American Journey Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag

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Description

Start your kitten’s big adventure on the right paw with American Journey Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food. This crunchy kibble features real chicken as the first ingredient to support healthy, active and lean muscle growth. It’s specially formulated for growing kittens with important nutrients such as DHA and ARA for brain and eye development as well as omega fatty acids to nourish their skin and coat. Each meal features essential vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. You’ll feel good knowing your cat is getting high-quality, wholesome ingredients since American Journey never uses any wheat, corn, soy, poultry by-product, or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Fuel your little explorer’s big adventures with healthy and wholesome nutrition crafted just for them.

Key Benefits
  • Wholesome recipe specially crafted for growing kittens with high-quality ingredients like real chicken and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
  • Kibble texture kittens crave with nutrients in every crunchy bite.
  • Features nutrients such as DHA and AHA to support healthy brain and eye development, plus omega fatty acids to nourish their skin and coat.
  • Essential vitamins and minerals in each meal to help support your kitten’s immune system.
  • Grain-free recipe made without corn, soy, wheat, poultry by-product meal or artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

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  • Item Number
    243722
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Kitten
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca Starch, Turkey Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein, Peas, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Pea Fiber, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), Salt, Spinach, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract.

Caloric Content

3,914 kcal/kg, 444 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein40% min
Crude Fat15% min
Crude Fiber4.00% max
Moisture 10% max
Arachidonic Acid (ARA) 0.06% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.04% min
Calcium1.2% min
Phosphorus 1% min
Zinc 120 mg/kg min
Vitamin A 10,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 75 IU/kg min
Taurine0.15% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.50% min
Feeding Instructions
Weight 1 - 4 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups 6 - 12 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups)
1 - 4 lbs1/3 to 2/3Up to 2/3 
4 - 8 lbsUp to 3/42/3 to 3/4
8 - 12 lbs-3/4

• Kittens can start eating kibble moistened with water around 3-4 weeks. At weaning 6-8 weeks kittens can eat moistened or dry food at will.

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

• For pregnant or nursing cats, we recommend free-choice feeding. Always provide plenty of fresh water.

Transition Instructions

Gradually transition by adding a small amount of American Journey to your cat's current diet, gradually 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 cats, we recommend a 10 - 14 day transition.

FAQ

Who is American Journey? Where is it manufactured?

American Journey is currently available on Chewy.com. American Journey Grain-Free Cat Food is manufactured in Pennsylvania following strict quality standards and AAFCO regulations.

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 is the size of the kibble?

The kibble size measures 7.5 mm x 4 mm, which is approximately the same size in diameter as a pea.

Can I switch between the American Journey Grain-Free Cat Food recipes?

If you plan on transitioning to a new American Journey kibble flavor, we recommend mixing the food gradually for 7-10 days until the transition is complete. For sensitive cats, we recommend a 10-14-day transition.

Where are the ingredients sourced?

American Journey sources from reputable suppliers in the USA and worldwide, dependent upon availability. The meat proteins used in this product are from the USA.

What is natural flavor?

Natural flavors are made from components of ingredients that are naturally derived from plant or animal sources and processed into concentrated flavors. Natural flavors are often used to enhance the taste or aroma of products.

About American Journey Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Product Grouping

Big Nutrition for Growing Explorers

Start your kitten’s first adventures on the right paw with American Journey Kitten Recipes. Specially crafted to support healthy growth and development, these grain-free recipes feature real protein as the first ingredient to help your little explorer go from tiny to mighty.

Crafted Just for Them

Protein for Healthy Muscles

Real protein is always first to support lean muscle growth and deliver the taste cats crave.

Brain & Eye Development

Specially formulated with DHA and ARA to support healthy brain and eye development.

Healthy Immune System

Packed with essential vitamins and minerals to help maintain immune health.

Healthy Skin & Coat

Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a healthy skin and coat from the inside out.

Nutrition You Can Trust

American Journey is crafted without grain, wheat, corn, or soy ingredients. Only high-quality, trusted ingredients like real chicken, antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, flaxseeds, plus added vitamins and minerals to fuel your kitten’s healthy growth.

Ingredients

Tasty Recipes Kittens Crave

Serve your growing kitten the nutrition they need, from dry food to tasty textures including minced and paté wet food recipes.

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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. Available exclusively at Chewy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My kitten is obsessed!!!

