FOR ALL SMALL BREED DOGS 1 YEAR AND OLDER
Mother Nature evolved dogs as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in meats with smaller amounts of fruits and vegetables.
That’s why ACANA Adult Small Breed is loaded with free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder and whole nest-laid eggs, delivered FRESH in WholePrey™ ratios, so they’re brimming with goodness and taste.
Free of grains and fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca or potato, ACANA is rich in meat proteins to promote your dog’s peak health and conditioning.
Made in our award-winning kitchens from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate™ ACANA is guaranteed to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
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 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 Large Breed with 60% meat, including cage-free chicken, wild-caught flounder and whole nest-laid eggs sourced from regional farms 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)
Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and other 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein. All animals deemed fit for human consumption. — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
A VARIETY OF WHOLE MEATS (3)
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, whole eggs and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage 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 (31%)
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 either typically low in protein (and high in carbohydrate) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.
CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED (30%)
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA limits carbohydrates and replaces fast carbohydrates (such as rice, potato and tapioca) with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients such as potato, tapioca and rice.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.
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 Adult Large Breed 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 to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing protein.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Heritage foods feature three 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 prairie farms.
Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
Wild flounder – whole and fresh from North Vancouver Island.
In nature there are no synthetic food 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; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Adult Small Breed 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 kitchens fresh each day!
Fresh chicken meat (12%), chicken meal (12%), turkey meal (12%), red lentils, whole green peas, field beans, chicken fat (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (2%), sun-cured alfalfa (2%), green lentils (2%), whole yellow peas, pea fiber, fresh chicken cartilage (1%), 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, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: ZINC CHELATE. VITAMIN E (PRESERVATIVE).
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 is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 31 %
Fat content (min.) 17 %
Crude ash (max.) 7 %
Crude fibres (max.) 5 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
Calcium (min.) 1.4 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %
Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.6 %
Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 %
DHA (min.) 0.3 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
Linoleic acid (min.) 2.4 %
Carbohydrate (NFE) 28 %
VITAMINS & MINERALS
Vitamin A 13 KIU/kg
Vitamin D 3 1,450 IU/kg
Vitamin E 130 IU/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.4 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5.8 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 53 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 19 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 3 mg/kg
Vitamin B 12 0.07 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.4 mg/kg
Choline 2,160 mg/kg
Sodium 0.32 %
Chloride 0.50 %
Potassium 0.72 %
Magnesium 0.12 %
Iron 170 mg/kg
Zinc 175 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
Manganese 13 mg/kg
Iodine 1.8 mg/kg
Selenium 0.64 mg/kg
Lysine 2.21 %
Threonine 1.22 %
Methionine 0.62 %
Isoleucine 1.30 %
Leucine 2.26 %
Valine 1.58 %
Arginine 2.19 %
Phenylalanine 1.37 %
Histidine 0.67 %
Tryptophan 0.31 %
Cystine 0.34 %
Tyrosine 0.98 %
Methionine-Cystiene 0.96 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.35 %
Chicory root 500 mg/kg
Juniper berries 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Lavender 150 mg/kg
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA benefits dogs of every breed and size. 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
† 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.
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 31% from protein, 28% from fruits and vegetables, and 41% from fat.