FOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES
Dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.
Loaded with nourishing meat protein, ACANA Prairie Poultry features free-run chicken and turkey plus whole nest-laid eggs, delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey™ ratios, from local prairie farms.
Free of high-glycemic carbohydrates, ACANA Classics feature low-glycemic 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!
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 MEAT (50%) AND PROTEIN (29%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Prairie Poultry with 50% meat, including free-run chicken and turkey, and whole eggs delivered fresh from regional farms.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein 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 meat protein and feature pea or potato protein concentrates.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the meats in ACANA Prairie Poultry are fresh and 2/3 are dried , providing a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying the essential nutrients and natural goodness that all dogs instinctively crave.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (3)
Consider the variety in the natural diet: eggs today, a duck or goose tomorrow, fresh fish the next. Mother Nature provides a diversity of proteins and fats essential to the peak health of dogs.
Yet this variety is lost in conventional pet foods, which typically feature a single animal ingredient, such as chicken or lamb, that’s highly processed and seldom fresh.
That’s why ACANA features free-run chicken and turkey and whole nest-laid eggs from prairie farms, providing a rich and nourishing diversity of meat 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.
ACANA features WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that deliver nutrients naturally, in highly bioavailable form, all of which dramatically reduce the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which supplement over 20 different amino acids, vitamins and minerals
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate and his natural diet contains very few, if any carbohydrates. And while carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes, conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate of total content.
That’s why ACANA limits carbohydrate content and replaces fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca and potato with steel-cut oats — a healthy, low-glycemic carbohydrate that enters the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients such as rice, potato or tapioca.
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. That’s why ACANA features a richly nourishing balance of meat, organs and cartilage, which deliver the nutrients your dog needs naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them too. In nature there are no 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.How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate™? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
HOW MUCH MEAT?
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Prairie Poultry is loaded with 50% 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 is dried to provide a strong source of meat protein.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Prairie Poultry features 3 fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
Free-run turkey – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
In nature there are no synthetic 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 6 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS
Prairie Poultry’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients the natural way, limiting supplementation to Vitamins A, B5, D3, E, choline and zinc. Everything else your dog needs is supplied from our ingredients.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS:
ACANA Prairie Poultry 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!Chicken meal (25%), steel-cut oats (23%), fresh chicken meat (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, fresh turkey meat (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), chicken fat (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, whole oats, herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fiber, 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 chicken liver (0.1%), salt, fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
SUPPLEMENTS: VITAMIN A, VITAMIN D3, VITAMIN E, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, ZINC CHELATE, VITAMIN B5.
*Contains mixed tocopherals (a tocopheral rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
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, and limits unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 29 % Fat content (min.) 17 % Crude ash (max.) 7.5 % Crude fibres (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.3 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.0 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.6 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.5 % DHA (min.) 0.1 % EPA (min.) 0.1 % Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg Linoleic acid (min.) 2.4 % Carbohydrate (NFE) 29.5 %
VITAMINS & MINERALS
Vitamin A 10 KIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,000 IU/kg Vitamin E 170 IU/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 12 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 10 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 60 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 30 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 7 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.15 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.9 mg/kg Choline 2,200 mg/kg
Sodium 0.3 % Chloride 0.45 % Potassium 0.7 % Magnesium 0.1 % Iron 190 mg/kg Zinc 220 mg/kg Copper 15 mg/kg Manganese 24 mg/kg Iodine 1.9 mg/kg Selenium 0.4 mg/kg
Lysine 1.7 % Threonine 1.08 % Methionine 0.5 % Isoleucine 1.09 % Leucine 1.95 % Valine 1.4 % Arginine 1.9 % Phenylalanine 1.22 % Histidine 0.56 % Tryptophan 0.3 % Cystine 0.36 % Tyrosine 0.8 % Methionine-Cystiene 0.86 % Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.02 %
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 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 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.
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 3493 kcal/kg (419 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 30% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.