Acana Wild Prairie Grain Free Dry Cat Food



Acana Wild Prairie Dry Cat Food

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Ingredients

Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, turkey meal, boneless turkey*, chicken fat, chickpeas, red lentils, chicken liver*, boneless yellow perch*, green peas, green lentils, whole egg*, yellow peas, herring oil, alfalfa, dried kelp, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, apples*, pears*, cranberries, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, dandelion root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, ginger root, caraway seeds, turmeric, rose hips, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried turkey, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product plus premium vitamins and minerals.

* DELIVERED FRESH FROM OUR REGION DAILY

Guaranteed Analysis

(taken from official website)

Crude protein (min.) 35%
Crude fat (min.) 20%
Crude fiber (max.) 3%
Moisture (max.) 10%

First 5 Ingredients

Boneless chicken – the meat and skin without the bone. Contains water because it is not cooked. During cooking process, a lot of the nutrients get destroyed. Contains less protein after cooking. A quality ingredient in any cat food formula.

Chicken meal – a more concentrated source of protein. Before cooking, the moisture content has already been removed. Retains protein during cooking process. Final result is a nutritious, protein filled ingredient.

Turkey meal – same as chicken meal. Even with more protein, meals have a negative reputation due to the quality of ingredients used to make them (poor quality).

Boneless turkey – same as boneless chicken.

Chicken fat – source of omega 6 fatty acid. Fat is essential in a cats diet and even makes the food more palatable.

PROS CONS
High glycemic (slower digesting) carbs Protein doesn’t dominate formula
70% chicken, turkey, eggs, fish Lots of vegetables
Preservative free ingredients used May be too rich
Ingredients ‘fit for human consumption’ Brand not that easy to find in stores – Canadian brand (same makers as Orijen)

Bottom Line

This cat food is similar to a lot of other quality foods you can purchase. It can be interchanged with other brands such as Evo. It is here because this is the first post featuring this brand; it gives a little more variety. This particular formula isn’t as high in protein as others featured in the top 5 dry cat foods. The fat and carbohydrate levels are not too far behind. You can probably think of dry cat foods that deserve this spot more than this formula however that doesn’t change the fact that this is still a quality dry cat food.

Official Website

acana.com

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Updated: April 20, 2015 — 9:30 PM

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  1. I’M REALLY SURPRISED AND SHOCKED THAT GO! FIT+FREE DRY CAT FOOD ISN’T LISTED. IT’S GRAIN-FREE, HIGH IN PROTEIN AND LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES.

    1. Thanks for your suggestion. I’ll be sure to add it to the list shortly. 🙂

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