- Limited ingredients shouldn’t mean less meat.
- Single-protein foods, perfect for healthy dogs with food sensitivities.
- 60% Premium animal ingredients in nourishing wholeprey ratios / 40%Vegetables, botanicals plus essential vitamins and minerals / 0% Grain, potato, gluten / no plant protein concentrates
- 409 kcal per 8 oz. cup
- Made in the USA
Your dog is a carnivore and shares his anatomy with the gray wolf – which means his body, short digestive tract, and teeth and jaws are adapted for a diet rich in meat, protein, and fat. Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your dog, ACANA Beef & Pumpkin Formula is rich in nourishing proteins and fats, while excluding rice, potato and tapioca and long lists of synthetic ingredients found in other dog foods. In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Beef & Pumpkin features richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of beef, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet, providing essential nutrients. Half of the beef in ACANA Beef & Pumpkin is delivered fresh and loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of beef protein.
ACANA Beef & Pumpkin features local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, sourced from federally inspected facilities and delivered to our Kentucky DogStar kitchens fresh or raw!
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is ancestor to all domestic 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 are evolved to eat, while limiting the long lists of synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN MEAT (60%)
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. Equipped with sharp teeth, a single-hinge jaw, and a short digestive tract, domestic dogs are anatomically designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Beef & Pumpkin with 60 percent beef, including fresh Muscovy beef from nearby farms – and all sourced from federally inspected facilities.
HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (1/2)
Half of the beef in ACANA Beef & Pumpkin is delivered fresh and loaded with goodness and taste. Fresh means never frozen, so refrigeration is the only way we preserve our fresh meats. The other half is dried to provide a strong and natural source of beef protein.
In nature, your dog’s diet would include a wide assortment of whole prey animals that provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed for peak health. That’s why ACANA Beef & Pumpkin features richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of beef, organs and cartilage to mimic your dog’s natural diet, providing essential nutrients. This eliminates the need for long lists of synthetic additives.
RICH IN MEAT PROTEIN (31%)
Entirely free of the pea or potato protein concentrates common in today’s limited ingredient foods, ACANA Beef & Pumpkin derives its rich protein content from premium beef ingredients (not plants), that support lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight, as well as nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (26%)
Your dog’s natural diet contains almost no carbohydrate at all. That’s why ACANA features fruits and vegetables in limited quantities—meaning no extra non-essential carbohydrate to be stored as body fat.
This helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, reduces the potential for fat storage, and promotes overall good health.
Ingredients: Deboned beef, beef meal, whole lentils, beef liver, beef fat, whole peas, lentil fiber, pea starch, pumpkin, natural beef flavor, pollock oil, beef tripe, beef cartilage, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, dried kelp, taurine, freeze dried beef liver, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, 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.) 6 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.) 0.1 %
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.) 0.2 %
Calcium (min.) 1.7 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1.3 %
Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.5 %
Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 0.8 %
Dietary Starch (max.) 20 %
Sugars (max.) 2 %
Glucosamine (min.) 500 mg/kg
Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei) 100MM CFU/lb