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There are three varieties in the Acana Regionals range:
For this review I’ve focussed on Grasslands, but the other two are like for like.
From the off we find the food contains a wonderful range of meat and fish ingredients - lamb, duck, pollock, perch, herring, and salmon. This is fantastic as cats are carnivores. Not many cat foods can boast a range 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 a range of fish ingredients for a very nice protein punch. Having named fish products is great to see, and means your cat is getting a great source of omega oils and other essential nutrients.
Acana have recently replaced russet potato in their foods which is good as cats don’t really need such ingredients. Whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. and peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber. provide an additional source of protein. The food is packed to the brim with fresh and exquisite fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., spinach, chickpeas, cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., and more. With this food you can be assured your cat is getting a great 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. It’s definitely on par with Orijen in my book.
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, boneless duck, pollock meal, duck fat, green lentils, boneless perch, herring meal, red lentils, salmon meal, chickpeas, green peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., herring oil, whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., lamb fat, sun-cured alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., dried kelp, pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach greens, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., apples, pears, cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, dandelion root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, ginger root, caraway seeds, tumeric, rose hips, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, freeze-dried lamb, enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. fermentation product, plus premium vitamins and minerals.
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