To support their rapid physical development, small breed puppies require a diet rich in proteins and fats from a diversity of meats.
That’s why ACANA Puppy Small Breed is loaded with cage-free chicken and whole eggs from local farms, wild-caught flounder from North Vancouver Island, and sun-ripened Okanagan fruits & vegetables – all delivered fresh for unmatched nourishment and flavor.
Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, ACANA keeps 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!
Loaded with 65% of meat (about twice as much as conventional puppy foods), ACANA matches your puppy's evolutionary adaptation to a meat and protein rich diet, while its fresh meat variety mirrors the diversity and freshness Nature intended.
ACANA Puppy Small Breed features a full 20% of healthful fruits & vegetables, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, spinach greens, butternut squash and Burbank potatoes – all delivered fresh (never frozen, no preservatives) from our rich prairie soils and the sun-drenched Okanagan valley.
Rich in protein and low in carbohydrates to match your dog's natural diet, ACANA Puppy Small Breed is free of high glycemic grains (such as rice and corn) found in conventional dog foods.
Long associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in your puppy's blood sugar. That's why low glycemic steel-cut oats are ACANA's only source of grain.
Locally grown, our steel-cut are digested slowly, causing your puppy's blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time, so sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased and fat storage is decreased – all of which means a happier, healthier puppy.
We infused each morsel of ACANA Puppy Small Breed 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 puppy's sensitive digestive tract.
ACANA Puppy Small 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, whole egg, deboned flounder, chicken fat, sun-cured alfalfa, chicken liver, 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 puppy 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.)||32%|
|Crude fat (min.)||21%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||4%|
|Calcium (min.)||1.6 %|
|Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio||1.4:1|
|Omega 3 (min.)
|Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio||2.8:1|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1400 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 Puppy Small Breed is 3900 kcal/kg or 460 kcal per 250ml cup (120g) with 38% from protein, 22% from fruits and vegetables, and 40% from chicken and fish oils.
Just like you, your puppy 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 then monitoring your puppy'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 puppy 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.
Your puppy will love the change – we guarantee it!
|Weight of Puppy||Expected Weight of Adult|
|KG||LBS||1-5 KG / 2-10 LBS||5-7 KG / 11-15 LBS||7-9 KG / 16-20 LBS||9 KG+ / 20 LBS+|
|1 kg||2.2 lb||30 g||¼ c||40 g||⅓ c||40 g||⅓ c||40 g||⅓ c|
|2 kg||4.4 lb||40 g||⅓ c||80 g||⅔ c||80 g||⅔ c||80 g||⅔ c|
|3 kg||6.6 lb||-||-||95 g||¾ c||95 g||¾ c||95 g||¾ c|
|5 kg||11 lb||-||-||80 g||⅔ c||125 g||1c||125 g||1 c|
|7 kg||15.4 lb||-||-||-||-||95 g*||¾ c||165 g||1⅓ c|
|9 kg||19.8 lb||-||-||-||-||-||-||125 g*||1 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 Puppy Small Breed Puppy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.