American Journey Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Snacking Sticks Dog Treats

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$9.49

Price per oz

$0.70

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Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

Quality of Ingredients: 59%
Recall History: 86%
Price: 76%
Customer Experience: 85%
Size Variety: 0%

Primary proteins

  • Beef

Ingredients We Like

  • Beef

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Molasses

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.

Ingredients

Beef, Chickpea Flour, Sweet Potatoes, Potato Protein, Molasses, Vegetable Glycerin, Ground Peas, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Natural Smoke Flavor, Salt, Flaxseed, Citric Acid (a preservative), Distilled Vinegar, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Snacking Sticks Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

The second ingredient is Chickpea Flour. Chickpea flour is finely ground chickpeas, nutritious legumes that are also known as garbanzo beans. The chickpea flour in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is Potato Protein. Potato protein is an isolated protein that comes from potatoes. In pet food, potato protein is used as a low cost protein source as well as an emulsifier and texture-enhancing agent.

The fifth ingredient is Molasses. Molasses is a byproduct of the sugar production process. It is a brown, sweet, sticky substance with high iron content. In pet food, molasses is primarily used as a sweetener or as a natural source of brown color.

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 Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Snacking Sticks Dog Treats.

There are 14 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of harmful ingredients

  • Molasses

List of controversial ingredients

  • Chickpea Flour
  • Ground Peas
  • Guar Gum
  • Natural Smoke Flavor
  • Potato Protein
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Vegetable Glycerin

List of potential allergens

  • Beef

List of healthy ingredients

  • Beef

Analysis Overview

American Journey Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Snacking Sticks Dog Treats is priced below the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Beef Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Snacking Sticks Dog Treats, we found that most of the protein is derived from beef based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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