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American Journey Active Life Formula Small Breed Salmon

American Journey Active Life Formula Small Breed Salmon
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.74
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

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

Overall Score

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62%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 33%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 76%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? 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: 27%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carb: 44.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.93%

Fat: 38.13%

Carb: 36.94%

Our Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Pros
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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 Small Breed 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 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 fourth 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 fifth 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.

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 Small Breed Salmon.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Active Life Formula Small Breed Salmon to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 30% 30.01%
DM Fat 18.89% 15.98%
DM Fiber 6.67% 5.38%
DM Carb 44.44% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3566 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 0.01% less protein
  • 2.91% more fat
  • 1.29% more fiber
  • 41.25% less carb
  • 29 more kcal/kg

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.74 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.11 $0.17
Price per day $0.06 $0.10

Analysis Overview

American Journey Active Life Formula Small Breed Salmon is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

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

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