Company HQPinckneyville, Illinois
Parent companyJoy Dog Food
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What We Like
- 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
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 Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula 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 Oat Groats. Oat groats are whole seeds from the oat plant that have had their tough outer hulls removed. The oat groats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.
The third ingredient is Pearled Barley. Pearled Barley is the cereal grain barley with its outer hull removed. In pet food, pearled barley serves as a source of carbohydrates. It is lower in nutrients than whole barley or barley groats.
The fourth 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 fifth 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.
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 Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food.
We’ve compared Joy Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:
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This recipe has:
- 1.10% less protein
- 1.90% more fat
- 0.14% 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 Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Joy Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula 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 controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.