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Acana is made by Champion Petfoods, the same Canadians that make Orijen. That bodes very well, as Orijen is one of my top-rated foods and something I’d happily feed my dogs. This review is for the Chicken and Burbank potato flavor in the range.
Chicken Meal tops the ingredient list so you can’t get better than that, and it’s re-enforced with de-boned chicken to ensure your dog is getting plenty of meat. Potato and oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value. are great carb sources, with “steal-cut” oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value. being what the Scots use to make porridge, so you can’t go wrong there. After that we have a grocery list your Grandma would be proud of, with wonderful protein sources such as whole eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. (the best form of eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell.), flounder, and peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber..
We also have chicken fat, chicken liver, and chicken liver oil, all good sources of vitamins and omega fatty acids.
This food is very much in keeping with Orijen, and what we’d expect from such a reputable company that prides itself on using fresh, quality ingredients. It’s really hard to fault this food… the only small thing being this particular flavor is slightly lower in protein than other flavors in the range. If you have a super-active dog then opt for the Adult Small Breed or Adult Large Breed varieties.
What’s good about this food….
Great meat ingredients of a high quality. Excellent choice of grain, vegetables, fruits, and protein sources.
….and what’s not so good.
Same as Orijen – Absolutely, positively, nothing.
Chicken meal, deboned chicken, whole potato, steel-cut oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., whole egg, deboned flounder, sun-cured alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber., chicken fat, oat flakes, chicken liver, chicken liver oil, herring oil, pea fiber, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., spinach, cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender, rosemary.
Other products in the range:
This is part of the Acana Classics for Dogs range:
- Puppy Small Breed
- Puppy Large Breed
- Chicken & Burbank Potato
- Sport & Agility
- Light & Fit
- Puppy & Junior
- Adult Small Breed
- Adult Large Breed
- Senior Dog