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American Journey Puppy Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

American Journey Puppy Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Price per lb $1.85
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Lamb
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

Deboned Lamb, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Turkey Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Tapioca Starch, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Pea Protein, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, 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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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 73%
? 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 73%
? 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%

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: 30%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 29.37%

Fat: 28.53%

Carb: 42.1%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • Low in moisture
  • 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 Puppy Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free 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 Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third ingredient is Chondroitin Sulfate. Chondroitin sulfate is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is often combined with glucosamine. The chondroitin sulfate in pet food, treats, and supplements is often intended to support healthy joint function, particularly in aging companion animals.

The fourth ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fifth 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.

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

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.85$2.71-32%
Price per 100 kcal$0.11$0.16-31%
Price per day$0.07$0.10-33%

American Journey Puppy Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

A puppy needs plenty of calories to support their growth and development. In general, puppy foods are much higher in calories to help support all of the extra energy that goes into growth. Depending on your pup’s breed, they may need to continue eating puppy food for between 6 and 24 months. Small breeds tend to mature more quickly than large breeds. Make sure to ask your veterinarian how long your puppy should remain on a puppy formula.

With that in mind, we’ve compared American Journey Puppy Lamb & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 211 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein33.33%32.41%+3%
DM Fat13.33%17.87%-25%
DM Fiber5.56%4.59%+21%
DM Carb47.78%44.43%+8%
Caloric Content3630 kcal/kg3680 kcal/kg-1%

Analysis Overview

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

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