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Classic Red

ACANA benefits dogs of all breeds

Dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.

Brimming with richly nourishing meats, ACANA Classic Red features local ranch-raised Angus beef, Yorkshire pork and grass-fed lamb that are delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey ratios to nourish your dog completely.

Free of high-glycemic carbohydrates, ACANA Classics feature low-glycemic and locally grown steel-cut oats that help promote stable blood sugar and peak physical conditioning.

Prepared in our award-winning NorthStar kitchens with fresh, trusted and regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!

How Much Meat?

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How Much Meat?

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VEGETABLES, FRUITS & BOTANICALS

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No Grain, Potato, Tapioca

No glutens or plant protein concentrates

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No Grain, Potato, Tapioca

No glutens or plant protein concentrates

How Much Fresh Meat?

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How Much Fresh Meat?

% fresh or raw | % meals or oils

% of meats are fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

% is high quality meals or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.

How Many Meats?

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How Many Meats?

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT

MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH, AND FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.

Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.

How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.

  • HOW MUCH MEAT?

    Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Classic Red is loaded with 50% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.

  • HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

    1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
  • HOW MANY MEATS?

    ACANA Classic Red feature 3 fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.

    • Grass-fed lamb – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local ranches.
    • Angus beef – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local prairie ranches.
    • Yorkshire pork – whole and fresh from local prairie ranches.

In nature there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.

ONLY 5 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS

ACANA Classic Red’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions supply nutrients in the most natural way possible, limiting supplementation to Vitamins B5, D3, E, choline and zinc.

CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

ACANA Classic Red features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or farmed by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh each day!

Lamb meat meal (23%), steel-cut oats (22%), fresh angus beef (5%), fresh yorkshire pork (5%), lamb fat (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, raw grass-fed lamb (4%), whole oats, fresh beef liver (2%), pork meat meal (2%), herring oil (2%), fresh pork liver (2%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fiber, fresh beef tripe (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried beef liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.

SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Choline chloride, Zinc chelate, Vitamin B5.

*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.

DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES

They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and 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 is richly in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.

  • Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude protein (min.) 29 %
    Fat content (min.) 17 %
    Crude ash (max.) 7.5 %
    Crude fibres (max.) 5 %
    Moisture (max.) 12 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.5 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.5 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.8 %
    DHA (min.) 0.15 %
    EPA (min.) 0.15 %
    Glucosamine (min.) 600 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 800 mg/kg
    Linoleic acid (min.) 2.3 %
    Carbohydrate (NFE) 29.5 %
  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A 40 KIU/kg
    Vitamin D3 2,500 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.5 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 7 mg/kg
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 60 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 45 mg/kg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 5 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.12 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 1 mg/kg
    Choline 2,100 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.3 %
    Chloride 0.4 %
    Potassium 0.7 %
    Magnesium 0.13 %
    Iron 290 mg/kg
    Zinc 210 mg/kg
    Copper 15 mg/kg
    Manganese 25 mg/kg
    Iodine 5 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.45 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids

    Lysine 2.04 %
    Threonine 1.27 %
    Methionine 0.6 %
    Isoleucine 1.18 %
    Leucine 2.31 %
    Valine 1.61 %
    Arginine 2.24 %
    Phenylalanine 1.36 %
    Histidine 0.69 %
    Tryptophan 0.34 %
    Cystine 0.4 %
    Tyrosine 0.83 %
    Methionine-Cystiene 1 %
    Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.19 %
  • Botanical Inclusions

    Chicory root 400 mg/kg
    Turmeric 100 mg/kg
    Milk Thistle 100 mg/kg
    Burdock Root 100 mg/kg
    Lavender 100 mg/kg
    Marshmallow Root 100 mg/kg
    Rosehips 100 mg/kg

YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL

ACANA benefits dogs of all breeds. Just like you, your dog is unique with feeding requirements that 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 portions as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.

† Use a standard 250ml/120g 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 Classic Red is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

Unique compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.

Metabolizable Energy is 3493 kcal/kg (419 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 30% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE

MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.

The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs and their wolf cousins remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise their dietary needs remain the same too.

Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate philosophy is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.

  • RICH IN MEAT (50%) AND PROTEIN (29%)

    Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Classic Red with 50% meat, including grass-fed lamb, Angus beef and Yorkshire pork, all sourced from regional ranches and farms, and deemed fit for human consumption.

    Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein (29%) content from premium animal ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in protein and meat (and high in carbohydrates) and use ingredients that aren’t deemed fit for human consumption.

  • HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)

    We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry in ACANA Classic Red is authentically fresh and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying essential nutrients and providing the natural flavours and goodness dogs instinctively crave.

    Our ingredients are from animals deemed fit for human consumption — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.

  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (3)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. That’s why ACANA Classic Red features grass-fed lamb, Angus beef and Yorkshire pork from local farms and ranches, and provides a nourishing diversity of proteins and fats to promote peak health.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats and have long lists of synthetic additives.

  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Muscle meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.

    WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage deliver nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which often don’t incorporate WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.

  • CARBOHYDRATE-LIMITED (30%)

    Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA replaces fast carbohydrates such as corn, rice, tapioca and potato with steel-cut oats, a healthy, low-glycemic grain. Steel-cut oats gradually enter the blood stream, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing fat storage.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients.

CHICKEN & GREENS / ADULT DOG FAQ

  1. Why did you change the name from ACANA Chicken & Greens to ACANA Adult Dog?
    The reason for the name change is for greater consistency within the ACANA Heritage product line. This better reflects its All Life Stages nutrient profile.
  2. Has the formula changed?
    No. There have been no changes to the formula. It is only a name change.
  3. Have you changed the names of any of your other ACANA diets? Are there plans to?
    No, we have not changed the names of our other ACANA diets. Currently, we do not have plans to change the names of any of our existing diets.
  4. Does this affect both Canada and the USA?
    The name change only affects Canada and our export market. This diet is not available in the U.S.
  5. Does this change affect the pricing of the product?
    No, this name change does not affect pricing.
  6. When will my bags have the new name?
    You can expect to see the new bags in-store by May 2018. However, there may be a longer transition period up to August 2018 as inventory is cleared out.

Still have questions? Our customer care team is here to listen.

At Champion Petfoods, our vision is to be trusted by Pet Lovers everywhere, and that means producing dog and cat foods and treats of exceptional quality. Whenever we enhance our diets we use our Biologically Appropriate mandate to guide us. Recent enhancements to our ACANA Singles foods included an increase in meat content from 50% to 60%. While an increase in meat is usually a good thing, trying to balance the nutrients in a food that relies on one animal source can be challenging. After adding more fish to our ACANA Singles Wild Mackerel food, we were not satisfied with the new vitamin and mineral balance in the enhanced food. Rather than keeping one ACANA Singles food at 50% and moving the other foods to 60%, we’ve decided to discontinue ACANA Singles Wild Mackerel effective immediately.

Still have questions? Our customer care team is here to listen.