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

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  • American Journey Salmon & 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 Salmon that is a good source of protein and Omega -3 fatty acid. Addition meat meals from Chicken and Turkey 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.


  • 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:


    Calories 430 (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 0.7%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Deboned Salmon
    2. Chicken Meal
    3. Turkey Meal
    4. Peas
    5. Sweet Potatoes

    Salmon is an excellent start; both are great sources of protein and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. Please note, each contain about 70% or more water when accounted for the order in the ingredients rank list.

    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.

    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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    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 Salmon, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Blueberries, Carrots, Salt, Salmon Oil, 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


    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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    5 thoughts on “American Journey Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

    1. My dogs love it. It seems to work well for them, and their coats seem softer since they began eating it. There was an adjustment period – the first few days, softer stools and some gas. Once they adjusted, their stools have been firm, gas is minimal or nonexistent. Do read the feeding instructions – it is a dense food, so less is required to meet calorie intake suggestion. I will buy this again.

    2. Beware – Ant infestation! When my most recent bag of GR Salmon & Sweet Potato, Limited Ingredients arrived, inside the box was swarming with ants! But much worse, when opened the bag, hundreds of dead ants clumped in the kibble – they were definitely IN the Kibble as it was processed and sealed. I tried to determine the manufacturer but Chewy said manufacturer chose to be “anonymous” – how can that be allowed?
      Do anyone know who manufactures American Journey?

      1. Cathy- What rice are you referring to? This is for an entirely grain free variety.

        “American Journey Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe GRAIN-FREE Dry Dog Food”

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