A great all around dog food especially for active dogs who require a higher protein content in their diet, ACANA Appalachian Ranch, delivers dog nutrition at its best. A protein rich dry dog food, ACANA Appalachian Ranch features a diversity of real meat along with organs and cartilage that mirror the diet from your dog's evolution. What's great about this dog food is that you will be feeding your dog muscle meat that provides protein; liver, kidney and tripe that supply vitamins and minerals to the bones and cartilage that delivers calcium and phosphorus. Because of this, we believe that ACANA Appalachian Ranch is one of the best dry dog foods in the market.
Optimal Nutritional Balance for Peak Health - ACANA Appalachian Ranch is loaded with 70% meat ingredients, including angus beef, yorkshire pork, grass-fed lamb, American bison and blue catfish. This wide variety of prey animals helps provide all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are needed for your dog's peak health. Because your dog can't get all of his/her essential nutitients from one protein source, the diversity of meats in ACANA Appalachian Ranch dog food provides the optimal nutritional balance that your dog needs.
Builds Lean Muscle Mass – Instead of pea or potato protein concentrates, ACANA Appalachian Ranch derives its rich protein content from animal ingredients. This rich animal meat content helps your dog maintain lean muscle mass. Lean muscle mass is not only good for building strength and burning calories more efficiently, but it also is beneficial for your dog's long-term health.
Helps Maintain A Healthy Weight - Because ACANA Appalachian Ranch limits carbohydrates and replaces fast carbohydrates (rice, potato and tapioca) ,which are recognized as leading causes of obesity and diabetes, with low-glycemic, locally grown vegetables and fruits, this helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduces the potential for fat storage. This is all great for maintaining a healthy body weight because a healthy weight translates to a longer life for your dog and it helps prevents certain medical conditions.
No Undesirable Ingredients That Would Harm Your Dog - ACANA uses actual food ingredients to provide all required nutrients; that is, since ACANA Appalachian Ranch features the meat in whole prey ratios, essential nutrients, vitamins & minerals are provided through this rich diversity of meats, tripe, liver, kidney and cartilage. Thus, this eliminates the need for a long list of synthetic additives and the only supplement that ACANA has added is zinc.
Product Category Dog Food Product Type Dry Food Lifestage All Life Stages, Puppy, Adult, Senior Breed Size All Breed Sizes, Small Breed, Medium Breed, Large Breed Special Formulas/Features Grain Free, High Protein, Low Glycemic
Deemed Fit For Human Consumption
ACANA Appalachian Ranch features an unmatched variety of local ingredients that are raised or fished by people they know & trust and then delivered to their DogStar® kitchens fresh each day. All of their meat ingredients are deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in their dog foods.
First 5 Ingredients - These are the main ingredients that make up the bulk of the dog food.
- Deboned Beef*
- Deboned Pork*
- Deboned Lamb*
- Lamb Meal*
- Beef Meal*
Deboned beef*, deboned pork*, deboned lamb*, lamb meal, beef meal, pork meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, beef liver*, beef fat, catfish meal, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, deboned bison*, whole catfish*, herring oil, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, beef tripe*, lamb tripe*, lamb liver*, pork liver*, beef kidney*, pork kidney*, pork cartilage*, dried kelp, whole pumpkin*, whole butternut squash*, kale*, spinach*, mustard greens*, collard greens*, turnip greens*, carrots*, apples*, pears*, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried pork liver*, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
* delivered fresh or raw
Natural Ingredients & Their Benefits:
Zinc - An essential mineral that helps support a healthy immune systm, helps support a healthy liver, helps with protein & carbohydrate metabolism and helps the skin function and wwith ound healing.
Mixed Tocopherols – A natural preservative that works to keeps dog food from turning rancid and losing its nutritional value. Unlike artificial preservatives which has had suspected health issues and is a synthetic additive, mixed tocopherols are a family of Vitamin E that are naturally found in fish and leafy green vegetables.
Chicory root - The root from a woody plant that supports digestive health, prevents bacterial infections, protects the liver, boost the immune system, provides dietary fiber and relieves arthritis pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Tumeric - A spice that contains compounds with medicinal properties. Tumeric helps fight inflammation, increases antioxidants that fight disease, helps improve brain function, lowers heart disease and helps prevent cancer.
Sarsaparilla root - A root from a woody plant that protects the liver, has natutal detoxifying properties, alleviates skin problems, helps prevent cancer, reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system.
Althea root - A root of a plant known as the marshmallow plant that helps fight bacterial infections, improves digestion, lowers inflammation and heals skin conditions.
Rosehips - The fruit of the rose plant that is one of the best source of Viatmin C, which helps treat infections and boosts the immune system. Rosehips also helps prevents diseases such as cancer, increases circulation, regulates digestion, reduces the symptons of arthritis, treats inflammation and enhances skin and bone health.
Juniper berries - Seed cones from the juniper plant and are used as a bitter spice. Juniper berries contain great antioxidant potential and thus, may help prevent diseases such as cancer. They help improve skin conditions, may improve digestion and can help improve heart function.
Dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product - used as a probiotic. Probiotics are live microorganisms that help promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system. Known as “good bacteria,” probiotics promotes healthy digestion and helps balance the good and bad bacteria in the intestines.
Dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product- used as a probiotic. Probiotics are live microorganisms that help promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system. Known as “good bacteria,” probiotics promotes healthy digestion and helps balance the good and bad bacteria in the intestines.
Dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.- used as a probiotic. Probiotics are live microorganisms that help promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system. Known as “good bacteria,” probiotics promotes healthy digestion and helps balance the good and bad bacteria in the intestines.
- Dogs approved! Review by Julia C
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