About Acana

Wholesome Grains

The same ACANA you know and trust, and that your dog loves, is now available in grain-inclusive options.

Our inclusions of quality animal ingredients give ACANA recipes the protein-rich diet they have evolved to eat in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone.

These new recipes contain absolutely no legumes, gluten, or potato. Instead, we’ve added farm-grown oats. Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. Rich in fiber and highly nutritious, they’re a wholesome and delicious way to make sure your dog is getting the nutrients they require for peak health. Mixed with sorghum, millet, and ground miscanthus grass, this blend of grains helps support digestive health while providing optimal nourishment.

Our proprietary heart-healthy vitamin pack, a unique blend of B vitamins, vitamin E, taurine, and choline, promotes the proper function of nervous and circulatory systems to ensure peak functionality.


Red Meat + Wholesome Grains
Red Meat
+ Wholesome Grains
Free-RUN Poultry + Wholesome Grains
Free-RUN Poultry
+ Wholesome Grains

ACANA Regionals

American Waters + Wholesome Grains
American Waters
+ Wholesome Grains
Kentucky Farmlands + Wholesome Grains
Kentucky Farmlands
+ Wholesome Grains

ACANA Singles

Duck & Pumpkin + Wholesome Grains
Duck & Pumpkin
+ Wholesome Grains
Lamb & Pumpkin+ Wholesome Grains
Lamb & Pumpkin
+ Wholesome Grains

Biologically Appropriate Rich in wholeprey ratios of animal protein
+ Essential Nutrients Our proprietary heart-healthy vitamin pack supports peak functionality
Wholesome Grains Rich in fiber and highly nutritious, supporting optimum gut health
Legumes, gluten, or potato Farm-grown oats help promote stable blood-sugar levels

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Why have you introduced ACANA Foods with Wholesome Grains?

    We believe in offering choice to Pet Lovers, without compromising our promise of delivering outstanding nutrition and a great feeding experience for your dog. New ACANA foods are full of the Fresh, Regional Ingredients that dogs love and instinctually crave. With a range of exciting flavors and Biologically Appropriate nutrient profiles, our ACANA foods made with Wholesome Grains offer Pet Lovers new and exciting choices at multiple price points. Low glycemic wholesome grains, like our whole oats, sorghum and millet, provide an excellent source of many essential vitamins, minerals, and b-glucans. By using the whole grain, our new foods provide a naturally balanced soluble and insoluble fiber blend that aids in digestion and gut health. Oats, sorghum and millet are a great alternative to other grains as they are both non-GMO ingredients and gluten-free.

  • Q. Will I need to transition?

    These diets are new formulas and we do recommend transitioning onto the new ACANA diets. Dogs who are currently on ACANA will be okay with a short transition of 50/50 for a day or two. Dogs that are particularly sensitive, or new to ACANA may benefit from a longer transition onto the new formulas. We recommend starting with 25% of the new ACANA diet with 75% of the previous diet, and gradually increasing the new diet over the course of a week.

  • Q. Are these diets all life stages?

    Our new ACANA diets with Wholesome Grain are for All Life Stages, so they are appropriate for puppies (only ACANA Free-Run Poultry with Wholesome Grain for Large Breed puppies) as well as adult dogs.

  • Q. Can these diets be fed to a large breed puppy?

    The only new ACANA diet that we recommend for a large breed puppy is the ACANA Free-Run Poultry with Wholesome Grain. Large and giant breed puppies take longer to reach their full adult size and have slightly different nutritional needs compared to small and medium breed puppies. AAFCO has established a maximum calcium content for large breed puppies to be 1.8% on a dry matter basis. Small and medium breed puppies can do well on foods with a higher calcium content, up to a maximum of 2.5% on a dry matter basis.

  • Q. Are these available everywhere?

    Our new ACANA diets will be produced in our DogStar kitchen, which is located in Auburn, Kentucky. They will be available to Pet Lovers in the USA.

  • Q. Are you discontinuing the current ACANA Red Meat and Free-Run Poultry diets?

    No, our new ACANA Dog diets are an addition to the current ACANA line. We have introduced the new Free-Run Poultry with Wholesome Grain, and the new Red Meat with Wholesome Grain to provide Pet Lovers with more options for their dogs.

Want to know more? Contact our Customer Care Team.