all breeds | adult maintenance
By nature, all dogs have evolved as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat with smaller amounts of vegetables and fruit.
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
VEGETABLES, FRUIT, BOTANICALS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
GRAIN, POTATO, GLUTENS
NO PLANT PROTEIN CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN-RICH AS NATURE INTENDED
POULTRY + ORGANS + CARTILAGE
FRESH AND REGIONAL
INGREDIENTS DELIVERED FRESH OR RAW
ACANA features WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone which deliver nutrients naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
FRESH OR RAW
3 DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN WHOLEPREY RATIOS
ACANA leads its class in quality animal inclusions.
1/2 of the meat is delivered FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/2 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of meats in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
ACANA Light & Fit features a rich variety of quality ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, and delivered to our DogStar Kitchen fresh or raw!
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, flounder, chicken broth, pumpkin, whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole chickpeas, herring meal, pollock oil, natural chicken flavor, dried egg, chicken liver, chicken heart, chicken fat, chicken cartilage, chicken gizzard, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, collard greens, carrots, whole apples, zinc proteinate, calcium pantothenate, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
They might look different, but your dog shares his eating anatomy with the gray 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 Light & Fit is rich in nourishing protein and fat, while excluding grains and gluten, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||33%|
|Crude fat (min.)||10%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||8%|
|Dietary starch (max.)||23%|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.)||0.2%|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.)||0.2%|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||1.5%|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||1.2%|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||800 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||25.0 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||2,200 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||300 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||5.00 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||7.00 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||30.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||65.0 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||6.50 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.87 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.30 mg/kg|
|Chicory Root||70 mg/kg|
|Sarsparilla Root||70 mg/kg|
|Althea Root||70 mg/kg|
ACANA Light & Fit benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual with feeding requirements that vary with environment, age, and activity.
The table below provides a starting point, which you can adjust as needed to maintain optimum weight and peak conditioning. We suggest monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting rations as needed. We also recommend feeding twice daily and insist that you always keep fresh, clean water available to your dog.
† Use a standard 8 oz 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 Light & Fit is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.
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 3055 kcal/kg (348 kcal per 8 oz cup), with 38% from protein, 34% from carbohydrates, and 28% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray 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 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. That’s why we loaded ACANA Light & Fit with 60% quality animal ingredients, including free-run chicken and turkey, and wild-caught flounder, plus cage-free eggs, all sourced from regional farms.
Meat is in its most natural and nourishing form when it’s fresh. That’s why half of the meat in ACANA Light & Fit is authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and the other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity fresh poultry and fish in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to mimic your dog’s natural diet and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, not plants, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Your dog’s natural diet contains almost no carbohydrate 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.