Your dog evolved as a meat eater. The structure of his teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classifies him as a carnivore, evolved for a meat-based diet.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Heritage Meats with Angus beef, Yorkshire pork and grass-fed lamb — all raised on local Kentucky farms and delivered fresh, in WholePrey™ ratios of meat, liver, tripe, kidney and cartilage to nourish your dog completely.
Prepared to our Biologically Appropriate™ and Fresh Regional Ingredient standards in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens, ACANA is a natural and delicious way to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and you’ll be happy too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH OR 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 our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Heritage Meats is loaded with 60% red meat ingredients — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
ACANA features three fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage that supply nutrients to your dog 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 meat, 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 Heritage Meats 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!
Deboned beef, deboned pork, beef meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, pork meal, beef fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, deboned lamb, herring oil, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, beef tripe, beef liver, beef kidney, pork liver, pork kidney, pork cartilage, lamb tripe, lamb liver, lamb kidney, dried kelp, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried pork liver, freeze-dried lamb liver, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. 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 Heritage Meats is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and synthetic supplements.
|Crude protein (min.)||29 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||9 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.7 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.1 %|
|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 %|
|Carbohydrate (NFE)||27 %|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||50 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||3,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||250 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||6 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||57 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||39 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.15 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.3 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Heritage Meats 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.
† 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 Heritage Meats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Heritage Meats 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 3405 kcal/kg (388 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 30% from protein, 28% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from richly nourishing animal fat.
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 Heritage Meats with 60% meat ingredients, including Angus beef, Yorkshire pork, and grass-fed lamb, all sourced from regional farms, and all from animals deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human consumption chain.
Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why half of the meats in ACANA Heritage Meats are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and the other half 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 of fresh meats in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
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 common 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 and 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 low-glycemic fruits and vegetables.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients.