out different types. So far we are on bag 3 of our order and this is the favorite one so far.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Chewy!!

    By stacy on Aug 15, 2020

    My 3 puppies love this food!! You can actually see the tender bits!! It even smells good! I reordered a larger bag! Thanks Chewy!! Love this site!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    By Joanna on Dec 19, 2019

    My puppies Love it. I was struggling to find a dry food for my puppies. And this blend is great. They love the taste.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    He likes it!

    By Brooklyn on Sep 7, 2019

    I bought this for my little brown dog (Boykin Spaniel). He likes it. I like that you can see the carrots and the peas in this dry formula. I recommend Authority Chicken and Rice For Puppies. I will probably start buying the adult formula for my rescue, since she likes the taste of his food as well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy food

    By Duck on Nov 14, 2019

    We’ve had our puppy on this food since we got her and she loves it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves it

    By Beck on Sep 11, 2019

    I love that it's made in the USA. I really like the Velcro resealable bag. My dog loves it!

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