Updated 27 Apr 2023
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Acana Highest Protein Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to old age

Pack sizes

2kg, 6kg & 11.4kg bags


11.4kg bags = £80.99

AADF rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
High meat content: Contains at least 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis)
Hypoallergenic: Free from wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Clearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredients
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

Price per day




Mixing bowl:

Fresh Chicken (11%), Raw Turkey (9%), Fresh Chicken Giblets 9% (Liver, Heart), Chicken Meal (9%), Herring Meal (9%), Whole Green Peas, Whole Red Lentils, Whole Chickpeas, Raw Freshwater Lake Fish 6% (Tullibee, Whitefish, Northern Pike, Mullet), Turkey Meal (6%), Eggs (4%), Chicken Fat (4%), Whole Green Lentils, Whole Pinto Beans, Whole Yellow Peas, Lentil Fibre, Fish Oil (2%), Pea Starch, Raw Turkey Liver (1%), Dried Kelp, Salt, Freeze-Dried Chicken and Liver, Fresh Whole Pumpkin, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Carrots, Fresh Whole Apples, Fresh Whole Pears, Fresh Whole Zucchini, Dried Chicory Root, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Turnip Greens, Fresh Beet Greens, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rosehips.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

3b606 (Zinc 150 mg/kg), 3b406 (Copper 11mg/kg), 3a821 Vitamin B1 25mg, 3a841 Vitamin B5 8mg, 3a831 Vitamin B6 7.5mg, 3a700 Vitamin E 50 IU.

Technological additives

Tocopherol Extract from Vegetable Oils 121mg, Citric Acid 40mg, Rosemary Extract 80mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 35.0%, Fat 17.0%, Fibre 6.0%, Ash 7.0%, Moisture 12.0%, Sodium 0.30%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 1.10%, Magnesium 0.10%, Omega3 0.90%, Omega6 2.60%.


385.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.


11.4kg bags RRP


Grams per day


Cost per day


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Manufacturer's product description

" Every ACANA® recipe is thoughtfully crafted from start to finish with premium ingredients. With the highest protein offering in ACANA pet foods, our ACANA Highest Protein Wild Prairie® Recipe is rich with 70% quality animal ingredients like free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught and sustainably farmed fish, balanced with 30% fruits, vegetables, and botanicals, delivered daily. Artificial colours, flavours or preservatives are never added in our kitchen. "

Company info
Company name: Champion Petfoods
HQ: Alberta, Canada
Parent company: Mars
Brands: Acana1919 Acana foods listed
Cesar11 Cesar foods listed
Chappie22 Chappie foods listed
Crave22 Crave foods listed44 Crave treats listed
Frolic11 Frolic foods listed
Greenies44 Greenies treats listed
James Wellbeloved3737 James Wellbeloved foods listed88 James Wellbeloved treats listed
Nutro1010 Nutro foods listed
Orijen1111 Orijen foods listed
Pedigree1414 Pedigree foods listed1414 Pedigree treats listed
Royal Canin8383 Royal Canin foods listed
Techni-Cal44 Techni-Cal foods listed
Product country of origin: Canada

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Saija McGlashan 7 months ago

Just wondering why all of my previous notes on the list of foods I had a year or two back are now radically "demoted" in terms of Nutritional Rating? For example, Acana Pacifica used to be 93%, and now (Sept 2023) the same product is 77% - quite the drop!

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Liss Saija McGlashan 6 months ago

Did you ever find out why?

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Deborah Edmonds one year ago

My dog loved acana until they changed the packaging. Not clear on their website but the receipe is also different. My dog has been poorly since with upset stomach and sickness. She won't eat it now at all. Frustrating that website not clear and store also said it was exactly the same.

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Cmhabc123 one year ago

We are a bit short of money at the moment taking the hit from the shanghai lockdown so ordered this one. Its 20+ £s cheaper than orijen so thought I'd give it a go, its made by yhe same makers of orijen so was not too worried because my spaniel eats anything.

Actually she won't eat it. I thought it was because of the hot weather. But its loads cooler now. I thought if I don't back down she will eat it because it's all there is. Its been 7 days of just eating enough to get by. Wish I hadnt ordered such a big bag. But the small bags aren't good value for money.

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mafooli 2 years ago

all of this variety have changed ingredients and now have an unnamed “fish oil” and “lake fish” in it and they’ve taken the chondroitin and glucosamine levels off. i think the nutrient panel has also slightly changed. they recently did this to the general “adult dog line” and didn’t tell anyone, when i emailed they didn’t seem bothered, which is odd for champion, who know any change in recipe should be told in advance to dog owners.

thought you should be aware

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Andrew 3 years ago

Would this diet be good for a pug? He is 7kg want to give him the best. Recently his skin has become all red and itchy. Seen that this is hypoallergenic. Just not too sure on the carbs and fat though. Any recommendations would be fantastic.

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Debs Young 4 years ago

Hi I wonder if Wild Prairie is suitable for 5 months cockapoo? Thanks

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Dana 5 years ago

RAW: AAFCO offers a variety of raw definitions, we use only one; OUR RAW INGREDIENTS ARE AS OUR FRESH, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THEY ARE FROZEN.
SO, WHY DO YOU TELL US THAT IS Dry extruded complete FOOD??????????

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All About Dog Food Dana 5 years ago

Hi Dana. Acana does use a lot of fresh ingredients but it then extrudes them to form a dry biscuit. You can find more information on extrusion and other forms of pet food here: https://www.allaboutdogfood...

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Dana All About Dog Food 5 years ago

Your website does not workjoi, 9 mai 2019, 10:14 Disqus <notifications@disqus.net> a scris:

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Marsha Cooke 6 years ago

WARNING TO ALL FEEDING ACANA DOG FOOD:I am disgusted with the lack of quality in production and packaging of Acana's dog food. I have been feeding my dog the Acana Heritage food for the last year.From the large breed puppy food we pulled out a large chunk of burnt kibble from the bottom of their oven. Six months ago we found a small chunk of what looked like silicone or packaging glue in the adult large breed food. It wasn't much bigger than a kibble and could have easily been eaten by our dog if we had not discovered it. Today we found an 8 inch long strip of electrical tape in the food. We will be switching our dog to another manufacturers food immediately.If you choose to feed your dog Champion dog food be sure to inspect it thoroughly before doing so. You don't know what kind of unexpected surprises you just might find in it.

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Lydia 8 years ago

I tried a number of high protein diets for my dogs and this really is the best for a large breed dog (adult weight 42kg). The balance of protein 60:40 is perfect and my dogs fur is soft and they are so much happier on this food. It's great for my puppy too who has been plagued with sensitive tummies. I highly recommend Acana regionals

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mo 8 years ago

is there anywhere that I can get a trial amount to feed our 2 dogs 1 a cross beagle/jack russell and 2 a shi tzu I really do not want to pay any enormous amount if they then do not like this

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Justina 9 years ago

My dog loved this food and his sensitive tummy agreed with it too. only stopped buying as couldn't get small bags of it for a while (have a jack russel cross and like to keep it fresh) and moved to orijen which was much easier to get here in uk. Grasslands was the winner in our household. Highly recomended

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Aly young 10 years ago

Had my boxer dog on Orijen adult , but it seemed to make her sick ( it was 80/20)..
So I gradually changed it to Acana regionals (prairie), it's 60/40. She is doing better on this, and it shows ( coat is shiny and skin problem on belly is better).

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