‡For All Life Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
Your cat is an obligate carnivore, anatomically designed to eat a diet rich in animal protein. Bursting with wild-caught whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, hake, and flounder, ACANA Wild Atlantic has a delicious flavor, and naturally delivers the nutrients your cat requires for peak health, nourishing them the way Mother Nature intended.
Providing a strong and natural source of essential protein, vitamins, and minerals.
FRESH OR RAW
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 fish, organs, and cartilage to utilize all the nutrients available.
Whole mackerel, whole herring, whole hake, Acadian redfish, mackerel meal, herring meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, pea starch, whitefish meal, pollock oil, pollock meal, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, sunflower oil, flounder, natural fish flavor, lentil fiber, saower oil, freeze-dried cod liver, choline chloride, whole cranberries, whole pumpkin, collard greens, carrots, apples, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, dried kelp, taurine, copper proteinate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, 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, 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 Wild Atlantic is rich in nourishing protein and oils from meat, 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.)||0.5 %|
|DPA* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.4 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Magnesium (min.)||0.1 %|
|Taurine (min.)||0.1 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|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 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 Wild Atlantic 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 3890 kcal/kg (443 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 37% from protein, 24% from carbohydrates, and 39% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR CAT’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The Near 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. Your cat is anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from animal ingredients with her sharp teeth, single-hinge jaw, and short digestive tract. That’s why we loaded ACANA Wild Atlantic with 75% wild-caught fish, including whole mackerel, herring, redfish, silver hake, and yellowtail flounder, all sourced from New England’s cold Atlantic waters.
Half of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic is authentically FRESH or RAW, so it’s are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat – our fresh fish is never frozen. Raw fish is flash-frozen at the source to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of fish ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of nourishing fish protein and fat.
In nature, your cat’s diet would include a variety of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Wild Atlantic features a rich diversity quality ingredients in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of fish, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your cat’s natural diet and nourish her naturally.
ACANA is entirely free of grains or gluten that are commonly used by many specialty cat foods to reduce costs. Instead ACANA Wild Atlantic derives its rich protein content from quality fish ingredients, not plants, that support lean muscle mass and nourish your cat according to her evolutionary 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.