American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken
Parent companyChewy Inc.
- Deboned Chicken
- Chicken Meal
- Turkey Meal
- Menhaden Fish Meal
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- Low carbohydrate content
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
- A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Low in moisture
- Some dogs may be allergic to fish
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 Senior 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 Senior Chicken.
We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken to the other 104 dry senior dog food recipes in our database:
|Product info||All Products avg.|
|Caloric Content||3251 kcal/kg||3332 kcal/kg|
This recipe has:
- 0.58% less protein
- 1.30% less fat
- 2.35% more fiber
- 44.27% less carb
- 81 less kcal/kg
As opposed to formulas intended for growth (puppy) and maintenance (adult), there are no special label requirements or legal definitions for “senior” diets. Senior diets are actually only required to meet the same nutritional needs as for adult diets. This means that there can be a lot of variation and interpretation by different food companies on what makes up a senior diet. Senior diets can have varying amounts of protein, fat, carbs, phosphorus, sodium, and fiber.
The assumptions that all senior pets need low protein, low fat and carbs, low phosphorus and sodium, and high fiber across the board are incorrect. The need for higher or lower levels of these nutrients varies greatly from dog to dog. That’s why it’s very important for senior pets for their pet parents to work with their veterinarian to decide what type of diet is most appropriate. For many young senior pets, the adult diets they’ve been on may be just fine to continue.
|Product info||Market Price Avg.|
|Price per lb||$1.42||$2.55|
|Price per 100 kcal||$0.10||$0.23|
|Price per day||$0.06||$0.14|
American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken is priced below the average market price for dry senior dog food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned chicken based sources.