Honoring the Appalachian ranching heritage, this region-inspired food is loaded with Angus beef, Yorkshire pork, grass-fed lamb, American bison and freshwater catfish.
Delivered FRESH or RAW, in Wholeprey™ ratios, and brimming with goodness, ACANA Appalachian Ranch features a rich diversity of meats, tripe, liver, kidney and cartilage that mirror your dog’s evolutionary diet and nourish peak health naturally, without the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients and supplements.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Appalachian Ranch is guaranteed to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and you’ll feel healthy too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH OR FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT!
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them, too. How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate™? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Appalachian Ranch is loaded with 70% meat ingredients — more than twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods. Plus, all our meat ingredients are deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
1/2 of the meat ingredients in ACANA Appalachian Ranch are FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other half is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing animal protein and fat.
ACANA Appalachian Ranch features 5 fresh meats, an unmatched variety that are locally raised or fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
In nature there are no supplements, 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; while bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, incorporating WholePrey™ meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated source of the nutrients your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
ACANA Appalachian Ranch 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 Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Deboned beef*, deboned pork*, deboned lamb*, lamb meal, beef meal, pork meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, beef liver*, beef fat, catfish meal, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, deboned bison*, whole catfish*, herring oil, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, beef tripe*, lamb tripe*, lamb liver*, pork liver*, beef kidney*, pork kidney*, pork cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried pork liver*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
* delivered fresh or raw
Our only supplement: Zinc.
Our only preservative: Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols).
Your dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf – which means his body, teeth and jaws, and short digestive tract is 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 Appalachian Ranch is rich in nourishing meat proteins and oils, all the while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and synthetic additives.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.2 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||1.8 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||800 mg/kg|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||21.5 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||190 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||26 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||30 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||198 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||40 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||24 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.35 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||3.1 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Appalachian Ranch benefits dogs of every breed and size. 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 amounts 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 Appalachian Ranch is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Appalachian Ranch 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/8 oz.cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic dogs. 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. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Appalachian Ranch with 70% meat, including Angus beef, Yorkshire pork, grass-fed lamb and American bison, all sourced from regional farms. All of our meat ingredients are from animals deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and are seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the meats in ACANA Appalachian Ranch are authentically fresh and delivered daily to our kitchens, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other 1/2 of meat ingredients is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein and fat.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Appalachian Ranch features a diversity of fresh meats in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet. This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives, so we only add zinc.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey™ ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives to make them ‘complete and balanced’.
ACANA is entirely free of pea or potato protein concentrates, commonly substituted for meat protein by many specialty dog foods to reduce costs and increase profit. Instead, ACANA Appalachian Ranch derives its rich protein content from premium 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.
Compare this 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.
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA Appalachian Ranch limits carbohydrates and replaces fast carbohydrates (such as rice, potato and tapioca) with low-glycemic, locally grown vegetables and fruits. This helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients such as potato, tapioca and rice– starches that digest quickly, causing blood glucose to spike and results in increased fat storage.