Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada) Review

Acana Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and dairy

Est. Calories: 378 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada) is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • fresh whole pacific herring
  • fresh whole pacific pilchard
  • whole herring meal
  • fresh whole silver hake
  • freeze-dried cod liver

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • fresh whole pacific herring
  • fresh whole pacific pilchard
  • fresh whole arrowtooth flounder
  • whole herring meal
  • pacific cod meal
  • pollock oil
  • fresh whole silver hake
  • fresh whole redstripe rockfish
  • freeze-dried cod liver
  • milk thistle

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh whole pacific herring, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh whole pacific pilchard and whole herring meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains fresh whole pacific herring, fresh whole pacific pilchard, fresh whole arrowtooth flounder, whole herring meal, pacific cod meal, pollock oil, fresh whole silver hake, fresh whole redstripe rockfish, freeze-dried cod liver and milk thistle which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or dairy food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada) has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Acana Pacifica Cat & Kitten (Canada) has approximately 378 calories per 100g (107 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on January 29, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Fresh whole pacific herring, fresh whole pacific pilchard, fresh whole arrowtooth flounder, whole herring meal, pacific cod meal, whole whiting meal, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, pollock oil, fresh whole silver hake, fresh whole redstripe rockfish, whole pinto beans,whole yellow peas, cold-pressed sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver, fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
37.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
22.5%
Ash: (est)
7.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
25%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
378/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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