ACANA Pacific Pilchard 2KG
FOR DOGS OF ALL BREEDS AND SIZES
ACANA Pacific Pilchard is a limited ingredient food containing 50% wild-caught pilchard, a single, easily digestible fish protein that is ideal for diet-sensitive dogs of all breeds and life stages.
Sustainably caught off North Vancouver Island our pilchard arrives fresh and whole, in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of fish, organs and cartilage that mirror the natural diet. Fresh greens, squash and pumpkin provide a rich source of soluble fiber to settle sensitive stomachs and support healthy digestion
Prepared from the best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning NorthStar® kitchens, this Biologically Appropriate™ food is perfect for fussy or diet-sensitive dogs. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FISH, FOWL OR GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG. That’s why ACANA features richly nourishing whole fish, including organs and cartilage, which deliver the nutrients your dog needs naturally, without long lists of synthetic additives.
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 FISH? (50%)
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Pacific Pilchard is loaded with 50% fish — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH FISH? (1/2)
1/2 of the fish in ACANA Singles is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 1/2 are dried to provide a concentrated source of nourishing fish protein.
HOW MANY FISH? (1)
ACANA Pacific Pilchard features a single animal protein in WholePrey™ ratios that include fish, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
Pacific pilchard – whole and fresh from Canada’s North Pacific.
In nature there are no synthetic food supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming whole fish; meat provides protein; organs supply vitamins and minerals; bones deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ONLY 3 SUPPLEMENTS | NATURAL NUTRIENTS
ACANA Pacific Pilchard’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients naturally. By providing a concentrated, natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, you eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic additives which is why Vitamin E, Zinc and Copper are our only added supplements.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Pacific Pilchard 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 NorthStar® kitchens fresh each day!
Fresh whole pacific pilchard (25%), whole pilchard meal (18%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole garbanzo beans, pilchard oil (7%), fresh green kale (1.5%), fresh spinach greens (1.5%), fresh turnip greens (1%), cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried pilchard (0.1%), fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.
*Contains mixed tocopherals (a tocopheral rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
GUARANTEED ANALYSISDESIGNED 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, and limits unwanted carbohydrates.
Crude protein (min.) 31 %
Crude fat (min.) 15 %
Crude ash (max.) 7.5 %
Crude fibres (max.) 5 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
Calcium (min.) 1.1 %
Phosphorus (min.) 0.9 %
Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.5 %
Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.5 %
DHA (min.) 0.4 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
Glucosamine (min.) 700 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg
Your Dog Is Special
Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.
That's why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your dog's weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him 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.
Serve dry or lightly moistened. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
GESTATION: INCREASE FEEDING 25% TO 50%. LACTATION: FEED 'FREE CHOICE'.
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 3393 kcal/kg (407 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 32% from protein, 30% from vegetables and fruits, and 38% from fat.