ACANA Free-Run Duck is a limited-ingredient food featuring 50% duck, a single, easily digestible animal protein that is perfect for dogs with food sensitivities or choosy eaters of all breeds and life stages.
Raised free-run, our duck arrives in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mirror the natural diet, while delicious pear, squash, and pumpkin support healthy digestion.
Prepared from Fresh Regional Ingredients in our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen, ACANA Free-Run Duck is richly nourishing with a delicious flavour. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH OR FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
ACANA Singles feature a single animal protein in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone.
Unlike conventional dog foods, ACANA’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions deliver essential nutrients naturally, eliminating the need for long lists of additives and supplements.
ACANA Free-Run Duck features a rich variety of farm-fresh ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen fresh or raw.
Fresh duck (18%), duck meat meal (17%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, fresh duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (7%), duck fat (6%), fresh Bartlett pears (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, dried duck cartilage (2%), lentil fibre, marine algae (1.2%) (pure and sustainable source of DHA and EPA), fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried duck liver (0.1%), salt, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
*Preserved with mixed tocopherols, a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin – Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.
Our Biologically Appropriate foods are designed to match the eating anatomy of dogs and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the natural diet. We’ve packed ACANA with richly nourishing protein and fat, with no grains or gluten.
|Crude protein (min.)||31 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||15 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7.5 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.3 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.9 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||0.8 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.15 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.1 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1200 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||1000 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||10 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||200 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||15 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||12 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||80 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||20 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||10 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.33 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2.50 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 and life stages. Just like you, your dog is unique and feeding requirements will vary with environment, age, and activity. The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed. Feed twice daily and always keep fresh 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 Free-Run Duck 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 from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3393 kcal/kg (407 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruit, 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 a dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single-hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Free-Run Duck with 50% duck, raised free-run on regional farms.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog completely.
We use fresh meat in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the duck in ACANA Free-Run Duck is fresh, and 1/2 is dried to provide a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein.
ACANA Free-Run Duck limits exposure to a single protein source, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mirror the natural diet to provide all the nutrients your dog needs to thrive.
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Muscle meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that deliver nutrients in highly bio-available forms, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any. Carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes – yet conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate content.