Reflecting Kentucky’s fertile lands, this Biologically Appropriate™ and region-inspired food features free-run poultry, freshwater fish and whole vegetables and fruits from nearby farms.
Loaded with 70% meat, ACANA Meadowland is brimming with free-run Cobb chicken, Tom turkey, nest-laid eggs, Blue catfish and Rainbow trout — delivered fresh in WholePrey™ ratios to mirror the evolutionary diet.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Meadowland is guaranteed to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll be happy too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH AND GAME 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™? It’s simple, just answer our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Meadowland is loaded with 70% poultry, fish and eggs — more than twice as much as most pet specialty foods. Plus, all our ingredients are deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
A full 50% of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland is FRESH or RAW, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats, while our raw meats are flash-frozen at the source to lock in goodness. The other half is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of richly nourishing animal protein and fat.
ACANA Meadowland features 5 fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios, including richly nourishing meat, organs and cartilage that 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; while bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our Meat Math and incorporating WholePrey™ meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated, natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
ACANA Meadowland 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 chicken*, deboned turkey*, chicken giblets* (liver, heart, kidney), turkey giblets* (liver, heart, kidney), chicken meal, catfish meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, pollock meal, chicken fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, whole catfish*, whole eggs*, rainbow trout*, herring oil, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver*, chicken cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc 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.
* 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 Meadowland is rich in nourishing proteins and oils from meat, 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.)||1.1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.9 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.15 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||1500 mg/kg|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||21 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,850 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||146 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||50 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||24 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||196 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||39 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||23 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.27 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.9 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Meadowland 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 Meadowland is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Meadowland 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/8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from animal fats.
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 break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why ACANA Meadowland is brimming with 70% meat, including Cobb chicken, free-run turkey, nest-laid eggs, rainbow trout and blue catfish from regional farms and waters. All animal ingredients are deemed fit for human consumption before inclusion in our foods.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which contain very little meat, and are seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland are FRESH or RAW 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, while our raw meats are flash-frozen at their peak to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of meat ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of animal 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 Meadowland features an unmatched diversity of fresh poultry, eggs and fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet and provide essential nutrients. 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. Instead, ACANA derives its rich protein content from premium animal (not plant) ingredients 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 ingredients 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, 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.