Inspired by Kentucky’s lush and fertile grasslands, this region-inspired food features grass-fed Kentucky lamb, cage-free eggs, wild-caught rainbow trout, and free-run duck & quail.
Brimming with goodness, our ingredients are delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW in WholePrey ratios to guarantee locked-in nutrients. ACANA Grasslands has rich inclusions of meat, fish, and game to mirror the evolutionary diet your dog is meant to eat, and promote peak health without the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen, ACANA Grasslands keeps your dog healthy, happy, and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll be happy too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH OR FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT!
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? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate three meat questions.
Entirely free of grains or gluten, ACANA Grasslands is loaded with 70% quality animal ingredients — more than twice as much as some pet specialty dog foods.
1/2 of the meat, game, and fish in ACANA Grasslands are FRESH or RAW, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat, while our raw meat is flash-frozen at the source to lock in goodness. The other half is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of richly nourishing animal protein and fat.
ACANA Grasslands features fresh meat in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no supplements, and dogs and wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. Muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney & tripe supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our MeatMath and incorporating WholePrey meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated source of the nutrients your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
ACANA Grasslands features a rich variety of quality animal ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned lamb, deboned duck, eggs, lamb meal, goat meal, catfish meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, duck fat, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, quail, rainbow trout, duck meal, pollock oil, natural lamb flavor, whole yellow peas, lamb tripe, lamb liver, duck liver, mutton cartilage, mixed tocopherols (preservative), salt, whole pumpkin, collard greens, carrots, apples, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the gray wolf, which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and his body, teeth, jaws, and short digestive tract is 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 Grasslands is rich in nourishing meat protein and fat, while excluding grains and gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.2 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)|
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||10 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,200 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||155 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||32 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||22 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||158 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||23 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||22 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.19 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.6 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Grasslands benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will 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 amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
† 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 Grasslands is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to some dog foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates, promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3405 kcal/kg (388 kcal/8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic 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 the long lists of synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is 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 animal ingredients. That’s why we loaded ACANA Grasslands with 70% meat, game, eggs, and fish, including grass-fed lamb, free-run duck & quail, cage-free eggs, and freshwater trout, all sourced from regional farms and lakes.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Grasslands are delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat, while our raw meat is flash-frozen at its peak 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, dogs benefit from an assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Grasslands features a diversity of fresh meat in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your dog’s natural diet and provide essential nutrients. This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives, so we only add zinc.
Entirely free of grains or gluten common in today’s dog foods, ACANA Grasslands derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants. This supports lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, all while nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Your dog’s natural diet contains almost no carbs at all. That’s why ACANA features vegetables and fruit in limited quantities, meaning no extra, non-essential carbs to be stored as body fat.
This helps maintain healthy blood-sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.