Senior dogs are best fed a diet rich in meat proteins to support lean muscle mass, yet limited in carbohydrates which can lead to obesity and diabetes.
ACANA Senior features higher protein levels from richly nourishing free-run chicken, nest-laid eggs and whole wild-caught flounder that are delivered to our kitchens fresh from our region so they’re loaded with goodness and taste.
To promote healthy blood sugar levels, ACANA Senior replaces fast carbohydrates like tapioca or potato with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as pumpkin and squash.
Prepared in our award-winning kitchens from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients, Biologically Appropriate ACANA keeps your senior dog healthy, happy and strong — we guarantee it!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT
Modern dogs are built like their ancestors and we believe they should eat like them.
How do you know if your dog’s food is Biologically Appropriate? It’s simple, just answer the three meat questions.HOW MUCH MEAT?
Entirely free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Senior is loaded with 65% meat — up to twice as much as most pet specialty dog foods.
HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?
1/3 of the meat in ACANA is FRESH, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form, and 2/3 are dried to provide a strong and natural source of protein.
HOW MANY MEATS?
ACANA Heritage foods feature three fresh meats in WholePrey ratios that include meat, organs and cartilage to supply nutrients naturally and completely.
- Free-run chicken – meat, liver, heart, kidney and cartilage, fresh from local farms.
- Nest-laid eggs – whole and fresh from local prairie farms.
- Wild 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; bones and cartilage deliver calcium and phosphorus.
ZINC | OUR ONLY SUPPLEMENT
ACANA mirrors the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients in the most natural way possible, providing a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive. That’s why virtually all of the nutrients in ACANA are naturally present and are not synthetic.
CANADA’S BEST AND FRESHEST INGREDIENTS
ACANA Senior features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, deemed “fit for human consumption”, and then delivered to our award-winning kitchens fresh each day!
Fresh chicken meat (16%), chicken meal (15%), turkey meal (14%), red lentils, whole green peas, fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart, kidney) (4%), herring meal (4%), pea fiber, fresh whole eggs (4%), fresh whole flounder (4%), herring oil (2%), sun-cured alfalfa (2%), field beans (2%), green lentils, whole yellow peas, chicken fat (1%), 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.
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, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates.
|Crude protein (min.)||33 %|
|Fat content (min.)||14 %|
|Crude ash (max.)||7 %|
|Crude fibres (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.5 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids (min.)||2.2 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids (min.)||1 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.3 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.3 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1500 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate (min.)||900 mg/kg|
|Linoleic acid (min.)||2 %|
|Carbohydrate (NFE)||28 %|
|Vitamin A||15 KIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1,500 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E||170 IU/kg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||7 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||63 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid)||20.5 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||4.05 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.08 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||1.5 mg/kg|
|Chicory root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow root||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.
ACANA Senior Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.
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 3325 kcal/kg (399 kcal per 250ml/120g cup), with 35% from protein, 29% from fruits and vegetables, and 36% from fat.