Just like his wild cousins, your large-breed dog is a carnivore, possessing a biological need for a diet rich and varied in fresh, whole meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Large Breed with free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs in WholePrey ratios that nourish naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
Excess weight can stress bones and joints, so ACANA is free of grains or gluten, providing extra meat protein to promote lean muscle mass while managing body fat.
Prepared in our award-winning kitchen from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA keeps your big dog healthy, happy, and strong.
Read our ingredients and you’ll be happy 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.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
ACANA Adult Large Breed is loaded with 60% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
ACANA Dog foods feature 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 prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA Adult Large Breed features an rich variety of farm-fresh ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our award-winning kitchen fresh or raw.
Fresh chicken meat (13%), chicken meal (12%), turkey meal (11%), red lentils, whole green peas (8%), field beans, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), fresh cage-free eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (3%), chicken fat (3%), sun-cured alfalfa, green lentils, whole yellow peas, pea fibre, fresh chicken cartilage (2%), 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.
SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. Vitamin E (preservative).
*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.)||31 %|
|Fat content (min.)||15 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.4 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.4 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||1.2 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.4 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.4 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1500 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid (min.)||2.2 %|
|Carbohydrate (NFE)||29 %|
|Vitamin A||12.2 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,475 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||140 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||55 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||20 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||4 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.07 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2 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 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 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.
ACANA Adult Large Breed 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 3375 kcal/kg (405 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 30% from fruits and vegetables, and 38% 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 that 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 have evolved to eat, while limiting synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Large Breed with 60% meat, including free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs sourced from regional farms.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human-consumption chain.
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 the other 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein. All ingredients are from 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.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, cage-free eggs, and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone 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.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, 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 carbohydrates) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.
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 carbs (like rice, potato, gluten, or tapioca) and replaces them with farm-fresh vegetables and fruit.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients.