DUCK & PEARLIMITED INGREDIENT | BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
Loaded with 50% Muscovy duck to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Duck & Pear contains one single, easily digestible animal protein.
Raised free-run on local farms, our Muscovy duck arrives fresh, in WholePrey™ form — a richly nourishing ratio of meat, organs and cartilage that nourish your dog naturally. Generous infusions of freeze-dried duck liver make ACANA a perfect choice for fussy dogs.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Duck & Pear is guaranteed to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and you’ll be happy too!
KNOW YOUR MEAT MATH?
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them, too. How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate™? Simple. Just answer our Biologically Appropriate™ ‘three meat questions’.
HOW MUCH MEAT?
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Duck & Pear is packed with 50% free-run duck, including fresh Muscovy from nearby farms – all our duck is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
1/2 of the duck in ACANA Duck & Pear is FRESH or RAW supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats, while our raw meats are flash-frozen at the source to lock in goodness. The other half is dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of richly nourishing duck protein and fat.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Duck & Pear features one single, easily digestible animal protein. Fresh duck meat, organs and cartilage are delivered daily in WholePrey™ ratios and supply virtually all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and amino acids naturally and completely.
ZINC | OUR ONE AND ONLY SUPPLEMENT
In Mother Nature’s kitchen there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive all of their nutritional needs by consuming whole prey animals. Muscle meat provides protein; organs supply vitamins and minerals; while bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, applying our Meat Math and incorporating WholePrey™ meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives. That’s why zinc is our only added supplement.
AMERICA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Duck & Pear features local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Deboned duck*, duck meal, whole green peas, red lentils, duck liver*, duck fat, pinto beans, chickpeas, herring oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, duck giblets*, Bartlett pears*, lentil fiber, natural duck flavor, duck cartilage*, dried kelp, freeze-dried duck liver, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, whole carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
* delivered fresh or raw
OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENT: ZINC.
OUR ONLY PRESERVATIVE: VITAMIN E (MIXED TOCOPHEROLS).
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA Duck & Pear benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will 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 amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
† Use a standard 8-ounce 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.
ACANA Duck & Pear is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Duck & Pear 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 3440 kcal/kg (392 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 27 % from protein, 31 % from fruits and vegetables and 42 % from fat.