Reflecting Kentucky’s fertile lands, this Biologically Appropriate and region-inspired food features free-run poultry, freshwater fish, cage-free eggs, and whole vegetables and fruit from nearby farms.
Loaded with 70% quality animal ingredients, ACANA Meadowland is brimming with free-run chicken & turkey, cage-free eggs, and wild-caught blue catfish and rainbow trout — delivered fresh or raw in WholePrey ratios to mirror the evolutionary diet.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen, ACANA Meadowland 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 FOWL, FISH AND GAME 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? It’s simple, just answer our Biologically Appropriate three meat questions.
Entirely free of grains or gluten, ACANA Meadowland is loaded with 70% poultry, fish, and eggs — more than twice as much as some pet specialty foods.
A full 50% of the animal ingredients in ACANA Meadowland 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 meats, while our raw meats are 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 Meadowland features four fresh meats in WholePrey ratios, including richly nourishing meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. Muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; while cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our Meat Math and incorporating WholePrey meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated, natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
ACANA Meadowland features a rich variety of quality ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken liver, turkey giblets, chicken meal, catfish meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, pollock meal, chicken fat, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, whole blue catfish, cage-free eggs, rainbow trout, pollock oil, natural chicken flavor, chicken heart, chicken cartilage, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), sea salt, zinc proteinate, dried kelp, calcium pantothenate, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, 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.
Your dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf, which means his body, teeth, jaws, and short digestive tract are 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 Meadowland is rich in nourishing protein and oils from meat, 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.)||0.15 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.4 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||500 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||21 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,850 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||146 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||50 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||24 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||196 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||39 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||23 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.27 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.9 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Meadowland 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 Meadowland is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lb or more as an adult).
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 3440 kcal/kg (392 kcal/8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from animal fats.
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 meat. That’s why ACANA Meadowland is brimming with 70% quality animal ingredients, including free-run chicken & turkey, cage-free eggs, rainbow trout, and blue catfish from regional farms and waters.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland 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 meats, while our raw meats are flash-frozen at their peak to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of animal ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of animal protein and fat.
In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Meadowland features an unmatched diversity of fresh free-run poultry, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs, all 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.
ACANA is entirely free of grains or gluten, commonly substituted for meat protein by many specialty dog foods to reduce costs. Instead, ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, as well as nourish 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 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.