ACANA Pacific Pilchard is a limited-ingredient food containing 50% wild-caught pilchard, a single, easily digestible fish protein that’s ideal for dogs with food sensitivities or choosy eaters of all breeds and life stages.
Sustainable and wild-caught off North Vancouver Island, our pilchard arrives fresh or raw, in nourishing WholePrey ratios that mirror the natural diet, while nourishing greens and whole pumpkin support healthy digestion.
Prepared from quality ingredients in our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen, this Biologically Appropriate food is nutrient-dense with a taste that dogs crave. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FISH, FOWL AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
ACANA Pacific Pilchard features a single animal protein in WholePrey ratios of fish, organs, and cartilage or bone.
Unlike conventional dog foods, ACANA’s rich meat and WholePrey inclusions deliver essential nutrients naturally, eliminating the need for long lists of additives and supplements.
ACANA Pacific Pilchard features a rich inclusion of quality ingredients that are fished or farmed by people we know and trust, and delivered to our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen fresh or raw.
Fresh whole Pacific pilchard (25%), whole pilchard meal (18%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole garbanzo beans, pilchard oil (7%), fresh green kale (1.5%), fresh spinach greens (1.5%), fresh turnip greens (1%), cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fibre, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried pilchard (0.1%), fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
*Preserved with mixed tocopherols, a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin – Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.
Our Biologically Appropriate foods are designed to match the eating anatomy of dogs, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors their natural diet. We’ve packed ACANA with richly nourishing protein and fat, with no grains or gluten.
|Crude protein (min.)||31 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||15 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7.5 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.1 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.9 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||1.5 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.4 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.3 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||13 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||300 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||9 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||66 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||15 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.19 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.30 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 and life stages. Just like you, your dog is unique and feeding requirements will vary with environment, age, and activity. The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed. Feed twice daily and always keep fresh 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 Pacific Pilchard 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, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3393 kcal/kg (407 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 38% from fat.
FISH-BASED FOOD THAT MIRRORS 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 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 synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in fish and 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 Pacific Pilchard with 50% pilchard, wild-caught off North Vancouver Island.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from fish ingredients, not plants, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog completely.
We use fresh fish in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the pilchard in ACANA Pacific Pilchard is fresh, and 1/2 is dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing fish protein.
ACANA Pacific Pilchard limits exposure to a single protein source, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of fish, organs, and cartilage or bone that mirror the natural diet to provide all the nutrients your dog needs to thrive.
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole fish to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Fish provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; and cartilage and bone provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of fish, organs, and cartilage or bone that deliver nutrients in highly bio-available forms, dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any. Carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes – yet conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate content.