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American Journey Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato

American Journey Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato
Company info
Company HQ
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.87
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Duck
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Pea Protein


Deboned Duck, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Meal, Lentils, Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Duck Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Carrots, Salmon Oil, Salt, Blueberries, Taurine, Vitamins (Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

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

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Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 39%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 72%
? 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 73%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? 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


Protein: 32%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 39%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 35.56%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 5.56%

Carb: 43.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 30.48%

Fat: 32.38%

Carb: 37.14%

Our Review

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • 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 Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Duck. Deboned duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl, with all bones removed. In pet food, deboned duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

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 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.

The fourth 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.

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 Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 35.56% 30.01%
DM Fat 15.56% 15.98%
DM Fiber 5.56% 5.38%
DM Carb 43.33% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3509 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 5.55% more protein
  • 0.42% less fat
  • 0.18% more fiber
  • 42.36% less carb
  • 28 less kcal/kg

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $1.87 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.12 $0.17
Price per day $0.07 $0.10

Analysis Overview

American Journey Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

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

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