American Journey Large Breed Salmon & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Overall Score



Nutrient Value: 57%
Quality of Ingredients: 64%
Recall History: 86%
Price: 87%
Customer Experience: 93%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 26.67%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 53.33%

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken Fat
  • Deboned Salmon

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

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.00% 12.00% 48.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
26.67% 13.33% 53.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
23.73% 28.81% 47.46%

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Deboned Salmon. Deboned salmon is meat from any species of salmon fish, with the bones removed. The deboned salmon in pet food is an excellent source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acid, and many other vital nutrients.

The second ingredient is Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden fish meal is dried, ground tissue from menhaden fish. In pet food, menhaden fish meal serves as a source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to help keep your companion’s skin and coat healthy.

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 Large Breed Salmon & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food.

There are 26 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 Beet Pulp
  • Oatmeal
  • Pea Protein
  • Peas
  • Rice Bran
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomato Pomace

List of potential allergens

  • Deboned Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken Fat
  • Deboned Salmon

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 26.67% 37.08%
Crude Fat 13.33% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.67% 5.47%

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

  • 10.41% less crude protein
  • 1.8% less 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 Large Breed Salmon & 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 Large Breed Salmon & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned salmon 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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