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American Journey Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Training Bits Dog Treats

Company info

Company HQ
Parent company
Chewy Inc.

Primary proteins

  • Salmon

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult, Puppy

Cost per day


Price per oz


Overall Score



? 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 76%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 23%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs

What We Did Not Like

  • Contains potentially-harmful 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.


Salmon, Chickpea Flour, Sweet Potatoes, Whole Dried Potatoes, Potato Protein, Vegetable Glycerin, Molasses, Ground Peas, Gelatin, Natural Smoke Flavor, Salt, Flaxseed, Citric Acid (a preservative), Distilled Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Phosphoric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract.

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Journey Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Training Bits Dog Treats begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Chickpea Flour. Chickpea flour is finely ground chickpeas, nutritious legumes that are also known as garbanzo beans. The chickpea flour in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is Whole Dried Potatoes. Whole dried potatoes are dehydrated potato tubers with the skin on, generally chopped or ground to create texture and facilitate the drying process. In pet food, whole dried potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Whole dried potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

The fifth ingredient is Potato Protein. Potato protein is an isolated protein that comes from potatoes. In pet food, potato protein is used as a low cost protein source as well as an emulsifier and texture-enhancing agent.

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 Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Training Bits Dog Treats.

Analysis Overview

American Journey Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Training Bits Dog Treats is priced below the average market price for Dog Treats.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Soft & Chewy Training Bits Dog Treats, we found that most of the protein is derived from salmon based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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