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ACANA Regionals Wild Atlantic Cat Food bags
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12 OZ /4 LB /12 LB

Wild Atlantic

Wild New England fish & fresh Kentucky greens

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 diversity of saltwater fish is delivered fresh and whole so they’re loaded with goodness to nourish peak health without long lists of synthetic supplements and additives.

Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Wild Atlantic is guaranteed to keep your cat healthy, happy and strong.

Read our ingredients and we think you’ll be happy too!

How Much Meat?

% Meat Inclusions, Providing % Protein

How Much Meat?

% Meat Inclusions, Providing % Protein
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WholePrey Ratios

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WholePrey Ratios

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VEGETABLES, FRUITS & BOTANICALS

Plus .

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VEGETABLES, FRUITS & BOTANICALS

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No Grain, Potato, Tapioca

No glutens or plant protein concentrates

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No Grain, Potato, Tapioca

No glutens or plant protein concentrates

How Much Fresh Meat?

% fresh or raw | % meals or oils

% of meats are fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

% is high quality meals or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.

How Much Fresh Meat?

% fresh or raw | % meals or oils

% of meats are fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

% is high quality meals or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.

How Many Meats?

0 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS

How Many Meats?

0 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS

KNOW YOUR MEAT MATH?

ACANA Regionals Wild Atlantic Cat Food meatmath

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’.

  • HOW MUCH FISH?

    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 inappropriate plant protein concentrates such as potato or pea protein. Plus, all our fish is sourced from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.

  • HOW MUCH FRESH FISH?

    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 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 animal protein and fat.

  • HOW MANY FISH?

    ACANA Wild Atlantic features 5 fresh fish in WholePrey ratios that include fish, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.

    • Atlantic Mackerel – whole, wild and fresh from New England.
    • Atlantic Herring – whole, wild and fresh from New England.
    • Acadian Redfish – whole, wild and fresh from New England.
    • Silver Hake – whole, wild and fresh from New England.
    • Yellowtail Flounder – whole, wild and fresh from New England.

LIMITED SUPPLEMENTS ADDED

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.

AMERICA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

ACANA Wild Atlantic features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are fished by people we know and trust, from federally inspected facilities and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar kitchens 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.

FOOD FOR CARNIVORES

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 is 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 proteins and oils from meat, all the while excluding rice, potato and tapioca and long lists of synthetic additives found in some cat foods.

  • Guaranteed Analysis

    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)
    100MM CFU/lb

    *not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamins

    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
    Choline 3,300 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.60 %
    Chloride 0.80 %
    Potassium 0.90 %
    Magnesium 0.10 %
    Iron 110 mg/kg
    Zinc 275 mg/kg
    Copper 28 mg/kg
    Manganese 13 mg/kg
    Iodine 3.7 mg/kg
    Selenium 1.2 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids

    Lysine 2.70 %
    Threonine 1.50 %
    Methionine 0.85 %
    Isoleucine 1.50 %
    Leucine 2.60 %
    Valine 1.75 %
    Arginine 2.41 %
    Phenylalanine 1.50 %
    Histidine 0.80 %
    Tryptophan 0.38 %
    Cystine 0.30 %
    Tyrosine 1.05 %
    Taurine 0.25 %
    Methionine-Cystiene 1.15 %
    Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.55 %
  • Botanical Inclusions

    Chicory root 200 mg/kg
    Turmeric 200 mg/kg
    Sarsparilla root 150 mg/kg
    Althea root 150 mg/kg
    Rosehips 150 mg/kg
    Juniper berries 150 mg/kg

YOUR CAT IS SPECIAL

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 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.

ACANA Regionals Wild Atlantic Cat Food feeding chart

† 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.

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

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 fruits and vegetables, and 42 % from fat.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE

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 meats that nature evolved cats to eat, and exclude high-glycemic carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, synthetic additives and anything else that nature didn’t intend your cat to eat.

  • RICH IN FISH (75%)

    Your cat is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Your cat is anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat 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, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake and yellowtail flounder, all sourced from New England’s cold Atlantic waters.

  • HIGH FRESH FISH INCLUSIONS (1/2)

    Half of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic is authentically FRESH or RAW and delivered to our kitchens, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats – 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.

  • A VARIETY OF WHOLE FISH (5)

    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 fresh wild-caught fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage 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.

  • RICH IN FISH PROTEIN (35%)

    ACANA is entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates that are commonly used by many specialty cat foods to reduce costs. Instead ACANA Wild Atlantic derives its rich protein content from premium fish ingredients (not plants) that support lean muscle mass and nourish your cat according to her evolutionary needs.

  • CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED (25%)

    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.

75% MEAT
Loaded with protein

ACANA leads its class in meat inclusions, all from animals sourced from federally inspected facilities, prior to inclusion in our foods.

1/2 FRESH OR RAW
Unmatched inclusions
  • 1/2 of meat is fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.
  • 1/2 is dried for a strong and natural meat protein source.
FRESH AND LOCAL
WILD NEW ENGLAND FISH

Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring, Acadian redfish, silver hake and yellowtail flounder from New England.

WHOLEPREY
SUPERFOOD FOR CATS

Fresh meat, organs and cartilage deliver nutrients naturally reducing the need for synthetic supplements.

35% PROTEIN FROM MEAT
NO PLANT PROTEINS

No glutens or plant protein extracts or concentrates.

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (25%)
Grain-free

Grains replaced with lentils and field peas.

FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (GL 9)
NO POTATO OR STARCH

No fast sugars such as potato, tapioca or starches.

LOCAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
KENTUCKY GROWN

Including whole pumpkin and squash for digestive health.

ONLY 2 SUPPLEMENTS
NATURAL NUTRIENTS

ACANA’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions supply nutrients naturally, limiting supplementation to zinc and copper.

FREEZE-DRY INFUSED
INTENSE FLAVOR

Fresh liver, freeze-dried in our own kitchens and infused into our foods. Perfect for fussy eaters.

CHICKEN & GREENS / ADULT DOG FAQ

  1. Why did you change the name from ACANA Chicken & Greens to ACANA Adult Dog?
    The reason for the name change is for greater consistency within the ACANA Heritage product line. This better reflects its All Life Stages nutrient profile.
  2. Has the formula changed?
    No. There have been no changes to the formula. It is only a name change.
  3. Have you changed the names of any of your other ACANA diets? Are there plans to?
    No, we have not changed the names of our other ACANA diets. Currently, we do not have plans to change the names of any of our existing diets.
  4. Does this affect both Canada and the USA?
    The name change only affects Canada and our export market. This diet is not available in the U.S.
  5. Does this change affect the pricing of the product?
    No, this name change does not affect pricing.
  6. When will my bags have the new name?
    You can expect to see the new bags in-store by May 2018. However, there may be a longer transition period up to August 2018 as inventory is cleared out.

Still have questions? Our customer care team is here to listen.