‡For All Life Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
GRAIN, POTATO, GLUTEN
NO PLANT PROTEIN CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN-RICH AS NATURE INTENDED
MEAT + ORGANS + CARTILAGE
ONLY 5 MACRO INGREDIENT CLASSES
UNIQUE FIBER BLEND
WHOLE LENTILS + SQUASH + PUMPKIN
WholePrey ratios of meat, 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 Pork & Squash features a rich variety of regional ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned pork, pork meal, whole lentils, pork liver, pork fat, whole peas, lentil fiber, pea starch, butternut squash, pollock oil, natural pork flavor, pork cartilage, pumpkin, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, dried kelp, calcium pantothenate, taurine, freeze dried pork 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, Pork & Squash is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while excluding grains and 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 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.5 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.7 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.8 %|
|Dietary starch* (max.)||22.5 %|
|Sugars (max.)||2 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||300 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 Pork & Squash benefits your dog by providing the nutritional value that meets its 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 rations 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 PORK & SQUASH is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, except for 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 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 break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Pork & Squash with 60% Yorkshire pork, sourced from regional farms.
Half of the pork in ACANA Pork & Squash is authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein and fat.
In nature, dogs benefit from consuming the entire prey animal that provides all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Pork & Squash features a richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic the natural diet and providing essential nutrients. This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
Entirely free of grains or gluten common in today’s dog foods, ACANA Pork & Squash derives its rich protein content from quality animal 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.