By nature, all dogs are evolved as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meats with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Freshwater Fish with Rainbow trout from Idaho, whole Blue catfish from Kentucky, and wild Yellow perch from the Great Lakes – all delivered in nourishing WholePrey™ ratios.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens with authentically fresh and regional ingredients, this unique and Biologically Appropriate™ ACANA food is a natural and delicious way to keep your dog healthy and happy.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FISH, FOWL AND GAME 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 our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
ACANA features three fresh fish in WholePrey™ ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to 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; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our Meat Math and incorporating fish, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. Our foods provide a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, which is why virtually all of the nutrients in ACANA are naturally present and are not synthetic.
ACANA Freshwater Fish features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, passed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Rainbow trout, whole catfish, catfish meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, catfish oil, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, yellow perch, mackerel meal, herring oil, cod meal, lentil fiber, natural fish flavor, dried kelp, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate, copper proteinate, vitamin E (preservative).
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the gray 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 Freshwater Fish is rich in nourishing fish proteins and oils, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and synthetic additives.
|Crude protein (min.)||29 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.2 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.2 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid* (min.)||1.8 %|
|Carbohydrate (NFE)||29 %|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||12.5 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||3,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||6 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||3.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||40 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||35 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||7 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.04 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||0.6 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Freshwater Fish benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual with feeding requirements that 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 to your cherished dog.
† 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 Freshwater Fish is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Freshwater Fish 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 3475 kcal/kg (396 kcal per 8oz cup), with 29% from protein, 29% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from fish oils.
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 that 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 your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Freshwater Fish with 60% fish, including Rainbow trout, whole Blue catfish and wild Yellow perch, all sourced from American waters and all from fish deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little fish, and seldom from the human consumption chain.
Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/2 of the fish in ACANA Freshwater Fish are authentically fresh or raw, and loaded with goodness and taste, and 1/2 is dried to provide a strong and natural source of protein..
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity fresh fish in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage, which mimics your dog’s natural diet and eliminates the need for long lists of additives ACANA foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey™ ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates found in today’s dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein 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 or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA limits carbohydrates and replaces fast carbohydrates (such as rice, potato and tapioca) with local, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates and feature high-glycemic ingredients.