Acana Appalachian Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food
Acana Appalachian Ranch features an awesome 70% meat, game, and fish ingredients, including Appalachian angus beef, Kentucky Yorkshire pork, grass-fed Kentucky lamb, Appalachian American bison, and wild-caught Kentucky blue catfish. These meats are highly-palatable and offer numerous nutritional benefits. For example, catfish, a novel fish protein, is an excellent source of protein that is low in fat and that provides important fatty acids. Whole green peas, red lentils, and pinto beans are low-glycemic carbohydrates that help to stabilize blood sugar levels. A variety of colorful produce and green leafy vegetables—including whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, apples, pears, carrots, kale, and mustard greens—provide such an abundance of vitamins and minerals that there is only one supplement added to this diet: zinc proteinate! Botanicals such as sarsaparilla root, althea root, and rosehips provide nutrients that a dog in the wild could encounter either by foraging or by eating the stomach contents of prey animals. This all-life-stages diet is a fabulous choice for picky puppies and adult dogs!
About The Manufacturer
Acana is a high-meat, low-carbohydrate dry dog food line produced by Champion Pet Foods, a Canadian pet food company that specializes in making Biologically Appropriate pet diets: diets that are as close as possible to what the animal would naturally eat in the wild. All Champion Pet Food diets are made according to the whole prey model, which includes muscle meat, organ meat, bone, and cartilage in the diet. The whole prey model provides abundant sources of naturally-occurring amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, meaning that very few synthetic supplements have to be added to make the diet complete and balanced for your pet! Naturally-occurring nutrients are more bio-available than are synthetics, and are therefore of greater use to the body. Acana features fresh, regionally sourced ingredients that are preservative free and that are delivered to Champion Pet Food’s kitchens within two days of harvest. Acana dog diets feature 70% meat, and 30% fruits, vegetables, and botanicals.
ACANA Appalachian Ranch features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, sourced from federally inspected facilities and then delivered to our Kentucky DogStar kitchens fresh or raw!
Beef, deboned pork, deboned lamb, lamb meal, beef meal, pork meal, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, pork liver, beef fat, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, catfish meal, pea starch, catfish, fish oil, lentil fiber, deboned bison, natural pork flavor, whole green peas, whole yellow peas, beef tripe, lamb tripe, lamb liver, beef kidney, pork kidney, collard greens, salt, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried pork liver, copper proteinate, chicory, turmeric, sarsaparilla, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||17 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.1 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.1 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.2 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||1.8 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.6 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
| Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Compared to some dog foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates, promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3405 kcal/kg (388 kcal/8 oz.cup), with 34% from protein, 24% from carbohydrates, and 42% from fat.
ACANA Appalachian Ranch Dog recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Proﬁles for All Life Stages except for growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA Appalachian Ranch benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will 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 amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
|CUPS / DAY||GRAMS / DAY|
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† Use a standard 8-ounce 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.
1 1/2 - 3 months old feed twice adult amount. 3 - 6 months feed 1 1/2 times adult amount. 6 - 11 months feed 1 1/4 times the adult amount.
Increase 25% to 50%
Feed 'free choice'