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- Deboned Chicken
- Chicken Meal
- Dried Egg Product
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What We Like
- 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
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.
Our review of American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Chicken begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first ingredient is Deboned Chicken. Deboned chicken is chicken meat with the bones removed. In pet food, deboned chicken is a valuable source of protein.
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 Chondroitin Sulfate. Chondroitin sulfate is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is often combined with glucosamine. The chondroitin sulfate in pet food, treats, and supplements is often intended to support healthy joint function, particularly in aging companion animals.
The fourth 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 fifth 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.
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 Large Breed Chicken.
We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Chicken to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:
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This recipe has:
- 3.32% less protein
- 1.44% less fat
- 1.53% 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.
American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Chicken is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Chicken, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned chicken based sources.
As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.