Jinx Dog Food Review 2024

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Best for picky eaters

Written by Adam Lee-Smith

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Published: 07/27/2023, edited: 03/21/2024

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Jinx is a premium dog food brand that uses high-quality ingredients in its wet food, dry food, toppers, and treats. Whole meat is always the first ingredient, providing a tasty, easily digestible source of protein for your pup.

Jinx's recipes don't contain any artificial ingredients, and most foods are suitable for all life stages, ensuring your dog's nutritional needs are met regardless of their breed, age, and health. And with over a dozen grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes to choose from, you're sure to find the pawfect food for your picky eater.

But is Jinx right for your dog? To find out, dig into our Jinx dog food review, where we cover products, ingredients, FAQs, and more!

Jinx product ranges and flavors

Jinx offers 16 dog food products, including dry kibble, wet food, and supplemental toppers.

Jinx dog food recipes are "complete and balanced," meeting the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nutrient profile guidelines for maintenance (adults), growth (puppies), or all life stages. Jinx's meal toppers and treats are for supplemental feeding only. 

Jinx Dry Grain-inclusive Dog Food

Jinx Dry Grain-inclusive Dog Food

Jinx dry dog food

Jinx dry food comes in grain-free and grain-inclusive varieties to suit all dietary needs. Each food is made from high-quality ingredients, with a whole meat source at the top of the list.

Brown rice and barley are the grains primarily used in Jinx's grain-inclusive recipes. Chickpeas, lentils, and peas substitute for grains in Jinx's grain-free dry food recipes. Each food also contains taurine, biotin, and fish oil to promote heart health and support a shiny coat.

Jinx dry food recipes contain an average of 30% protein as dry matter, which is slightly above average for premium dry dog food.

Here's a peek at the top five ingredients of Jinx's dry food products:

  • Beef & Sweet Potato: Beef, chicken meal, pearled barley, ground peas, brown rice
  • Salmon & Sweet Potato: Salmon, pearled barley, ground peas, turkey meal, brown rice
  • Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato: Organic chicken, chicken meal, pearled barley, ground peas, brown rice
  • Puppy Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato: Organic chicken, chicken meal, ground peas, pearled barley, brown rice
  • Grain-Free Organic Chicken & Carrot: Organic chicken, chicken meal, chickpeas, lentils, ground peas
  • Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato: Salmon, turkey meal, chickpeas, lentils, ground peas

Jinx Wet Dog Food

Jinx Wet Dog Food

Jinx wet dog food

Jinx wet food dog food is canned and grain-free. You'll find whole meat and meat broth in the top three ingredients of each recipe, with nutritious veggies like pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato, and carrots rounding out the rest of the list. These vegetables contain vitamins that support brain function, the immune system, and heart health.

Jinx wet dog foods consist of 36.3% protein as dry matter, which is above average for premium wet dog food. 

Jinx's wet food line includes three products — let's take a look at the top five ingredients of each one:

  • Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Pate: Beef, chicken, beef broth, vegetable broth, beef liver
  • Grain-Free Chicken & Sweet Potato Pate: Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, dried sweet potatoes, carrots
  • Grain-Free Salmon & Sweet Potato Pate: Salmon, chicken, fish broth, vegetable broth, chicken liver

Jinx Homemades

Jinx Homemades

Jinx Homemades

If you prefer pouches to cans, check out the Jinx Homemades range. These foods are formulated especially for picky eaters, with fewer primary ingredients than Jinx's other recipes. Grain-free and grain-inclusive options are available.

Like all other Jinx recipes, all Homemades products feature a whole meat as the top ingredient. Carrot, potato, and pumpkin substitute for grains in the grain-free recipes.

Jinx Homemades contain an average of 40.9% protein as dry matter, which is above average for premium wet dog food. 

Here's a look at the top five ingredients in each Jinx Homemades recipe:

  • Chicken Homemades: Chicken, carrot, brown rice, peas, kale
  • Grain-Free Beef & Chicken Homemades: Beef, chicken, carrot, potato, beef bone broth
  • Grain-Free Chicken & Tuna Homemades: Chicken, carrot, pumpkin, tuna, peas

Jinx Meal Toppers

Jinx Meal Toppers

Jinx Meal Toppers

Jinx offers a range of meal toppers to encourage fussy pups to eat their food. Jinx Meal Toppers are made with whole meat and either slow-cooked or freeze-dried.

Many of these toppers contain only a few ingredients — for example, the Freeze-Dried Salmon Topper lists only two ingredients. Here's a breakdown of the top ingredients of Jinx's meal toppers:

  • Beef & Sweet Potato Topper: Beef, pea flour, vegetable glycerin, sweet potato, citric acid
  • Chicken & Pumpkin Topper: Chicken, pea flour, vegetable glycerin, pumpkin meal, citric acid
  • Freeze-Dried Salmon Topper: Salmon, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative)
  • Freeze-Dried Chicken Topper: Chicken, chicken heart, chicken liver, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative)

Jinx Dog Treats

Jinx Dog Treats

Jinx Dog Treats

Jinx has an extensive range of dog treats, with 14 options from dental chews to broth-infused biscuits. 

