WILD MACKERELLIMITED INGREDIENT | BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
Loaded with 50% wild Atlantic mackerel to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Wild Mackerel contains one single, easily digestible animal protein.
Wild and sustainably caught from New England waters, our richly nourishing Atlantic mackerel arrives fresh and whole, including fish, organs and cartilage to nourish your dog completely and naturally. Generous infusions of freeze-dried liver make ACANA a perfect choice for fussy dogs.
Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Wild Mackerel is guaranteed to keep your dog healthy, happy and strong.
Read our ingredients and you’ll be happy too!
KNOW YOUR MEAT MATH?
LIMITED INGREDIENTS SHOULDN’T MEAN LESS FISH.
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 FISH?
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Wild Mackerel is loaded with 50% mackerel — up to twice as much as most limited ingredient dog foods. Plus, all our fish is deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH FISH?
1/2 of the Mackerel in ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 fish, while our raw fish 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 fish protein and fat.
HOW MANY FISH?
ACANA Wild Mackerel features WHOLE mackerel, including organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
ZINC AND COPPER | OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENTS
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; liver, kidney and tripe 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 and copper are our only supplements.
AMERICA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Wild Mackerel features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Whole mackerel*, mackerel meal, whole green peas, red lentils, sunflower oil, pinto beans, chickpeas, mackerel oil, green lentils, whole yellow peas, natural mackerel flavor, lentil fiber, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, dried kelp, freeze-dried mackerel, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, whole carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
* delivered fresh or raw
OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENTS: ZINC, COPPER.
OUR ONLY PRESERVATIVE: VITAMIN E (MIXED TOCOPHEROLS).
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 rations 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 Wild Mackerel is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA Wild Mackerel 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 nourishing fish oils.