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American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.87
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Salmon
  • Salmon Meal

Ingredients

Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Canola Meal, Flaxseed, Pea Starch, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), L-Threonine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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60%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 30%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 62%
? 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 85%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 64%

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: 25%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carb: 52.22%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.72%

Fat: 28.81%

Carb: 46.47%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • 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 Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato 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 Salmon Meal. Salmon meal is ground flesh from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon meal might also include other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon meal can be a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

The third ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

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 Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.87$2.51-25%
Price per 100 kcal$0.12$0.17-25%
Price per day$0.07$0.10-26%

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein27.78%30.01%-7%
DM Fat13.33%15.98%-17%
DM Fiber6.67%5.38%24%
DM Carb52.22%47.92%9%
Caloric Content3330 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-6%

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.

Analysis Overview

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

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

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