American Journey Active Life Formula Senior Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetables Recipe Dry Dog Food, 28-lb bag

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With age comes even more adventures, so help keep your wise sidekick healthy and active with American Journey Active Life Formula for senior dogs. Specially formulated to nourish from nose to tail, every bite contains antioxidants to help support normal brain health in aging dogs, vitamin A to help support healthy vision, and omega fatty acids to help maintain a healthy skin and coat. And to keep them exploring from backyards to the backcountry, glucosamine and chondroitin are added to support joint health and mobility. Every meal delivers a complete and balanced diet with real chicken as the first ingredient, along with essential vitamins and minerals, plus nutrient-dense ingredients like sweet potatoes, blueberries and mineral-rich kelp. There’s no wheat, corn, soy, chicken or poultry by-product meals, or artificial preservatives, colors or artificial flavors.

Key Benefits
  • Senior dry dog food helps support healthy aging with real chicken as the first ingredient, plus a blend of targeted nutrients.
  • Antioxidant blend helps support normal brain health in senior dogs to encourage cognitive wellness.
  • Vitamin A is added to help support healthy vision, plus omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to support skin and coat health.
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin from natural sources help support joint health and overall mobility to encourage an active lifestyle.
  • Crafted using only nutrient-dense ingredients and never any wheat, corn, soy, chicken or poultry by-product meals, or artificial preservatives, colors or artificial flavors.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    28.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, With Grain
Nutritional Info

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal (a source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Peas, Rice Bran, Barley, Turkey Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Salt, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Powdered Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Oatmeal, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Chicory Root, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Carnitine, Zinc Oxide, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,251 kcal/kg or 319 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein25.0% min
Crude Fat11.0% min
Crude Fiber7.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.1% min
Calcium1.2% min
Phosphorous1.0% min
Zinc100 mg/kg min
Selenium0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin A10,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E200 IU/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.3% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.5% min
Taurine0.1% min
Glucosamine300 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate250 mg/kg min
L-Carnitine100 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (Cups)
3 lbs1/2
6 lbs3/4
10 lbs1
15 lbs1 1/2
20 lbs2
30 lbs2 1/2
40 lbs3
50 lbs3 2/3
60 lbs4 1/4
70 lbs4 2/3
80 lbs5 1/4
90 lbs5 2/3
100 lbs6 1/4

Feed approximately 1/2 cup for every 10 lbs over 100 lbs of body weight. Always provide plenty of fresh water.

Feed approximately 1/3 cup for every 10 pounds over 100 pounds body weight. Always provide plenty of fresh water.

These guidelines are recommendations only, and should be adjusted based upon your dog's health, body condition, life stage, sex, activity and climatic temperature.

Transition Instructions

Gradually transition by adding a small amount of American Journey to your dog's current diet, reducing the amount of the current diet and increasing the amount of American Journey for 7-10 days until the transition is complete. For sensitive dogs, we recommend a 10 - 14 day transition.


Who is American Journey? Where is it manufactured?

American Journey is currently available at and PetSmart. American Journey Active Life recipes are manufactured in California following strict quality standards and FDA regulations.

What is Active Life?

The American Journey Active Life Formula is a well-rounded, balanced diet crafted with real, deboned animal protein as the first ingredient plus nutrient-rich vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots. Every bite delivers a precise blend of nutrients and antioxidants to support a healthy immune system and overall well-being, and balanced omegas to support a healthy skin and coat. There’s also natural fiber from wholesome, easy-to-digest grains like brown rice and barley. Plus, there is never any wheat, corn, soy or artificial ingredients.

Why did the packaging change?

American Journey formulas have always provided complete and balanced nutrition to help support your dog’s health and wellbeing. We updated the packaging to highlight the benefits of the formula and to provide emphasis on what makes our products special and a great option for your dog.

What are the benefits of having as chicken as the first ingredient?

Chicken is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids to support healthy muscles. Chicken along with the other ingredients in this diet provides complete and balanced nutrition for your dog’s active life.

How long will the food last after I open the bag?

Once opened, dry dog food typically lasts 6-8 weeks. For extended freshness, you can place the dry food in an airtight storage container.

What are the main differences between the regular and the senior American Journey Brown Rice formulas?

