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By nature, all puppies have evolved as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat with smaller amounts of vegetables and fruit.
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
VEGETABLES, FRUITS, BOTANICALS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
GRAIN, POTATO, GLUTENS
NO MEAT BY-PRODUCTS
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
4 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS
ACANA leads its class in premium animal inclusions.
1/2 of the meat is delivered FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/2 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of meats in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
ACANA Puppy & Junior 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 turkey, deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole
yellow peas, chicken fat, flounder, pollock oil, lentil fiber, eggs, chicken broth, whole chickpeas, whole
green lentils, whole pinto beans, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver, chicken heart, chicken cartilage,
chicken gizzard, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, whole pumpkin, collard greens,
carrots, whole apples, zinc proteinate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, freeze-dried chicken
liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root,
rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium
animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
They might look different, but your puppy 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 puppy, ACANA Puppy & Junior is rich in nourishing protein and fat, while excluding grains and gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some puppy foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||31%|
|Crude fat (min.)||19%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||5%|
|Dietary starch (max.)||23%|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.)||0.2%||DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.)||0.4%|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2.3%|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.3%|
|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||38.4 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||400 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||4.25 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6.25 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||25.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||70.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||5.00 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.95 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.45 mg/kg|
|Chicory Root||70 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla Root||70 mg/kg|
|Althea Root||70 mg/kg|
ACANA Puppy & Junior benefits puppies of every breed and size. Just like you, your puppy 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 puppy’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 puppy.
† 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 Puppy &a Junior 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 puppy foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, promoting your puppy’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3575 kcal/kg (408 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 30% from protein, 25% from carbohydrates, and 45% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR PUPPY’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 puppies 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 puppies have evolved to eat, while limiting synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your puppy’s natural diet.
Your puppy is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Puppy & Junior with 60% poultry, including free-run chicken & turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs.
Meat is in its most natural and nourishing form when it’s fresh. That’s why half of the poultry in ACANA Puppy & Junior 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, puppies benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of fresh poultry and fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your puppy’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 puppy 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.