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Acana Puppy Recipe

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

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 18 months

Pack sizes

340g, 2kg, 6kg & 11.4kg bags


11.4kg bags = £61.99

Nutritional 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 all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Not clearly labelled:

This product has not been awarded the clear labelling logo because the percentage of the first non-meat ingredient is not declared.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

Fresh Chicken (18%), Chicken Meal (18%), Whole Red Lentils, Whole Green Peas, Fresh Chicken Giblets 7% (Liver, Heart), Chicken Fat (7%), Turkey Meal (4%), Eggs (4%), Raw Flounder (4%), Herring Meal (4%), Fish Oil (3%), Whole Green Lentils, Whole Chickpeas, Whole Yellow Peas, Pea Fibre, Pea Starch, Raw Turkey Livers (1%), Salt, Dried Kelp, 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, Fresh Whole Cranberries, Fresh Whole Blueberries, Fresh Whole Saskatoon Berries, Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rosehips.

As fed (BETA):

Why is this different from the ingredients list?

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Choline Chloride (Choline): 700 mg, 3b606 (Zinc: 112.5 mg/kg), 3b406 (Copper (II): 11mg/kg), Vitamin B1: 25mg, Vitamin B5: 8 mg, Vitamin B6: 7.5mg, Vitamin A: 7500 IU, Vitamin D: 1000 IU, Vitamin E: 100 IU.

Typical Analysis

Protein 33.0%, Fat 20.0%, Fibre 5.0%, Ash/Mineral content 7.0%, Carbs 23.0%, Moisture 12.0%, Sodium 0.35%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 1.10%, Magnesium 0.13%, Omega3 1.00%, Omega6 2.70%.


366.0 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


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Company info
Name: Champion Petfoods
HQ: Alberta, Canada
Brands: Acana1919 Acana foods listed33 Acana treats listed
Orijen1212 Orijen foods listed88 Orijen treats listed
Manufacturer's product description

" When it comes to ACANA food for dogs, every ingredient matters. That’s why our Puppy Recipe is thoughtfully crafted to nurture growing puppies of all breeds. Rich with 70%* quality animal ingredients like fresh Canadian chicken and raw flounder balanced with 30% fruit, vegetables & botanicals, this recipe provides your puppy with the protein and nutrition they need to support their rapid development. With quality animal ingredients balanced with fruit, vegetables and botanicals delivered daily, every meal of ACANA Puppy Recipe is like it came from the farmer’s market.

1st ingredient is fresh Canadian chicken. Our fresh ingredients use refrigeration as the sole method of preservation and our raw ingredients are frozen at their peak freshness.

Appropriate for puppies weighing 9-25kgs at maturity.

Contains no grain ingredients**

Proudly crafted in Canada.

*Approximate and derived from the unprocessed state of the ingredients. *Produced in a facility that also processes grains. "

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HelloThere412 a year ago

I'm trying to decide between this and Barking Heads for my Labrador

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Emma a year ago

My puppy absolutely LOVES this dog food! I use the smaller sized one as training rewards, she enjoys it so much! She has this one as her main food although I'm not sure if it really fills her up as she always seems hungry. She has never had any stomach problems.

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Virginia Girtz a year ago

My dog loves this food but she only likes the small size kibble, not the bigger size. I bought the 2kg bag to test her on it which she loooves. So I bought the 11kg bag but the kibble was bigger in size which my dog didn't like (so fussy). Does anyone know if any of the sizes in between still use the small kibble? She goes through a 2kg bag once a week so it's annoying to have to keep buying so regularly!

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Miguel a year ago

People who have expressed diarrhoea, sorry to say, have transitioned their pup WAY too fast to the Acana food. Quite simply, it is a case of very very slowly adding more and more of the Acana in with the existing food over AT LEAST a period of 2-3 weeks. My pup started on Skinners (breeder) and was getting 40g, 4 times a day - So, I started with 35g Skinners and 5g of Acana for a week, and gradually increased the Acana by 5 or 10g if her stool was coming out firm.
This is a protein rich food - and likely causes of diarrhoea are definitely caused by not doing this.All the people who claim that this is a rubbish product because their pup gets diarrhoea need educating,

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Frédéric Janssen 2 years ago

Hi, we also have had some diarrhea issues with our 8 month old Golden Retriever.
Although it is hard to determine the underlying cause of an upset stomach the following made us change our minds about how well rated this brand should be on this website.
There is a class action lawsuit towards Champion Petfoods in the USA (over 15 states).
Allegedly they have found traces of Arsenic, Lead, Mercury and BPA in the Acana foods (as well as Orijen, their more upscale brand)You guys seems to do thorough research on your food, this might be an opportunity to dig in and change your rating around this brand. Class action was filed February 2019.We have switched...

