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Senior Dog

FOR ALL ADULT DOGS 7 YEARS AND OLDER

Senior dogs are best fed a diet rich in meat proteins to support lean muscle mass, yet limited in carbohydrates which can lead to obesity and diabetes.

ACANA Senior features higher protein levels from richly nourishing free-run chicken, nest-laid eggs and whole wild-caught flounder that are delivered to our kitchens fresh from our region so they’re loaded with goodness and taste.

To promote healthy blood sugar levels, ACANA Senior replaces fast carbohydrates like tapioca or potato with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as pumpkin and squash.

Prepared in our award-winning kitchens from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA keeps your senior dog healthy, happy and strong — we guarantee it!

Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!

How Much Meat?

% Meat Inclusions, Providing % Protein

How Much Meat?

% Meat Inclusions, Providing % Protein
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WholePrey Ratios

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WholePrey Ratios

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VEGETABLES, FRUITS & BOTANICALS

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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?

% 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 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?

0 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS

How Many Meats?

0 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT

MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH 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 the three meat questions.

  • HOW MUCH MEAT?

    Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Senior is loaded with 65% 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 Heritage foods feature three fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.

    • Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
    • Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
    • Wild flounder – whole and fresh from North Vancouver Island.

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

ZINC | OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENT

ACANA mirrors the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients in the most natural way possible, providing a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive. That’s why virtually all of the nutrients in ACANA are naturally present and are not synthetic.

CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

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

Fresh chicken meat (16%), chicken meal (15%), turkey meal (14%), red lentils, whole green peas, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), pea fiber, fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (2%), sun-cured alfalfa (2%), field beans (2%), green lentils, whole yellow peas, chicken fat (1%), chicken cartilage (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole parsnips, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh whole carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose hips.

SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. Vitamin E (preservative).

*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 features richly nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.

  • Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude protein (min.) 33 %
    Fat content (min.) 14 %
    Crude ash (max.) 7 %
    Crude fibres (max.) 6 %
    Moisture (max.) 12 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.5 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.2 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 %
    DHA (min.) 0.3 %
    EPA (min.) 0.3 %
    Glucosamine (min.) 1500 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
    Linoleic acid (min.) 2 %
    Carbohydrate (NFE) 28 %
  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A 15 KIU/kg
    Vitamin D3 1,500 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 170 IU/kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 7 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6.5 mg/kg
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 63 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 20.5 mg/kg
    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 4.05 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.08 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 1.5 mg/kg
    Choline 2,250 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.33 %
    Chloride 0.45 %
    Potassium 0.75 %
    Magnesium 0.12 %
    Iron 180 mg/kg
    Zinc 165 mg/kg
    Copper 25 mg/kg
    Manganese 14 mg/kg
    Iodine 2 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.53 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids

    Lysine 2.30 %
    Threonine 1.26 %
    Methionine 0.6 %
    Isoleucine 1.31 %
    Leucine 2.31 %
    Valine 1.64 %
    Arginine 2.29 %
    Phenylalanine 1.36 %
    Histidine 0.71 %
    Tryptophan 0.33 %
    Cystine 0.38 %
    Tyrosine 0.88 %
    Methionine-Cystiene 0.98 %
    Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.24 %
  • 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 every variety. 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 rations 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 Senior Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

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 3325 kcal/kg (399 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 35% from protein, 29% from fruits and vegetables, and 36% 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 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.

  • RICH IN MEAT (65%)

    Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Senior with 65% meat, including cage-free chicken, wild-caught flounder and whole nest-laid eggs sourced from regional farms deemed fit for human consumption.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human consumption chain.

  • HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)

    Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and other 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein. All 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.

  • A VARIETY OF WHOLE MEATS (3)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, whole eggs and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the long lists of synthetic additives in conventional dog foods.

    Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.

  • RICH IN MEAT PROTEIN (33%)

    Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional 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 either typically low in protein (and high in carbohydrate) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.

  • 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 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.

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.