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ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food

ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Alberta, Canada ca-flag
Parent company
Champion Petfoods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.14
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Duck
  • Deboned Turkey
  • Turkey Meal
  • Duck Meal

Ingredients

Deboned duck, deboned turkey, turkey meal, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole yellow peas, duck fat, duck meal, chickpeas, whole green lentils, pinto beans, turkey broth, quail, pollock oil, lentil fiber, turkey liver, turkey heart, duck liver, natural duck flavor, turkey cartilage, turkey gizzard, duck cartilage, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, whole pumpkin, collard greens, carrots, whole apples, zinc proteinate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, freeze-dried duck liver, copper proteinate, riboflavin, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rose hips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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69%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 46%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 77%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 69%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 73%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 29%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 37%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 32.95%

Fat: 19.32%

Fiber: 5.68%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 42.05%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.03%

Fat: 38.48%

Carb: 34.49%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • To our knowledge, ACANA has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to ACANA since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 ACANA has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Duck. Deboned duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl, with all bones removed. In pet food, deboned duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The second ingredient is Deboned Turkey. Deboned turkey is a general term for turkey meat that has had the bones removed. The deboned turkey in pet food is a valuable protein source as well as a source of other essential nutrients to benefit your companion’s overall wellbeing.

The third ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Whole Green Peas. Whole Green Peas are packed with proteins, fiber, zinc, manganese and vitamin C. Fresh or frozen Whole Green Peas in your pet’s diet helps strengthen immunity, reduces inflammation and aids in digestion.

The fifth ingredient is Whole Red Lentils. Whole Red Lentils are lens-shaped edible seeds packed with proteins, fiber, magnesium, and iron. Whole Red Lentils in a pet diet help boost your pet’s immune system, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure levels and reduces the risk of your companion suffering from heart disease. It's an excellent food for diabetic pets

When we analyzed the ingredients in ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$4.02

Market Price avg.

$3.69

% From the Avg

+9%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.24

Market Price avg.

$0.34

% From the Avg

-29%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.14

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-29%

ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared ACANA Feast Formula Grain Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1813 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

32.95%

All Products avg.

30.12%

% From the Avg

+9%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

19.32%

All Products avg.

15.9%

% From the Avg

+22%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.68%

All Products avg.

5.45%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

42.05%

All Products avg.

47.65%

% From the Avg

-12%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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