Acana Products

About Acana
OUR MISSION IS CLEAR AND STRONG

Champion Petfoods is an award-winning pet food maker with a reputation of trust spanning more than a quarter century.

We make Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients, and we make them from start to finish in our very own award-winning kitchen.

Our mission represents a new standard in pet food, designed to nourish dogs and cats in two ways.

First, according to their natural evolution for a meat-based diet. Second, using ingredients that are sustainable and harvested by regional suppliers, delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW.

We think you’ll love ACANA. More importantly, we think your dogs and cats will too.

FRESH AND RAW, THE ACANA WAY

In an industry known for liberal ingredient descriptions, we believe it’s important to be clear with Pet Lovers on what an ingredient is or isn’t. When we say fresh we mean it. We define fresh or raw as:

FRESH: Our fresh ingredients meet the AAFCO standard: REFRIGERATION AS THE SOLE METHOD OF PRESERVATION.

RAW: We follow the AAFCO definition: OUR RAW INGREDIENTS ARE FROZEN FROM FRESH MEAT.

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE. PEOPLE WE TRUST.

Biologically Appropriate

A NEW CLASS OF MEAT-BASED FOODS TO MIRROR THE EVOLUTIONARY DIET.
The gray wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dogs, and the Near Eastern wildcat is the ancestor of all domestic cats. While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different-looking’ wolves and wildcats, the internal workings of dogs and cats remain unchanged.

The eating anatomy of modern dogs and cats is the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain consistent.

THE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CONCEPT IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEAT THAT NATURE EVOLVED DOGS AND CATS TO EAT.

ACANA’s richly nourishing meat inclusions mirror your pet’s evolutionary diet, excluding synthetic additives and anything else that Mother Nature didn’t intend your dog or cat to eat.

ACANA FOODS FOLLOW NATURE’S 5 RULES:
1. RICH IN MEAT AND PROTEIN
2. HIGH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS
3. AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF FRESH MEATS
4. WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS
5. CARB-SMART

Fresh Regional Ingredients

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE. PEOPLE WE TRUST.

Western Canada’s foothill farms, fertile prairies, and cold clear waters are our source of both inspiration and Fresh Regional Ingredients.

Our rich, diverse variety of authentically Fresh Regional Ingredients mirrors the natural diet, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural form.

From free-run poultry, cage-free eggs, ranch-raised meat, and saltwater and freshwater fish, to farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, our ingredients are raised naturally and delivered to our kitchen fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

Equipped with state-of-the-art food-processing technologies, our award-winning NorthStar Kitchen is located in the center of Alberta’s dynamic agricultural community, providing access to specialty farmers with whom we partner to advance our Fresh Regional Ingredient mission.

How Is This Different?

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?

What many pet food makers call fresh are actually meats that are frozen into 25kg blocks to make them easier to transport and store, which are often frozen and thawed a number of times. It’s often the case that they are many months old before becoming food for pets.

Worse yet, many North American pet food makers use large amounts of dried animal ingredients, which are then rehydrated with water – an ingredient they then label as ‘fresh or raw’.

No wonder there’s so much confusion!

Never Outsourced
AWARD-WINNING FOOD. AWARD-WINNING KITCHEN.

We’re as passionate about making food as we are about our pets. That’s why we’ve been preparing ACANA in our award-winning kitchen for over a quarter century.

We prepare ACANA foods and treats ourselves, with ingredients from trusted farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. We oversee every detail of food preparation, from where our ingredients come from, to cooking, quality, and food-safety process.

DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST SPECIALTY PET FOODS ARE OWNED BY MARKETING COMPANIES?

These days, most pet foods are owned by marketing companies that DON’T make their own foods and DON’T own a kitchen. Instead, they outsource production to third-party factories who make many different foods for many different marketing companies. That means they don’t source their own ingredients and they don’t prepare their own foods, focusing instead on marketing and promotions.

ACANA IS DIFFERENT

We prepare our own foods in our own kitchen, with our own cooks and ingredients, and we don’t make foods for anyone else! When you choose ACANA, you can be sure your dog or cat’s food has been made by us, with the same quality ingredients, care, and attention as a home-cooked meal. We wouldn’t have it any other way, and believe you wouldn’t either.

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE

If the package says “made for”, “produced for”, distributed by”, or “distributed under licence by” it’s a marketing brand, produced under contract as a private label. That means the company that owns the brand didn’t actually produce the food – it just markets it.

If the package says “made by” or “produced by”, you’ve found an authentic pet food. The company that owns the pet food brand is the same company that produced the food itself. We always suggest you contact a pet food representative to confirm where the food is made.

Champion is the developer and producer of ACANA foods. We own and operate our own kitchen and we make all of our own food, so you can have confidence knowing where your pet’s food comes from.

Frequent Buyer Rewards Card

When you purchase 12 bags of ACANA, your 13th bag will be free!

Ask Exotic Wings to be signed up, and you'll receive you your frequent buyer card. The rewards card has a pocket for you to store receipts so remember to save them!

Plus, you still earn Exotic Wings Rewards Points for your purchases. That's twice the rewards!

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