Reflecting the rich maritime harvest from Canada’s cold and pristine Pacific waters, ACANA Pacifica is loaded with fresh and regional Canadian fish, wild and sustainably caught off North Vancouver Island.
Bursting with Pacific herring, pilchard, flounder, hake and rockfish that are delivered FRESH or RAW and WHOLE daily, ACANA Pacifica nourishes your dog naturally, without long lists of additives.
Carbohydrate-limited and loaded with nourishing fish protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids together with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables, ACANA promotes peak physical conditioning in all dogs. Prepared exclusively in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens from fresh, trusted and sustainable regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FISH, FOWL AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
That’s why ACANA features a nourishing balance of fresh whole fish, including organs and cartilage, all of which deliver the nutrients your dog needs naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate™? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
ACANA Pacifica features 5 fresh fish. All arrive in WholePrey™ ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally.
In nature there are no synthetic food supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming whole fish; meat provides protein; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA Pacifica’s rich fish and WholePrey™ inclusions supply 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 which is why Vitamin E, zinc and copper are our only added supplements.
ACANA Pacifica features an unmatched variety of regional fish that are wild-caught by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh and whole each day!
Fresh whole pacific herring (14%), fresh whole pacific pilchard (12%), fresh whole arrowtooth flounder (8%), whole herring meal (8%), pacific cod meal (7%), whole whiting meal (7%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, pollock oil (6%), fresh whole silver hake (4%), fresh whole redstripe rockfish (4%), whole pinto beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
*Contains mixed tocopherals (a tocopheral rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and 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 features richly nourishing proteins and fats, and limits unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude protein (min.)||35 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.3 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||2 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.9 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.7 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
ACANA benefits dogs of every variety. Just like you, your dog is unique with feeding requirements that 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 portions as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 250ml/120g 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.
Unique compared to conventional foods, ACANA 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 3850 kcal/kg (462 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 36% from protein, 24% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.
FISH AND MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And 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 fish and meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in fish and 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 fish and meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Pacifica with 70% wild-caught fish, including Pacific pilchard, flounder, silver hake and rockfish, all fished off Vancouver Island and deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein content from fish ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in meat and fish protein and feature pea or potato protein concentrates.
We use fresh fish in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/2 of the fish in ACANA Pacifica are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and 1/2 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing fish protein. All fish is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh fish, and seldom from the human consumption chain.
Consider the variety in the natural diet: fish today, a duck or goose tomorrow, eggs the next. Mother Nature provides a diversity of proteins and fats essential to the peak health of dogs.
That’s why ACANA Pacifica features a diversity of fish – wild-caught herring, pilchard, flounder, silver hake and rockfish – all whole and in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey™ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole fish to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mirror nature and deliver nutrients naturally, in highly bioavailable form, all of which dramatically reduce the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which supplement over 20 different amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any carbohydrates. And while carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes, conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate of total content.
That’s why ACANA limits total carbohydrate content and replaces fast digesting carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca and potato with healthy, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as squash and greens that enter the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients such as rice, potato or tapioca.