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

Company info

Company HQ
Bern,Kansas
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

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

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$1.15

Price per lb

$1.59

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Overall Score

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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 60%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 84%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? 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: 27.78%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 48.89%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

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 Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Rice Bran, Brewers Rice, Barley, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Potato Protein, 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, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, DL-Methionine, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
25.00% 15.00% 44.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
27.78% 16.67% 48.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
23.71% 34.55% 41.73%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey 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 Salmon & Brown Rice Protein First Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Journey 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 27.78% 37.08%
Crude Fat 16.67% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.67% 5.47%

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

  • 9.3% less crude protein
  • 1.54% more 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 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 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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