Loaded with 50% wild Atlantic mackerel to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Wild Mackerel contains one single, easily digestible animal protein.
Wild and sustainably caught from New England waters, our richly nourishing Atlantic mackerel arrives fresh and whole, including fish, organs and cartilage to nourish your dog completely and naturally. Generous infusions of freeze-dried liver make ACANA a perfect choice for fussy dogs.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 FISH, FOWL AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
LIMITED INGREDIENTS SHOULDN’T MEAN LESS FISH.
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 Wild Mackerel is loaded with 50% mackerel — up to twice as much as most limited ingredient dog foods. Plus, all our fish is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
1/2 of the Mackerel in ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 Wild Mackerel features WHOLE mackerel, including organs and cartilage to 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 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 and copper are our only supplements.
ACANA Wild Mackerel features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Whole mackerel*, mackerel meal, whole green peas, red lentils, sunflower oil, pinto beans, chickpeas, mackerel oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, natural mackerel flavor, lentil fiber, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, dried kelp, freeze-dried mackerel, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, whole carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, copper 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 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 Mackerel is rich in nourishing fish proteins and oils, all the while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and synthetic additives.
|Crude protein (min.)||27 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||8 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||2 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.7 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.5 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid* (min.)||2.3 %|
|Carbohydrate ( NFE)||30 %|
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||15 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||120 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||4 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||50 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||27 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||14 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.06 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||0.7 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 Wild Mackerel 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 Mackerel 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 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 Mackerel with 50% mackerel, sourced from New England waters. All our fish is deemed fit for human consumption before arriving at our Kentucky kitchens.
Compare this to conventional limited ingredient dog foods which contain little meat, and seldom from the human consumption chain.
Half of the mackerel in ACANA Wild Mackerel is authentically fresh or raw 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 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.
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 Wild Mackerel features fresh whole mackerel, including richly nourishing 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 limited ingredient dog foods which do not feature WholePrey™ ratios, 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 Wild Mackerel 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 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 Wild Mackerel 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.