Truth About Pet Food Acana

In a world where premium dog food labels are constantly being bought and sold by large conglomerates, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned money is actually going. All too frequently, pet owners who want to support independent companies are left without many options (and even fewer that fit into a reasonable budget).

Acana is a Canadian dog food brand offering a variety of dry dog food formulas, many of which are designed for a grain-free diet. While Acana dog food isn’t sold in most supermarkets, this premium label comes at a competitive price while still utilizing a wide range of high-quality ingredients in its formulas.

Due to recent legal troubles and the FDA’s scrutiny of grain-free diets as a whole, Acana has seen better days. With that said, the brand’s continued research and introduction of grain-inclusive dog food is an excellent step toward balanced nutrition for all dogs.

Is Acana dog food linked to heart disease?

Champion Petfoods, owner of the Acana and Orijen brands, agreed the FDA’s update “provides no causative scientific link” between their products and DCM. “Our hearts go out to every pet and Pet Lover who have been impacted by DCM,” the company said in a statement to CNBC.

Nestle Purina is currently negotiating a deal to buy Champion Petfoods (maker of Orijen & Acana brands) for $2 billion. To health conscious pet parents, this is another devastating blow in the world of pet food.

What is the healthiest dry dog food?

Here are The Dog Food Advisor’s best dry dog foods for June 2021.

  • Wellness Complete Health Dry Dog Food.
  • Instinct Original Grain-Free Dry.
  • Nature’s Logic Dry Dog Food.
  • Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry.
  • Canidae Grain-Free Pure Dry Dog Food.
  • Orijen Dry Dog Food.
  • Diamond Naturals Dry Kibble.
  • Nulo Freestyle Dry Dog Food.
  • Is Acana dog food worth the price?

    Acana has a lower protein and total fresh meat content than Orijen with slightly higher carbohydrate levels, which allows this dog food to provide unbeatable value and a price point that makes Biologically Appropriate pet foods accessible to a wide range of pet lovers.


    Does ACANA get ingredients from China?

    Food Ingredients

    There’s always a high-quality meat protein listed as the first ingredient. Acana does have warnings of possibly causing DCM in pets, but nothing has been thoroughly proven, so you should be safe using Acana as your pet’s go-to dog food.

    Why did chewy stop selling ACANA?

    Q: DO ACANA AND ORIJEN DOG AND CAT FOOD FORMULAS CONTAIN ANY INGREDIENTS FROM CHINA? We do not source ingredients from China. There are no ingredients from China used in the preparation of our dog and cat foods, including vitamins and minerals — we are 100% China-free.

    Is there a recall on ACANA dog food?

    Chewy has been a longtime retail partner and we’ve enjoyed our association with them. However, due to their recent acquisition, Chewy no longer meets our pet specialty requirement to be an Approved ACANA and ORIJEN Retailer.”