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American Journey Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

  • Chicken

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$6.15

Price per oz

$0.52

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Overall Score

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67%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 32%
? 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 83%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 14.12%

Fat: 10.59%

Fiber: 5.88%

Carbs: 69.41%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

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

Chicken, Peas, Potatoes, Vegetable Glycerin, Carrots, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Honey, Pork Gelatin, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
12.00% 9.00% 59.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
14.12% 10.59% 69.41%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
12.92% 23.54% 63.54%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Peas. In pet food, iron proteinate is added as an easily absorbed form of the essential mineral iron. Your pet needs iron to produce hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body.

The third ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The fourth ingredient is Vegetable Glycerin. Vegetable glycerin is a binder and sweeting agent. Also known as glycerol or glycerine, the vegetable glycerin in pet food is sometimes used to add a chewy texture or to bind other ingredients together.

The fifth ingredient is Carrots. In pet food, carrots serve as a source of easily digested carbohydrate and fiber. Carrots contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help support your pet’s health.

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 Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 14.12% 37.08%
Crude Fat 10.59% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 5.88% 5.47%

Compared to the other 6131 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 22.96% less crude protein
  • 4.54% less fat content
  • 0.41% more fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

American Journey Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats is priced below the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Soft-Baked Dog Treats, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.

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

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