all breeds | all life stages
Loaded with 60% free-run duck to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Duck & Pear contains a single, easily digestible animal protein.
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
VEGETABLES, FRUIT, BOTANICALS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
GRAIN, POTATO, GLUTEN
NO PLANT PROTEIN CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN-RICH AS NATURE INTENDED
POULTRY + ORGANS + CARTILAGE
ONLY 5 MACRO INGREDIENT CLASSES
UNIQUE FIBER BLEND
WHOLE LENTILS + PEARS + PUMPKIN
WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs, and cartilage or bone deliver nutrients naturally, without the long list of synthetic additives.
Quality Animal Ingredients
FRESH OR RAW
SINGLE ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACANA leads its class in quality animal inclusions.
1/2 of the meat is FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/2 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
The single animal protein in WholePrey ratios supplies nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
ACANA Duck & Pear features regional ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned duck, duck meal, whole lentils, whole peas, duck liver, duck fat, lentil fiber, pears, pollock oil, pea starch, natural duck flavor, duck cartilage, pumpkin, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, dried kelp, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, freeze dried duck liver, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, 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, short digestive tract, teeth, and jaws 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 Duck & Pear is rich in nourishing protein and fat, while excluding grains, gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||31 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.)||0.2 %|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.)||0.2 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.8 %|
|Dietary starch* (max.)||22.5 %|
|Sugars (max.)||2 %|
|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.
ACANA Duck & Pear benefits your dog by providing the nutritional value that meets his individual needs. 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.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his 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.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
† 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 DUCK & PEAR 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 (70 lb 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 3405 kcal/kg (409 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 32 % from protein, 26 % from carbohydrates and 42 % from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is the 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 metabolize protein and fat from animal ingredients. That’s why we loaded ACANA Duck & Pear with 60% duck, including meat, organs, and cartilage or bone.
Half of the duck in ACANA Duck & Pear is delivered fresh and loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat. The other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of duck protein.
In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Duck & Pear features richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of duck meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your dog’s natural diet, providing essential nutrients. This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
Entirely free of grains and gluten common in today’s limited ingredient foods, ACANA Duck & Pear derives its rich protein content from quality duck ingredients, not plants, 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 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.