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An Abundant Variety Of Fresh Meats


Consider the variation in the natural diet: eggs today, a duck or goose tomorrow, fish the next. A rich variety of fresh meats is a key principal in our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy.

This variety is lost in conventional dog and cat foods, which typically feature a single animal ingredient, such as chicken or lamb, that’s highly processed and seldom authentically fresh.

ACANA is different, providing a minimum of three fresh meats, from ranch-raised red meats, free-run poultry and wild-caught fish, supplying your dog or cat with a richly nourishing diversity of proteins and fats to promote peak health.

* Except ACANA Singles, which feature a single animal WholePrey™ source

Heritage Red Meats

Raised on local farms in the heart of Canada’s ranching country, using nature’s simple recipe of fresh air, clean water and natural grains, our beef, bison, lamb and pork are delivered fresh each day, so they’re preservative free and loaded with goodness and taste.

Black Angus Beef
Alberta Prairie Ranches
Free-range Bison
Alberta Foothill Farms
Grass-fed Lamb
Alberta Grassland Farms
Alberta Pork
Alberta Prairie Farms

Antibiotic-free | Grass-fed | Delivered fresh or raw | Passed fit for human consumption

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Free-Run Poultry & Eggs

Raised cage-free on local prairie farms, our chicken, turkey and whole eggs are classified fit for human consumption and then delivered fresh each day so they’re full of nourishing proteins and fats. Our fresh duck is raised free-run Aurora, Ontario.

Free-Run Chicken
Alberta Prairie Farms
Free-Run Duck
Aurora, Ontario
Free-Run Turkey
Alberta Prairie Farms
Nest-Laid Eggs
Alberta Prairie Farms

Antibiotic-free | Cage-free | Delivered fresh or raw | Passed fit for human consumption

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Wild and Sustainably-caught Fish

Our saltwater fish are wild-caught from Port Hardy on North Vancouver Island, and our freshwater fish are wild and sustainably-caught from our cold northern lakes, all are whisked to our award-winning kitchens as fresh and cold as the waters they came from.

Saltwater Fish

Pacific Herring
North Vancouver Island
Arrow-Tooth Flounder
North Vancouver Island
Pacific Pilchard
North Vancouver Island
Silver Hake
North Vancouver Island
Redstripe Rockfish
North Vancouver Island

Freshwater Fish

Yellow Perch
Northern Lakes, Alberta & Saskatchewan
Northern Walleye
Northern Lakes, Alberta & Saskatchewan
Northern Pike
Northern Lakes, Alberta & Saskatchewan
Lake Whitefish
Northern Lakes, Alberta & Saskatchewan

Wild | Sustainably-caught | Delivered fresh or raw | Passed fit for human consumption

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Our foods mirror the richness, freshness and variety of meats for which dogs and cats are evolved to eat.

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Fresh Regional

We focus on sustainable and local ingredients raised by people we trust and delivered fresh each day.

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At ACANA, we prepare our own foods in our own kitchens and we DON’T make foods for anyone else.

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