Loaded with wild-caught mackerel, herring, redfish, silver hake, and yellowtail flounder, this region-inspired food reflects New England’s sustainable maritime bounty.
Delivered fresh, in WholePrey ratios, so they’re brimming with goodness, ACANA’s rich diversity of saltwater fish mirror your dog’s evolutionary diet, without long lists of synthetic supplements and additives.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen, ACANA Wild Atlantic keeps your dog healthy, happy, and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll be happy too!
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FISH, FOWL 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? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate three meat questions.
ACANA Wild Atlantic is loaded with 70% wild-caught fish — more than twice as much as some pet specialty cat foods, and is entirely free of grains or gluten.
A full 50% of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic 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 fish, while our raw fish 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 fish protein and fat.
ACANA features five fresh fish in WholePrey ratios that include fish, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
In Mother Nature there are no supplements, and dogs & wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. An entire animal provides protein, vitamins, and minerals, as well as calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our MeatMath and incorporating WholePrey meat, organs, and cartilage or bone 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 and copper are our only supplements.
ACANA Wild Atlantic features a rich variety of quality ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, whole silver hake, mackerel meal, herring meal, sunflower oil, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, pollock meal, cod meal, safflower oil, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, flounder, pollock oil, natural cod flavor, whole yellow peas, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), freeze-dried cod liver, zinc proteinate, dried kelp, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, calcium pantothenate, 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.
Your dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf, which means his body, teeth, jaws, and short digestive tract are 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 Wild Atlantic is loaded with nourishing fish protein and oils, while excluding grains, gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.4 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.3 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.3 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.0 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.2 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||400 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||25 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||100 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||47 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||57 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||188 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||33 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||21 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.14 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2.3 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||200 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla root||150 mg/kg|
|Althea root||150 mg/kg|
|Juniper berries||150 mg/kg|
ACANA Wild Atlantic 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.
† 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 Wild Atlantic Dog 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 (70lb or more as an adult).
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 per 8oz cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from fruits and vegetables, and 42% from richly nourishing fish oils.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic 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 the long lists of synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Your dog is anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat with her sharp teeth, single-hinge jaw, and short digestive tract. That’s why we loaded ACANA Wild Atlantic with 70% wild-caught fish, including whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake, and yellowtail flounder, all sourced from New England’s cold Atlantic waters.
Half of the fish in ACANA Wild Atlantic is authentically fresh so it’s loaded with goodness and taste. The other 1/2 is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing fish protein and fat.
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 Wild Atlantic features a rich diversity of fresh, whole, wild-caught fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of fish, organs, and cartilage or bone 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 and copper.
ACANA is entirely free of grains or gluten, commonly substituted for animal protein by many specialty dog foods to reduce costs. Instead, ACANA Wild Atlantic derives its rich protein content from quality fish ingredients, not plants, to support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, as well as nourish your dog 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.