Modern dogs are not only capable of eating the foods of their ancestors, they actually require it for peak health.
Loaded with nourishing meat protein, ACANA Prairie Poultry features free-run chicken and turkey plus whole nest-laid eggs, delivered FRESH or RAW daily in WholePrey™ ratios, from local prairie farms.
Free of high-glycaemic carbohydrates, ACANA Classics feature low-glycaemic and locally grown steel-cut oats that help promote stable blood sugar and peak physical conditioning.
Prepared in Champion Petfoods’ award-winning NorthStar® kitchens with fresh, trusted and regional ingredients, we think you’ll love ACANA. Mo
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs and their wolf cousins remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise their dietary needs remain the same too.
Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness and variety of meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN MEAT (50%) AND PROTEIN (29%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why ACANA Prairie Poultry is loaded with 50% meat, including free-run chicken and turkey, and whole nest-laid eggs delivered fresh from regional farms.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s conventional dog foods, ACANA derives its rich protein content from premium animal ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are typically low in meat protein and feature pea or potato protein concentrates.
LOW CARBOHYDRATE & LOW GLYCEMIC
Rich in protein and low in carbohydrates to match your dog’s natural diet, ACANA Wild Prairie is free of high glycemic grains (such as rice and corn) found in conventional dog foods.
Long associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in your dog’s blood sugar.
Grain-free and low in carbohydrates, ACANA Wild Prairie causes your dog’s blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time so her sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased and fat storage is decreased to achieve peak conditioning.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)
We use fresh meats in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the meats in ACANA Prairie Poultry are fresh and 2/3 are dried, providing a concentrated, natural source of meat protein, supplying the essential nutrients and natural goodness that all dogs instinctively crave.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (3)
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.
Yet this variety is lost in conventional pet foods, which typically feature a single animal ingredient, such as chicken or lamb, that’s highly processed and seldom fresh.
That’s why ACANA features free-run chicken and turkey and whole nest-laid eggs from prairie farms, providing a rich and nourishing diversity of meat proteins and fats to promote peak health.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats and have long lists of synthetic additives.
WHOLEPREY™ MEAT RATIOS
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog’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 naturally, in highly bioavailable form, all of which dramatically reduce the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which supplement over 20 different amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate and his natural diet contains very few, if any carbohydrates. And while carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes, conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate of total content.
That’s why ACANA limits total carbohydrate content and replaces fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca and potato with steel-cut oats — a healthy, low-glycaemic carbohydrate that enters the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycaemic ingredients such as rice, potato or tapioca.
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CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Prairie Poultry 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 NorthStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Chicken meal (25%), steel-cut oats (23%), fresh chicken meat (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (5%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, fresh turkey meat (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), chicken fat (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, whole oats, herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa, lentil fibre, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried chicken liver (0.1%), salt, fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Choline chloride, Zinc chelate, Vitamin B5.