Company HQPinckneyville, Illinois
Parent companyJoy Dog Food
- Chicken Meal
- Corn Gluten Meal
- Dried Egg Product
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What We Like
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
- Most customers have good experiences with this food
- Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
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 Puppy Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first 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 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 Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.
The fourth ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.
The fifth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.
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 Puppy Dry Dog Food.
We’ve compared Joy Puppy Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:
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This recipe has:
- 5.57% more protein
- 4.12% more fat
- 1.81% 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 Puppy Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Puppy Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.
As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.