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Just like his wild cousins, your dog is a carnivore, designed to thrive on whole game and possessing a biological need for a diet rich and varied in fresh, whole meat.

That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Dog with free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs — farmed or fished in our region by people we know and trust and delivered FRESH or RAW in WholePrey ratios, so they’re brimming with goodness and taste.

Free of grains or gluten, ACANA is rich in meat proteins to promote lean muscle mass and peak physical conditioning.

Prepared in our award-winning kitchen from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA keeps your dog healthy, happy, and strong — guaranteed.

Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT

MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.

ACANA Adult Dog

Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them, too. How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.

HOW MUCH MEAT?

ACANA Adult Dog is loaded with 60% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.

HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.

HOW MANY MEATS?

ACANA Dog foods feature fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.

  • Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney, and cartilage or bone, fresh from prairie farms.
  • Wild-caught flounder – whole and fresh from North Vancouver Island.

In nature there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.


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CANADA’S BEST & FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

ACANA Adult Dog features a rich variety of farm-fresh ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our award-winning kitchen fresh or raw.

Fresh chicken meat (11%), chicken meal (10%), turkey meal (10%), red lentils, whole green peas (9%), field beans (8%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (6%), herring meal (5%), chicken fat (5%), green lentils (5%), whole yellow peas (4%), cage-free eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa (3%), pea fibre, fresh chicken cartilage (2%), dried brown kelp, fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole parsnips, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh whole carrots, fresh Red Delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose hips.

SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. Vitamin E (preservative).

*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.


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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 features richly nourishing proteins and fats.

Crude protein (min.) 29 %
Fat content (min.) 17 %
Crude ash (max.) 7 %
Crude fibres (max.) 5 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
Calcium (min.) 1.3 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1 %
Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.6 %
Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 %
DHA (min.) 0.3 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
Linoleic acid (min.) 2.4 %
Carbohydrate (NFE) 30 %

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Your Dog is Special

ACANA benefits dogs of every variety. 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 rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.

ACANA Cobb Chicken & Greens

† 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.

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

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 3510 kcal/kg (421 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 29% from protein, 30% from fruits and vegetables, and 41% from fat.


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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE

MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.

The grey wolf is ancestor to all dogs. While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different-looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs and their wolf cousins remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise that 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 synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.

RICH IN MEAT (60%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Dog with 60% meat, including free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs sourced from regional farms and deemed fit for human consumption.

Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human-consumption chain.

HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)
Meat is in its most natural and nourishing form when it’s FRESH. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish, and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh or raw and loaded with goodness and taste, and other 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein.

Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meat.

A VARIETY OF WHOLE MEAT (3)
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features free-run chicken and whole fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the long lists of synthetic additives in conventional dog foods.

Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.

RICH IN MEAT PROTEIN (29%)
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.

Compare to conventional dog foods which are either typically low in protein (and high in carbohydrate) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.


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Available sizes: 340g | 2kg | 6kg | 11.4kg

Biologically
Appropriate™

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

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

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Outsourced

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

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