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 Puppy Small Breed 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 (13%), turkey meal (12%), red lentils, whole green peas, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (7%), chicken fat (7%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring meal (3%), herring oil (2%), sun-cured alfalfa, green lentils, field beans, whole yellow peas, pea fiber, 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 puppy 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 puppy, ACANA features richly nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude Protein (min.)||33 %|
|Fat Content (min.)||20 %|
|Crude Ash (max.)||7 %|
|Crude Fibers (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.5 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)||2.7 %|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)||1.0 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.3 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.3 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1400 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Linoteic acid (min.)||2.5 %|
VITAMINS & MINARELS
|Vitamin A||13.5 kIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1300 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||120 IU/kg|
|Thiamine (B1)||6 mg/kg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||7 mg/kg|
|Pan. Acid (B5)||19.0 mg/kg|
|Niacin (B3)||55 mg/kg|
|Pyridoxine (B6)||2.75 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.3 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.08 mg/kg|
|Chicory Root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
YOUR PUPPY IS SPECIAL
ACANA benefits puppies of every breed and size. Just like you, your puppy is a unique individual 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 puppy’s weight and adjusting rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
|Weight of Puppy||EXPECTED ADULT WEIGHT (KG/LB)|
|2 kg||5 kg||7 kg||9 kg|
|1 kg||40 gm||60 gm||60 gm||60 gm|
|2 kg||40 gm||80 gm||80 gm||80 gm|
|3 kg||–||90 gm||120 gm||120 gm|
|5 kg||–||80 gm||120 gm||120 gm|
|7 kg||–||–||90 gm||180 gm|
|9 kg||–||–||–||120 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 puppy’s peak health and development.
Metabolizable Energy is 3660 kcal/kg (439 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 22% from fruits and vegetables, and 46% from fat.