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This food contains lamb, salmon, herring, chicken, and duck, which is fantastic as cats are carnivores. Not many cat foods can boast a range of meats such as that!
Acana comes from Champion Petfoods, the same company that gives us Orijen. If you know your cat foods then you know that’s a very good thing. They get their ingredients delivered fresh every day, and use local fisherman and farmers. Their ingredients are “human grade”, which says so much about the quality and ethics of the company.
But how does Acana compare to Orijen? Let’s see…
The ingredients start off with boneless lamb. That’s good, but even better as it’s backed up with lamb meal and salmon meal for a very nice protein punch. As well as the top three ingredients being meats, we also find the 5th, 6th, 9th, and 12th are too, and decent ones at that. Walleye really shows this food comes from Canada.
Russet potato is a great source of carbs, and something we’ve seen before in Orijen foods. We also find sweet potato in 8th, which is testament to the quality of ingredients chosen. Peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber. provide an additional source of protein, with whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. further down the list. The food is also packed to the brim with fresh and exquisite fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., spinach, turnip, cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., and blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., and more. With this food you can be assured your cat is getting a decent assortment of nutrients.
Like Orijen, it’s one of the more expensive foods, but you can’t really go wrong with it. Cats who eat this will eat less, and they will be healthy.
What’s good about this food….
Wide variety of high quality meats, great proteins, great ingredients, fish oils, fruits and veggies.
….and what’s not so good.
Boneless lamb, lamb meal, salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, chicken meal, peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., sweet potato, boneless duck, salmon oil, chicken fat, boneless walleye, dried chicken liver, sun-cured alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., whole egg, pumpkin, spinach, turnip greens, tomatoes, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., apples, organic kelp, cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., juniper berries, black currants, chicory root, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, lavender flowers, summer savory, rosemary.
Other products in this range:
Grasslands is part of the Acana Regionals for Cats range:
- Wild Prairie Cat & Kitten
- Grasslands Cat & Kitten
- Pacifica Cat & Kitten