‡For All Life Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
Among the healthiest grains on earth, oats and sorghum are high in fiber and gluten-free, making them a wholesome, nutrient-dense addition to your dog’s diet. ACANA DUCK & PUMPKIN + WHOLESOME GRAINS complements protein-rich, free-run duck with farm-fresh grains, supporting peak health to keep your dog happy, strong, and thriving.
QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
IN NOURISHING WHOLEPREY RATIOS
GRAINS, FRUIT, BOTANICALS
PLUS ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
LEGUMES, POTATO, GLUTEN
PEAS, LENTILS, BEANS & PLANT PROTEIN CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN-RICH AS NATURE INTENDED
MEAT + ORGANS + CARTILAGE
+ ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
TO SUPPORT GOOD HEALTH
ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains contains WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs, and cartilage from richly nourishing, free-run duck ingredients, delivering the nutrients your dog requires, naturally.
Quality Animal Ingredients
FRESH OR RAW
SINGLE ANIMAL PROTEIN
ACANA leads its class in quality animal inclusions.
1/2 of the meat is FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/2 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
The single animal protein in WholePrey ratios supplies nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
Deboned duck, duck meal, oatmeal, whole sorghum, duck liver, duck fat, whole pumpkin, natural duck flavor, oats, ground miscanthus grass, pollock oil, duck cartilage, salt, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, dried kelp, mixed tocopherols (preservative), vitamin D3 supplement, freeze-dried duck liver, taurine, copper proteinate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, chicory root, turmeric, citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
Your dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf, which means his body, short digestive tract, teeth, and jaws are adapted for a diet rich in animal 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 Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains is rich in nourishing protein and fat, while excluding rice, potato, tapioca, and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some dog foods.
|Crude protein (min.)||27 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Dietary starch (max.)||28 %|
|Sugars (max.)||2 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.1 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||1.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains benefits your dog by providing the nutritional value that meets their individual needs. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and their feeding requirements will 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 amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for their digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a five-to-seven-day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day seven you are feeding 100% ACANA.
They’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
† Use a standard 8-ounce 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.
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 3370 kcal/kg (371 kcal per standard 8 oz cup), with 27% from protein, 28% from carbohydrates, and 43% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET
The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic 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 animal ingredients 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. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single-hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to metabolize protein and fat from animal ingredients. That’s why we loaded ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains with 60% free-run duck from regional farms.
Half of the duck in ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains is delivered raw and loaded with goodness and taste.
In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains features richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of duck meat, organs, and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet, providing essential nutrients.
Entirely free of gluten, potato, or tapioca common in today’s limited ingredient foods, ACANA Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains derives its rich protein content from quality duck ingredients (not plants), that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, as well as nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
ACANA features vegetables and fruit in limited quantities—meaning no extra non-essential carbohydrate to be stored as body fat. This helps maintain healthy blood-sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.