Acana Wild Prairie

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  • Acana Wild Prairie
  • Published on: March 17, 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 in the composition 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. 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.

Pros

  • 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 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 434 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 21 000 IU/kg
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E 360 IU/kg
    Calcium 1.2%
    Phosphorus 0.9%
    Selenium 0.9% mg/kg
    Zinc 200 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 0.3%
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) 2%
    Omega-3-acid 0.6%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.5%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. deboned chicken
    2. chicken meal
    3. green pea
    4. turkey meal
    5. chicken liver oil

    Chicken is 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.

    Chicken and turkey 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.

    Chicken liver oil is rich in Vitamin A and offers other nutrients too. Also, it provides fat that dogs can metabolize, which is then useful to various biological functions such as reproductive efficiency and kidney function.

    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 chicken, chicken meal, green peas, turkey meal, chicken liver oil, field beans, red lentils, deboned turkey, whole egg, deboned walleye, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fibre, chicken liver, herring oil, apples, pears, 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, copper proteinate, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

    Manufacture and Location

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

    Recalls

    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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