Kentucky is home to lush grasslands, where farms and ranches benefit from long summers and fertile soils. Reflecting our Kentucky home, ACANA Grasslands features a richly nourishing variety of fresh grass-fed lamb, free-run duck & quail, cage-free eggs, and freshwater fish.
Brimming with goodness and taste, our ingredients are delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW, in WholePrey ratios to guarantee locked-in nutrients. ACANA Grasslands rich inclusions of meat, fish, and poultry mirror your cat’s evolutionary diet and promote peak health without long lists of synthetic supplements and additives.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Grasslands helps keep your cat healthy, strong, and happy.
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 CAT.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT!
Domestic cats are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them too. How do you know if your cat’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple. Answer our three meat questions.
Entirely free of grains or gluten, ACANA Grasslands is loaded with 75% quality animal ingredients — more than twice as much as most pet specialty cat foods.
Half of the meat, game, and fish in ACANA Grasslands are 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 meat, while our raw meat is 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 animal protein and fat.
ACANA Grasslands features quality animal ingredients in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no synthetic supplements, and wildcats derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. Muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; while cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA WholePrey foods incorporate meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that mirror Mother Nature, delivering nutrients naturally. So you won’t find long lists of synthetic supplements — only choline, zinc and copper are added.
ACANA Grasslands features a rich variety of regional ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned lamb, deboned duck, cage-free eggs, lamb meal, catfish meal, goat meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, rainbow trout, lamb fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, herring oil, quail, duck meal, lentil fiber, natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe, lamb liver, lamb kidney, duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney), duck cartilage, dried kelp, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, choline chloride, 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.
Your cat is an obligate carnivore and shares her anatomy with the Near Eastern wildcat, which means her body, teeth, jaws, and short digestive tract are designed 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 cat, ACANA Grasslands is rich in nourishing protein and oils from meat, all the while excluding grains, gluten, and long lists of synthetic additives found in some cat foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||35 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||20 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||4 %|
|Moisture (max.)||10 %|
|DHA* (min.)||0.15 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.3 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||3 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.7 %|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)|
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||18 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,100 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||180 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||46 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||27 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||262 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||27 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||34 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.29 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||3 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
Just like you, your cat or kitten is a unique individual and her feeding requirements will vary with breed, environment, age, and activity.
That’s why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your cat or kitten’s weight and adjusting amounts as needed. We also recommend feeding her twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your cat or kitten as it takes time for her digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a five-to-seven-day day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day seven you are feeding 100% ACANA.
† 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 Grasslands is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to some cat foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, promoting your cat’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3980 kcal/kg (454 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from vegetables and fruit, and 42% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR CAT’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The Near Eastern wildcat is the closest relative of domestic cats. Despite years of breeding, the internal workings and eating anatomy of wild and domestic cats remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain the same too.
Our Biologically Appropriate principle is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness, and variety of meat that nature evolved cats to eat, and exclude grains, gluten, synthetic additives, and anything else that nature didn’t intend your cat to eat.
Your cat is biologically adapted for a diet rich in quality animal ingredients. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single-hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic cats are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Grasslands with 75% meat, game, eggs, and fish, including grass-fed lamb, free-run duck & quail, cage-free eggs, and freshwater trout, all sourced from regional farms and lakes.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Grasslands are FRESH or RAW, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat – our fresh meat is never frozen. Our raw meat is flash-frozen at the source to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of meat ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of animal protein and fat.
In nature, your cat’s diet would include an assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Grasslands features a diversity of fresh meat in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your cat’s natural diet and nourish her naturally. So you won’t find long lists of synthetic supplements – only choline, zinc and copper are added.
ACANA is entirely free of grains or gluten, commonly used in today’s cat foods. Instead ACANA Grasslands derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants, that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight and nourish your cat according to her evolutionary makeup.
Your cat’s natural diet contains almost no carbohydrate at all. That’s why ACANA features fruits and vegetables in limited quantities—meaning no extra non-essential carbohydrate to be stored as body fat.
This helps maintain healthy blood-sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.