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Modern dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.
Brimming with richly nourishing meats, ACANA Classic Red features local ranch-raised Angus beef, Yorkshire pork and grass-fed lamb that are delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey™ ratios to nourish your dog completely.
Free of high-glycaemic carbohydrates, ACANA Classics feature low-glycaemic and locally grown steel-cut oats that help promote stable blood sugar and peak physical conditioning.
Prepared in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens with fresh, trusted and regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!
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MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs and their wolf cousins remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise their dietary needs remain the same too.
Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN FISH (50%) AND PROTEIN (29%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Classic Red with 50% meat, including grass-fed lamb, Angus beef and Yorkshire pork, all sourced from regional ranches and farms, and deemed fit for human consumption.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein (29%) content from premium animal ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in protein and meat (and high in carbohydrates) and use ingredients that aren’t deemed fit for human consumption.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry in ACANA Classic Red is authentically fresh and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying essential nutrients and providing the natural flavours and goodness dogs instinctively crave.
Our ingredients are from animals deemed fit for human consumption — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (3)
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. That’s why ACANA Classic Red features grass-fed lamb, Angus beef and Yorkshire pork from local farms and ranches, and provides a nourishing diversity of proteins and fats to promote peak health.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats and have long lists of synthetic additives.
WHOLEPREY™ MEAT RATIOS
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Muscle meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage deliver nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often don’t incorporate WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA replaces fast carbohydrates such as corn, rice, tapioca and potato with steel-cut oats, a healthy, low-glycaemic grain. Steel-cut oats gradually enter the blood stream, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycaemic ingredients.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate™? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Classic Red is loaded with 50% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing protein
In nature there are no synthetic food supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ONLY 5 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS
GOODNESS AND TASTE. SUPPLIED BY NATURE.
ACANA Classic Red’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients naturally, limiting supplementation to Vitamins B5, D3, E, choline and zinc.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Classic Red features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or farmed by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh each day!
Lamb meat meal (23%), steel-cut oats (22%), fresh angus beef (5%), fresh yorkshire pork (5%), lamb fat (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, raw grass-fed lamb (4%), whole oats, fresh beef liver (2%), pork meat meal (2%), herring oil (2%), fresh pork liver (2%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fibre, fresh beef tripe (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried beef liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN E, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, ZINC CHELATE, VITAMIN B5.
Designed For Carnivores
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and adapted for a diet rich in meat, protein, and fat.
Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your dog, ACANA is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates
|Crude protein (min.)||29%|
|Fat content (min.)||17%|
|Crude ash (max.)||7.5%|
|Crude fibres (max.)||5%|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.5%|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||0.8%|
|Glucosamine (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||800 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid (min.)||2.3%|
|Vitamin A||40 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||200 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||5.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||7 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||60 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.12 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is unique with feeding requirements that vary with environment, age and activity.
The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed to maintain optimum weight and peak conditioning. We suggest monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting portions as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 250ml/120g measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3493 kcal/kg (419 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 30% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.
Available sizes: 340g / 2kg / 11.4kg