Acana Ranchlands

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  • Acana Ranchlands
  • Published on: March 18, 2015
  • Last modified: June 8, 2015
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Review Summary:

In this recipe you will find a large variety of pure wholesome ingredients that provides a diverse source of nutrients. There are various good meat sources, which deliver excellent relatively high levels of protein that have a balanced essential amino acid profile. There is fish and fish oil for needed Omega -3 fatty acid. Then there are various vegetables and fruits. The calcium content is relatively high, and so it the dietary-fiber. On the package it discloses vitamin, mineral, Omega fatty acid, and even each essential amino acid content, which is all very helpful understanding the nutrient content. The added minerals are proteinate for better body absorption. All this comes with a relatively higher price, but if you can afford it, it is a very healthy choice. Overall, this recipe is excellent.


  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Good variety of wholesome vegetables and fruits
  • Contains multiple good straight meat sources
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Relatively higher in calcium
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Chelated / proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Discloses extensive nutritional information
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    31% (min) 17% (min) 5% (max) 10% (max) 29% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 422 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 34 000 IU/kg
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 225 IU/kg
    Calcium 2.3%
    Phosphorus 1.3%
    Selenium 0.8% mg/kg
    Zinc 210 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 0.3%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) 1.5%
    Omega-3-acid 0.8%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Deboned beef
    2. Beef meal
    3. Green peas
    4. Deboned lamb
    5. Lamb meal

    Beef and lamb  are a good start and source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Beef  and lamb meal are rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Rosemary has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.

    All Ingredients

    deboned beef, beef meal, green peas, deboned lamb, lamb meal, whitefish meal*, herring oil, field beans, red lentils, salmon meal, deboned bison, beef liver, lamb liver, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fibre, whole apples, whole pears, yams, whole pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach greens, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender, rosemary.

    Vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Champion Pet Food LP
    Location(s): Morinville, Alberta Canada


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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