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Joy Super Meal Dry Dog Food

Joy Super Meal Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Pinckneyville, Illinois
Parent company
Joy Dog Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.42
Cost per day: $0.05
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 60%
? 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 93%
? 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: 30%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 37%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 3.33%

Carb: 41.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.96%

Fat: 42.03%

Carb: 32.01%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

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

Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Pearled Barley, Oat Groats, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Dried Egg Product, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Brewers Yeast, Canola Oil, Fish Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Pumpkin, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), 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 B-12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract. Caloric Content 3,835 kcal/kg, 422 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Joy Super Meal 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 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.

The fourth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

The fifth ingredient is Citric Acid. Citric acid is a concentrated antioxidant. The citric acid in pet food is often added as a natural preservative to help prevent spoilage and ensure that your pet’s food remains fresh, nutritious and palatable.

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 Super Meal Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 33.33% 29.99%
DM Fat 22.22% 15.88%
DM Fiber 3.33% 5.14%

This recipe has:

  • 3.34% more protein
  • 6.34% 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.

Analysis Overview

Joy Super Meal Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Super Meal 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, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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