Featuring cage-free duck as the sole source of animal ingredients, ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR is a unique Limited Ingredient and Biologically Appropriate™ diet that’s perfectly suited to diet-sensitive dogs of all breeds and life stages.
Loaded with cage-free Canadian duck — delivered fresh in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios that include flesh, liver, fat and cartilage, ACANA supplies nutrients in natural whole food form, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic ingredients. Infusions of freeze-dried duck liver naturally enhance palatability for selective eaters.
Bartlett pears, whole pumpkin and regional botanicals — including chicory and ginger root — are delivered fresh from Fraser Valley soils, providing a rich source of soluble fiber to support healthy digestion and firm stool.
Prepared with fresh and local ingredients in our award-winning kitchens here in Alberta, Canada, ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR keeps your cherished dog happy, healthy and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
All dogs evolved as carnivores and Biologically Appropriate foods mimic the foods Mother Nature intended them to eat!
That’s why ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear is loaded with 50% duck, to nourish your dog according to his biological adaptation to a meat and protein rich diet.
Raised cage-free in Ontario, Canada, our fresh duck arrives in WholePrey ratios including richly nourishing meat, organs, fat and cartilage — all of which deliver essential nutrients naturally, virtually eliminating the need for synthetic ingredients in our foods.
Infusions of freeze-dried duck liver increase palatability dramatically and naturally — perfect for fussy dogs and dog lovers alike.
*Duck ingredients are produced exclusively from cage-free ducks passed fit for human consumption.
ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR is bursting with a full 50% of healthful fruits and vegetables, including Bartlett pears — all delivered fresh (never frozen, no preservatives) from our rich prairie soils and the sun-drenched Okanagan valleys.
Not only is ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR grain-free, but more importantly this unique Limited Ingredient Diet is free of high glycemic carbohydrates, such as rice, tapioca and potato.
Associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic carbohydrates break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in your dog’s blood sugar.
That’s why ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR features low glycemic fruits and vegetables – locally produced of course – that release sugar slowly, causing your dog’s blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time. That means your dog’s sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased, and the propensity for fat storage is decreased.
Conventional Limited Ingredient foods often feature canola and sunflower oils, which do not contain a viable source of DHA and EPA essential fatty acids.
ACANA is different.
To support immunity and a luxuriant skin and hair coat, we infused each ACANA Single with marine algae — Mother Nature’s original source of DHA and EPA that’s perfectly metabolized by dogs!
Organic sea vegetables and digestive botanicals — grown specifically for ACANA in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley — include chicory root, ginger root, peppermint leaf, lemon balm, all of which nourish and tone your dog’s digestive tract.
To perfectly and naturally meet the dietary needs of dogs, ACANA SINGLES feature richly nourishing meats, organs and cartilage (from Single Animal Source) which provide nutrients naturally, eliminating all synthetic ingredients except zinc.
MEAT: abundant source of essential amino acids, so synthetics aren’t needed.
ORGANS: rich in all essential vitamins, so synthetic vitamins are not needed.
BONE & CARTILAGE: A rich natural source of minerals. ONLY ZINC IS ADDED.
ACANA Singles feature freeze-dried liver infusions (prepared in our own freeze-dry kitchens of course) which dramatically and naturally increases palatability, making ACANA Singles the perfect choice for fussy eaters.
ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our door fresh each day!
Duck meal, deboned duck*, green lentils, red lentils, duck liver*, pears*, duck fat, green peas, yellow peas, algae, garbanzo beans, pumpkin*, carrots*, freeze-dried
duck liver, kelp, chicory root, ginger root, peppermint leaf, lemon balm, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
The ultimate food mimics the one Mother Nature intended your dog to eat.
ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR is loaded with a full 50% of duck, including meat, liver and cartilage —all of which deliver nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic ingredients in ACANA foods.
That’s why Zinc Proteinate is the only supplement in ACANA DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR.
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 DUCK & BARTLETT PEAR is loaded with nourishing meat proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and eliminating high-glycemic grains.
|Crude protein (min.)||27%|
|Crude fat (min.)||15%|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6.5%|
|Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio||1.4:1|
|Omega 3 (min.)||0.8%|
|Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio||2:1|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1200 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||1000 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A||15 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||900 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||150 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||15 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||8 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||95 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||20 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||20 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.2 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.5 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||600 mg/kg|
|Ginger Root||300 mg/kg|
|Peppermint Leaf||300 mg/kg|
|Lemon Balm||300 mg/kg|
ACANA mirrors the meat and protein concentrated diets that all dogs are evolved to eat, while reducing high-glycemic carbohydrates 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 peak conditioning.
Metabolic Energy of ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear is 3358 kcal/kg (403 kcal per 120 G cup) with 28% of energy from protein, 34% from fruits and vegetables and 38% from fat.
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|
|2 kg||4 lb||60 g||½ c||40 g||⅓ c|
|5 kg||11 lb||120 g||1 c||60 g||½ c|
|10 kg||22 lb||180 g||1½ c||120 g||1 c|
|20 kg||44 lb||300 g||2½ c||200 g||1⅔ c|
|30 kg||66 lb||400 g||3⅓ 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||390 g||3¼ c|
|60 kg||132 lb||680 g||5⅔ c||450 g||3¾|
† 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 Duck & Bartlett Pear is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.