ACANA HERITAGE Sport & Agility Dog Food
FOR HIGHLY ACTIVE DOGS
Whether herding sheep or jumping high at fly ball, sporting dogs require a diet rich and varied in fresh meats, proteins and fats for sustained activity and endurance.
That’s why ACANA Sport & Agility is brimming with 75% meat, including free-run chicken and whole eggs from prairie farms, and wild-caught arrowtooth flounder from Vancouver Island, delivered fresh for unequalled nourishment and taste.
Free of fast carbohydrates such as rice, tapioca or potato, ACANA features local and low glycemic fruits and vegetables, including fresh pumpkin and butternut squash.
Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ACANA is a delicious and nutritious way to keep your high energy dog happy, healthy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
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 (75%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Sport & Agility with 75% meat, including cage-free chicken, wild-caught flounder and nest-laid eggs sourced from regional farms and deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare to conventional dog 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 (35%)
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.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Sport & Agility 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 (16%), turkey meal (14%), red lentils, chicken fat (7%), whole green peas (5%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), herring oil (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), sun-cured alfalfa, field beans, green lentils, whole yellow peas, 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).
DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES
They might look different, but your dog 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 dog, ACANA features richly nourishing proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 35%
Crude fat (min.) 22%
Crude ash (max.) 8%
Crude fiber (max.) 5%
Moisture (max.) 12%
Calcium (min.) 1.7%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Omega-6 (min.) 2.7%
Omega 3 (min.) 1.2%
EPA (min.) 0.4%
DHA (min.) 0.4%
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1000 mg/kg
Linoleic Acid (min.) 2.5%
Carbohydrate (NFE) 18%
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 3725 kcal/kg (447 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 33% from protein, 17% from fruits and vegetables, and 50% from fat.