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American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Salmon

American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Salmon
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Food Form Dry Puppy Food
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Dried Egg Product
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

Deboned Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Peas, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Dried Tomato Pomace, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, L-Threonine, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Iron Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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 67%
? 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 72%
? 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: 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%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 48.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 23.71%

Fat: 34.55%

Carb: 41.73%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, American Journey has never had a product recall
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Affordable
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • Not a Calorie-dense recipe
  • 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 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 American Journey has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy 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 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.

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

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$1.5

Market Price avg.

$2.71

% From the Avg

-45%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

-42%

Price per day

Product info

$0.06

Market Price avg.

$0.10

% From the Avg

-44%

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

Nutritional Analysis

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.

With that in mind, we’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Large Breed Puppy Salmon to the other 211 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

27.78%

All Products avg.

32.41%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

17.87%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fiber

Product info

6.67%

All Products avg.

4.59%

% From the Avg

+45%

DM Carb

Product info

48.89%

All Products avg.

44.43%

% From the Avg

+10%

Analysis Overview

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

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