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 & turkey and cage-free eggs raised on prairie farms, and delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW in WholePrey ratios.
ACANA Classics include home-grown steel-cut oats that help promote stable blood sugar and peak physical conditioning.
Prepared in our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen with trusted regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
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; and bone 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.
ACANA Prairie Poultry features fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
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; and bone and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA Prairie Poultry’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions supply nutrients the natural way, limiting supplementation to vitamins A, B5, D3, and E, choline, and zinc. Everything else your dog needs is supplied from our ingredients.
ACANA Prairie Poultry features an rich variety of 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 Kitchen fresh or raw!
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%), cage-free eggs (4%), chicken fat (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, whole oats, herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fibre, 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 tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
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.
|Crude protein (min.)||29 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7.5 %|
|Crude fibre (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 %|
|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|
|Chicory root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
ACANA benefits dogs of all breeds. 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.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey wolf is ancestor to all dogs. While years of breeding have 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 meat that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
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, 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.
We use fresh meat in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the meat in ACANA Prairie Poultry is 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 meat.
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 rarely fresh.
That’s why ACANA features free-run chicken & turkey 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.
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; and cartilage or bone provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that deliver nutrients naturally, in highly bio-available forms, 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 carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any, carbohydrates.
That’s why ACANA limits carbohydrate content and replaces fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca, and potato with steel-cut oats — a healthy option that enters the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar, and decreases 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.