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Range of products

There's a whole range of foods for both cats and dogs in the Acana range, a Canadian brand, from pup and kitten all the way through to seniors. Be aware through that this is probably a different kind of food than you have been feeding, and may take some adjusting to. It tries to mimic the  diet of a dog's wolf-like ancestors. It's also very expensive at around £50 - £65 for 11.4kg bag.

Recipes and ingredients

Acana dog food is based on 3 main principles:

1. A high meat content, up to 75%

2. They claim the  ratios of meat, organs and cartilage mirror the natural diet, eliminating the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.

3. Low carbohydrate content and no grains as dogs are predominantly carnivores.


Prices and value for money

There's no dout that Acana contains some good quality ingredients, but opinion is still divided on the efficacy of feeding a diet that tries to be more wolf-like in its composition with a very high % of animal protein. The modern dog may well have evolved to eat more of a human type of diet than than of the ancestral wolf.

It may also not suit all pets, and this is a very expensive food compared to many other 'natural' recipes which can be up to half the price of Acana.

Expect to pay £50 - £65 for a 11.4kg sack

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The star rating is based not just on quality of ingredients, but if the food offers value for money!

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Product examples

Acana Lamb

dog food


Raw grass-fed lamb (18%), lamb meat meal (18%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, raw lamb liver (4%), lamb fat (4%), fresh red delicious apples (4%), whole garbanzo beans, whole green lentils, whole yellow peas, raw lamb tripe (2%), raw lamb kidney (2%), dried lamb cartilage (2%), lentil fiber, marine algae (1.2%) (pure and sustainable source of DHA and EPA), fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole pumpkin, dried brown kelp, freeze-dried lamb liver (0.1%), salt, fresh whole cranberries, fresh whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.

SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Zinc Chelate, Copper Chelate.*Preserved with mixed tocopherols, a tocopherol rich extract of natural origin – Vitamin E and Rosemary Oil.


Crude protein 31%,  Fat 15%, 

Acana Heritage

dog food


Fresh chicken meat (11%), chicken meal (10%), turkey meal (10%), red lentils, whole green peas (9%), field beans (8%), fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (6%), herring meal (5%), chicken fat (5%), green lentils (5%), whole yellow peas (4%), fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (3%), sun-cured alfalfa (3%), pea fiber, fresh chicken cartilage (2%), 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, enterococcus faecium.

Additives: Vitamin A (15,000 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (2,000 IU/kg), iron (40 mg/kg), iodine (3 mg/kg), copper (13 mg/kg), manganese (14 mg/kg), zinc (150 mg/kg), selenium (0.3 mg/kg). Preservatives: vitamin E (α-tocopherols).


Crude protein (min.) 29%, Fat content (min.) 17 %

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