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Acana Senior Dog

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Senior dogs are best fed a diet rich in meat proteins to support lean muscle mass, yet low in carbohydrates which can lead to obesity and diabetes.
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Senior Dog

For All Adult Dogs (7 Years & Older)

Senior dogs are best fed a diet rich in meat proteins to support lean muscle mass, yet low in carbohydrates which can lead to obesity and diabetes.

That’s why ACANA Senior is rich in meat protein from local, free-run Cobb chicken and whole eggs, wild-caught flounder from Vancouver Island, and Okanagan fruits & vegetables – all delivered fresh each day.

Carbohydrates reduced, ACANA Senior features local steel-cut oats as a low glycemic, single source of grain.

Prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ACANA is a delicious way to keep your senior dog happy, healthy and, strong.

Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!

Rich & Diverse In Meat

The ultimate food mimics the one Mother Nature intended your senior dog to eat!

Made with a full 60% of nourishing chicken, eggs and fish, ACANA Senior matches your dog's evolutionary adaptation to a meat & protein rich diet. ACANA's rich variety of fresh, local meats mirrors the diversity and freshness Nature intended for your senior dog.

  • Cobb Chicken – cage-free and delivered fresh from local prairie farms
  • Grade A Eggs – delivered fresh and whole from local prairie farms
  • Wild-caught Flounder – delivered fresh from North Vancouver's pristine waters
  • Passed fit for human consumption, our local ingredients are truly fresh – so they're never frozen and arrive fresh and preservative-free each day.

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

ACANA Senior is loaded with a full 20% of fruits & vegetables, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, butternut squash and Burbank potatoes – all delivered fresh each day from local prairie farms and our sun-drenched Okanagan valley so they're bursting with natural goodness to support your senior dog's peak health and immunity.

Low Carbohydrate & Low Glycemic

Rich in protein and low in carbohydrates to match the natural diet, ACANA Senior is free of the high glycemic grains (such as rice and corn) found in conventional foods.

Long associated with obesity and diabetes, high glycemic grains break down quickly, causing a rapid and large rise in blood sugar – a major concern for senior dogs. That's why low glycemic steel-cut oats are ACANA's only source of grain.

Locally grown, our oats are digested slowly, causing your senior dog's blood sugar to rise less over a longer period of time, so sensitivity to insulin is beneficially increased and fat storage is decreased.

Luxuriant Skin & Coat

Each morsel of ACANA Senior is infused with marine-source Omega 3 (DHA, EPA) from wild-caught New Brunswick herring to support immunity and luxuriant skin & hair coat – your senior dog's outer symbol of health and vitality.

Enhanced Immunity

Organic sea vegetables and botanicals including juniper berries, lavender flowers, sun-cured alfalfa and peppermint leaf enhance metabolism while nourishing and toning your dog's digestive tract.

Delivered Fresh Each Day

ACANA Senior features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people we know and trust, passed "fit for human consumption", and then delivered to our door fresh each day!

Ingredients

Chicken meal, steel-cut oats, deboned chicken, whole potato, peas, chicken liver, whole egg, deboned flounder, chicken fat, pea fiber, sun-cured alfalfa, herring oil, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.

Designed For Carnivores

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 is loaded with nourishing meat proteins and fats, while limiting unwanted carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min.) 33%
Crude fat (min.) 14%
Crude fiber (max.) 4%
Moisture (max.) 10%
Calcium (min.) 1.6 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Calcium: Phosphorus Ratio 1.4:1
Omega-6 (min.)
LA (min.)
2.5%
2.3%
Omega 3 (min.)
EPA (min.)
DHA (min.)
0.7%
0.3%
0.3%
Omega 6:Omega 3 ratio 3.6:1
Glucosamine (min.) 1500 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 900 mg/kg

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins

Vitamin A 21 KIU/kg
Vitamin D3 500 IU/kg
Vitamin E 410 IU/kg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 99 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 45 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 340 mg/kg
Vitamin B5 (Pan. Acid) 53 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 45 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mg/kg
Biotin 0.1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 6.0 mg/kg
Choline 2,000 mg/kg

Minerals

Sodium 0.36%
Chloride 0.45%
Potassium 0.75%
Magnesium 0.10%
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 160 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
Manganese 30 mg/kg
Iodine 1.8 mg/kg
Selenium 0.8 mg/kg

Amino Acids

Lysine 2.3%
Threonine 1.3%
Methionine 0.6%
Isoleucine 1.3%
Leucine 2.4%
Valine 1.6%
Arginine 2.2%
Phenylalanine 1.2%
Histidine 0.75%
Tryptophan 0.3%
Cystine 0.4%
Tyrosine 0.8%
Taurine 0.2%

Botanical Inclusions

Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold Flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg

Caloric Content

ACANA mirrors the meat and protein concentrated diets that all dogs are evolved to eat, while reducing the carbohydrates and high-glycemic grains that cause blood sugar levels to rise and fluctuate.

Compared to conventional foods, ACANA delivers more calories from protein and fat and fewer calories from carbohydrates, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes and promoting your dog's peak health.

Metabolic Energy ACANA Senior is 3458 kcal/kg (415 kcal per 250 ml cup) with 33% of energy from protein, 35% from chicken and fish oils, and 32% from fruits, vegetables and steel-cut oats.

 

Your Dog Is Special

Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.

That's why we suggest using this chart as a starting point, and monitoring your dog's weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.

When switching diets, it's important to transition your dog as it takes time for his digestive system to adapt to the richer nutrient levels in ACANA. Over a 5-7 day period, gradually mix in ACANA, increasing the amount each day so that by day 7 you are feeding 100% ACANA.

He'll love the change – we guarantee it!

Feeding Guidelines

Weight of DogActiveLess Active
KGLBSGR/DAYCUPS/DAYGR/DAYCUPS/DAY
kg 11 lb 115 g 1 c 60 g ½ c
10 kg 22 lb 180 g 1½ c 115 g c
20 kg 44 lb 285 g  c 190 g 1⅔ c
30 kg 66 lb 385 g 3⅓ c 260 g  c
40 kg 88 lb 490 g  c 310 g 2⅔ c
50 kg 110 lb 575 g 5 c 385 g 3⅓ c
60 kg 132 lb 650 g 5⅔ c 430 g c

† Use a standard 8 oz. 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 is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.

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