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American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Puppy

Price per lb

$2.62

Overall Score

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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 71%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 74%
? 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 60%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 85%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 5.56%

Carbs: 47.78%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs

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

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Tapioca Starch, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 12.00% 43.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 13.33% 47.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
29.37% 28.53% 42.10%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food 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 Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

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 & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 33.33% 37.08%
Crude Fat 13.33% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 5.56% 5.47%

Compared to the other 3174 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 3.75% less crude protein
  • 1.8% less fat content
  • 0.09% 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 & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Puppy Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned chicken based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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