FOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES
ACANA Pacific Pilchard is a limited ingredient food containing 50% wild-caught pilchard, a single, easily digestible fish protein that’s ideal for diet-sensitive dogs of all breeds and life stages.
Wild and sustainably caught off North Vancouver Island our pilchard arrives fresh and whole, in nourishing WholePrey™ ratios that mirror the natural diet, while fresh greens and pumpkin support healthy digestion.
Prepared from the best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens, this Biologically Appropriate™ food is perfect for fussy or diet-sensitive dogs. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
FISH AND 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 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 FISH (50%) AND PROTEIN (31%)
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in fish and 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 Pacific Pilchard with 50% pilchard, wild-caught off North Vancouver Island – all deemed fit for human consumption.
HIGH FRESH FISH INCLUSIONS (1/2)
We use fresh fish in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the pilchard in ACANA Pacific Pilchard is fresh and 1/2 is dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing fish protein.
SINGLE FISH PROTEIN SOURCE (1)
ACANA Pacific Pilchard limits exposure to a single protein source, all in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet to provide all the nutrients your dog needs to thrive.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole fish to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Fish provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
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 FISH?
Free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Pacific Pilchard is loaded with 50% fish. All is from fish deemed fit for human consumption.
HOW MUCH FRESH FISH?
1/2 of the fish in ACANA Singles is FRESH and 1/2 is dried.
HOW MANY FISH?
ACANA Pacific Pilchard features a single animal protein in WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage.
Pacific pilchard – whole and fresh from Canada’s North Pacific.
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
ACANA Pacific Pilchard 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 whole pacific pilchard (25%), whole pilchard meal (18%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole garbanzo beans, pilchard oil (7%), fresh green kale (1.5%), fresh spinach greens (1.5%), fresh turnip greens (1%), cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried pilchard (0.1%), fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: 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.) 1.1 % Phosphorus (min.) 0.9 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.5 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.5 % DHA (min.) 0.4 % EPA (min.) 0.3 % Glucosamine (min.) 700 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
VITAMINS & MINERALS
Vitamin A 13 KIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,500 IU/kg Vitamin E 300 IU/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 8 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 9 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 66 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 15 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 8 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.19 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.30 mg/kg Choline 1,400 mg/kg
Sodium 0.30 % Chloride 0.50 % Potassium 0.85 % Magnesium 0.13 % Iron 117 mg/kg Zinc 231 mg/kg Copper 20 mg/kg Manganese 19 mg/kg Iodine 3.20 mg/kg Selenium 0.71 mg/kg
Lysine 2.27 % Threonine 1.15 % Methionine 0.60 % Isoleucine 1.25 % Leucine 2.11 % Valine 1.51 % Arginine 2.12 % Phenylalanine 1.35 % Histidine 0.64 % Tryptophan 0.31 % Cystine 0.30 %
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
ACANA benefits dogs of all breeds and life stages. Just like you, your dog is unique and feeding requirements will vary with environment, age and activity. The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed. Feed twice daily and always keep fresh water available.
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 Pacific Pilchard is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Unique 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 3393 kcal/kg (407 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 38% from fat.