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

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Age range

Senior

Cost per day

$1.32

Price per lb

$1.79

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Overall Score

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73%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 71%
Quality of Ingredients: 72%
Recall History: 86%
Price: 77%
Customer Experience: 93%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 7.78%

Carbs: 46.67%

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product
  • Fructooligosaccharides

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • None

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

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 11.00% 42.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 12.22% 46.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.39% 27.06% 42.55%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Senior 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 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 fourth 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 fifth 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.

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 Senior Dry Dog Food.

There are 25 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of controversial ingredients

  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Chickpeas
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Peas
  • Powdered Cellulose
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tapioca Starch

List of potential allergens

  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product
  • Fructooligosaccharides

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Senior Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 33.33% 37.08%
Crude Fat 12.22% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 7.78% 5.47%

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

  • 3.75% less crude protein
  • 2.91% less fat content
  • 2.31% 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 Senior Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Senior 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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