Dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.
Brimming with richly nourishing meats, ACANA Classic Red features grass-fed lamb, ranch-raised beef, and Yorkshire pork, FRESH or RAW, in WholePrey ratios to nourish your dog completely.
Prepared in our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen with fresh, trusted, and regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE GAME, FISH, AND FOWL TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
ACANA Classic Red is loaded with 50% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
ACANA Classic Red feature three fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage or bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA Classic Red’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions supply nutrients in the most natural way possible, limiting supplementation to vitamins B5, D3, and E, choline, and zinc.
ACANA Classic Red features an unmatched variety of ingredients that are raised or farmed by people we know and trust, deemed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchen fresh or raw.
Lamb meat meal (23%), steel-cut oats (22%), fresh ranch-raised beef (5%), fresh Yorkshire pork (5%), lamb fat (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, raw grass-fed lamb (4%), whole oats, fresh beef liver (2%), pork meat meal (2%), herring oil (2%), fresh pork liver (2%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fibre, fresh beef tripe (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh carrots, fresh Red Delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried beef liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Choline chloride, Zinc chelate, Vitamin B5.
*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey 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 is richly in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted or synthetic ingredients.
|Crude protein (min.)||29 %|
|Fat content (min.)||17 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7.5 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.5 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||0.8 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.15 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.15 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||800 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid (min.)||2.3 %|
|Carbohydrate (NFE)||29.5 %|
|Vitamin A||40 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||200 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||5.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||7 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||60 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.12 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
ACANA benefits dogs of all breeds. Just like you, your dog is unique 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 portions as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 250ml/120g 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 Classic Red is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Unique compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates.
Metabolizable Energy is 3493 kcal/kg (419 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 30% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey 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 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 are evolved to eat, while limiting the synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Classic Red with 50% meat from grass-fed lamb, ranch-raised beef, and Yorkshire pork, all sourced from regional ranches and farms.
ACANA derives its rich protein (29%) content from quality animal ingredients, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in protein and meat (and high in carbohydrates) and use ingredients that aren’t deemed fit for human consumption.
We use fresh meat in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the meat in ACANA Classic Red is authentically fresh and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying essential nutrients and providing the natural flavours and goodness dogs instinctively crave.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meat.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. That’s why ACANA Classic Red features grass-fed lamb, ranch-raised beef, and Yorkshire pork from regional farms and ranches, providing a nourishing diversity of proteins and fats to promote peak health.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats and have long lists of synthetic additives.
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Muscle meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone provide calcium and phosphorus.
WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone deliver nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often don’t incorporate WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone.
ACANA replaces fast carbohydrates such as corn, rice, tapioca, and potato with steel-cut oats, which gradually enter the blood stream, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients.