New England’s cold Atlantic waters are renowned for their sustainable diversity of wild fish. Inspired by our rich marine heritage, ACANA Wild Atlantic is brimming with wild-caught fish that mirror your cat’s evolutionary diet.
Our rich variety of saltwater fish are delivered FRESH or RAW, so they’re loaded with goodness to nourish peak health without long lists of synthetic supplements and additives.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Wild Atlantic is guaranteed to 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 FISH, FOWL 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? Simple – just answer our three meat questions.
ACANA Wild Atlantic is loaded with 75% wild-caught fish, more than twice as much as some pet specialty cat foods, and is entirely free of grains or gluten.
A full 50% of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 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 Wild Atlantic features fresh fish in WholePrey ratios that include fish, 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 bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA WholePrey foods incorporate fish, organs and cartilage in ratios that mirror Mother Nature, delivering nutrients naturally. So you won’t find long lists of synthetic supplements — only choline, zinc, copper and Vitamin K are added.
ACANA Wild Atlantic features a rich variety of regional ingredients that are fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake, mackerel meal, herring meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, cod meal, catfish oil, pollock meal, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, herring oil, flounder, natural fish flavor, sunflower oil, lentil fiber, dried kelp, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, vitamin K, 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 Wild Atlantic 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.)||0.6 %|
|EPA* (min.)||0.5 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.8 %|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)|
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||30 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||3,420 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||196 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||50 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||29 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||151 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||29 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||37 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.28 mg/kg|
|Vitamin K||0.38 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2.55 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 Wild Atlantic 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 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 meat. Your cat is anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from animal ingredients with her sharp teeth, single-hinge jaw, and short digestive tract. That’s why we loaded ACANA Wild Atlantic with 75% wild-caught fish, including whole mackerel, herring, redfish, silver hake, and yellowtail flounder, all sourced from New England’s cold Atlantic waters.
Half of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic is authentically FRESH or RAW, so it’s are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meat – our fresh fish is never frozen. Raw fish is flash-frozen at the source to lock in natural goodness. The other 1/2 of fish ingredients are dried or oils to provide a strong, natural source of nourishing fish protein and fat.
In nature, your cat’s diet would include a variety of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Wild Atlantic features a rich diversity quality ingredients in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of fish, 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 that are commonly used by many specialty cat foods to reduce costs. Instead ACANA Wild Atlantic derives its rich protein content from quality fish ingredients, not plants, that support lean muscle mass and nourish your cat according to her evolutionary 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.