American Journey Senior Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Parent companyChewy Inc.
- Deboned Chicken
- Chicken Meal
- Turkey Meal
- Dried Egg Product
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Estimated Nutrient Content
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Dry Matter Analysis
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- Low carbohydrate content
- Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
- Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
- Low in moisture
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.
Our review of American Journey Senior Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first ingredient is Deboned Chicken. Deboned chicken is chicken meat with the bones removed. In pet food, deboned chicken is a valuable source of protein.
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 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.
When we analyzed the ingredients in American Journey Senior Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.
|Product info||Market Price Avg.||% From the Avg|
|Price per lb||$1.72||$2.55||-33%|
|Price per 100 kcal||$0.11||$0.23||-52%|
|Price per day||$0.07||$0.14||-52%|
American Journey Senior Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry senior dog food.
As opposed to formulas intended for growth (puppy) and maintenance (adult), there are no special label requirements or legal definitions for “senior” diets. Senior diets are actually only required to meet the same nutritional needs as for adult diets. This means that there can be a lot of variation and interpretation by different food companies on what makes up a senior diet. Senior diets can have varying amounts of protein, fat, carbs, phosphorus, sodium, and fiber.
The assumptions that all senior pets need low protein, low fat and carbs, low phosphorus and sodium, and high fiber across the board are incorrect. The need for higher or lower levels of these nutrients varies greatly from dog to dog. That’s why it’s very important for senior pets for their pet parents to work with their veterinarian to decide what type of diet is most appropriate. For many young senior pets, the adult diets they’ve been on may be just fine to continue.
With that in mind, we’ve compared American Journey Senior Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 104 dry senior dog food recipes in our database:
|Product info||All Products avg.||% From the Avg|
|Caloric Content||3377 kcal/kg||3332 kcal/kg||+1%|
Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with moderate fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Senior Dog Foods.