Is Acana Dry Cat Food Good?
Acana Dry Cat Food is a premium pet food line with a 5-star rating — among the top 7% of all the products we review.
They seem to be high in protein and low in carbs, contain mainly named animal products as main ingredients and a lot of meat. We strongly recommend this!
What We like
- High Protein — over 35%!
- Lower in Carbs — Less than 34%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
What We Concern
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate Acana Dry Cat Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Meadowlands.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||33% or more||40%|
|Fat||15% or more||20%|
|Carbs||Less than 25%||27%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||4.4%|
61 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Deboned ChickenAnimal Protein
Deboned TurkeyAnimal Protein
Chicken LiverAnimal Protein
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Catfish MealAnimal Protein
Pollock MealAnimal Protein
Whole Red LentilsCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole Pinto BeansCarbs, Plant Protein
Pea StarchCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole Green LentilsCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole ChickpeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Rainbow TroutAnimal Protein
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Chicken HeartAnimal Protein
Turkey MealAnimal Protein
Turkey LiverAnimal Protein
Turkey HeartAnimal Protein
Chicken CartilageAnimal Protein
Turkey CartilageAnimal Protein
Freeze-dried Turkey LiverAnimal Protein
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Vitamine A AcetateSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Citric AcidFood Additive
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation ProductProbiotics
I quite like the overall ingredients from this recipe.
There are 4 Concerned and 0 Notice ingredients from Meadowlands. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Pea Starch
- Lentil Fiber
- Citric Acid
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
40%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be High !
It looks like it is made of primarily animal ingredients, and most protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will love it just like me!
Acana Dry Cat Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 7 recipes, the group has an average of 39% protein, 19% fat and 29% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 6 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 4 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 4 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Acana Dry Cat Food has an carbs level that is close to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- High protein low carbs
- Major ingredients from animals
- Contains a lot of meat
Based on these, we can conclude Acana Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 5 star rating.
Do we recommend Acana Dry Cat Food ?It is a top quality premium pet food that we strongly recommend!
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.