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American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken

American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Price per lb $1.46
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Peas, Barley, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Fish Oil, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, L-Threonine, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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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60%

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 81%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 74%
? 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%

Our Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Pros
  • Low protein content
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • 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 Large Breed Puppy 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 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 Large Breed Puppy Chicken.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken to the other 211 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 27.78% 32.41%
DM Fat 16.67% 17.87%
DM Fiber 6.67% 4.59%
DM Carb 48.89% 44.43%
Caloric Content 3476 kcal/kg 3680 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 4.63% less protein
  • 1.20% less fat
  • 2.08% more fiber
  • 37.76% less carb
  • 204 less kcal/kg

Like puppies of any breed, large breed puppies require extra calories to support growth and development. However, large breed puppies grow more slowly and are at an increased risk of developing bone deformities. That’s why puppy formulas for large breed dogs should have an optimal ratio of calcium to phosphorus. This helps to ensure appropriate large bone growth rate over the typically extended period of growth time for these big dogs and mitigates against bone deformities.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.46 $2.71
Price per 100 kcal $0.09 $0.16
Price per day $0.06 $0.10

Analysis Overview

American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken is priced below the average market price for dry puppy food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned chicken based sources.

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