Loaded with 50% Yorkshire pork to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Pork & Squash contains one single, easily digestible animal protein.
Raised on local Kentucky farms, our Yorkshire pork arrives fresh, in WholePrey™ ratios — a richly nourishing ratio of meat, liver, kidney and cartilage that nourish your dog naturally. Generous infusions of freeze-dried pork liver make ACANA Pork & Squash a perfect choice for fussy dogs.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Pork & Squash 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 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 Pork & Squash is loaded with 50% Yorkshire pork—up to twice as much meat as most limited ingredient foods. Plus, all our pork is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
1/2 of the pork in ACANA Pork & Squash is 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 1/2 is dried or fats to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing animal protein and fat.
ACANA Pork & Squash features one single, easily digestible animal protein. Fresh pork meat, organs and cartilage are delivered each day in WholePrey™ ratios and supply virtually all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and amino acids 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 and 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 Pork & Squash features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Deboned pork*, pork meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pork liver*, pork fat, pinto beans, chickpeas, herring oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, whole butternut squash*, pork kidney*, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, pork cartilage*, dried kelp, freeze-dried pork liver, whole pumpkin*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, 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 Pork & Squash is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude protein (min.)||27 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||9 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.8 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.7 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||800 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid* (min.)||2.6 %|
|Carbohydrate ( NFE)||30 %|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||18.75 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||170 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||9 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||63 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||27 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||6 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.14 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.5 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Pork & Squash 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 rations 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 Pork & Squash is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Pork & Squash 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 Pork & Squash with 50% Yorkshire pork, sourced from regional farms and deemed fit for human consumption.
Conventional limited ingredient dog foods contain very little meat, and are seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the pork in ACANA Pork & Squash is authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other 1/2 is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of meat 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 that provides all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Pork & Squash features a richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage to mimic the 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 Limited Ingredient dog foods which are limited in meat, and require long lists of synthetic additives to make them ‘complete and balanced’.
Entirely free of pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s dog foods, ACANA Pork & Squash 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 limited ingredient 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 Pork & Squash 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.