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Grasslands

Grass-fed Kentucky Lamb, FRESHWATER TROUT & GAME BIRD

Inspired by Kentucky’s lush and fertile grasslands, this region-inspired food features grass-fed Kentucky lamb, nest-laid eggs, rainbow trout, Muscovy duck and free-run quail.

Brimming with goodness, our meats are delivered to our kitchens FRESH or RAW in WholePrey ratios to guarantee locked-in nutrients. ACANA Grasslands rich inclusions of meat, fish and game mirror the evolutionary diet and promote peak health without the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.

Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Grasslands is guaranteed to keep your dog 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

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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 Grasslands meatmath

MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH OR FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT!

Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them, too. How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate ‘three meat questions’.

  • HOW MUCH MEAT?

    Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Grasslands is loaded with 70% meat, game and fish — more than twice as much as some pet specialty dog foods. Plus, all our meat is sourced from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.

  • HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

    1/2 of the meats, game and fish in ACANA Grasslands 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 MEATS?

    ACANA Grasslands features 5 fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.

    • Grass-fed Kentucky Lamb – meat, tripe, liver and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
    • Free-run Muscovy Duck– fresh meat, organs, cartilage and liver from local farms.
    • Nest-laid eggs – fresh and whole from local Kentucky farms.
    • Rainbow trout– fresh or raw from Idaho’s Snake River aquifers.
    • Free-run quail – fresh from South Carolina farms

ZINC | OUR ONE AND ONLY SUPPLEMENT

In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no supplements, and dogs and wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. Muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney & tripe supply vitamins & minerals; while bones & cartilage deliver calcium & phosphorus.

ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our Meat Math and incorporating WholePrey meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated source of the nutrients your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.

AMERICA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

ACANA Grasslands features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, from federally inspected facilities, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh or raw!

Deboned lamb*, deboned duck*, whole eggs*, lamb meal, goat meal, catfish meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, lamb fat, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, rainbow trout*, duck meal, herring oil, lentil fiber, quail (ground with bone), natural lamb flavor, lamb tripe*, lamb liver*, duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney)*, duck cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, apples*, pears*, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, 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.

* delivered fresh or raw

OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENT: ZINC.

OUR ONLY PRESERVATIVE: VITAMIN E (MIXED TOCOPHEROLS).

DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES

They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the gray wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and his body, teeth and jaws, and short digestive tracts is 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 Grasslands is rich in nourishing meat proteins and fats, while excluding rice, potato and tapioca and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.

  • Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude protein (min.) 33 %
    Crude fat (min.) 17 %
    Crude fiber (max.) 6 %
    Moisture (max.) 12 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.8 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1.2 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 0.6 %
    DHA* (min.) 0.1 %
    EPA* (min.) 0.1 %
    Glucosamine* (min.) 600 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 800 mg/kg

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

  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A 10 KIU/kg
    Vitamin D3 2,200 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 155 IU/kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 32 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 22 mg/kg
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 158 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 23 mg/kg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 22 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.19 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 1.6 mg/kg
    Choline 1,600 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.40 %
    Chloride 0.50 %
    Potassium 0.80 %
    Magnesium 0.10 %
    Iron 245 mg/kg
    Zinc 260 mg/kg
    Copper 25 mg/kg
    Manganese 17 mg/kg
    Iodine 3.4 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.6 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids

    Lysine 2.20 %
    Threonine 1.30 %
    Methionine 0.66 %
    Isoleucine 1.30 %
    Leucine 2.29 %
    Valine 1.63 %
    Arginine 2.29 %
    Phenylalanine 1.40 %
    Histidine 0.74 %
    Tryptophan 0.34 %
    Cystine 0.33 %
    Tyrosine 0.93 %
    Methionine-Cystiene 0.99 %
    Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.33 %
  • Botanical Inclusions

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

 

YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL

ACANA Grasslands benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will 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 amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.

ACANA Grasslands 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 Grasslands is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

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 3405 kcal/kg (388 kcal/8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from fat.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE

MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.

The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic dogs. While years of breeding has 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 meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the long lists of synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.

  • RICH IN MEAT (70%)

    Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Grasslands with 70% meat, game, eggs and fish, including grass-fed Kentucky lamb, free-run Muscovy duck and quail, nest-laid eggs and freshwater trout, all sourced from regional farms and lakes. All our meats, poultry and fish are sourced from federally inspected facilities before arriving at our kitchen doors.

  • HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/2)

    Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Grasslands are FRESH or RAW and delivered to our kitchens, so they are loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats, while our raw meats are flash-frozen at their peak 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.

  • A VARIETY OF WHOLE MEATS (5)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Grasslands features a diversity of fresh meats in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet and provide essential nutrients.  This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives, so we only add zinc.

  • RICH IN MEAT PROTEIN (33%)

    Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s dog foods, ACANA Grasslands derives its rich protein content from premium animal ingredients (not plants).  This supports lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight all while nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.

  • FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (25%)

    Your dog’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.

70% 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
POULTRY, FISH, MEATS
  • Grass-fed Suffolk lamb, free-run Muscovy duck, nest-laid eggs from Kentucky.
  • Rainbow trout from Idaho’s Snake River aquifers.
  • Free-run quail from South Carolina.
WHOLEPREY™
SUPERFOOD FOR DOGS

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

33% 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 1 SUPPLEMENT
NATURAL NUTRIENTS

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

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.