OUR FRESH AND REGIONAL HERITAGE
ACANA Heritage recipes are our original Biologically Appropriate foods
Proudly made in our award-winning kitchens in Alberta, Canada since 1985, these enhanced ACANA recipes continue our tradition of featuring fresh local ingredients grown close to home.
ACANA Heritage foods are brimming with free-run poultry and nest-laid eggs from local prairie farms, wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island, and fruits, vegetables and botanicals from our region.
Prepared to our Biologically Appropriate Fresh Regional Ingredient standards, you’ll find a Heritage food for every size of dog at every stage of life.
FEATURES OF HERITAGE RECIPE
- 60-75 % rich in meat.
- 1/3 high fresh meat inclusions.
- 3 variety of whole prey meats.
- 33 % rich in meat protein
- 25 % carbohydrate
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH 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.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
HOW MUCH MEAT?
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Heritage foods feature three 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.
- Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
- Wild flounder – whole and fresh from North Vancouver Island.
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ZINC | OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENT
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients in the most natural way possible, providing a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive. That’s why virtually all of the nutrients in ACANA are naturally present and are not synthetic.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Sport & Agility 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 kitchens fresh each day!
Fresh chicken meat (16%), chicken meal (16%), turkey meal (14%), red lentils, chicken fat (7%), whole green peas (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), herring oil (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), sun-cured alfalfa, field beans, green lentils, whole yellow peas, fresh chicken cartilage (2%), dried brown kelp, fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole parsnips, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh whole carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose hips.
SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. Vitamin E (preservative).
*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 features richly nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude Protein (min.)||35 %|
|Fat Content (min.)||22 %|
|Crude Ash (max.)||8 %|
|Crude Fibers (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.7 %|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)||2.7 %|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)||1.2 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.4 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.4 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1400 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)||1000 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid (min.)||2.5 %|
VITAMINS & MINARELS
|Vitamin A||13 kIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1400 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Thiamine (B1)||6.1 mg/kg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||7.5 mg/kg|
|Pan. Acid (B5)||17 mg/kg|
|Niacin (B3)||61 mg/kg|
|Pyridoxine (B6)||3 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.3 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.07 mg/kg|
|Chicory Root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA benefits dogs of every variety. 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 rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
|Weight of Dog||Active (1 hour or more daily exercise)||High Active (Working or prolonged strenuous exercise)|
|5 kg||90 gm||150 gm|
|10 kg||160 gm||240 gm|
|20 kg||270 gm||390 gm|
|30 kg||360 gm||520 gm|
|40 kg||450 gm||640 gm|
|50 kg||520 gm||760 gm|
|60 kg||600 gm||870 gm|
† 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, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3725 kcal/kg (447 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 33% from protein, 17% from fruits and vegetables, and 50% from fat.