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

American Journey Healthy Weight Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.91
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

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

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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 67%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 89%
? 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

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 10%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 11.11%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 44.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 31.82%

Fat: 25.76%

Carb: 42.42%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • 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 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 American Journey has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Healthy Weight Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free 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 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 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.

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

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.91$2.51-24%
Price per 100 kcal$0.13$0.17-21%
Price per day$0.08$0.10-21%

American Journey Healthy Weight Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

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.

With that in mind, we’ve compared American Journey Healthy Weight Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein33.33%30.01%+11%
DM Fat11.11%15.98%-30%
DM Fiber11.11%5.38%+107%
DM Carb44.44%47.92%-7%
Caloric Content3212 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-9%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with low fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.

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