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

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

  • Deboned Venison
  • Pea Protein
  • Venison Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$2.76

Price per lb

$3.61

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 53%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? 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 37%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? 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: 24.44%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 55.56%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains low-quality ingredients

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 Venison, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Pea Protein, Venison Meal, Chickpeas, Natural Flavor, Pea Starch, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Sunflower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-Threonine, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, 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.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
22.00% 12.00% 50.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.44% 13.33% 55.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
21.75% 28.81% 49.44%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Venison. Deboned venison is meat from an elk, deer, or antelope, with all bones removed. In pet food, deboned venison can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients to support your companion’s well-being. Venison can be a novel protein in diets for pets with sensitivities, too.

The second 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.

The third 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 fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is Venison Meal. Venison meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison meal can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients to support your companion’s well-being. Venison meal can be a novel protein in diets for pets with sensitivities, too.

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 Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 24.44% 37.08%
Crude Fat 13.33% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.67% 5.47%

Compared to the other 3174 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 12.64% 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 Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from deboned venison 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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