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American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken

American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Senior
Food Form Dry Senior Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Peas, Rice Bran, Barley, Turkey Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Salt, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Powdered Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Carnitine, 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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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 36%
? 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 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 86%
? 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: 11%

Fiber: 7%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 7.78%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 52.22%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.33%

Fat: 27.06%

Carb: 47.61%

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
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • 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 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$1.79

Market Price avg.

$3.29

% From the Avg

-46%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.12

Market Price avg.

$0.27

% From the Avg

-56%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.07

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

-55%

American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken is priced well below the average market price for dry senior dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

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.

With that in mind, we’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken to the other 109 dry senior dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

27.78%

All Products avg.

28.29%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

12.22%

All Products avg.

13.36%

% From the Avg

-9%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

7.78%

All Products avg.

5.48%

% From the Avg

+42%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

52.22%

All Products avg.

52.1%

% From the Avg

+0%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other dry senior dog foods.

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