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ACANA Singles Duck Pear Recipe Grain Free Dry Dog Food

ACANA Singles Duck  Pear Recipe 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: $0.20
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Duck
  • Duck Meal
  • Duck Liver

Ingredients

Deboned duck, duck meal, duck liver, sweet potato, whole chickpeas, duck fat, whole lentils, lentil fiber, pollock oil, whole pears, natural duck flavor, duck cartilage, whole pumpkin, whole cranberries, salt, choline chloride, taurine, vitamin E supplement, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), freeze-dried duck liver, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, turmeric, citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract, 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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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 50%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 73%
? 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 53%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 95%
? 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 100%

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: 31%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 10%

Carb: 25%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 35.23%

Fat: 19.32%

Fiber: 5.68%

Ash: 11.36%

Carb: 28.41%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 31.86%

Fat: 42.44%

Carb: 25.7%

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
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
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 Singles Duck Pear Recipe 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 Duck Meal. Duck meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck meal can serve as a 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 third ingredient is Duck Liver. Duck liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a duck. In pet food, duck liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids. It can be a source of novel protein in recipes formulated for pets with allergies.

The fourth ingredient is Sweet Potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable that offers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. In pet food, sweet potato is sometimes used as a source of grain-free carbohydrate.

The fifth ingredient is Whole Chickpeas.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ACANA Singles Duck Pear Recipe 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

$5.15

Market Price avg.

$3.69

% From the Avg

+40%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.33

Market Price avg.

$0.34

% From the Avg

-0%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.20

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

0%

ACANA Singles Duck Pear Recipe Grain Free Dry Dog Food is priced within 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 Singles Duck Pear Recipe Grain Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1813 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

35.23%

All Products avg.

30.12%

% From the Avg

+17%

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

28.41%

All Products avg.

47.65%

% From the Avg

-40%

Analysis Overview

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

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