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ACANA Meadowland Bags
Available sizes
12 OZ /4.5 LB /13 LB /25 LB

Meadowland

FREE-RUN POULTRY, FRESHWATER FISH, NEST-LAID EGGS

Reflecting Kentucky’s fertile lands, this Biologically Appropriate and region-inspired food features free-run poultry, freshwater fish and whole vegetables and fruits from nearby farms.

Loaded with 70% meat, ACANA Meadowland is brimming with free-run chicken, turkey, nest-laid eggs, Blue catfish and Rainbow trout — delivered fresh in WholePrey ratios to mirror the evolutionary diet.

Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Meadowland 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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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 Meadowland Meatmath

MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH AND GAME 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? It’s simple, just answer our Biologically Appropriate ‘three meat questions’.

  • HOW MUCH MEAT?

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

  • HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

    A full 50% of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland 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 Meadowland features 5 fresh meats in WholePrey ratios, including richly nourishing meat, organs and cartilage that supply nutrients naturally and completely.

    • Free-run chicken and turkey – meat, organs and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
    • Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local Kentucky farms.
    • Blue catfish – whole and fresh from Kentucky waters.
    • Rainbow trout – fresh or raw from Idaho’s Snake River aquifers.

ZINC | OUR ONE AND ONLY SUPPLEMENT

In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves 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 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, natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.

AMERICA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

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

Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken liver, turkey giblets, chicken meal, catfish meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, pollock meal, chicken fat, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, whole blue catfish, whole eggs, rainbow trout, pollock oil, natural chicken flavor, chicken heart, chicken cartilage, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), sea salt, zinc proteinate, dried kelp, calcium pantothenate, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, copper proteinate, 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 dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf – which means his body, teeth and jaws, and short digestive tract 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 Meadowland is rich in nourishing proteins and oils from meat, 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 %
    DHA (min.) 0.15 %
    EPA (min.) 0.1 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.4 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.5 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 0.6 %
    Glucosamine* (min.) 500 mg/kg
    Total Microorganisms* (min.)
    (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
    100MM CFU/lb

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

  • Vitamins & Minerals

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A 21 KIU/kg
    Vitamin D3 1,850 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 146 IU/kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 50 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 24 mg/kg
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 196 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 39 mg/kg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 23 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.27 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 1.9 mg/kg
    Choline 1,850 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.35 %
    Chloride 0.50 %
    Potassium 0.90 %
    Magnesium 0.10 %
    Iron 131 mg/kg
    Zinc 230 mg/kg
    Copper 22 mg/kg
    Manganese 16 mg/kg
    Iodine 3 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.7 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids

    Lysine 2.12 %
    Threonine 1.25 %
    Methionine 0.63 %
    Isoleucine 1.23 %
    Leucine 2.12 %
    Valine 1.48 %
    Arginine 2.06 %
    Phenylalanine 1.29 %
    Histidine 0.69 %
    Tryptophan 0.31 %
    Cystine 0.25 %
    Tyrosine 0.73 %
    Methionine-Cystiene 0.88 %
    Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.02 %
  • 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 DOG IS SPECIAL

ACANA Meadowland 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 Meadowland 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 Meadowland Dog 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 3440 kcal/kg (392 kcal/8 oz. cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from animal fats.

 

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 ACANA Meadowland is brimming with 70% meat, including chicken, free-run turkey, nest-laid eggs, rainbow trout and blue catfish from regional farms and waters. All animal ingredients are sourced from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.

  • HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/2)

    Half of the meat ingredients in ACANA Meadowland 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, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. ACANA Meadowland features an unmatched diversity of fresh poultry, eggs and fish, all 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%)

    ACANA is entirely free of pea or potato protein concentrates, commonly substituted for meat protein by many specialty dog foods to reduce costs. Instead, ACANA derives its rich protein content from premium animal (not plant) ingredients that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, as well as nourish 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.

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.

At Champion Petfoods, our vision is to be trusted by Pet Lovers everywhere, and that means producing dog and cat foods and treats of exceptional quality. Whenever we enhance our diets we use our Biologically Appropriate mandate to guide us. Recent enhancements to our ACANA Singles foods included an increase in meat content from 50% to 60%. While an increase in meat is usually a good thing, trying to balance the nutrients in a food that relies on one animal source can be challenging. After adding more fish to our ACANA Singles Wild Mackerel food, we were not satisfied with the new vitamin and mineral balance in the enhanced food. Rather than keeping one ACANA Singles food at 50% and moving the other foods to 60%, we’ve decided to discontinue ACANA Singles Wild Mackerel effective immediately.

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