With the protein level at 31%, this is the lowest protein level of any Acana’s products. With a total of 8 meats and with four of them coming before the first oil, we have great faith in this products meat percent. We do not see any controversial ingredients and while the price point is quite high, for those that can afford this food, you will not be disappointed. We highly recommend this dog food.

This dog food is expected to be released soon (April 2011).
Acana Ranchlands Ingredient Analysis

  1. Deboned beef http://dogfoodchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/flint-river-ranch-Canine-Dry-Water.jpg
  2. Lamb meal
  3. Herring meal
  4. Russet potato
  5. Peas
Deboned beef, Lamb meal and Herring meal are all very good meat sources for dogs. After processing the Deboned beef well move down the list.

Russet potato contains a lot of potassium.

Peas are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, thiamine (B1), iron and phosphorus.

Acana Ranchlands Ingredient List





Deboned beef, lamb meal, herring meal, russet potato, peas, beef liver, herring oil, deboned bison, deboned lamb, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon meal, lamb liver, pea fiber, pumpkin, spinach, turnip greens, tomatoes, carrots, apples, kelp, cranberries, blueberries, juniper berries, chicory root, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, lavender flowers, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc protenate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, dried Lactobacilus acidophilus fermenlation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.


Acana Ranchlands Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

Crude Protein (min) 31.0%
Crude Fat (min) 17.0%
Crude fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calcium (min) 1.8%
Phosphorus (min) 1.4%
Omega-6 (min) 2.5%
Omega-3 (min) 1.5%
DHA (min) 0.5%
EPA (min) 0.5%
Glucosamine (min) 400 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min) 250 mg/kg

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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup