ACANA benefits dogs of every variety. Just like you, your dog is unique with feeding requirements that vary with environment, age, and activity.
The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed to maintain optimum weight and peak conditioning. We suggest monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available
† Use a standard 250ml/120g 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.
ACANA Adult Small Breed is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Unique compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3510 kcal/kg (421 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 31% from protein, 28% from fruits and vegetables, and 41% from fat.
ACANA Adult Small Breed features an unmatched variety of farm-fresh ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, deemed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchen fresh or raw.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey wolf is ancestor to all dogs. While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different-looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs 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 dogs have evolved to eat, while limiting synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Adult Small Breed with 60% meat, including free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs sourced from regional farms and deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human-consumption chain.
Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish, and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and other 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein, all from animals deemed fit for human consumption — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, cage-free eggs, and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the long lists of synthetic additives in conventional dog foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.