Could this Chewy brand be the low-cost, high-quality food you’ve been waiting for? Find out in our comprehensive American Journey cat food review.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating American Journey on What Matters
We’ve analyzed American Journey and graded it according to the Cats.com standard, evaluating the brand on species-appropriateness, ingredient quality, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. Here’s how it rates in each of these six key areas.
- Species-Appropriateness – 6/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 8/10
- Customer Experience – 9/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.6/10
We give American Journey cat food a 46 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.
About American Journey
This Chewy-exclusive brand was launched in 2017. It’s marketed as top-notch pet food at an accessible price. It checks all the boxes of on-trend natural food, but good prices, pretty packaging, and fashionable formulations do not a great cat food make.
In this review, you’ll learn the facts about American Journey, finding out where it’s made, getting the details on the brand’s recall history, and getting the details on whether or not their recipes meet our standard of excellence.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
American Journey cat food is made by an unnamed manufacturer located in Kansas, with the exception of the Landmark line, which is produced in Thailand. Their ingredients are primarily sourced from the United States, along with a few countries around the world, including Mexico, China, Chile, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Has American Journey Cat Food Been Recalled?
No. American Journey pet food products have never been recalled.
What Kinds of Cat Food Does American Journey Offer?
American Journey cat food is available in grain-free wet and dry recipes. Their wet foods come in either a paté or minced in gravy consistency. The lineup includes both single and multiple-protein recipes. Protein sources include chicken, turkey, beef & chicken, and salmon.
American Journey Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Price||Our Grade|
|American Journey Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Recipe||Dry||$3.09 per lb||B-|
|American Journey Grain-Free Salmon Recipe||Dry||$2.83 per lb||B-|
|American Journey Paté Turkey & Salmon Recipe||Wet||$0.4 per oz||B+|
What Do Customers Think of American Journey Cat Food?
Based on forum comments and customer reviews, people like American Journey cat food—mostly because it is a fantastic value.
According to customer reviews, dry foods are more well-liked than their wet foods, which get lukewarm ratings. Even the popular Turkey & Salmon pate recipe gets middling reviews, with a whopping 20% of customers giving it just one star. Most unhappy reviewers say their cats didn’t like the way the food tasted or refused to eat it.
“My family of five cats have a choice of three high quality dry cat foods. All high protein, no grains. All three bowls are always kept full for them to eat when they chose to eat. Every kitty sniffs through the three choices and ALWAYS comes back to American Journey Turkey & Chicken. ALWAYS. They will eat the other two choices if one of their sibling kitties is eating with them. They do like the other two as well, but American Journey is their favorite. To me the cost to value ratio is excellent. My kitties are healthy and content. They have lots of energy and look wonderful. I recommend this brand to my friends.” – TJinUT, reviewing American Journey Turkey & Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food
“At the time of writing this, this wet food cost $18.89 for 12 cans of 12.5 oz each, $17 if you chose to Autoship. This means that for the 150 ounces you get, the unit price per ounce is only $0.13, $0.11 if you Autoship. To compare, one of the cheapest and most accessible wet food brands you can find, Fancy Feast (I chose the cheapest 24 pack option Chewy offered at the time, Classic Salmon & Shrimp Feast), is about $0.16 per ounce and you get 72 ounces per each 24 pack of 3 ounce cans. American Journey’s Turkey & Salmon pate also contains no by-products and is grain-free with comparable protein, fat, and fiber contents plus more taurine. I have two adult ( two years old when writing this) cats and give them each a quarter of a can of this wet food daily, plus their dry food of course. They really seem to like the food, although they are not the pickiest when it comes to wet food. Other reviews are right, this pate has a very soft consistency as well as a slickness to it. I don’t find the smell offensive, it’s very standard compared to some wet foods containing salmon. The cats and I are big fans of this product.” – Marli, reviewing American Journey Turkey & Salmon Wet Cat Food
“I switched to this brand several months ago and noticed that the longer I fed it to my feral cats they were increasingly hungry until I had bumped the serving size up to almost 2-3 times more. They are now shedding and their fur is dull and dry. I will not be continuing to purchase this brand but will switch back to a previous one. The only reason I tried this brand was to give them some variety.” – MissPepper, reviewing American Journey Turkey & ChickenRecipe Dry Cat Food
“I have been trying many brands and flavors of wet foods recently to find one that both of my 7 month old kittens like. One of them was recently diagnosed with IBD and put on a grain and chicken free diet, which meant waving bye to their old favorite Science Diet. I have very mixed feelings about this American Journey food. On the one hand, both my boys love the taste and texture. And my IBD guy seems to do OK on it so far. I love the price point and large can size. However, we are about halfway through our case and have one can that is severely dented (definitely from the manufacturer, not Chewy, as the box was fine)It’s so deeply dented that I will just throw it away. I have also had two cans so far full of little bone fragments. So far, none that would pose a choking hazard, but still gross. So I don’t think I will purchase this food again because there seems to be some definite quality control issues.” – Megan, reviewing American Journey Turkey & Salmon Wet Cat Food
How Much Does American Journey Cat Food Cost?
American Journey cat food is one of the cheaper foods on the market. It costs about $0.30 to $0.38 per day to feed an average cat one of their dry recipes. If you opt for one of American Journey’s wet cat foods, that price will be a little higher, averaging around $1.63 per day.
Overall, Is American Journey a Good Choice?
If you want to get a pretty good food at a pretty good price, consider American Journey. Its competitive edge is spelled out in dollars and cents. American Journey wet food is nutritionally similar to brands like Wellness Complete Health at a slightly lower price and its dry food is a few cents per ounce cheaper than similar grain-free kibble.
Where To Buy American Journey Cat Food?
You can only buy American Journey cat food on Chewy.com. This pet product retailer ships to home addresses in the contiguous United States only.