Acana Pacifica dog is 60% fish. loaded with Pacific salmon, herring, and flounder, all delivered fresh each day from North Vancouver Island. Its diversity of wild-caught fish provides a high source of proteins to mirror your dog’s natural diet and nourish his peak conditioning. Passed “fit for human consumption”, their local ingredients are fresh, never frozen and preservative-free.
Loaded with a full 40% of fruits & vegetables including Red Delicious apples and Bartlett pears from the sun-drenched Okanagan valley, and butternut squash, Burbank potatoes and spinach greens from the black soils of local prairie farms – all bursting with goodness to support peak health and immunity.
Grain-free to reduce unwanted carbohydrates. Rich in protein to match your dog’s natural diet. Acana Pacifica is free of high glycemic grains such as rice and corn.
Organic sea vegetables and botanical including juniper berries, lavender flowers, sun-cured alfalfa and peppermint leaf enhance metabolism while nourishing and toning your dog’s digestive tract.
Acana Pacifica dog food ingredients
Boneless salmon – An excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. which are responsible for keeping your dog’s coat healthy and shiny, as well as supporting your dog’s immune system. Raw salmon contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.
Salmon meal – A meat concentrate. Salmon meal contains almost three times more protein than fresh fish itself.
Herring meal – Excellent source of protein. Also a protein rich meat concentrate.
Whitefish meal – Also a protein rich meat concentrate. Whitefish meal contains wild-caught cod, pollack, sole, and halibut
Green peas – Quality source of carbs and rich in natural fiber. Peas are often a substitute for grains. Some dogs have problems digesting them well. They are less expensive to use today than corn, which is also used as a source of protein in dog foods.
Red lentils – Lentils embody a healthy source of protein, fiber, and iron. Lentils are healthy and your dog can take advantage of their beneficial properties.
Herring oil and canola oil – Dogs need a certain amount of fats and oils in their diet, mostly for skin and coat health, but also for proper brain development and other critical processes in the body.
Fish oil offers the most omega-3s. Two of those omega-3 fatty acids are particularly therapeutic: EPA, which helps reduce inflammation and may improve kidney function, and DHA, which plays an important role in development, learning and vision. Specific liver oils, like cod liver oil, are best used to provide vitamins that need fat to be absorbed, like A and D.
Field beans – High in dietary fiber and other nutrients
Herring meal – High protein meat concentrate. Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations.
Sun-cured alfalfa – This hay-family ingredient is commonly associated with horse feeds. High in protein ~ 18 % and fiber, it is uncommon to see it in dog food formulas.
Green lentils and yellow peas – Quality source of carbs and rich in natural fiber.
Pea fiber – a mixture of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber derived from pea hulls. Aside from the usual benefits of fiber, this agricultural by-product provides no other nutritional value to a dog.
Whole apples – They are a source of vitamins A, C, Omega 3 and 6, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and fiber.
Pumpkin – Is a good source of fiber and beta carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A. Dogs need fiber in their diet. It’s good for both diarrhea and constipation.
kelp – kelp can be good sources of minerals such as iron, iodine, potassium, and trace minerals. Sea vegetables have a high level of digestible protein. Seaweeds are a source of iodine, a trace element which is needed in very small amounts as it is an important part of thyroid hormones.
Chicory root – Proponents claim that high levels of ‘friendly’ intestinal bacteria can help to improve digestion, decrease disease, and strengthen the immune system.
Supplements that contain substances (such as the inulin in chicory) thought to stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial intestinal microorganisms are called prebiotics.
Organic sea vegetables and botanical including juniper berries, lavender flowers, peppermint leaf enhance metabolism while nourishing and toning your dog’s digestive tract.
Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Acana paficica feeding guidelines
Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in Acana Pacifica dog food, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% Acana. This guide must be used as an initial guide, adjusting accordingly. Feed twice a day and provide fresh water all the time.
|5kg||120g / 1 c||80g / 2/3 c|
|10kg||180g / 1 1/2 c||150g / 1 1/4 c|
|20kg||280g / 2 1/3 c||240g / 2 c|
|30kg||390g / 3 1/4 c||300g / 2 1/2 c|
|40kg||480g / 4 c||390g / 3 1/4 c|
|50kg||560g / 4 2/3 c||440g / 3 2/3 c|
|60kg||640g / 5 1/3 c||510g / 4/1/4 c|
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