Half of the meat, fish, poultry, and eggs that go into ACANA are fresh or raw, in their most nourishing form, providing the flavors and richly nourishing goodness that dogs and cats instinctively crave.
Our fresh meats are loaded with protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals in their natural form. To preserve their integrity, we gently steam-cook ACANA at low temperatures (90C/195F) in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built Kentucky DogStar Kitchen.
Fresh, raw, or dried, all ACANA meat ingredients are sourced from federally inspected facilities– a rarity among pet food makers.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?
What North American pet food makers describe as a fresh or raw meat is usually dried meat that they reconstitute by adding four parts water to one part meat to produce a ‘meat slurry’.
Unfortunately, a ‘meat slurry’ meets the AAFCO labelling standard as ‘meat’, making it difficult for Pet Lovers to understand the difference between authentically fresh or raw meat, and reconstituted meat.
WHEN WE SAY FRESH, WE MEAN IT!
In our kitchen, refrigeration is the only means of preservation for our fresh meats, and our raw meats are flash-frozen at peak season to lock in their natural goodness.
Your dog is a adapted for a diet rich in meat and protein. ACANA IS LOADED WITH UP TO 75% MEAT— three times as much as conventional dog foods — and is entirely free of grains or gluten.Learn More
With up to half of the meats FRESH OR RAW, ACANA supplies essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, providing the natural savory flavors and goodness that dogs instinctively crave.Learn More
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meat, so ACANA features a diversity of free-run poultry, cage-free eggs, ranch-raised meat, and wild-caught fish that’s simply unmatched.Learn More
Nature matched the nutrients found in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. ACANA’s ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone mirror the natural diet, eliminating the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.Learn More
ACANA features farm-fresh vegetables and fruit that provide fiber and antioxidants in natural forms.Learn More