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American Journey Active Life Formula Healthy Weight Salmon

American Journey Active Life Formula Healthy Weight Salmon
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.48
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Chicken Meal
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Deboned Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Barley, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Pea Fiber, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, L-Carnitine, 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.

Breed sizes

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

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Overall Score

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59%

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 66%
? 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 77%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? 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: 9%

Fiber: 9%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 10%

Carb: 52.22%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.64%

Fat: 23.29%

Carb: 50.08%

Our Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Pros
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

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.

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Deboned Salmon. Deboned salmon is meat from any species of salmon fish, with the bones removed. The deboned salmon in pet food is an excellent source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acid, and many other vital nutrients.

The second ingredient is Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden fish meal is dried, ground tissue from menhaden fish. In pet food, menhaden fish meal serves as a source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to help keep your companion’s skin and coat healthy.

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 Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

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

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 Healthy Weight Salmon.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Healthy Weight Salmon to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 27.78% 30.01%
DM Fat 10% 15.98%
DM Fiber 10% 5.38%
DM Carb 52.22% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3108 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 2.23% less protein
  • 5.98% less fat
  • 4.62% more fiber
  • 37.92% less carb
  • 429 less kcal/kg

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.48 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.10 $0.17
Price per day $0.06 $0.10

Analysis Overview

American Journey Active Life Formula Healthy Weight Salmon is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Healthy Weight Salmon, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

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