American Journey Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Overall Score



Nutrient Value: 55%
Quality of Ingredients: 66%
Recall History: 86%
Price: 72%
Customer Experience: 90%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 25.56%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 51.11%

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Lamb
  • Lamb Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Turkey Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken Fat
  • Deboned Lamb

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Brewers Rice

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.


Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Pea Protein, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Rice, Barley, Natural Flavor, Turkey Meal, Tomato Pomace, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, L-Threonine, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
23.00% 15.00% 46.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
25.56% 16.67% 51.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
21.82% 34.55% 43.63%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Lamb. Deboned lamb is meat from a young sheep, with all the bones removed. In pet food, deboned lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The third ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

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 Pea Protein. Pea protein is a good source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. While the pea protein in pet food isn’t normally a primary protein source, it is easy to digest and it’s also a good source of fiber.

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 Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food.

There are 30 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Brewers Rice

List of controversial ingredients

  • Barley
  • Blueberries
  • Brown Rice
  • Carrots
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Oatmeal
  • Pea Protein
  • Peas
  • Rice Bran
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomato Pomace

List of potential allergens

  • Dried Egg Product

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken Fat
  • Deboned Lamb

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 25.56% 37.08%
Crude Fat 16.67% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.67% 5.47%

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

  • 11.52% less crude protein
  • 1.54% more fat content
  • 1.2% 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 Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Lamb & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned lamb based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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