Acana is a wonderful dog food. Let me tell you why…
In a world where most pet foods you buy are merely formulations of cheap grains and/or cheap carbs, Acana focuses on what our dogs really crave – meats. We’ll take a look at the Appalachian Ranch ingredients for the basis of this review, but consider other formulas in the range on par.
The first six ingredients are meats – beef, pork, lamb, and then more beef, pork, and lamb. This is an excellent start and will ensure your dog is getting the right proteins from meats, which are essential building blocks in their diet.
We find a range of legumes including peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas. These are all in moderation with individual merit, and it’s likely the top ten or so (or more) ingredients are in similar proportions. The only reason such variety won’t be an excellent choice is if your dog suffers meat-protein allergies, but Acana have an answer to that too – their Limited Ingredient “Singles” range.
There are some amazing inclusions in this food which will really benefit the health of your dog. Rarities such as tripe, cartilage, organ meats including liver and kidney, chicory root, turmeric, pre and pro biotics, should really offer your dog an excellent immune system and overall health.
It’s really hard to fault Acana. It’s an excellent premium dog food and highly recommended. The only downside could be the price, but you get what you pay for.
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Deboned beef*, deboned pork*, deboned lamb*, lamb meal, beef meal, pork meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, beef liver*, beef fat, catfish meal, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, deboned bison*, whole catfish*, herring oil, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, beef tripe*, lamb tripe*, lamb liver*, pork liver*, beef kidney*, pork kidney*, pork cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, apples*, pears*, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried pork liver*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
Crude protein (min.) 31%, Crude fat (min.) 17%, Crude fiber (max.) 5%, Moisture (max.) 12%, Dietary starch (max.) 18%, Sugars (max.) 5%, EPA (min.) 0.3%, DHA (min.) 0.2%, Calcium (min.) 1.8%, Phosphorus (min.) 1.2%, Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 1.2%, Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1%, Taurine* 0.2%, Glucosamine* (min.) 500mg/kg, Total Microorganisms* (min.) 100 million CFU/lb (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei).
- Excellent ingredients
- High protein and fat from meat ingredients
- So many wonderful ingredients