ACANA REGIONALS Pacifica Dog Food
FOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES
Reflecting the rich maritime harvest from Canada’s cold and pristine Pacific waters, ACANA Pacifica is loaded with fresh and regional Canadian fish, wild and sustainably caught off North Vancouver Island.
Bursting with Pacific herring, pilchard, flounder, hake and rockfish that are delivered FRESH and WHOLE daily, ACANA Pacifica nourishes your dog naturally, without long lists of additives.
Trusted everywhere, carbohydrate-limited and protein-rich ACANA promotes peak physical conditioning in dogs of all breeds and life stages.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree.
FISH AND MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey 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 fish and meats that dogs are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in a dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is a carnivore and biologically adapted for a diet rich in fish and meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to break down protein and fat from fish and meat.
That’s why we loaded ACANA Pacifica with 70% wild-caught Pacific pilchard, flounder, silver hake and rockfish, all fished off Vancouver Island and deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates, ACANA derives its rich protein content from fish ingredients (not plants), supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog completely.
We use fresh fish in its most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/2 of the fish in ACANA Pacifica are fresh, and 1/2 are dried or oils to provide a concentrated source of nourishing fish protein.
Consider the variety in the natural diet: fish today, a duck or goose tomorrow, eggs the next. Mother Nature provides a diversity of proteins and fats essential to the peak health of dogs.
That’s why ACANA Pacifica features a diversity of fish – wild-caught herring, pilchard, flounder, silver hake and rockfish – all whole and in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mimic the natural diet.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole fish to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. Meat provides protein and fat; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones and cartilage provide calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA features WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mirror nature and deliver nutrients in highly bioavailable form – dramatically reducing the need to add synthetic vitamins or supplements to our foods.
Your dog has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates and his natural diet contains very few, if any. Carbohydrates are widely recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes – yet conventional dog foods often exceed 50% carbohydrate content.
That’s why ACANA limits total carbohydrate content and replaces fast digesting carbohydrates like rice, tapioca and potato with healthy, low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as squash and greens. These enter the blood stream slowly, avoiding spikes in blood sugar and decreasing the potential for fat storage.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Pacifica features an unmatched variety of regional fish that are wild-caught by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh and whole each day!
Fresh whole pacific herring (14%), fresh whole pacific pilchard (12%), fresh whole arrowtooth flounder (8%), whole herring meal (8%), pacific cod meal (7%), whole whiting meal (7%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, pollock oil (6%), fresh whole silver hake (4%), fresh whole redstripe rockfish (4%), whole pinto beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES
Our Biologically Appropriate™ foods are designed to match the eating anatomy of dogs, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the natural diet – we’ve packed ACANA with richly nourishing proteins and fats, limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 35%
Crude fat (min.) 17%
Crude ash (max.) 7%
Crude fiber (max.) 6%
Moisture (max.) 12%
Calcium (min.) 1.5%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Omega-6 (min.) 2%
Omega 3 (min.) 2%
EPA (min.) 0.7%
DHA (min.) 0.9%
Glucosamine (min.) 700 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
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 dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3850 kcal/kg (462 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 36% from protein, 24% from vegetables and fruits, and 40% from fat.