Is Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food Good?
Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3-star rating — around 31% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food, and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsThere is only one recipe in the line. There is no other flavors as we can see.
Recipe to review
To rate Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Joy Pure Grain Free.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||30%|
|Fat||15% or more||16%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||41%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||5%|
49 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Dried PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Dried Sweet PotatoesCarbs
Alfalfa MealCarbs, Plant Protein
Brewers Dried YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Natural FlavorFood Additive
Dried Egg ProductAnimal Protein
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite ComplexSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
Dried Saccharomyces CerevisiaeProbiotics
Dried Enterococcus Faceium Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
TipsWe find 7 Concerned and 2 Notice ingredients from Joy Pure Grain Free. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Dried Potatoes
- Brewers Dried Yeast
- Natural Flavor
- Dried Egg Product
- Sodium Selenite
- Vegetable Oil
- Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
- Dicalcium Phosphate
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
3 / 7 (43%)in top 7 ingredients
30%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 1 recipe, the group has an average of 30% protein, 16% fat and 41% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 0 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 1 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 13 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food has an carbs level higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3 star rating.
Do we recommend Joy Grain Free Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.