Loaded with 50% grass-fed Lamb to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Lamb & Apple contains one single, easily digestible animal protein.
Grass-fed on local Kentucky farms, our lamb arrives FRESH or RAW, in WholePrey™ form — a richly nourishing ratio of meat, tripe, liver, kidney and cartilage to nourish your dog naturally. Generous infusions of freeze-dried lamb liver make ACANA the perfect choice for fussy dogs.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Lamb & Apple is guaranteed 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.
LIMITED INGREDIENTS SHOULDN’T MEAN LESS 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 Lamb & Apple is loaded with 50% lamb — up to twice as much as most limited ingredient dog foods. Plus, all our lamb is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
1/2 of the lamb in ACANA Lamb & Apple 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 lamb protein and fat.
ACANA Lamb & Apple features fresh and raw lamb meat, organs and cartilage in WholePrey™ ratios that supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In nature 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, providing a concentrated source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, which is why virtually all of the nutrients in ACANA Lamb & Apple are naturally present, thus eliminating the need for long lists of additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
ACANA Lamb & Apple features one single, easily digestible animal protein. Fresh and raw lamb meat, organs and cartilage are delivered daily in WholePrey™ ratios and supply virtually all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and amino acids naturally and completely.
Deboned lamb*, lamb meal, whole green peas, red lentils, lamb liver*, lamb fat, pinto beans, chickpeas, herring oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, Red Delicious apples*, natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe*, lamb kidney*, lamb cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale,* spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, whole carrots*, Bartlett pears*, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried lamb tripe, 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 Lamb & Apple is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude protein (min.)||27 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||8 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.5 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||1.6 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.8 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||800 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid* (min.)||1.4 %|
|Carbohydrate ( NFE)||30 %|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||14 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||175 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||15.3 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||10 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||50 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||30 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||9 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.16 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.8 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Lamb & Apple 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.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
† 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 Lamb & Apple is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Lamb & Apple 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 3440 kcal/kg (392 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 27 % from protein, 31 % 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 break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Lamb & Apple with 50% lamb, sourced all from regional farms. All our meat ingredients are from lamb deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare this to conventional dog foods which contain very little meat, and are seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the lamb in ACANA Lamb & Apple is authentically fresh or raw, and delivered daily to our kitchens, so it’s 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 to lock in goodness. The other half of the lamb is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of richly nourishing animal protein and fat.
Compare this to conventional limited ingredient dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
In nature, dogs benefit from consuming the entire prey animal which provides all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed. ACANA Lamb & Apple features richly nourishing lamb meat, organs and cartilage — WholePrey™ ratios that mimic the natural diet. This eliminates the long lists of synthetic additives found in conventional limited ingredient dog foods. Zinc is our only supplement.
Free of pea or potato protein concentrates found in conventional dog foods, ACANA Lamb & Apple’s protein is derived from premium lamb ingredients (not plants). This supports lean muscle mass and a healthy weight — all while nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Conventional limited ingredient dog foods are 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. While conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrates, ACANA Lamb & Apple 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 limited ingredient 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.