LIGHT & FIT
FOR ALL ADULT DOGS ONE YEAR AND OLDER
Overweight dogs benefit from a diet rich in protein to promote lean muscle mass for optimum health.
That’s why ACANA Light & Fit is brimming with meat, including free-run chicken, cage-free eggs, and wild-caught flounder delivered fresh or raw from our region for rich goodness and taste.
To promote healthy blood-sugar levels, ACANA is free of grains or gluten, and instead features farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, including whole pumpkin and squash.
Prepared in our award-winning kitchen from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA keeps your dog healthy, happy, and strong.
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
MOTHER NATURE MATCHED THE NUTRIENTS IN WHOLE FOWL, FISH AND GAME TO PERFECTLY MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR DOG.
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them too.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.
ACANA Light & Fit is loaded with 65% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
ACANA Dog foods feature fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs, and cartilage or bone to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
- Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney, and cartilage or bone, from prairie farms.
- Wild-caught flounder – whole and fresh from North Vancouver Island.
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, and dogs and wolves derive their nutritional needs by consuming prey animals; muscle meat provides protein; liver, kidney, and tripe supply vitamins and minerals; and bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Light & Fit features an rich variety of farm-fresh ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, and delivered to our award-winning kitchen fresh or raw.
Fresh chicken meat (16%), chicken meal (14%), turkey meal (14%), red lentils, whole green peas, pea fibre, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (5%), herring meal (5%), cage-free eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder, (4%), sun-cured alfalfa (4%), field beans (4%), green lentils, whole yellow peas, chicken fat (1%), herring oil, (1%), fresh chicken cartilage (1%), dried brown kelp, fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole parsnips, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh whole carrots, fresh Red Delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose hips.
SUPPLEMENTS: Zinc chelate. Vitamin E (preservative).
*Contains mixed tocopherols (a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin- Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil). Also contains the probiotic Enterococcus faecium.
DESIGNED FOR CARNIVORES
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 features richly nourishing proteins and fats.
Crude protein (min.) 35 % Fat content (min.) 11 % Crude ash (max.) 7 % Crude fibres (max.) 8 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.7 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.2 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.9 % DHA (min.) 0.3 % EPA (min.) 0.3 % Glucosamine (min.) 1500 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1000 mg/kg Linoleic acid (min.) 2 % Carbohydrate (NFE) 26 %
Vitamin A 13 KIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,500 IU/kg Vitamin E 120 IU/kg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5 mg/kg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 7 mg/kg Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 55 mg/kg Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 20 mg/kg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 2.5 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.07 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.5 mg/kg Choline 2,300 mg/kg
Sodium 0.35 % Chloride 0.52 % Potassium 0.80 % Magnesium 0.13 % Iron 190 mg/kg Zinc 190 mg/kg Copper 20 mg/kg Manganese 13 mg/kg Iodine 2.2 mg/kg Selenium 0.65 mg/kg
Lysine 2.33 % Threonine 1.36 % Methionine 0.72 % Isoleucine 1.39 % Leucine 2.46 % Valine 1.71 % Arginine 2.4 % Phenylalanine 1.45 % Histidine 0.74 % Tryptophan 0.35 % Cystine 0.39 % Tyrosine 0.95 % Methionine-Cystiene 1.11 % Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 2.40 %
Chicory root 400 mg/kg Turmeric 100 mg/kg Milk thistle 100 mg/kg Burdock root 100 mg/kg Lavender 100 mg/kg Marshmallow root 100 mg/kg Rosehips 100 mg/kg
YOUR DOG IS SPECIAL
ACANA benefits dogs of every variety. Just like you, your dog is unique with feeding requirements that 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 rations as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 250ml/120g 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.
Unique compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3070 kcal/kg (368 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 40% from protein, 30% from fruits and vegetables, and 30% from fat.
MEAT-BASED FOODS THAT MIRROR YOUR DOG’S EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The grey wolf is ancestor to all dogs. While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different-looking wolves’, the internal workings of modern dogs and their wolf cousins remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise that their dietary needs remain the same too.
Our award-winning Biologically Appropriate philosophy is simple: mirror the quantity, freshness, and variety of meats that dogs have evolved to eat, while limiting synthetic ingredients that don’t belong in your dog’s natural diet.
Your dog is biologically adapted for a diet rich in meat. That’s why we loaded ACANA Light & Fit with 65% meat, including free-run chicken, wild-caught flounder, and cage-free eggs sourced from regional farms and deemed fit for human consumption.
Compare to conventional dog foods which often contain very little meat, and seldom from the human consumption chain.
Fresh meats are in their most natural and nourishing form. That’s why 1/3 of the poultry, fish, and eggs in ACANA are authentically fresh and loaded with goodness and taste, and the other 2/3 are dried or oils to provide a strong and natural source of meat protein. All ingredients are from animals deemed fit for human consumption — a rarity among today’s pet food makers.
Compare to conventional dog foods which seldom contain authentically fresh meats.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of prey animals. That’s why ACANA features a diversity of free-run chicken, cage-free eggs, and whole fish, all in richly nourishing WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone that mimic the natural diet, eliminating the long lists of synthetic additives in conventional dog foods.
Compare to conventional dog foods which feature one or two meats, seldom in WholePrey ratios, and feature long lists of synthetic additives.
ACANA derives its rich protein content from quality animal ingredients, supporting lean muscle mass and nourishing your dog according to his evolutionary needs.
Compare to conventional dog foods which are either typically low in protein (and high in carbohydrate) or use inappropriate plant protein concentrates to elevate their protein claims.