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By nature, all puppies are carnivores which means they’re biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh whole meats with smaller amounts of fruits and vegetables.

That’s why ACANA Puppy & Junior is brimming with free-run chicken and nest-laid eggs from local prairie farms, and wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island, delivered fresh to nourish peak health.

Free of grains and fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca or potato, ACANA is rich in meat proteins to promote your puppy’s peak development and conditioning.

Made in our award-winning kitchens from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate™ ACANA is guaranteed to keep your puppy healthy, happy and strong.

Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!

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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™

ACANA Puppy & Junior

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 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 dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.

RICH IN MEAT (70%)

Your puppy is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Puppy & Junior with 70% meat, including cage-free chicken, wild-caught flounder and whole nest-laid eggs sourced from regional farms deemed fit for human consumption.

Compare to conventional puppy foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human consumption chain.

HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/3)

Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and other 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein. All animals deemed fit for human consumption. — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.

Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.

A VARIETY OF WHOLE MEATS (3)

In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, whole eggs and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the long lists of synthetic additives in conventional dog foods.

Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey™ ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.

RICH IN MEAT PROTEIN (33%)

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 either typically low in protein (and high in carbohydrate) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.

CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED (25%)

Your dog’s natural diet contains very few carbohydrates, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes. That’s why ACANA limits carbohydrates and replaces fast carbohydrates (such as rice, potato and tapioca) with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables.

Compare to conventional dog foods which often exceed 50% carbohydrates, and feature high-glycemic ingredients such as potato, tapioca and rice.


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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT

ACANA Puppy & Junior

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?

Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Puppy & Junior is loaded with 70% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.

HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of nourishing protein.

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 prairie 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 food 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 naturally, 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.


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CANADA’S BEST & FRESHEST INGREDIENTS

ACANA Puppy & Junior 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!

COMPOSITION

Fresh chicken meat (16%), chicken meal (13%), turkey meal (13%), red lentils, whole green peas, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (6%), chicken fat (6%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring meal (3%), herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa (2%), green lentils, field beans (2%), 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, enterococcus faecium.

CALORIE CONTENT

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.

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.


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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 is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.

Crude protein (min.) 33 %
Fat content (min.) 20 %
Crude ash (max.) 7 %
Crude fibres (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 %
DHA (min.) 0.3 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
Linoleic acid (min.) 2.5 %
Carbohydrate (NFE) 23 %

Vitamins

Vitamin A 13.5 KIU/kg
Vitamin D3 1,450 IU/kg
Vitamin E 110 IU/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5.5 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6.5 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 54 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 19 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 2.75 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.08 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.5 mg/kg
Choline 2,200 mg/kg

Minerals

Sodium 0.35 %
Chloride 0.51 %
Potassium 0.75 %
Magnesium 0.13 %
Iron 190 mg/kg
Zinc 195 mg/kg
Copper 19 mg/kg
Manganese 13 mg/kg
Iodine 2.1 mg/kg
Selenium 0.6 mg/kg
Lysine 2.30 %
Threonine 1.30 %
Methionine 0.64 %
Isoleucine 1.34 %
Leucine 2.36 %
Valine 1.64 %
Arginine 2.38 %
Phenylalanine 1.43 %
Histidine 0.71 %
Tryptophan 0.35 %
Cystine 0.36 %
Tyrosine 0.95 %
Methionine-Cystiene 1.00 %
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.38 %
Chicory root 500 mg/kg
Juniper berries 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Lavender 150 mg/kg

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Your Puppy is Special

ACANA benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your puppy is unique 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 dog’s weight and adjusting rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.

ACANA Puppy & Junior

† 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.

Calorie Distribution

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.

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.


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Available sizes: 340g | 2kg | 6kg | 11.4kg

Biologically
Appropriate™

Our foods mirror the richness, freshness and variety of meats for which dogs and cats are evolved to eat.

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Fresh Regional
Ingredients

We focus on sustainable and local ingredients raised by people we trust and delivered fresh each day.

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Never
Outsourced

At ACANA, we prepare our own foods in our own kitchens and we DON’T make foods for anyone else.

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