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Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Pinckneyville, Illinois
Parent company
Joy Dog Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.50
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Lamb Meal
  • Meat Meal
  • Fish Meal
  • Dried Eggs

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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67%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 25%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 55%
? 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 99%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 21%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 53%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 23.33%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carb: 58.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 20.36%

Fat: 28.25%

Carb: 51.39%

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

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Joy since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Joy has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Brown Rice, Dried Peas, Meat Meal, Oat Groats, Pearled Barley, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Pumpkin Meal, Fish Meal, Dried Eggs, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Ascorbic Acid). Caloric Content 3,383 kcal/kg, 345 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Brewers Rice. Brewers rice is a byproduct of the beer industry. The brewers rice in pet food has been dried and ground for use as a carbohydrate source, often in gluten-free recipes.

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 Dried Peas. Dried peas are dried seeds from any edible pea plant species. The dried peas in pet food are typically ground to provide a source of plant-based protein, fiber, and other important nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Meat Meal. Meat meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from animals that have been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, meat meal can serve as a protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It might contain meat from several species and quality may be questionable.

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 Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 23.33% 29.99%
DM Fat 13.33% 15.88%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.14%

This recipe has:

  • 6.66% less protein
  • 2.55% less fat
  • 0.70% less 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

Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from lamb meal based sources.

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

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