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Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food

Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Pinckneyville, Illinois
Parent company
Joy Dog Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $0.73
Cost per day: $0.03
Primary proteins
  • Corn Gluten Meal

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 27%
? 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 100%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 63%
? 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: 22%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 51%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 24.44%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 5.56%

Carb: 56.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 21.54%

Fat: 28.53%

Carb: 49.93%

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

Beef Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Ground Yellow Corn, Ground Wheat, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, 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 B-12 Supplement). Caloric Content 3,300 kcal/kg, 333 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef Meal Source Of Glucosamine. Beef Meal Source Of Glucosamine is from deboned beef. When added to pet food, it prevents arthritis and it’s suitable for pets with hip and joint problems

The second 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 third ingredient is Ground Yellow Corn. Ground yellow corn is made with cooked kernels from yellow corn species. In pet food, ground yellow corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The fourth ingredient is Ground Wheat. Ground wheat is a coarser form of ground wheatberries than wheat flour, usually made with the whole grain. In pet food, ground wheat can add texture while serving as an inexpensive source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The fifth ingredient is Wheat Middlings. Turkey giblets are hearts, gizzards, and liver from turkeys that have been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, turkey giblets can be a very good source of protein, iron, amino acids, and many other nutrients to help keep your companion healthy.

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 Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 24.44% 29.99%
DM Fat 13.33% 15.88%
DM Fiber 5.56% 5.14%

This recipe has:

  • 5.55% less protein
  • 2.55% less fat
  • 0.42% 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

Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 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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