Broth Biscuits

Two Jinx Broth Biscuit recipes are available: beef and chicken. Pearled barley is the top ingredient, with a quality cut of meat in the top three ingredients. Each biscuit is 35 calories, meaning they're too calorific for general training but can be used as a high-value reward. 

Tiny Treats

Jinx Tiny Treats are specifically for training. They're less than two calories per treat and are super tasty, with a quality cut of meat as the top ingredient. Jinx adds banana and sweet potato to aid digestion. Jinx Tiny Treats come in two flavors: chicken and beef. 

Jerky Tenders and Bites

Jinx Jerky recipes are slow-smoked to add flavor. A quality cut of meat is the top ingredient in all recipes. With 12 ingredients or less, Jerky Tenders have relatively few ingredients, making them suitable for sensitive stomachs. Each Jerky Tender is 35 calories. Chicken, beef, and salmon recipes are available. 

Jinx Jerky Bites contain ingredients similar to those of Jerky Tenders. For example, both chicken recipes are nearly identical, except Jerky Tenders contain sweet potatoes. At ten calories per bite, Jerky Bites are better for training than Jerky Tenders. 

Dental Chews

Jinx Dental Chews come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. They're marketed as containing limited ingredients, with no meat by-products, soy, corn, or other fillers. The top three ingredients are chicken, sweet potato, and rice flour. Jinx Dental Chews are high in calories, with the small chews containing 80 calories each.

Why Wag! likes Jinx

Here are just a few reasons why Wag! gives Jinx 4 (and a half) paws up!

Made in the USA with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients

Except for some essential vitamins, all ingredients in Jinx dog food are all sourced from suppliers right here at home.

Jinx dog food is also made at US facilities that are certified with the Global Food Safety Initiative. To get certified, manufacturers must undergo a rigorous independent audit for food safety practices.

Ideal for dogs with food sensitivities and digestive issues

Easy-to-digest foods, like meat, broth, and veggies, are the first five ingredients in all of Jinx's complete and balanced recipes. Patented probiotics also help with digestion — pawfect for dogs with sensitive tummies.

Lots of variety

Jinx dog food comes in several flavors and textures, from chunky stews to canned pâtés. Jinx caters to pups of all dietary needs and preferences, including those with grain allergies and food sensitivities.

Widely available

Jinx products are sold at online retailers and big-box stores across the country. To set up a recurring delivery schedule right to your door, sign up for an account on the Jinx website.

Recipes for all life stages

Jinx's canned wet food and dry food recipes are formulated for all age groups, regardless of size or health. That means you won't have to switch your dog to a new food as they get older or if they're pregnant. (Note that Jinx Homemades pouches are only suitable for adults.)

Concerns & considerations

Here are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing Jinx dog food. 

Not human-grade

While many of the ingredients in Jinx dog food are human-grade, its foods are not suitable for human consumption. For example, Jinx's chicken is hot-extruded, which makes it feed-grade and unsuitable for humans. 

That said, this doesn't affect the quality or nutritional value of the food. All recipes contain all the nutrients your pup needs to thrive — but it's something to keep in mind if you're keen to feed your pup a human-grade dog food.

Pricier than some alternatives

Jinx is a premium dog food, meaning its products are more expensive than some of the other kibbles you'll find on the shelf. 

For example, a 4-lb bag of Jinx Beef & Sweet Potato Kibble costs $18 when bought as a one-off purchase. One can of Jinx wet food costs $4.

Pro tip: Save 15% with a Jinx subscription, or by applying the code DFADVISOR30 at check-out. 

What pet parents say about Jinx

"My Saint Bernard has struggled with loose stool and gas with many low and high end kibbles I found Jinx on a whim and now its what she gets and her digestion is much better."

"My pup Lili is a 9 months Yorkie / Poodle mix. She went crazy for this product and was sniffing & licking the bag before I could get it into her bowl. When I placed the bowl in front of her, she ate without any issue. I like that you can see the whole ingredients and that they are created with the health of my dog in mind with no unhealthy fillers!"

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Jinx history

Jinx launched in January 2021 with backing from some famous figures, including actor Will Smith, singer Halsey, and rapper Nas. Jinx is headquartered in LA, with manufacturing plants in Georgia and Kansas.

The company was founded by Terri Rockovich, Michael Kim, and Sameer Mehta. The idea of starting a dog food business came to Rockovich while trying to find a dog food that her pup, Blitz, would wolf down.

In September 2022, the brand announced a partnership with actor Chris Evans and his rescue dog, Dodger. Chris has given several interviews about the collaboration, calling it a "good partnership" with a team that shares his love for dogs.

Jinx recalls

There have been no recorded recalls of Jinx dog food at the time of writing.

All product images sourced from the Jinx website. Copyright Jinx.


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