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Acana dog food discussion and overall rating    
four and a half stars

Acana dog food is made by Champion Petfoods LLP in Alberta, Canada. Champion was founded in 1975, and their products can be found in over 60 countries. Acana dry dog food products are typically found at select pet stores, and can be purchased online. There have been no recent recalls on any of Champion Petfoods dog food products.

Acana recognizes that dogs are carnivores, so they provide "biologically appropriate" mixtures of whole meats, meat meals,and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Acana has three product lines:

  • Acana Classics - featuring between 55% and 65% meats with the remainder filled with sun-ripened fruits and vegegables. Acana claims the Classics are free of high glycemic grains, using steel-cut oats as their single source of grain.
  • Acana Regionals - featuring between 60% and 65% meats with the remainder filled with fruits and vegegables. Acana claims the Regionals are totally grains free, rich in protein, and low in carbohydrates.
  • Acana Singles - Acana claims the Singles line are limited ingredient dog foods, but looking at the ingredient list, this is not entirely true. They typically do offer a single source of meat protein, though.

Since a lot of fish meal is contained in Acana products, ethoxyquin may be a concern to some of the customers, since ethoxyquin can cause damage to your dogs liver. However, Acana denies that any of their products contain ethoxyquin. From their website:

Ethoxyquin preservatives are common throughout the fish meal supply chain, so Champion works directly with our fish meal suppliers (no brokers or middlemen) and we pay them a premium to have our fish meals preserved with our proprietary blend of Vitamin E and botanical extracts. Our fish meals are never preserved with Ethoxyquin.

Acana product list

The following varieties of dog food are provided by Acana. Click on the link to read the review.

Acana Classics

Acana Regionals

  • Wild Prairie
  • Pacifica
  • Grasslands
  • Ranchlands

Acana Singles

  • Duck & Bartlett Pear
  • Lamb & Okanagan Apple
  • Pork & Butternut Squash

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