All breeds | all life stages
By nature, all dogs have evolved as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh poultry with smaller amounts of vegetables and fruit.
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
VEGETABLES, FRUIT, BOTANICALS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
GRAIN, POTATO, GLUTENS
NO PLANT PROTEIN CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN-RICH AS NATURE INTENDED
POULTRY + ORGANS + CARTILAGE
FRESH AND REGIONAL
INGREDIENTS DELIVERED FRESH OR RAW
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs, and cartilage or bone which deliver nutrients naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
FRESH OR RAW
3 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS
ACANA leads its class in quality animal inclusions.
1/2 of the poultry is delivered FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/2 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of poultry in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
ACANA Free-Run Poultry features a rich variety of quality ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, and delivered to our DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw.
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken meal, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, chicken liver, chicken fat, catfish meal, chickpeas, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, eggs, pollock oil, natural chicken flavor, chicken heart, turkey liver, turkey heart, chicken cartilage, chicken gizzard, turkey gizzard, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, whole pumpkin, collard greens, carrots, whole apples, zinc proteinate, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin A acetate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation
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They might look different, but your dog shares his eating anatomy with the gray 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 Free-Run Poultry is rich in nourishing protein and fat, while excluding grains and gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||29 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Dietary starch (max.)||23%|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.2 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.4 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.5 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||800 mg/kg|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)|
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
|Vitamin A||17 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,700 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||205 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||6.00 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||5.30 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||34.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||52.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||5.15 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.60 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.03 mg/kg|
|Chicory Root||70 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla Root||70 mg/kg|
|Althea Root||70 mg/kg|
ACANA Free-Run Poultry benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual 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 rations as needed. We also recommend feeding twice daily and insist that you always keep fresh, clean water available to your dog.
† Use a standard 8 oz 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 Free-Run Poultry is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
Compared to some dog foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates, promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable energy is 3475 kcal/kg (396 kcal per 8 oz cup), with 29% from protein, 29% from carbohydrates and 42% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. While years of breeding have 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 meat that dogs have evolved to eat, while limiting the long lists of synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Free-Run Poultry with 60% poultry, including chicken and turkey, plus cage-free eggs, all sourced from regional farms.
Meat is in its most natural and nourishing form when it’s fresh. That’s why half of the poultry in ACANA Free-Run Poultry is authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and the other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
In nature, dogs benefit from a diet of assorted prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of fresh poultry in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your dog’s natural diet and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Your dog’s natural diet contains almost no carbs at all. That’s why ACANA features vegetables and fruit in limited quantities, meaning no extra, non-essential carbs to be stored as body fat.
This helps maintain healthy blood-sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.