Inspired by our vast grasslands and northern lakes, ACANA Grasslands features fresh lamb, free-run duck, whole nest-laid eggs, wild-caught northern pike, and free-run turkey from western Canada.
Brimming with fresh regional ingredients that are delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey ratios that mirror your cat’s evolutionary diet, ACANA Grasslands nourishes your cat naturally and completely.
Trusted everywhere, carbohydrate-limited and protein-rich ACANA promotes peak physical conditioning in cats of all breeds and life stages. Read our ingredients and we think you'll agree.
ACANA Grasslands feature 5 meats in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.
Unlike conventional cat foods, ACANA’s rich fresh meat and WholePrey inclusions deliver essential nutrients naturally, eliminating the need for long lists of additives and supplements.
ACANA Grasslands features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or farmed by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh each day!
Raw grass-fed lamb (8%), fresh duck (8%), fresh whole eggs (8%), lamb meat meal (8%), whole herring meal (8%), turkey meal (8%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, lamb fat (6%), fresh wild-caught northern pike (5%), raw lamb liver (4%), fresh duck giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), fresh turkey meat (4%), whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole yellow peas, pollock oil (2%), sun-cured alfalfa, dried lamb cartilage (1%), raw lamb tripe (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried liver (lamb and duck) (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: Choline, 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 cats, 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.)||37 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||20 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||8.5 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||3 %|
|Moisture (max.)||10 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.4 %|
|Taurine (min.)||0.15 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||1 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.2 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.2 %|
|Vitamin A||28 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,800 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||180 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||25 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||20 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||120 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||21 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||15 mg/kg|
|Vitamin K||1 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.20 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||2.00 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow root||100 mg/kg|
ACANA benefits cats of all breeds and life stages . Just like you, your cat is unique and feeding requirements will vary with environment, age and activity. The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping 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.
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 cat’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 4040 kcal/kg (485 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 37 % from protein, 21% from fruits and vegetables, and 42 % from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR CAT’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The Near Eastern wild cat is ancestor and closest relative of all domestic cats. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking cats’, the internal workings of wild and domestic cats 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 meats that cats are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a cat’s natural diet.
Your cat 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 cats are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Grasslands with 75% meat, including grass-fed lamb, free-run duck, nest-laid eggs and freshwater fish – all deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates, ACANA derives its rich protein content from animal ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your cat completely.
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why ½ of the meats and fish in ACANA Grasslands are fresh and 1/2 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein.
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 cats.
That’s why ACANA Grasslands features a diversity of grass-fed meats, free-run duck, nest-laid eggs and freshwater fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your cat’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 cat 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 cat 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.