FOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES
ACANA Free-Run Duck is a limited ingredient food featuring 50% duck, a single easily digestible animal protein that is perfect for diet-sensitive dogs of all breeds and life stages.
Raised free-run in rural Ontario, our fresh duck arrives in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mirror the natural diet, while fresh pear, squash and pumpkin support healthy digestion.
Prepared from fresh regional ingredients in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens, ACANA Free-run Duck is ideal for fussy and diet-sensitive dogs. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey 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 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 the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN MEAT (50%) AND PROTEIN (31%)
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Free-Run Duck with 50% Ontario duck, raised free-run in rural Ontario – all deemed fit for human consumption.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/2)
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the duck in ACANA Free-Run Duck is fresh and 1/2 is dried to provide a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein.
SINGLE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCE (1)
ACANA Free-Run Duck limits exposure to a single protein source, all in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet to provide all the nutrients your dog needs to thrive.
WHOLEPREY™ MEAT RATIOS
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole 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.
ACANA features WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that deliver nutrients in highly bioavailable form – dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any. Carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes – yet conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate content.
That’s why ACANA limits total carbohydrate content and replaces fast digesting carbohydrates like rice, tapioca and potato with healthy, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as squash and greens. These enter the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
HOW MUCH MEAT?
Free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Free-Run Duck is loaded with 50% duck.
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
1/2 of the duck in ACANA Singles is FRESH and 1/2 is dried. All is from duck deemed fit for human consumption.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Singles feature a single animal protein in WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.
Free-run duck – meat, giblets and cartilage from rural Ontario farms.
ONLY 3 SUPPLEMENTS
Unlike conventional dog foods, ACANA’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions deliver essential nutrients naturally, eliminating the need for long lists of additives and supplements.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
Free-Run Duck features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Fresh duck (18%), duck meat meal (17%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, fresh duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (7%), duck fat (6%), fresh bartlett pears (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, dried duck cartilage (2%), lentil fiber, marine algae (1.2%) (pure and sustainable source of DHA and EPA), fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried duck liver (0.1%), salt, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
*Preserved with mixed tocopherols, a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin – Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.
DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES
Our Biologically Appropriate™ foods are designed to match the eating anatomy of dogs, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the natural diet – we’ve packed ACANA with richly nourishing proteins and fats, limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 31 % Crude fat (min.) 15 % Crude ash (max.) 7.5 % Crude fibres (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.3 % Phosphorus (min.) 0.9 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.2 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.8 % DHA (min.) 0.15 % EPA (min.) 0.1 % Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1000 mg/kg
VITAMINS & MINERALS
Vitamin A 10 KIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,000 IU/kg Vitamin E 200 IU/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 15 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 12 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 80 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 20 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 10 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.33 mg/kg Folic Acid 2.50 mg/kg Choline 1,700 mg/kg
Sodium 0.30 % Chloride 0.45 % Potassium 0.90 % Magnesium 0.11 % Iron 190 mg/kg Zinc 175 mg/kg Copper 15 mg/kg Manganese 20 mg/kg Iodine 2.00 mg/kg Selenium 0.64 mg/kg
Lysine 2.01 % Threonine 1.11 % Methionine 0.51 % Isoleucine 1.18 % Leucine 2.07 % Valine 1.46 % Arginine 1.68 % Phenylalanine 1.26 % Histidine 0.65 % Tryptophan 0.29 % Cystine 0.31 %
Chicory root 400 mg/kg Tumeric 100 mg/kg Milk thistle 100 mg/kg Burdock root 100 mg/kg Lavender 100 mg/kg Marshmallow root 100 mg/kg Rosehips 100 mg/kg
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.
That’s why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
† 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.
ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ACANA mirrors the meat and protein concentrated diets that all dogs are evolved to eat, while reducing high-glycemic carbohydrates that cause blood sugar levels to rise and fluctuate.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes and promoting peak conditioning.
Metabolic Energy of ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear is 3358 kcal/kg (403 kcal per 120 G cup) with 28% of energy from protein, 34% from fruits and vegetables and 38% from fat.