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Joy Combo Meat

Joy Combo Meat
Company info
Company HQ
Pinckneyville, Illinois
Parent company
Joy Dog Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.05
Primary proteins
  • Chicken By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

Ingredients

Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Gluten Feed, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Natural Flavors, Dried Whey, Dried Brewers Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine.

Overall Score

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56%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 54%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 54%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 34.09%

Fat: 11.36%

Fiber: 5.11%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 49.43%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 30.68%

Fat: 24.84%

Carb: 44.49%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Joy has never had a product recall
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains Chicken by products

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Joy since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Joy has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Joy Combo Meat begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Ground Yellow Corn. Ground yellow corn is made with cooked kernels from yellow corn species. In pet food, ground yellow corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The second ingredient is Chicken By-Product Meal. In pet food, chicken by-product meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken by-product meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken parts that might not be used for human consumption including necks, feet, entrails, and undeveloped eggs.

The third ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

The fourth ingredient is Corn Gluten Feed. Corn gluten feed is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten feed in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein.

The fifth ingredient is Animal Fat. Animal fat is a general term for fat from unspecified animals that have been rendered. In pet food, animal fat can be added to other ingredients to increase overall fat content and support the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Combo Meat, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$0.83

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-74%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-57%

Price per day

Product info

$0.05

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-57%

Joy Combo Meat is priced well below the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Joy Combo Meat to the other 496 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

34.09%

All Products avg.

38.97%

% From the Avg

-13%

DM Fat

Product info

11.36%

All Products avg.

16.72%

% From the Avg

-32%

DM Fiber

Product info

5.11%

All Products avg.

5.07%

% From the Avg

+1%

DM Carb

Product info

49.43%

All Products avg.

37.94%

% From the Avg

+30%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Cat Foods.

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