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Joy Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Joy Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Pinckneyville, Illinois
Parent company
Joy Dog Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.29
Cost per day: $0.04
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey 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 32%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 64%
? 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 95%
? 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: 26%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 5%

Carb: 48.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 23.99%

Fat: 35.86%

Carb: 40.15%

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, Oat Groats, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Peas, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Turkey Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Egg Product, Fish Meal, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrus Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), L-Lysine, Dl-Methionine, Vegetable Oil, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract. Caloric Content 3,605 kcal/kg, 369 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

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.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Joy Ultimate Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 28.89% 29.99%
DM Fat 17.78% 15.88%
DM Fiber 5% 5.14%

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.

Analysis Overview

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.

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