Reflecting Kentucky’s fertile meadows, ACANA Meadowland is loaded with free-run poultry, cage-free eggs, freshwater fish, and whole vegetables and fruit from regional farms.
Packed with 75% quality animal ingredients, this recipe is brimming with free-run chicken & turkey, cage-free eggs, and whole blue catfish and rainbow trout. Our ingredients are delivered fresh or raw in WholePrey ratios to 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 Meadowland 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 FOWL, FISH AND GAME 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, just answer our Biologically Appropriate three meat questions.
Entirely free of grains or gluten, ACANA Meadowland is loaded with 75% poultry, fish, and eggs — more than twice as much as some pet specialty cat foods.
ACANA Meadowland features fresh meat in WholePrey ratios, including richly nourishing meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that 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; and 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 Meadowland 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 chicken, deboned turkey, chicken liver, chicken meal, catfish meal, turkey giblets, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, pollock meal, chicken fat, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole blue catfish, cage-free eggs, rainbow trout, pollock oil, lentil fiber, natural chicken flavor, chicken cartilage, turkey cartilage, choline chloride, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, zinc proteinate, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, 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, and 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 Meadowland is rich in nourishing protein and oils from animal ingredients, 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 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||3.5 %|
|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||23 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,780 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||130 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||22 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||300 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||28 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||33 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.2 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||4.15 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 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 Meadowland Cat 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 4020 kcal/kg (458 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 35% from protein, 23% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR CAT’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The 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 meat. 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 ACANA Meadowland is brimming with 75% quality animal ingredients including free-run chicken & turkey, cage-free eggs, and whole rainbow trout and blue catfish from regional farms and waters.
Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland are delivered FRESH or RAW, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat, which means our fresh meat is never frozen. Our raw meat is flash-frozen at their 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 Meadowland features a rich diversity of fresh free-run poultry, cage-free eggs, and freshwater fish, all 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 grains or gluten, commonly substituted for meat protein by many specialty cat foods to reduce costs. Instead ACANA 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 biological needs.
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.