Company HQPinckneyville, Illinois
Parent companyJoy Dog Food
- Lamb Meal
- Meat Meal
- Fish Meal
- Dried Eggs
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What We Like
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
What We Did Not Like
- Low in protein
- High in carbohydrates
- Low in moisture
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.
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.
We’ve compared Joy Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:
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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.
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.