Company HQPinckneyville, Illinois
Parent companyJoy Dog Food
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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 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.
We’ve compared Joy Maintenance Plus Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:
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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.
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.