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Acana Free-Run Duck Dog Food

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The Acana Free-Run Duck Dog Food FOR ALL BREEDS AND LIFE STAGES is a limited ingredient food featuring 50% duck, a single easily digestible animal protein that is perfect for diet-sensitive dogs of all breeds and life stages.

Raised free-run in rural Ontario, their fresh duck arrives in richly nourishing WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage that mirror the natural diet, while fresh pear, squash and pumpkin support healthy digestion.

Prepared from fresh regional ingredients in their award-winning NorthStar® kitchens, ACANA Free-run Duck is ideal for fussy and diet-sensitive dogs.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MEAT

HOW MUCH MEAT?

  • Free of plant protein concentrates, ACANA Free-Run Duck is loaded with 50% duck.

HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT?

  • 1/2 of the duck in ACANA Singles is FRESH and 1/2 is dried. All is from duck deemed fit for human consumption.

HOW MANY MEATS?

ACANA Singles feature a single animal protein in WholePrey™ ratios of meat, organs and cartilage.

  • Free-run duck – meat, giblets and cartilage from rural Ontario farms.

ONLY 3 SUPPLEMENTS

Unlike conventional dog foods, ACANA’s rich meat and WholePrey™ inclusions deliver essential nutrients naturally, eliminating the need for long lists of additives and supplements.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Brands Acana
Barcode No
Breed No
Breed Size No
Flavour Duck
Product Type Dry Food, Grain Free
Lifestage No
Size Chart No
Brands N/A
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Customer Reviews (2)
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We have been feeding our dogs the same high end brand of dogfood for 7 years and I was deadset against changing until Acana came along.
After researching the product and realising all the amazing benefits for my dogs as well as the environment, I could no longer deny. Best part, my animals love it! Eat every bowl quickly at feeding time leaving no old stale food for the ants.
Their coats are beautiful and they are full of energy. I'm so pleased I switched!
Review by Yolande (Posted on 12/05/2018)
Acana, may be the little brother of Orijen, winner of the “Food of the year” award. But there is no reason for it to hide in the shadow of the big super food Orijen.
The ingredient list is easy on the eye with total transparency and no generic (empty) terms are used. It is a single animal protein diet with cage-free duck and includes duck meal (meat, bones and cartilage), fresh duck meat, liver and fat. Acana also contains a fish free marine source omega 3 (with EPA and DHA) keeping with the single animal protein.

The carbohydrate content, if compared to Orijen is high, but if compared to other commercial food it is lower than average. Although the carbohydrate content is higher than what we would prefer for a meat eating animal the carbohydrate sources used are steel-cut oats, peas and pears and not high glycaemic ones like corn and wheat. A salad of fruits, vegetables and botanicals (lavender, marigold, sweet fennel etc.) make up the other seventeen ingredients of pure goodness. Although it is not a hypoallergenic diet, it is a single animal protein diet only using Duck – therefore a good alternative for dogs with sensitivity to chicken.

The ingredients

Duck meal, deboned duck, steel-cut oats, peas, whole pears, whole potato, duck fat, duck
liver, sun-cured alfalfa, oat flakes, algae meal (source of DHA, EPA), pea fibre, whole apples, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach, cranberries,
blueberries, kelp, minerals, vitamins, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold
flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender.

1. Duck meal: This is an excellent ingredient. Firstly it is a named meat meal and in first position on the ingredient list, therefore the main ingredient – making this a meat based food. Duck is also classified as a novel protein. It is not often use in dog foods (because of availability and cost) and can be helpful in dogs with food allergies. Duck meal is also a concentrated protein and contains much more protein than fresh duck which will contain up to 80% water. It is also good to know that Acana only uses cage free ducks.
2. Deboned duck: So refreshing to see a meat ingredient in second place as well – this is unheard of in most commercial dog foods due to the high cost of meat proteins compared to grains.
3. Steel-cut oats: Or Irish oats. A good whole grain with a low glycaemic index made from the inner portion of the oat kernel. This is the least processed form of oats but nutritionally similar to rolled oats.
4. Peas: Good source of carbohydrate and preferred over grains as carbohydrate source. It contains 25 % plant protein and therefore contributes significantly to the overall protein level of this diet. It is not a complete protein lacking some of the amino acids commonly found in animal protein. This has led to some criticism from other reviewers (see above) but in our opinion being in position four on ingredient list not a reason for concern.
5. Whole pears: A nutrient rich source of carbohydrates.
6. Whole potato: Potato is a good source of energy and gluten free. It is of modest nutritional value to dogs.
7. Duck fat: Named animal fat – good source of omega 6. Dogs are very effective in using fat as energy source and do not develop heart related disease like humans when consuming animal fat.
8. Duck liver: Liver is a good organ meat source high in Vitamin A.

The rest of the ingredients make up a lovely salad of vegetables, fruits and botanicals filled with good nutrients.

Algae meal

Interesting to see the use of algae meal as a fish free marine source of omega 3. This is a good ingredient with DHA and EPA type omega 3 – the form which can be utilised by dogs. Being a single animal protein diet – Duck – it is good to see Acana opt for algae meal as the omega 3 source in place of fish to accommodate any dogs sensitive to fish.
Review by www.wikipooch.co.za (Posted on 10/07/2014)
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Ingredients

Ingredients

DELIVERED FRESH EACH DAY ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our door fresh each day! Ingredients Duck meal, deboned duck*, green lentils, red lentils, duck liver*, pears*, duck fat, green peas, yellow peas, algae, garbanzo beans, pumpkin*, carrots*, freeze-dried duck liver, kelp, chicory root, ginger root, peppermint leaf, lemon balm, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product. *DELIVERED FRESH OR RAW Supplements: Only 1 The ultimate food mimics the one Mother Nature intended your dog to eat. ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear is loaded with a full 50% of duck, including meat, liver and cartilage —all of which deliver nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic ingredients in ACANA foods. That’s why Zinc Proteinate is the only supplement in ACANA Duck & Bartlett Pear.