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American Journey Active Life Formula Beef

American Journey Active Life Formula Beef
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.43
Cost per day: $0.05
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Beef
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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68%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 30%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? 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 80%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 25%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 44%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carb: 48.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 23.71%

Fat: 34.55%

Carb: 41.73%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to American Journey since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 American Journey has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Deboned Beef, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Rice Bran, Peas, Turkey Meal, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), L-Threonine, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract. Caloric Content 3,496 kcal/kg or 344 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Active Life Formula Beef begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Beef. Organic blueberries are grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. In pet food, organic blueberries serve as a source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support your companion’s immune system and overall well-being. Organic blueberries also contain fiber and a small amount of easily digestible carbohydrates.

The second ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The fourth ingredient is Barley. Barley is a cereal grain. In pet food, barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Rice Bran. Rice bran is the nutritious outer layer of a kernel of rice, usually stripped away during the process of transforming brown rice to white rice. In pet food, rice bran is a source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin E.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this American Journey Active Life Formula Beef.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Beef to the other 1650 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 27.78% 30.24%
DM Fat 16.67% 16.02%
DM Fiber 6.67% 5.19%

This recipe has:

  • 2.46% less protein
  • 0.65% more fat
  • 1.48% more fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.43 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.09 $0.00
Price per day $0.05 $0.10

Analysis Overview

American Journey Active Life Formula Beef is priced below the average market price for Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Beef, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned beef based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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