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Miguel Frédéric Janssen a year ago

if you have read the actual reports etc on this you'll find there is ZERO factual information to prove that the food is in fact the cause. I have done a HUGE amount of research on this and it's pure rubbish.

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Laura Moore Miguel 3 months ago

Are you definitely sure this food is good just I started feeding my dogs this today. Would hate to think there is anything wrong with it

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Lisa ONeill 2 years ago

Tried my 4 month old lab/husky cross on this and it gave him diarrhoea. Thought it might be a dead mouse I found him with so put him on chicken and rice. As soon as I re-introduced this, diarrhoea again. Reading online reviews, there seem to be a number of dogs with similar issues.

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Kevin Hughes 2 years ago

Why do say £48.99 for 11.2kg and link says £56

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All About Dog Food Kevin Hughes 2 years ago

Good point. Looks like the prices have gone up. I'll get them updated asap

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Kevin Hughes All About Dog Food 2 years ago

Thank you

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Sean 4 years ago

I know dogs who eat rubbish dog food and are in perfect condition. Dogs eat other animals poo. My puppy likes this food but prefers all dried food mixed with a bit of wet. I really am not sure buying the best makes any difference at all but im giving it a go. Give it a go. It is better than some bland dry foods.

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Jane Carroll 4 years ago

My two pups, a mini dachshund and a medium german shepherd/collie cross, were on Acana Puppy and Junior for three months. However, two weeks ago, at the same time, they both suffered from bad tummies. I stopped their usual diet of chicken and Acana puppy and junior and just gave them chicken and rice. Things improved and reintroduced a few biscuits, poorly again. So waited a bit longer and introduced pumpkin puree to soothe the tums. Got everything back to normal and reintroduced biscuits - no no again. So, it occurred to me that my large plastic foil bag of Acana had been open for nearly three months (although tightly sealed and left in a cool cupboard). I made contact with the manufacturers and they tell me that they would expect a bag to be consumed within 6 to 8 weeks but that the food would still be edible until the best before date, i.e. May 2018. Well I have to say that none of that appears on the bag. Also, the food is certainly not edible and is, in fact, causing health issues. I have now started using Forthglade which presents in a paper bag and says on the bag to keep it in a cool place and allow to breathe! All is back to normal. So, what I am saying is that, although the food is great with great reviews, either buying too much or being open too long allows for major problems.

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umutusu 4 years ago

what about cleanlabelproject.org's toxicity results about acana?

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Felicia Marsh 4 years ago

I got this for my BT and he hates it. I'm gutted as it was so expensive. He ate Royal Canin with great gusto but I changed after reading here it wasn't recommended.

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Maureen Farmer 5 years ago

What age should a pup go to adult acana food

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Sam Nicholls 6 years ago

Really happy with this food my pups love it and I've really struggled to find a food they are all happy with! There stools perfect specially my bitch she had very loose stools and I've tried many foods!

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Klara 6 years ago

Hello,I am interested to find out comprison between Acana dog food and Brit Care but didnt find the Brit Care dog food on the site - would someone be able to advise what is better?

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Geenaaar 7 years ago

Our chihuahuas have a fantastic shiny coat on the blue bag of Acana, they absolutely love it. Today I also bought some Orijen to mix in and gradually change to the 80:20:0 whole prey puppy, small breed. So glad I became aware of what my furbabes were eating. It's absolutely shocking what is in the brands which people pick up in the supermarket or even the vet.

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anna amber 9 years ago

Our puppy Holly is doing very well on this food. I am very happy with all the ingredients and she is very healthy. This is, in my opinion, one of the best puppy kibbles around.

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