Loaded with wild-caught mackerel, herring, redfish, silver hake and yellowtail flounder, this region-inspired food reflects New England’s sustainable maritime bounty.
Delivered fresh, in WholePrey™ ratios, so they’re brimming with goodness, ACANA’s rich diversity of saltwater fish mirror your dog’s evolutionary diet, without long lists of synthetic supplements and additives.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 FISH, FOWL 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™? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
ACANA Wild Atlantic is loaded with 70% wild-caught fish — more than twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods, and is entirely free of inappropriate plant protein concentrates such as potato or pea protein. Plus, all our fish is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
A full 50% of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 fish, while our raw fish 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 fish protein and fat.
ACANA features 5 fresh fish in WholePrey™ ratios that include fish, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In Mother Nature there are no supplements, and dogs & wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. An entire animal provides protein, vitamins and minerals, as well as 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 and copper are our only supplements.
ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 or raw each day!
Whole mackerel*, whole herring*, whole redfish*, silver hake*, mackerel meal, herring meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, pollock meal, cod meal, catfish oil, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, herring oil, lentil fiber, yellowtail flounder*, natural fish flavor, sunflower oil, dried kelp, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, *Red Delicious apples, *Bartlett pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, copper 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 supplements: Zinc, Copper.
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 Wild Atlantic is loaded with nourishing fish proteins and oils, all the while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and synthetic additives that nature never intended your dog to eat.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.2 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.5 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.5 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.4 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||900 mg/kg|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||25 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||100 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||47 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||57 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||188 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||33 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||21 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.14 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2.3 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 Wild Atlantic is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 richly nourishing fish oils.
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 Wild Atlantic with 70% wild-caught fish, including whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake and yellowtail flounder, all sourced from New England’s cold Atlantic waters. All our fish is deemed fit for human consumption before arriving at our kitchen doors.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and are seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic is authentically fresh so it’s loaded with goodness and taste, The other 1/2 is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing fish protein and fat.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh fish.
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 Wild Atlantic features a rich diversity fresh wild-caught fish in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of fish, 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 and copper.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, almost never 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 fish protein by many specialty dog foods to reduce costs. Instead, ACANA Wild Atlantic derives its rich protein content from premium fish ingredients (not plants), to 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 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.