Mother Nature evolved dogs of all breeds as carnivores, biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in meats, with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables, and grasses.
That’s why ACANA Adult Large Breed is bursting with cage-free Cobb chicken and whole eggs from local prairie farms, wild-caught flounder from Vancouver Island, and sun-ripened fruits & vegetables from the Okanagan Valley – all delivered fresh and preservative-free each day.
Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ACANA is a delicious way to keep your big dog healthy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
The ultimate food mimics the one Mother Nature evolved your big dog to eat!
Loaded with 60% of chicken, fish and eggs, ACANA matches your large breed dog’s evolutionary adaptation to a meat and protein rich diet, and a rich variety of fresh, local meats mirrors the diversity and freshness Nature intended.
ACANA Adult Large Breed is loaded with a full 20% of fruits and vegetables, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, butternut squash and Burbank potatoes – all delivered fresh each day from local prairie farms and our sun-drenched Okanagan valley so they’re bursting with goodness to support your dog’s peak health and immunity.
Rich in protein and low in carbohydrates to match your dog’s natural diet, ACANA Adult Large Breed is free of high glycemic grains, such as rice and corn that are found in conventional large breed foods.
Long associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in blood sugar – a health concern that’s elevated for large breed dogs. That’s why low glycemic steel-cut oats are ACANA’s only source of grain.
Our locally grown oats are digested slowly by your dog, causing his blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time, so his sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased and fat storage is decreased. Low glycemic and hypoallergenic, steel-cut oats are ACANA’s only source of grain.
We infused each morsel of ACANA Adult Large Breed with marine-source Omega 3 (DHA, EPA) from wild-caught New Brunswick herring to support immunity and luxuriant skin & hair coat – your big dog’s outer symbol of health and vitality.
Organic sea vegetables and botanicals including juniper berries, lavender flowers, sun-cured alfalfa and peppermint leaf enhance metabolism while nourishing and toning your dog’s digestive tract.
ACANA Adult Large Breed features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, passed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our door fresh each day!
Chicken meal, steel-cut oats, deboned chicken, whole potato, peas, chicken liver, whole egg, deboned flounder, chicken fat, sun-cured alfalfa, herring oil, pea fiber, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.
Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
They might look different, but your dog shares his anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved as a carnivore and 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 is loaded with nourishing meat proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains.
Based on this biological fact, ACANA Adult Large Breed is loaded with a diversity of nourishing proteins and fats from meats, is limited in carbohydrates and is free of high-glycemic grains.
|Crude protein (min.)||33%|
|Crude fat (min.)||14%|
|Crude fibre (max.)||4%|
|Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio||1.4:1|
|Omega 6 (min.)||2.5%|
|Omega 3 (min.)||0.9%|
|Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio||2.8:1|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1500 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||21 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||410 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||99 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||340 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||53 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||45 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.3 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||6.0 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||500 mg/kg|
|Juniper Berries||500 mg/kg|
|Angelica root||350 mg/kg|
|Marigold Flowers||350 mg/kg|
|Sweet fennel||350 mg/kg|
|Peppermint leaf||300 mg/kg|
ACANA mirrors the meat and protein concentrated diets that all dogs are evolved to eat, while reducing the carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains that cause blood sugar levels to rise and fluctuate.
Compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolic Energy for ACANA Adult Large Breed is 3458 kcal/kg (415 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 33% of energy from protein, 35% from chicken and fish oils, and 32% from fruits, vegetables and steel-cut oats.
ACANA benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like us people, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his environment, age, and activity.
That’s why we suggest monitoring his weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and that you remember to always keep fresh, clean water available to your cherished dog.
The following guidelines provide a starting point, and should be adjusted as needed to maintain optimum weight and condition.
|Weight of Dog||Active||Less Active|
|30 kg||66 lb||400 g||3 ⅓ c||270 g||2¼ c|
|40 kg||88 lb||510 g||4¼ c||330 g||2¾ c|
|50 kg||110 lb||600 g||5 c||400 g||3 ⅓ c|
|60 kg||132 lb||680 g||5 ⅓ c||450 g||3¾ c|
|70 kg||154 lb||760 g||6 ⅓ c||510 g||4¼ c|
|80 kg||176 lb||840 g||7 c||570 g||4¾ c|
† 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.
ACANA Adult Large Breed is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.