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!
ONLY 5 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS
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.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
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.
HOW MUCH MEAT?
ACANA Classic Red is loaded with 50% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried to provide a rich, natural source of protein.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Classic Red feature three fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
Grass-fed lamb – meat, liver, heart, kidney, and cartilage, fresh from prairie ranches.
Ranch-raised beef – meat, liver, heart, kidney, and cartilage, fresh from prairie ranches.
Yorkshire pork – whole and fresh from prairie ranches.
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.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
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.
*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES
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.
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.
ACANA Classic Red is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.† 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.
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 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.
RICH IN MEAT (70%) AND PROTEIN (35%)
Your dog is a carnivore and 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 we loaded ACANA Ranchlands with 70% meat from ranch-raised beef, grass-fed lamb, Yorkshire pork, plains bison, and wild-caught walleye.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from animal ingredients, not plants, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog completely.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/2)
We use fresh meat in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the meat and fish in ACANA Ranchlands are fresh, and 1/2 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein.
AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEAT (5)
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.
That’s why ACANA Ranchlands features a diversity of ranch-raised beef, grass-fed lamb, Yorkshire pork, plains bison, and wild-caught walleye in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mirror the natural diet.
WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS
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; and cartilage and bone provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of meat, 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.