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

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Duck
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Duck Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$24.83

Price per oz

$1.87

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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 39%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? 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 70%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 100%
? 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: 35.56%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 5.56%

Carbs: 43.33%

What We Like

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

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 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. Caloric Content 3,509 kcal/kg, 345 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.00% 14.00% 39.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.56% 15.56% 43.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.48% 32.38% 37.14%

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 Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound. This antioxidant provides protection against free radicals, and helps prevent vitamin E deficiency, which can lead to nerve problems. Vitamin E helps your pet’s immune system, eyes, liver, heart, muscles, nervous system, skin, and coat.

The second ingredient is Folic Acid. Folate, also known as vitamin B9 and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into folate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage.

The third ingredient is Vitamin D3. Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is also found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets.

The fourth ingredient is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.

The fifth ingredient is Riboflavin. Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. This coenzyme is an essential ingredient in pet food, as it supports a number of important body functions and helps your pet derive energy from food. As an additive to pet food, Riboflavin helps replace natural vitamin B2 that may be lost during processing.

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 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 35.56% 30.19%
DM Fat 15.56% 16.04%
DM Fiber 5.56% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 5.37% more crude protein
  • 0.48% less fat content
  • 0.36% 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 Grain-Free Dry Dog Food With Duck & Sweet Potato is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry 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 chicken meal based sources.

In our opinion, this among the most important factors to consider when reviewing pet food. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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