ACANA Classics Prairie Poultry
PRAIRIE POULTRYFOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES
Dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.
Loaded with nourishing meat protein, ACANA Prairie Poultry features free-run chicken and turkey plus whole nest-laid eggs, delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey™ ratios, from local prairie farms.
Free of high-glycemic carbohydrates, ACANA Classics feature low-glycemic and locally grown steel-cut oats that help promote stable blood sugar and peak physical conditioning.
Prepared in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens with fresh, trusted and regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dog will too!
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Prairie Poultry is loaded with 50% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
1/3 of the fish in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated, natural source of protein.
ACANA Prairie Poultry features 3 fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
- Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
- Free-run turkey – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
- Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
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; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ONLY 6 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS
ACANA Prairie Poultry’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients the natural way, limiting supplementation to Vitamins A, B5, D3, E, choline and zinc. Everything else your dog needs is supplied from our ingredients.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And 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 their dietary needs remain the same too.
Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats and fish that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and 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 Prairie Poultry with 50% meat, including free-run chicken and turkey, and whole eggs delivered fresh from regional farms.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein content from premium animal ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in meat protein and feature pea or potato protein concentrates.HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the meats in ACANA Prairie Poultry are fresh and 2/3 are dried , providing a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying the essential nutrients and natural goodness that all dogs instinctively crave.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
Consider the variety in the natural diet: eggs today, a duck or goose tomorrow, fresh fish the next. Mother Nature provides a diversity of proteins and fats essential to the peak health of dogs.
Yet this variety is lost in conventional pet foods, which typically feature a single animal ingredient, such as chicken or lamb, that’s highly processed and seldom fresh.
That’s why ACANA features free-run chicken and turkey and whole nest-laid eggs from prairie farms, providing a rich and nourishing diversity of meat 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.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Muscle meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that deliver nutrients in highly bioavailable form – 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.
That’s why ACANA limits total carbohydrate content and replaces fast digesting carbohydrates like rice, tapioca and potato with healthy, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as squash and greens. These enter the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Prairie Poultry features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Chicken meal (25%), steel-cut oats (23%), fresh chicken meat (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, fresh turkey meat (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), chicken fat (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, whole oats, herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fiber, 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 chicken liver (0.1%), salt, fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
SUPPLEMENTS: VITAMIN A, 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.
Our Biologically Appropriate™ foods are designed to match the eating anatomy of dogs, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the natural diet – we’ve packed ACANA with richly nourishing proteins and fats, limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 29 % Fat content (min.) 17 % Crude ash (max.) 7.5 % Crude fibres (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.3 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.0 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.6 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.5 % DHA (min.) 0.1 % EPA (min.) 0.1 % Glucosamine (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg Linoleic acid (min.) 2.4 % Carbohydrate (NFE) 29.5 %
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
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 Prairie Poultry 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 3493 kcal/kg (419 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 30% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.