Fresh and regional ingredients are part of our quarter-century heritage, and are essential to our Biologically Appropriate mission.
Kentucky’s food culture is a perfect fit for ACANA foods. Our DogStar Kitchen is located in the center of a dynamic agricultural community, providing access to specialty farmers with whom we partner to advance our Fresh Regional Ingredient mission.
Equipped with state-of-the-art, fresh-food processing technologies, our DogStar Kitchen features 25,000 square feet of cooler space, capable of holding over 600,000 lbs of fresh meat, fish, and poultry, plus fresh, whole vegetables and fruit.
Unmatched by any pet food maker, our ingredients arrive at our kitchen fresh or raw, bursting with goodness, and typically within 48 hours from when they were harvested.
Loaded with 60% pork to nourish your dog according to his evolutionary needs, ACANA Pork & Squash contains a single, easily digestible animal protein.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?
What many pet food makers call fresh are actually pet-grade meats frozen into 55lb blocks to make them easier to transport and store, which are often thawed and re-frozen a number of times. Often these meats are many months old before becoming food for pets.
Worse yet, many North American pet food makers take dried animal ingredients, add four parts water to one part meat, and create a ‘meat slurry’ – an ingredient they then label ‘fresh or raw’.
Deboned pork, pork meal, whole lentils, pork liver, pork fat, whole peas, lentil fiber, pea starch, butternut squash, pollock oil, natural pork flavor, pork cartilage, pumpkin, salt, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, dried kelp, calcium pantothenate, taurine, freeze dried pork liver, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.