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 protein and omega-3 fatty acids ACANA Wild Coast features sustainable fish, wild-caught off North Vancouver Island’s cold Pacific waters and whisked to our kitchen FRESH and WHOLE, so they’re bursting with goodness and taste.
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 and fish 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 (29%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Wild Coast with 50% wild and sustainably caught fish, including Pacific herring, Arrowtooth flounder and Pacific hake, all deemed fit for human consumption.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein (29%) content from premium fish 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 protein and meat (and high in carbohydrates) and use ingredients that aren’t deemed fit for human consumption.
HIGH FRESH FISH INCLUSIONS (1/3)
We use fresh fish in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the fish in ACANA Wild Coast is authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of protein, supplying essential nutrients and providing the natural flavours and goodness dogs instinctively crave.
Our ingredients are from fish deemed fit for human consumption — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh fish or meats.
AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF FISH (3)
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats and fish. That’s why ACANA Wild Coast features wild and sustainably caught fish off Vancouver Island – whole Pacific herring, Arrowtooth flounder and Pacific hake – and provides a nourishing diversity of 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. Meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
Richly nourishing whole fish provides a concentrated source of nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplement to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often don’t incorporate WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA replaces fast carbohydrates such as corn, rice, tapioca and potato with steel-cut oats, a healthy, low-glycemic grain. Steel-cut oats gradually enter the blood stream, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients.
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 Wild Coast is loaded with 50% fish — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
1/3 of the fish in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of protein.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Wild Coast features 3 fresh fish in WholePrey™ ratios that include fish, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
• Pacific Herring – whole and fresh from Canada’s North Pacific.
• Arrowtooth Flounder – whole and fresh from Canada’s North Pacific.
• Pacific Hake – whole and fresh from Canada’s North Pacific.
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 5 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTSACANA Wild Coast’s rich fish and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients in the most natural way possible, limiting supplementation to Vitamins B5, E, choline, zinc and copper.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS:
ACANA Wild Coast features an unmatched variety of regional fish that are wild-caught by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh and whole each day!
Herring meal (24%), steel-cut oats (23%), fresh whole pacific herring (10%), fresh whole flounder (6%), herring oil (6%), cold-pressed canola oil, fresh whole silver hake (4%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, whole oats, 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 herring (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
Vitamin E, Choline chloride, Zinc chelate, Vitamin B5, Copper chelate.*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol 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.) 1.1 % Phosphorus (min.) 0.9 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.4 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.4 % DHA (min.) 0.4 % EPA (min.) 0.3 % Glucosamine (min.) 700 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg Linoleic acid (min.) 2.2 % Carbohydrate (NFE) 29.5 %
VITAMINS & MINERALS
Vitamin A 16 KIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,800 IU/kg Vitamin E 190 IU/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 21 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 20 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 55 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 23 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 18 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.2 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.4 mg/kg Choline 2,200 mg/kg
Sodium 0.4 % Chloride 0.7 % Potassium 0.8 % Magnesium 0.14 % Iron 100 mg/kg Zinc 205 mg/kg Copper 35 mg/kg Manganese 20 mg/kg Iodine 3.5 mg/kg Selenium 0.7 mg/kg
Lysine 2.41 % Threonine 1.3 % Methionine 0.76 % Isoleucine 1.33 % Leucine 2.35 % Valine 1.6 % Arginine 2.18 % Phenylalanine 1.38 % Histidine 0.7 % Tryptophan 0.36 % Cystine 0.35 % Tyrosine 0.96 % Methionine-Cystiene 1.11 % Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.34 %
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.