American Journey Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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  • American Journey Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: June 28, 2017
  • Last modified: June 28, 2017
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Review Summary:

First ingredient is Beef that is a good source of protein that offers a complete amino acid profile. Addition meat meals are right behind to bolster the protein too. The combo of meat sources, help sling the protein content to relatively high levels. Peas, chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes are near close to the top of the ingredient list, which offer vitamins and other important nutrients. Salmon oil and flaxseed help contribute to the healthy Omega fatty acid content. The dietary-fiber level is relatively high and may be beneficial to a dog’s digestive system. Overall, this recipe is an excellent option with its well-balanced offerings.

Pros

  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Chelated / proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • AAFCO Profile

    Growth and Reproduction Adult Maintenance No AAFCO Profile achieved
    For All Life Stages  –

    AAFCO Profile info

    Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    32% (min) 14% (min) 5% (max) 10% (max) 31% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    1.2%0.1%

    Calories 433 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 150 IU/kg
    Calcium  1.2%
    Phosphorus 1%
    Selenium 0.35 mg/kg
    Zinc 140 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid)  0.1%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.6%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Deboned Beef
    2. Chicken Meal
    3. Turkey Meal
    4. Peas
    5. Chickpeas

    Beef is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Chicken and Turkey meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with an effective profile of the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and beta–carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.

    Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.

    All Ingredients

    Deboned Beef, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Dried Kelp, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Unknown
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     

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