American Journey Senior diets are formulated with antioxidants to support normal brain health in aging dogs. They also contain natural sources of Glucosamine and Chondroitin to support hip and joint health and overall mobility. With omega fatty acids to support a healthy skin and coat and Vitamin A to support vision health your senior dog will have the nutrients they need to live a normal healthy life. This diet is ideal for dogs 7 years or older who may need a diet that focuses on the specific nutrients needs of senior dogs. Please remember to consult your Vet if you have questions regarding the specific needs of your dog.

Can I switch between the American Journey Active Life Recipes?

American Journey Active Life Formulas are designed that that you can change up the flavor between Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Lamb depending on the preference of your dog. However, if you plan on transitioning to a new American Journey kibble flavor, we still recommend mixing the food gradually for 7-10 days until the transition is complete. For sensitive dogs, we recommend a 10-14-day transition.

Where are the ingredients sourced?

American Journey sources from reputable suppliers in the US and worldwide, dependent upon availability. For example, the chicken, beef, and turkey proteins are sourced from the USA, the lamb comes from New Zealand and Australia and the salmon is sourced from the Americas.

Does this diet provide all the essential vitamins and minerals?

All American Journey Active Life Formulas provide precise levels of vitamins, minerals and other trace nutrients to support a healthy active life.

Does this diet provide antioxidants?

Yes, all American Journey Active Life Formulas provide antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Selenium to support a healthy immune system and overall wellbeing.

How many cups are in a bag?

There are approximately 18 cups in the 4-lb bag, 64 cups in the 12-lb bag, and 127 cups in the 28-lb bag. The Large Breed formula has approximately 130 cups in the 28-lb bag.

What is the size of the kibble?

The kibble size measures 12 x 5mm for standard formulas, a little larger than the size of a green pea.

About American Journey Active Life Senior Dog Food

AJ Senior - Crafted for Wise Explorers

Crafted for Wise Explorers

Your senior dog is always ready for the next mile or milestone ahead. That's why American Journey Active Life recipes are specially crafted to support healthy aging, with protein first for lean muscles and targeted nutrients so they can thrive at any age. Bring them the nutrition they need to keep exploring, wherever adventure leads next.

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Always Real Protein First

American Journey Active Life recipes always start with protein. That means real, deboned salmon or chicken to provide dogs the delicious protein they crave, with the essential amino acids they need for lean muscles and everyday energy.

SALMON - Source of omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA.

CHICKEN - Lean source of essential minerals and B vitamins like niacin.

Nutrient-Packed Ingredients

Every ingredient is carefully selected for its nutritional value. You won’t find any poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy or artificial preservatives on this list.


A healthy source of beta-carotene and other naturally occurring vitamins.


Rich in plant phytonutrients, beta-carotene and natural fibers to benefit digestion.


Provide omega fatty acids to help maintain a healthy skin and coat.


A whole-grain, hearty source of complex carbohydrates for clean, sustained energy.

Adventure-Ready Nutrition

Lean Muscles - Rich in protein for the building blocks of muscle to help maintain lean mass.

Cognitive Support - Antioxidant blend to help support normal brain health in aging dogs.

Vision and Skin & Coat Health - Vitamin A to support healthy eyes and omegas for a radiant skin and coat.

Joint Support - Glucosamine and chondroitin to help support joint health and overall mobility.

Digestive Health - Natural plant fibers to support normal digestion.

Compare American Journey's Unique Recipes







Crafted without any grains. Enhanced with taurine for heart health.

Rich in antioxidants from healthy vegetables, plus natural fiber from wholesome whole grains.

High-protein recipes crafted from premium animal sources to feed their carnivore instinct.

Simple, fewer ingredients and a single animal protein source for pets with sensitive stomachs.







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Puppy, Adult, Senior, All Life Stages

Puppy, Adult, Senior, All Life Stages

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All Life Stages


Standard, Large Breeds

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About American Journey

At American Journey, we know any day can be filled with adventure. That’s why from treats to dry and wet food for dogs and cats, we craft recipes to fuel everyday adventures – wherever they may take you. We always start with real, deboned protein plus nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, and manufacture our products right here in the USA, using domestic and globally-sourced ingredients from trusted suppliers.

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