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

American Journey Limited Ingredient Venison & 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 $2.49
Cost per day: $0.10
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Venison
  • Venison Meal
  • Potato Protein
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Deboned Venison, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Chickpeas, Venison Meal, Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Canola Meal, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Tapioca Starch, Pea Starch, Pea Protein, Sunflower Oil, Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), DL-Methionine, L-Threonine, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), L-Tryptophan, 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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58%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 27%
? 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 50%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? 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: 22%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 50%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 24.44%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 6.67%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 55.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 21.75%

Fat: 28.81%

Carb: 49.44%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • 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 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 Limited Ingredient Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free 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. 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 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.

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

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$2.49$2.51-1%
Price per 100 kcal$0.17$0.17+0%
Price per day$0.10$0.10-0%

American Journey Limited Ingredient Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced within 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 Limited Ingredient Venison & 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 Protein24.44%30.01%-19%
DM Fat13.33%15.98%-17%
DM Fiber6.67%5.38%+24%
DM Carb55.56%47.92%+16%
Caloric Content3307 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-7%

Analysis Overview

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

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