‡For All Life Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
Your cat is an obligate carnivore, biologically requiring a diet rich in protein from quality animal ingredients. ACANA Meadowlands offers quality animal ingredients from free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs. Protein-rich and nutrient-dense, ACANA includes WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone, so your cat is getting everything they need for peak health along with a delicious flavor they’ll crave, keeping them happy, healthy, and strong.
Providing a strong and natural source of essential protein, vitamins, and minerals.
FRESH OR RAW
POULTRY OR FISH
Supplied by people we know and trust, delivering nutrients in their most nourishing form.
ANIMAL PROTEIN VARIETIES
Refrigeration preserves our FRESH ingredients. Our RAW ingredients are frozen at peak freshness to lock in nutrients.
Small prey animals are what your cat's ancestors would have hunted and eaten in the wild.
WholePrey means we use turkey, organs, and cartilage to utilize all the nutrients available.
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken liver, chicken meal, catfish meal, pollock meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, chicken fat, pea starch, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, rainbow trout, eggs, catfish, pollock oil, natural chicken flavor, chicken heart, lentil fiber, turkey meal, turkey liver, turkey heart, chicken cartilage, turkey cartilage, freeze-dried turkey liver, choline chloride, dried kelp, whole cranberries, whole pumpkin, collard greens, carrots, apples, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin A acetate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, copper proteinate, L-carnitine, DL-methionine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
Your cat is an obligate carnivore and shares her anatomy with the Near Eastern wildcat, which means her body, teeth, and jaws, and short digestive tract are designed 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 cat, ACANA Meadowlands is rich in nourishing protein and oils from animal ingredients, all the while excluding grains, gluten, and long lists of synthetic additives found in some cat foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||36 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||18 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||4 %|
|Moisture (max.)||10 %|
|Dietary starch(max.)||15 %|
|Sugar (max.)||1.2 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.15 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.6 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.2 %|
|Magnesium (min.)||0.1 %|
|Taurine (min.)||0.1 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||3.5 %|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)|
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Just like you, your cat or kitten is a unique individual and her feeding requirements will vary with breed, environment, age, and activity.
That’s why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your cat or kitten’s weight and adjusting amounts as needed. We also recommend feeding her twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your cat or kitten as it takes time for her digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a five-to-seven-day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day seven you are feeding 100% ACANA.
† Use a standard 8-ounce 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 Meadowlands Cat is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to some cat foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, promoting your cat’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3850 kcal/kg (439 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 37% from protein, 23% from carbohydrates and 40% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR CAT’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The Eastern wildcat is the closest relative of domestic cats. Despite years of breeding, the internal workings and eating anatomy of wild and domestic cats remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain the same too.
Our Biologically Appropriate principle is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness, and variety of meat that nature evolved cats to eat, and exclude grains, gluten, synthetic additives, and anything else that nature didn’t intend your cat to eat.
Your cat is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single-hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic cats are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why ACANA Meadowlands is brimming with 75% quality animal ingredients including free-run chicken & turkey, cage-free eggs, and whole rainbow trout and blue catfish from regional farms and waters.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowlands are delivered FRESH or RAW, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat, which means our fresh meat is never frozen. Our raw meat is flash-frozen at their source to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of meat ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of animal protein and fat.
In nature, your cat’s diet would include an assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Meadowlands features a rich diversity of fresh free-run poultry, cage-free eggs, and freshwater fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your cat’s natural diet and nourish her naturally.
ACANA is entirely free grains or gluten, commonly substituted for meat protein by many specialty cat foods to reduce costs. Instead ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants, that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight and nourish your cat according to her biological needs.
Your cat’s natural diet contains almost no carbohydrate at all. That’s why ACANA features fruits and vegetables in limited quantities—meaning no extra non-essential carbohydrate to be stored as body fat.
This helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.