Overweight dogs benefit from a diet rich in proteins to promote lean muscle mass and satisfy the appetite, yet limited in carbohydrates that contribute to body fat.
That’s why ACANA Light & Fit is rich in protein from cage-free chicken and whole eggs from local prairie farms, and wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island – all delivered fresh for unequalled nourishment and taste.
Unlike conventional “light” foods, ACANA Light & Fit is low in carbohydrate and free of high glycemic grains.
Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ACANA is a delicious way to keep your cherished dog healthy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
The ultimate food mimics the one Mother Nature intended your dog to eat!
Made with a full 60% of nourishing chicken, eggs, and fish, ACANA Light & Fit matches your dog’s evolutionary adaptation to a meat & protein rich diet. ACANA’s rich variety of fresh, local meats mirrors the diversity and freshness Nature intended for your dog.
ACANA Light & Fit is loaded with a full 20% of fruits & vegetables, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, butternut squash and Burbank potatoes all delivered fresh each day from local prairie farms and the sun-drenched Okanagan valley – so they’re bursting with goodness to support peak health and immunity.
Rich in meat protein and low in carbohydrates, ACANA Light & Fit is free of the high glycemic grains such as rice and corn that are found in conventional dog foods.
Long associated with obesity and diabetes, these high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in blood sugar. That’s why low glycemic steel-cut oats are ACANA‘s only source of grain.
Grown locally, our steel-cut oats are digested slowly, causing your dog’s blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time so sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased, and fat storage is decreased.
We infused each morsel of ACANA Light & Fit with marine-source Omega 3 (DHA, EPA) from wild-caught New Brunswick herring to support immunity and luxuriant skin & hair coat – your 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 Light & Fit 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, pea fiber, sun-cured alfalfa, chicken liver, whole egg, deboned flounder, chicken fat, herring oil, 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.
|Crude protein (min.)||35%|
|Crude fat (min.)||10%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||8.5%|
|Calcium (min.)||1.8 %|
|Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio||1.5:1|
|Omega 3 (min.)||0.7%|
|Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio||3.6:1|
|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||700 mg/kg|
|Licorice root||500 mg/kg|
|Angelica root||350 mg/kg|
|Marigold Flowers||350 mg/kg|
|Sweet fennel||350 mg/kg|
|Peppermint leaf||300 mg/kg|
|Chamomile flowers||300 mg/kg|
|Dandelion root||150 mg/kg|
|Summer savory||150 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 Light & Fit is 3100 kcal/kg (360 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 40% of energy from protein, 20% from chicken and fish oils, and 40% from fruits, vegetables and steel-cut oats.
Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.
That’s why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
When switching diets, it’s important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.
He’ll love the change – we guarantee it!
|Weight of Dog||Active||Less Active|
|5 kg||11 lb||120 g||1 c||80 g||2/3 c|
|10 kg||22 lb||160 g||1⅓ c||120 g||1 c|
|20 kg||44 lb||280 g||2⅓ c||210 g||1 2/3 c|
|30 kg||66 lb||390 g||3 1/4c||280 g||2 ⅓ c|
|40 kg||88 lb||480 g||4 c||360 g||3 c|
|50 kg||110 lb||540 g||4½c||420 g||3½ c|
|60 kg||132 lb||630 g||5 1/4c||480 g||4 c|
† Use a standard 8 oz. 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 Light & Fit is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.