    By Steph on Sep 28, 2021

    I have a 5 month old kitten and I’ve been buying many different dry food brands for a while now because she never really finishes all her food so it makes me think she isn’t a fan of it, so then I decided to try this one out since I buy this brand for my dog as well why not try it for my kitten! So far she is literally obsessed! She finishes her plate instantly and literally begs for more!! I have never seen her beg for more food until now! This is probably her favorite dry food so far!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for my kittens

    By 2kittenhome on Oct 13, 2021

    It may simply be that chicken upsets their systems but this wasn’t a good change for us. I gifted it to a friend with a new kitten and he seems to like it. Cats are known to be fickle!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Grain-Free and Recommended

    By Westie on Aug 27, 2021

    I've tried so many grain-free dry cat foods, and American Journey is preferred by my cats (a senior cat and a kitten). I highly recommend it. Price is comparable to other grain-free dry catfoods.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Won't eat.

    By Tiggy on Sep 13, 2021

    My kitten refused to eat this. I ended up purchasing something local I could return if she wouldn't eat that.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Two weeks and still love this dry kitty food

    By Steph on Oct 2, 2021

    My eight week old kitten, Cesare, eats this food very well. The kibble size is perfect.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent but perhaps unnecessary

    By Aria on Jun 1, 2021

    Like all AJ dry foods, this is a very decent recipe within this price range that isn’t abysmally inappropriate for cats like most dry cat foods are (although the price has unfortunately increased lately, and this “specialty food” is, of course, priced even higher). That said, for this food in particular, it may not be worth the higher price tag compared to other AJ dry foods (namely the chicken), which are already appropriate for ALL life stages, including kittens. The recipe for this food is nearly identical to the regular chicken recipe, the primary difference being that this food has 39 more calories per cup. If you have a kitten who doesn’t tend to eat much or enough, then this might be Like all AJ dry foods, this is a very decent recipe within this price range that isn’t abysmally inappropriate for cats like most dry cat foods are (although the price has unfortunately increased lately, and this “specialty food” is, of course, priced even higher). That said, for this food in particular, it may not be worth the higher price tag compared to other AJ dry foods (namely the chicken), which are already appropriate for ALL life stages, including kittens. The recipe for this food is nearly identical to the regular chicken recipe, the primary difference being that this food has 39 more calories per cup. If you have a kitten who doesn’t tend to eat much or enough, then this might be worth the buy. But if your kitten already eats their little heart out, then the regular AJ chicken is a perfectly good option, since it’s already relatively high calorie (in a mostly good way) for a dry food at 405 kcal/cup. Here’s the price break down between the two foods - Regular AJ Chicken (currently priced at $27.10 for a 12lb bag): $2.26/lb || $.56/cup (48 cups total) || $.0014/kcal || AJ Kitten Chicken (currently $19.85 for a 5lb bag) $3.97/lb || $.99/cup (20 cups total) || ~$.0022/kcal || So again, if it’s a struggle to get your kitten to eat enough, the Kitten food is going to be the better choice. If you have a little food hound on your hands and you’re on a tight budget though, then the regular chicken is perfectly fine (bear in mind though, it’s virtually impossible for kittens/cats up to 1 year old to eat TOO much. This isn’t an issue of too many calories, it merely comes down to what you can afford/want to spend). I run a rescue and hospice, and this food is also good for sick or senior kitties who suffer from inappetence due to nausea, etc, making AJ Kitten a semi-affordable, calorie dense food that we can use to supplement their main wet food diet to get some more calories in them, since they don’t have to eat as much as they would the regular chicken. So there you go. Was really hoping AJ would come out with limited ingredient varieties like they have for their dog line before this or their “indoor” formula, but the kitten food certainly has its place nonetheless. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Kitty Not Happy

    By LynEbony11 on May 26, 2021

    Kitty didn't seem to care very much for this product. Thought it would taste wonderful to them but it didn't. Not worth the price.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally! AJ kitten food!

    By NRJack on Mar 1, 2021

    I have been waiting for American Journey to come out with a kitten formula! I have experienced the AJ adult food in the past and the quality is exceptional. Now that they have kitten food I was excited to try it and my kitten loves it! #ChewyTeamRated

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our new kitty approves!

    By sgbear on Feb 3, 2021

    We rescued a stray kitten a few months ago during quarantine. Our older cats eat American journey and she started getting into their food. Glad there’s an option for her with American journey now and she’s digging in, getting the nutrients she needs and is protective of her bowl, haha. #chewyteamrated

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitten Yummies

    By TortiAndMuggleAndBartsMom on Feb 9, 2021 top25Contributor

    American Journey for all your kitten needs! This purrfect chicken kitten formula is wonderful your little youngins. All my cats agree, there’s no better option out there than American Journey! #ChewyTeamRated

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