By nature, all puppies are evolved as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meats with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses.
ACANA Puppy & Junior features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, sourced from federally inspected facilities and delivered to our DogStar® Kitchens fresh or raw!
Deboned turkey, deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole yellow peas, chicken fat, atlantic flounder, pollock oil, chicken giblets, lentil fiber, whole eggs, chicken broth, whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole chickpeas, natural chicken flavor, chicken cartilage, sea salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), whole pumpkin, collard greens, whole carrots, whole apples, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, freeze-dried turkey liver, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, 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.
They might look different, but your puppy shares his eating anatomy with the gray 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 puppy, ACANA Puppy & Junior is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while excluding rice, potato and tapioca and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in some puppy foods.
† Use a standard 8 oz 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.
Compared to some puppy foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, promoting your puppy’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3575 kcal/kg (408 kcal per 8 oz. cup), with 30% from protein, 25% from carbohydrates, and 45% from fat.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all dogs. And while years of breeding have produced hundreds of “different-looking wolves,” the internal workings of modern puppies 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 puppies are evolved to eat, while limiting the carbohydrates and synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your puppy’s natural diet.